Hewlet-Packard issued its annual Global Citizenship Report that outlines the company's progress, as well as challenges, for fiscal year 2007.
Among the global citizenship priority areas detailed in the report are energy efficiency of products and operations, supply chain social and environmental responsibility, and product reuse and recycling.
HP's major global citizenship accomplishments in 2007 include:
- In 2007, HP conducted 150 audits of its suppliers. The company is providing training and support to help them meet the same stringent social and environmental standards to which HP holds itself, and the suppliers are responding with progress and a commitment to ongoing improvement.
- Nearly three years ahead of schedule, HP has met its goal to reduce the annual energy consumption and associated greenhouse gas emissions of its operations and products sold each year to 20% below 2005 levels by 2010. As part of the company's comprehensive climate change strategy and to underscore its commitment, HP has increased its target to 25% below 2005 levels by 2010, and it joined the World Wildlife Fund Climate Savers program in 2008.
- HP exceeded its goal to recycle 1 billion pounds of electronic products and supplies by the end of 2007. Now, the company has challenged itself to recover an additional 1 billion pounds for reuse and recycling by the end of 2010.
- In addition, this year HP is disclosing its list of suppliers, making it the first major company in the technology industry to do so. HP expects this step will promote transparency and progress in raising standards in the IT industry's supply chain and also encourage other companies to do more to advance responsibility within their own supply chains.
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