HP Releases Their Annual Sustainable Impact Report

HP Inc. has released their 2019 Sustainable Impact Report, highlighting progress the company is making to drive greater diversity and inclusion, reduce its environmental footprint, and strengthen communities around the world. Thought portions of this report may fit into a story related to environmental justice, human rights and/or equality.

Future commitments from HP include:

  • HP announced a new goal to double the number of Black Executives inside the company by 2025.
  • HP Foundation pledges $500,000 to social justice organizations as part of broader effort to combat systemic racism, as well as 200% matching of employee donations.
  • HP announced a new goal to eliminate 75 percent of single-use plastic packaging by 2025, supporting the company’s efforts to drive a low-carbon, circular economy.

2019 highlights from the report included:

  • Sales: HP’s Sustainable Impact efforts helped drive more than $1.6 billion in sales wins in 2019, up an estimated 69 percent.
  • D&I: Globally, 40 percent of HP hires in 2019 were women, and the company’s Global Supplier Diversity program spent $374 million with small and diverse suppliers including minority- and women-owned businesses, contributing $698 million in overall economic impact.
  • Printing: HP reduced plastic foam by 40 percent and eliminated over 95 tonnes of the material in 2019 just by redesigning the packaging of a printer model. Launched in 2019, the HP Tango Terra is HP’s first printer with zero plastic packaging, using a combination of molded fiber cushions and glassine paper to replace the typical plastic foam and bag.
  • 3D printing: HP recently announced the availability of a new material called polypropylene (PP) that helps reduce waste by enabling up to 100 percent reusability of surplus powder.
  • Recycle: During 2019, HP used over 25,000 tonnes of post-consumer recycled content plastic in HP print and PS products, or equivalent to 9 percent plastics used. The company is working to increase this to 30 percent by 2025. HP has also sourced 1.7 million pounds – more than 60 million bottles – of ocean-bound plastic, and launched the world’s first notebook, display, mobile workstation and enterprise Chromebook made using ocean-bound plastics. With 111 Gold and 268 Silver EPEAT-registered products – more than any other company in the IT industry, HP has the world’s most sustainable PC portfolio.

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