Environmental Sustainability Initiatives at Hewlett-Packard Company (A): Addressing Climate Change Concerns

            
 
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Case Code : OPER088
Case Length : 28 Pages
Period : 1987-2009
Organization : Hewlett-Packard (HP) Company
Pub Date : 2009
Teaching Note :Not Available
Countries : Global
Industry : Computers, IT and ITeS

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Performance Assessment by Greenpeace

Guide to Greener Electronics
In its 11th version of Guide to Greener Electronics dated March 2009, Greenpeace assessed the environmental initiatives of HP (Refer to Table II for Greenpeace assessment of environmental performance of HP toward climate change) and concluded as follows:
• On the energy front, HP fared well as it disclosed that over 91 percent of its notebooks and 41 percent of its desktop PCs met the Energy Star Standard...

Performance Assessment by Ceres

In December 20008, Ceres released a report on approaches of 63 leading global consumer and technology companies toward mitigating their impact on climate change. This report used 'Climate Change Governance Framework' to assess the performance of those companies...

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Conclusion

HP had outperformed many other competitors in the IT industry in the independent assessments carried out by Ceres in 2008 and Greenpeace in 2009. But it did lag behind a few leading companies in the technology and consumer sectors...

Exhibits

Exhibit I: 'Green' Terminology- A Glossary for the IT Industry
Exhibit II - A: Recognitions for HP's Environment Sustainability Activities - A Partial List
Exhibit II - B: Milestones in HP's Environmental Initiatives - From 1970 to 2007
Exhibit III: GHG Emissions from HP's Operations Worldwide
Exhibit IV: GHG Emissions from HP's Operations - By Region
Exhibit V: Electricity Consumption in HP's Operations - Worldwide, and in the Americas
Exhibit VI: Natural Gas Consumption in HP's Operations - Worldwide, and in the Americas
Exhibit VII: HP's GHG Emissions from Various Sources - As of 2008
Exhibit VIII: HP's GHG Emissions from Employee Business Travel
Exhibit IX: Cumulative Count of Suppliers Audited by HP - From 2005 to 2008
Exhibit X: Controlling Climate Change - The Roles of Government and Business


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