HP aims 10% cut in supply chain greenhouse gas emissions

hp-brand-campaignDevices major HP released its 2016 Sustainability Report, targeting a 10 percent cut in supply chain Scope 3 greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions intensity by 2025.

The US-based technology company announced two supply chain responsibility goals to: 1) double factory participation in supply chain sustainability programs; and 2) develop the skills and improve the well-being of 500,000 supplier factory workers by 2025.

“As part of our 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.

Previously announced HP climate change goals include:

# set a science-based target to cut GHGs from its global operations 25 percent by 2025, compared to 2015

# to reduce the GHG emissions intensity of its product portfolio by 25 percent by 2020, compared to 2010

# to source 100 percent renewable electricity in its operations with an interim goal of 40 percent renewable by 2020

HP has recycled more than 1.6 million tons of hardware and supplies to-date — including 102,800 tons of hardware and 17,100 tons of ink and toner cartridges in 2016 alone — and is committed to achieving (from 2016) a volume of 1.2 million tons by 2025.