HP promised to reduce life cycle emissions from operations and from the use of its products by 6 million tonnes (Mt) below 2005 levels by 2010. HP committed to a more than 15% absolute reduction in energy consumption in its operations over 2005 levels, in the face of strong growth, and a more than 25% reduction in the energy used by its products.
“HP believes IT can help mitigate climate change by both greatly improving the energy efficiency of all sectors of the economy, and enabling economic growth in the developing world with much lower carbon dependency,” stated Pat Tiernan, HP Vice President of Social and Environmental Responsibility.
In 2007, HP reached its target of recycling 1 billion pounds of computer hardware and print supplies, and also reached a 19.2% reduction from 2005 levels in the energy consumption of its operations.
HP is conscious of the wide scope of its influence, and its potential in reducing emissions. In addition to the 6 Mt CO2 reductions in its own operations and products, HP aimed to enable its customers to reduce their emissions by a further 3 Mt over 2005-2010 through paper saving print management technology, emissions avoidance through equipment recycling, and virtual collaboration video-conferencing solutions.
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