HP sets sights on ambitious sustainability goals

HP has been promoting its efforts on the sustainability front for years and has already helped recycle more than 60 million plastic bottles out of the ocean, according to Computer Weekly. The company also made the commitment in 2018 to use 100% renewable energy supply in the US and to produce the most sustainable PC portfolio.

The vendor was planning an event to cover sustainability, but given the current situation used its virtual ‘Meet the Experts’ format to update partners on its activities.

The firm publishes its sustainability report every June, and the most recent report revealed the progress the firm had made on its goals. So far, HP has recycled more than 4.69 billion plastic bottles and removed 1,000 tonnes of packaging that was difficult to recycle. It has also kept 875 million printer cartridges out of landfill since it started working with partners in 1991 on its recycling scheme.

The report also includes some future targets, which include the aim of 30% post-consumer plastic in PCs and printers by 2025. The aim is to reduce by 75% the use of single-use plastic packaging by the same date. It is also committed to reducing its carbon footprint and cutting the emissions produced in the manufacturing of its products by 30%.

HP is not alone in putting sustainability firmly on the agenda, and Microsoft’s CEO Satya Nadella stated at the start of the year that the firm was working towards becoming carbon negative by 2030.

SAP was also keen to cover the topic at its recent Sapphire Now Reimagined event in June. The software player launched its Climate 21 program, with the aim of helping customers make intelligent sustainable decisions in their businesses.

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