With latest initiative, HP becomes only global IT company to set carbon reduction goals for entire value chain
PALO ALTO, Calif., September 24, 2014 /3BL Media/ — As part of ongoing efforts to lower its carbon footprint across all phases of its business, HP today announced a goal to reduce the emissions intensity of its product portfolio(1) by 40 percent by 2020 compared to 2010 levels.(2)
With this announcement, HP becomes the only global IT company to have set carbon reduction goals for all three parts of its value chain—operations, supply chain and product portfolio.
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On Sept. 9, leaders in government, business, academia and civil society will join me and other HP colleagues in an online forum to address this question at the first global HP Living Progress Exchange.
by Jay Celorie, HP Conflict Minerals Program Manager
Inside nearly every piece of technology that we rely on—from our laptops and tablets to cars and airplanes—are the minerals tantalum, tin, tungsten and gold. However, for nearly two decades, the mining of some of these minerals in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has been linked to the funding of armed groups waging a civil war in the country, and it has had tragic human rights consequences. As a result, the minerals have collectively been termed “conflict minerals.”
“I once went down to Neil’s ranch and he rowed me out into the middle of the lake—putting my life in his hands once again. He waved at someone invisible and music started to play, in the countryside. I realized Neil had his house wired as the left speaker, and his barn wired as the right speaker. And Elliot Mazer, his engineer, said ‘How is it?’ And Neil shouted back . . . ‘More Barn!’” —Graham Nash, talking about how Neil Young first played him Harvest.
For children receiving medical care, hospital stays can be a time of isolation, fear, and long periods of boredom. But thanks to a partnership between HP, DreamWorks Animation, and the Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford, pediatric patients at the hospital had a chance to unleash their creativity and imaginations by designing artwork that now hangs in HP’s Palo Alto facility.
by Chris Librie, Senior Director, Strategy and Communications, HP Corporate Affairs
What does one of the world’s largest IT companies have in common with one of the world’s leading manufacturers and retailers of footwear, apparel and gear for the outdoor lifestyle? Quite a lot, actually, as I learned from Margaret Morey-Reuner, director of Strategic Partnerships, Business Development and Values Marketing at Timberland.