HP has released its 2016 Sustainability Report, outlining new efforts to shrink its global footprint through a 10 percent decrease in supply chain Scope 3 greenhouse gas emissions intensity by 2025. Concurrently, the 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. All three goals use 2015 as a baseline.
“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.”
HP’s 2016 Sustainability Report shares specific details surrounding its progress to-date, and new goals that support its commitment to addressing climate change and improving worker well-being. Highlights from this year’s report include: A Goal to Reduce Supply Chain GHG Intensity by 10 percent by engaging directly with suppliers to meet stringent management and transparency requirements, set goals for their operations, and improve collaboration and ongoing performance.
HP seeks to protect and empower all workers who make its products, both on and beyond the factory floor. Working with non-profit, government and business community partners, HP conducts capability building and well-being programs that support workers’ safety, health and financial security and develop their leadership skills.
HP’s new goal to develop the skills and improve the well-being of 500,000 supplier factory workers by 2025 follows HP’s longstanding commitment to the well-being of the workers in its supply chain, with a focus on vulnerable groups including women, student and foreign migrant workers.