David Packard once said, "The betterment of our society is not a job to be left to a few. It is a responsibility to be shared by all." That philosophy still resonates at the core of every HP office and business unit around the globe.
(This article was posted by Michael Thacker, Global Media Relations, HP)
What does it mean to be a global citizen in an increasingly competitive business climate? Since Bill and Dave first flicked on the lights of innovation in 1939, HP has utilized groundbreaking technologies to meet the challenges posed by our ever-changing world. This means aligning business goals with real social benefits.
Leaders from nearly 200 countries recently gathered in Doha, Qatar to discuss global impacts and negotiate policies to reduce global emissions at the 18th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP18) to the United Nations Framework Convention for Climate Change.
New Study Shows Nearly 60 percent of World’s Largest Companies Have Renewable Energy or Greenhouse Gas Reduction Commitments, Citing Strong Business Case
WASHINGTON, DC, Dec. 10, 2012 /3BL Media/ – Despite climate and energy policy inching forward in Congress and at the UN climate change negotiations in Qatar, a new report from Calvert Investments, Ceres and World Wildlife Fund (WWF) shows that most of the world’s largest companies aren’t waiting on governments to embrace renewable energy and lower emissions.
HP is among the top companies named in Bloomberg Businessweek’s “The Civic 50,” the first scientific evaluation of companies that best use their time, talent and resources to improve the quality of life in the communities where they do business.
Naveen Kumar was first inspired to volunteer in his college years during the 2001 Gujarat earthquake in India. Two years later, his volunteer spirit was reignited while, as an employee of HP, he was taking information and communications technology (ICT) into rural communities in India. When a woman confronted him with the question, “How can computers give me food?” he determined to help her and her family to solve their problem of accessing the food ration cards for which they qualified; he did this online.
Corporate innovators to be recognized by A Billion + Change at Nov. 29 event
PALO ALTO, Calif., Nov. 28, 2012 /3BL Media/ - During this holiday season and throughout the year, Silicon Valley businesses are stepping up to lend their most valuable resource, the time and talent of their employees, to nonprofits in their communities. A Billion + Change will recognize corporate innovators using pro bono and skilled volunteering to make lasting contributions to nonprofits and communities at a special event at the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation in Palo Alto on Thursday, Nov. 29.
Despite the disruption caused by Hurricane Sandy, over 20 HP employees from around the world braved the weather to attend the Out & Equal Workplace Summit on Oct. 29 – Nov. 1. The Out & Equal Workplace Summit is an annual meeting that brings together LGBT employees, allies, human resource and organization professionals with the goal of working towards creating safe and equitable work environments for all.