Sustainability Highlights: HP Takes Home Gold for Its Work to Make the Planet Green

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Sustainability Highlights: HP Takes Home Gold for Its Work to Make the Planet Green

by Nathan Hurst, Chief Sustainability & Social Impact Officer

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Friday, May 12, 2017 - 8:35am

CAMPAIGN: HP, Inc. | Environment


As we continue to reinvent our products, business models and supply chain at HP, we are building a legacy of sustainable design. We are reducing our environmental impact, and leading by example to create a more efficient, circular and low carbon economy.

HP has released additional products that reduce energy consumption, designed desktop solutions using less materials, and shifted to service models that lower environmental impact. We’ve committed to reducing greenhouse gas emissions, brought greater transparency about recycling practices to our product supply chain, and more.

Our sustainability efforts aren’t just getting noticed – they’re being applauded by renowned organizations.

Earning climate kudos

Our sustainability strategy supports 16 of the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals, propelling our continued innovation in supply chain responsibility, circular economy integration, and empowerment for migrant workers, refugees and underserved populations. 

HP is being recognized for our relentless dedication to these initiatives tonight at the 33rd annual World Environment Center (WEC) Awards at the Newseum in Washington, D.C. HP Chief Supply Chain Officer Stuart Pann will accept the Gold Medal for International Corporate Achievement in Sustainable Development on behalf of HP, and will be introduced on stage by HP Board Member Aida Alvarez. WEC is a non-profit dedicated to creating environmentally conscious business solutions, and their annual award is one of the most prestigious forms of recognition for global companies and sustainability practices. 

“We are honored to be recognized by the World Environment Center for our ongoing commitment to reduce the environmental impact of our operations, supply chain and products—and to empower individuals and communities everywhere. Our commitment to sustainability is based on our company values and is core to our business,” Pann said of the award.

Designing for energy efficient excellence

Significant achievements expand beyond just the WEC Gold Medal Award. ENERGY STAR®, a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) program that helps businesses and individuals save money while protecting our climate through superior energy efficiency, awarded HP with its 2017 Excellence in Energy-Efficient Product Design award last month.

The EPA introduced the ENERGY STAR program in 1992 to help identify and promote energy-efficient products to reduce greenhouse emissions. ENERGY STAR recognized that HP’s ability to deliver significant advancements in printer efficiency and consumer choice goes above and beyond the norm.

Our key product design accomplishments that received accolades include: securing enormous savings in enterprise printing through HP PageWide Technology business printers that use up to 71 percent less energy than comparable laser printers; and committing to designing products that deliver greater energy efficiency, performance and value. Since 2010, HP has reduced energy consumption of its personal computing system portfolio by 25 percent, its HP LaserJet portfolio by 56 percent, and its HP inkjet portfolio by 20 percent on average. Learn more about the award here.

Steering the sustainability conversation

HP recently ranked number one in PCs, printing and printer ink on the Walmart sustainability scorecard. Seeking to learn more about our stance on sustainability, Walmart invited HP’s President of the Americas Christoph Schell to participate in a Leadership Listening Session at the company’s Annual Sustainability Milestone Summit last month. 

During the plenary session, Schell and Walmart’s Senior Vice President of Merchandising Greg Hall took to the main stage to discuss how companies can develop energy-efficient products, with Schell highlighting the HP DeskJet 3752 all-in-one printer, which consumes 30 percent less energy while in sleep mode.

That same day, Walmart boldly announced its goal to work with suppliers to eliminate a gigaton of greenhouse gas emissions in their supply chain by 2030. The target, known as Project Gigaton, equates to taking 211 million passenger vehicles off the road for an entire year. HP has publically committed to support this initiative.

To learn more about HP's Sustainability efforts, visit: and follow @HPSustainable on Twitter.

Keywords: Awards, Ratings & Rankings | Climate Action | Environment | HP Inc | Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure | Innovation & Technology | Nate Hurst | Responsible Consumption and Production | Supply Chain & the Circular Economy | Sustainable Development Goals | World Environment Center (WEC)

CAMPAIGN: HP, Inc. | Environment