Working towards a sustainable future with HP

A rethink on the resource rate

Global resource consumption in 2018 occurred 1.7 times faster than the planet’s ecosystems can regenerate1. It’s evidently unsustainable to continue using resources at this rate, and large companies in particular, have a vital role to play in not only modifying their practices to save waste, but also to lead by example, and influence the wider public’s behaviour for the better.

In 2018, HP achieved a place on the CDP Climate Change “A” List for the 5th year in a row for its actions to cut emissions, mitigate climate risks, and develop the low-carbon economy. The company was also recognized by KnowTheChain, which ranked HP 2nd in its benchmarking of ICT companies. Additionally, HP received a top 1% score for all suppliers assessed, as well as in all sectors, by EcoVadis, leading to a 9th consecutive Gold CSR rating. In 2019, HP earned the 7th spot on the Gartner Supply Chain Top 25 list for outstanding business performance and commitment to corporate social responsibility. HP was also the first global IT company to publish a full carbon footprint.

Minimising impact through maximum achievement

It should come as no surprise, then, that HP is leading the way in PC and print sustainability initiatives, designed to minimise its impact on the environment.

Some of HP’s sustainability achievements:

  • As of September 2019, HP has collected more than 35 million plastic bottles to be upcycled into HP print cartridges and hardware products — that’s more than 1 million pounds (450 tonnes) of plastic material that might otherwise have washed into the sea.
  • HP has manufactured over 4.2 billion HP ink and toner cartridges using more than a cumulative 107,000 tonnes of recycled plastic.
  • Since 2010, energy consumption of HP personal systems products has dropped by 44%, including average reductions in energy consumption of 47% in desktops, 34% in notebooks, and 30% in workstations.

Designing waste out of the loop

Refilling ink cartridges has been around for a long time now, as a means of reducing landfill waste, but HP is taking this one step further by seeking to close the material loop entirely. For example, 80% of HP ink cartridges and 100% of HP toner cartridges contain recycled content.

In addition, HP is turning off the taps on ocean-bound plastics. The HP EliteDisplay E273d Docking Monitor is the world’s first display manufactured using ocean-bound plastic, and the HP Elite Dragonfly is the world’s first notebook made with ocean-bound plastic.

It’s not just plastics HP is focussed on. From generating HP paper with zero-deforestation, to ensuring their hardware is as energy efficient as it can be, and fully ENERGY STAR® certified, HP is making a positive, sustainable impact on the environment everywhere they can.

Tech Data have partnered with HP to ensure we all play our part creating a sustainable future. We hold both ourselves and our partners accountable to our Environmental Management Policy in order minimise the environmental impact of any and all of our operations. Our sustainability initiatives are designed to further complement your environmental goals. These include fully accredited recycling of hardware to ISO 9001/14001/27001 standards with Tech Data Renew, our leading device trade in programme. To find more, visit our Trusted Advisor page.

For more information please contact Tech Data’s HP team