Industry Sector: Technology Equipment
NEWSWEEK Green Score: 75.8%
Environmental Impact: 66.7%
Environmental Management: 87.6%
Transparency & Disclosure: 63.7%
Hewlett-Packard has a strict environment, health, and safety management system, and it requires newly acquired companies implement the same rules during their integration process. In 2009, HP launched the Global Workplace Initiative to make the company’s facilities more sustainable and reduce the company’s environmental impact. Most of its building projects are overseen by the H-P Global Design Center; sustainable-design features include renewable building materials, and efficient lighting and water systems. Many of the company’s buildings have been LEED-certified. In order to reduce emissions, the company is also replacing chlorofluorocarbons in its air-conditioning systems with hydrofluorocarbons, which are greenhouse gases that do not deplete the ozone layer. H-P sets yearly environmental goals to improve sustainability. In 2010, H-P removed all mercury from its notebooks. The company promised to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions to 40 percent below 2005 levels by the end of 2011, a goal which it reached nine months in ahead of its deadline.