Hewlett Packard (NYSE: HPQ) has set a goal to reduce its global energy use by 20 percent below 2005 levels by 2010.
To accomplish this, HP will deliver energy-efficient products and services to customers and institute energy-efficient operating practices in its facilities worldwide.
The new goal is part of the company’s global environmental strategy that addresses three levels of the business: products, internal operations and supply chain management. Recent innovations that will help HP meet the goal include:
” The introduction of select HP desktop business PCs that offfer 80 percent efficient power supplies and were the first to meet the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s new EnergyStar 4.0 requirements. The new power supplies are 33 percent more efficient than their predecessors;
” Dynamic Smart Cooling, HP’s energy management systeem for data centers, which is designed to deliver 20 to 45 percent savings in cooling energy costs;
” Redesigned print cartridge packaging for North America that will reduce greenhouse gas emissions by an estimated 37 million pounds in 2007.
Said Pat Tiernan, vice president, Corporate, Social and Environmental Responsibility, HP, “Sustainability should span the entire business, from product reuse and recycling, a socially and environmentally responsible supply chain, to energy efficiency in products and internal operations - it’s the whole package.”
Today’s announcement is the latest in a series of ongoing environmental advancements HP has implemented over the last six months in the areas of product development, internal operations and supply chain management. Others include:
” ABN AMRO, a global banking company, recently selected the HHP Halo Collaboration Studio to conduct meetings in different locations around the world in a vivid, real-time, face-to-face environment. The Halo system will help ABN AMRO reduce the excessive cost and emissions associated with travel.
” Earlier this month, HP announced benchmark results confirming the HP BladeSystem c-Class featuring HP Thermal Logic technology uses up to 27 percent less power than the IBM BladeCenter-H in similar configurations.(1) The results of this study, conducted by Sine Nomine Associates, demonstrate that the HP BladeSystem c-Class and its zoned cooling properties not only lower power usage through efficient power distribution but also optimize airflow, which is a significant component in keeping data centers cool.
” HP offers nearly 50 products registered with the Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool (EPEAT, www.epeat.net) to help institutional customers in the public and private sectors evaluate, compare and select desktop computers, notebooks and monitors based on their environmental attributes.
” In 2006, HP purchased 11 million kilowatt-hours (kWh) of reenewable energy for use in its operations. HP also joined the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Green Power Purchase program ” a challenge to Fortune 500 companies to double their renewable energy purchases by the end of 2007. HP plans to increase renewable energy purchases by more than 350 percent by procuring 50 million kWh of renewable electricity during 2007.
” Also in 2006, HP established a global joint initiative with the World Wildlife Fund-US to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from HP’s operating facilities worldwide, educate and inspire others to adopt best practices, and use HP technology in conservation efforts around the world.
” For its supply chain - the largest of its kind in tn the world - HP introduced two supplier training programs, one targeting Central and Eastern Europe and another in China, to ensure adherence to the company’s stringent social and environmental responsibility standards. HP has engaged with more than 600 suppliers in its social and environmental responsibility program since 2003.
The HP 2006 Global Citizenship Report is available at: