HP Unveils 2017 Sustainable Impact Report

Today, HP released the 2017 Sustainable Impact Report, showcasing HP’s commitment to creating technology that makes the world better for everyone, everywhere.

From building a stronger circular economy to creating an inclusive workforce and equipping classrooms across the world, HP is driving sustainable impact as a business imperative. This is not just the right thing to do, it fuels innovation, growth, and creates a stronger and healthier company for the long term.

2017 Key Achievements

  • HP saw a 38 percent YoY increase in deals where sustainability was a requirement
  • HP won over $1 billion of new revenue where sustainability was a key differentiator
  • 87 percent of employees agree that HP is socially and environmentally responsible, and 73 percent agree that they see HP values being demonstrated in their everyday lives.
  • For the sixth year in a row, HP was named to the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index
  • In 2017, we won the World Environment Center Gold Medal Award for Corporate Sustainability
  • Furthering our commitment to integrity and an inclusive work environment, 99.62 percent of employees completed ethics training in 2017, surpassing our goal of 99 percent


Report Highlights


  • Helped suppliers cut more than 1.05 million tonnes carbon dioxide equivalent (CO2e) since 2010
  • 38 percent decrease in Scope 1 and 2 GHG emissions compared to 2015
  • 90.9 percent landfill diversion rate, globally


  • 85 percent of employees feel HP values diversity
  • Diverse hires are on the rise in the U.S., with an 8% increase in y/y from 26.8% in 2016 to 34.5% in 2017


  • Through 2017, more than 14.5 million students and adult learners have benefited from HP solutions that advance quality learning and digital literacy and enable better learning outcomes since the beginning of 2015.
  • $750,000 provided by the HP Foundation to assist with disaster preparedness, relief, and recovery efforts in 2017



  • 93% of product models shipped were Energy Star Certified
  • Achieved our Zero-Deforestation goal for the second year in a row.
  • Produced HP-branded paper from entirely certified and recycled sources and 72% fiber certified by the Forest Stewardship Council.
  • Release of the HP ENVY Photo 6200, 7100, and 7800 printers, the world’s first-in-class printers made with closed-loop recycled plastics.
  • HP’s 2016 initiative to source plastic bottles from Haiti to make ink rink cartridges has been successful- Through March 2018, HP sourced more than 170 tonnes of likely ocean-bound plastic (over 8.3 million plastic bottles) from Haiti for use in HP original ink cartridges, all while providing 50 children with educational opportunities as well as food and medical assistance, and created more than 420 income opportunities for adults.
  • Upcycled an estimated 86 million apparel hangers and 4 billion post-consumer plastic bottles out of landfills for use in HP ink and toner cartridges

Personal Systems:

  • Decrease in materials intensity of 8% for personal systems products.
  • 82% of models of products shipped in 2017 were energy star certified.
  • Worked with Chinese carton suppliers to import high-performing cartons, reducing carton weight by 62 grams per box- saving over 2,300 tonnes of material and more than 5,000 tonnes of CO2 emissions.

3D Printing:

  • The HP Jet Fusion 3D processing station enables industry-leading surplus material reusability of 80%, and the thermoplastic materials used in our printers offer the potential for recycling as the technology scales.
  • 3D printing technology has been incorporated into HP’s own products- One of four Latex printer models replaced an aluminum part with a redesigned 3D printed nylon part, resulting in a 93% decrease in weight and a 95% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions while cutting costs by 50%.
  • Jet Fusion technology decreases greenhouse gas emissions and resource consumption at volumes of up to 1,500 parts for one type of plastic and 5,200 for another type. The decreased weight of 3D printed parts requires significantly less energy consumption for manufacturing.

You can read the detailed report here.



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