HP Committed to Zero Deforestation by 2020

In a previous article we discussed how HP has reached the 25th anniversary of HP Planet Partners which aims to reduce the amount of waste produced. In a continued attempt to promote green activities and make HP a more environmentally friendly company, they have announced a new commitment.

The commitment is to try to achieve zero deforestation by 2020, increasing the green credentials of HP while also promoting environmental protection. This will be done by ensuring that all HP brand paper, along with paper-based packaging, will be derived from certified and recycled sources by 2020.

There will also be a preference for paper and paper-based packaging to be created from virgin fibre that has been collected from the certified sources of the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC). For the purpose of HP, paper based packaging is defined as the box that is supplied with the product along with any in-box packaging and materials.

FMS Blog Paper and packaging will come from Forest Stewardship Council virgin fibres

Paper and packaging will come from Forest Stewardship Council certified virgin fibres

“Climate change is the most challenging environmental issue of our lifetime”, said Nate Hurst, HP’s Chief Sustainability & Social Impact Officer. “HP is committed to being an environmental steward; therefore, we continue to measure and reduce the impact of our products, operations and supply chain activities.”

Zero deforestation is only one of the new goals that HP has outlined in its 2015 Sustainability Report which shows the progress that was made in 2015 as well as setting new goals for 2016. The other two goals are:

  • Pledging to achieve 100 per cent renewable electricity within global operations. An interim goal has been set of 40 per cent worldwide by 2020.
  • Committing to reducing by 25 per cent by 2020 the GHG emissions intensity of its product portfolio.

Find out more about HP’s goals by visiting www.hp.com/sustainability┬ánow.

Sarah Jubb