HP plans to reduce supply chain GHG emissions by 10%
Global tech giant Hewlett-Packard’s 2016 Sustainability Report outlines plans to reduce global carbon footprint through a 10 percent decrease in supply chain greenhouse gas emissions by 2025.
At the same time the company will reinvest in making its supply chain more environmentally-friendly by double factory participation in supply chain sustainability programs; and developing the skills and improving the well-being of 500,000 supplier factory workers by 2025.
All three goals use 2015 as a baseline for the 2025 reduction targets.
“As part of our ongoing dedication to environmental and social impact, we are reducing our carbon footprint and empowering workers across our global supply chain,” said Stuart Pann, chief supply chain Officer at HP.
“We are committing to further engage our suppliers as essential partners to embed sustainability across every aspect of our business. Together, we can drive changes that benefit our business, suppliers and customers, as well as factory workers and the environment,” he added.
HP’s new supply chain targets seek to reduce GHG intensity by engaging directly with suppliers to meet stringent management and transparency requirements, set goals for their operations, and improve collaboration and ongoing performance.
In renewing its participation in World Wildlife Fund’s (WWF) Climate Savers Program. HP worked with WWF specialists to develop a science-based target for Scope 1 and Scope 2 emissions and a new supply chain reduction goal for Scope 3 emissions.
WWF supports those goals, confirming the rigor of HP’s goal-setting process.
HP’s report also details plans to deepen its commitment to the circular economy. HP is reinventing the way its products are designed, manufactured, used and recovered as the company shifts its business model and operations toward a more materials efficient, circular and low-carbon economy.
HP has recycled more than 1.6 million tonnes of hardware and supplies to-date – including 102,800 tonnes of hardware and 17,100 tonnes of ink and toner cartridges in 2016 alone – and is committed to achieving (from 2016) a volume of 1.2 million tonnes by 2025.