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 very strict EHS management system, and it requires that newly-acquired companies implement the same system 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 HP 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 also is replacing chlorofluorocarbons in its air conditioning systems with hydrofluorocarbons, which are greenhouse gases that do not deplete the ozone layer. HP sets yearly environmental goals to improve sustainability. In 2010, HP 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 it reached nine months ahead of its deadline.