Meg Whitman's CEO Letter Highlights HPE Sustainability Achievements and Progress

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Meg Whitman's CEO Letter Highlights HPE Sustainability Achievements and Progress

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Meg Whitman, CEO, HPE

Tuesday, July 11, 2017 - 8:15am

At HPE, we believe that sustainable innovation is a powerful catalyst for change. Reporting our efforts regularly and clearly to customers, investors, and key stakeholders amplifies our commitment to sustainability. In addition, to promote higher standards across the areas of human rights, labor, environment, and anticorruption, we endorse the United Nations Global Compact as a practical framework for the development, implementation, and disclosure of sustainability policies and practices.

By 2020, half of the world’s population is expected to have internet access, and machine-to-machine connections will reach over 12 billion devices (up from fewer than five billion just two years ago). This rapid transformation of global connectivity among people, devices, and intelligent systems will transform the way we live—posing both opportunities and challenges.

As a result, HPE is developing transformative solutions to reap the benefits of growing connectivity, while at the same time reducing the environmental footprint of IT infrastructure. This year, HPE committed to increasing the energy performance of our product portfolio by 30 times by 2025—driving innovations that will cut our customers’ time to value while minimizing their footprints.

We are proud that our products and services are already helping to accelerate the digital transformation of entire sectors. For example, by working with our partners, HPE’s compute and storage technology is powering the Internet of Things to create new levels of industrial efficiency. And our Synergy platform is helping our customers optimize their critical IT resources under one umbrella.

This year, we also set aggressive targets to address environmental impacts across our own value chain. This included the adoption of a science-based target for reduction of greenhouse gas emissions within our operations, a commitment to 100% renewable energy, and a first-of-its-kind supply chain goal.

These goals build upon our Living Progress strategy, leveraging the technology industry’s unique potential to disrupt industries while delivering sustainability at scale. Never before has the role of business been so crucial in achieving a low-carbon future—a task much bigger than a single company. In a world of infinite connectivity but finite resources, we must work together with our customers and stakeholders, uniting people, ideas, and technology to solve the world’s toughest challenges.

Click here to read the full Living Progress Report.

Watch Meg's video here.

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