HP sets a goal to reduce absolute GHG emissions from HP-owned and HP-leased facilities by 20% below 2005 levels by 2013. Between 2005 and 2008, HP reduced the energy used in its operations by over 9% towards the previous goal of 16% by 2010.
HP sets a goal to increase its purchases of electricity from renewable sources to 8 percent of total electricity usage by 2012. It has consolidated a larger fleet of datacenters, and publishes detailed data around its electricity GHG footprint. To score higher, the company needs to increase its use of renewable energy and showcase more detail on how efficiency is playing a leading role in GHG mitigation.
HP takes into consideration the electricity source of its infrastructure, and its UK data center in Wynyard is wind-powered. Like much of the industry, HP needs to codify this siting preference for renewable energy and have it factor into subsequent infrastructure siting decisions.
Supply Chain Footprint
All HP workstation platforms, over 90% of Notebook PC platforms and 41% of desktop platforms meet the Energy Star 5 standards. Additionally, the company has set a goal to reduce the energy consumption and associated GHG emissions of all HP products to 40 percent below 2005 levels by the end of 2011, ensuring future innovation. HP leads the industry in its reporting of GHG emissions from its operations, as well as its supply chain, with estimates of supply chain emissions from 86% of its first tier suppliers.