Hewlett Packard Enterprise and HP Inc. Recognized as World Leaders for Supplier Climate Engagement

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Hewlett Packard Enterprise and HP Inc. Recognized as World Leaders for Supplier Climate Engagement

by Christopher Wellise, Sr. Director, Social Innovation and Sustainability, HPE Corporate Affairs
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Wednesday, February 1, 2017 - 8:30am

As a global organization with a supply chain that spans the world, we are aware of—and embrace—our responsibility to use our scale, influence, and experience to help our suppliers improve their environmental responsibility standards and performance.

That’s why we are deeply proud that Hewlett-Packard Company has been recognized with two honors by CDP, the international, not-for-profit organization that drives sustainable economies. These distinctions are based on the past reporting year and we share them proudly with HP Inc. (Hewlett-Packard Company separated into two entities in November, 2015).

For the fourth consecutive year, Hewlett-Packard Company has been identified as a global leader for its efforts to reduce emissions and mitigate climate change and has earned a position on CDP’s Supplier Climate A List. Thousands of companies submitted annual climate disclosures to CDP for independent assessment against its scoring methodology. We are among 3% of the corporations participating in CDP’s climate change program to be awarded a position on the list.

In addition, we are included in the first-ever Supplier Engagement Rating, in recognition of our actions to reduce emissions and lower climate-related risks in the supply chain in the past reporting year. More than 3,300 companies submitted annual supply chain climate change disclosures to CDP for independent assessment, and just 28 were chosen to appear on the supplier engagement leader board. It’s a real privilege to stand among such companies as Deutsche Telekom AG, Bank of America, Royal Philips, General Mills Inc., and Toshiba Corporation.

We have a proud legacy of leadership in driving environmental and social responsibility practices across our value chain. In 2002, Hewlett-Packard was the first electronics company to publish a SER (Social & Environmental Responsibility) Supplier Code of Conduct. More recently, in 2013 we introduced our industry’s first supply chain GHG emissions-reduction goal, and we include suppliers in our global carbon footprint.

We work very closely with our suppliers to reduce climate impacts as part of our broader Supply Chain Responsibility (SCR) program. We incent them to set and achieve GHG emissions-reduction goals through our social and environmentally responsible (SER) scorecard; build their capabilities through our supplier energy efficiency programs; and provide them with support tools and guidance on GHG emissions reduction. In addition, in partnering with CDP as a supply chain member, we ask our suppliers to report their GHG emissions and approach to climate change through the CDP system.

We continually work to reduce our own environmental impact, and that of our customers, by delivering environmentally sustainable IT through transformative products such as ProLiant servers, which enable up to 20% energy savings. We are committed to increasing the energy performance of our product portfolio by 30x from a 2015 baseline by 2025.

Climate change is one of the most difficult challenges facing society today, making it a crucial issue for business to help address. We’ll continue to focus on reducing emissions across our entire value chain. The need for collective action is vital, and I hope more companies will join us to become leaders in the transition to a low-carbon economy.

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