HP Sets New Goals for Energy Reduction

by CXOtoday Staff    Sep 29, 2009


HP has set new goals to reduce the energy use and carbon intensity of its operations and products as well as reported its progress on environmental initiatives across the company. According to HP, the company has already met its goal of reducing combined energy consumption and associated greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions of HP operations and products to 25 percent below 2005 levels by 2010. 

HP’s new goal now is to reduce the energy consumption and associated GHG emissions of all its products to 40 percent below 2005 levels by the end of 2011. Additionally, HP’s goal is to reduce GHG emissions from HP-owned and HP-leased facilities 20 percent under 2005 levels, by 2013 on an absolute basis. This goal is independent of organic business growth and will be accomplished by reducing the worldwide energy footprint of HP facilities and datacenters. In addition, HP plans to invest in energy efficiency and renewable energy sources.

The acquisition of EDS, an HP company, in 2008, and the integration of the combined company’s facilities, increased HP’s total operations footprint by nearly 50 percent, which has prompted HP to establish separate operations and products goals.

Innovation in product design and technology continues to drive energy efficiency and reduce the carbon intensity of HP products, which helps customers live and work in a low-carbon economy while remaining cost-effective. HP has reportedly exceeded the goal set in January 2008 to reduce the energy consumption of its volume desktop and notebook PC families by 25 percent by 2010, below 2005 levels. HP has reduced the energy consumption of its highest-volume desktop and notebook PCs by 41 percent since 2005.

HP is also committed to reducing GHG emissions throughout its business ecosystem. Through product recovery, telepresence solutions and managed printing services, an estimated 1.9 million metric tons of customer-owned emissions have been reduced using HP technologies. This is equivalent to taking more than 354,000 cars off the road for one year. Through the use of select HP Eco Solutions, HP customers are expected to reduce their carbon dioxide emissions by more than 4 million tons from 2005 to the end of 2011. This equates to removing more than 741,000 cars from the road for one year.

To read more about HP’s eco-solutions, visit: www.hp.com/go/ecosolutions/reduceimpact