Greener Electronics HP Ranking - 9th Edition

Publication - September 16, 2008
HP remains in 9th place but its score has increased to 4.7 points, gaining points on energy criteria, but losing a point on e-waste. HP scores evenly across all three issues. Onchemicals, although HP provides a timeline for eliminating polyvinyl chloride (PVC) plastic and all brominated flame retardants (BFRs) by 2009, it is only in computing equipment – not for its entire product portfolio. HP has yet to put on the market products that are entirely free from the worst substances.On e-waste, HP reports a reuse and recycling rate in 2007 of 15% of relevant sales and some use of recycled plastics. However, HP loses a point for favouring business customersover individual consumers when providing information on what to do with discarded products.HP discloses externally verified greenhouse gas emissions from its own operations and one stage of the supply chain: product transportation. It has made a commitment to reducegreenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from HP-owned and HP-leased facilities worldwide to 16 percent below 2005 levels by 2010. HP’s overall goal is to reduce the combined energyconsumption and associated GHG emissions of HP operations and products to 25 percent below 2005 levels by 2010. HP gains a point for reporting a renewable energy use of 2%of global energy consumption and for reporting that more than 87% of HP Notebook PC platforms and 32% of Desktop PC platforms offer Energy Star compliant configurations.