It scores most of its points, and is the leader, on the Sustainable Operations criteria, which includes the management of its supply chain. It scores maximum points for its thorough paper procurement policy, which bans suppliers linked to illegal logging. HP is also a top scorer for its policies and practices on the sourcing of conflict minerals, for publishing its suppliers, and for engaging effectively in the Electronics Industry Citizenship Coalition’s conflict-free smelter programme. HP continues to score relatively poorly in e-waste. Although the company has expanded programmes in areas for the first time, there are few details on the extent of that expansion.
HP is also a relatively high scorer on the Energy criteria, and has one of the best programmes for measuring and reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from its suppliers. In 2011, HP reduced its GHG emissions slightly from 2010. This progress, HP’s disclosure of externally verified GHG emissions, and setting an emissions reduction target all help HP score well in this criteria. While HP has achieved its previous GHG reduction goals, new more ambitious targets are now needed to reduce emissions further and secure 100% renewable electricity by 2020.
HP scores the least points in the Products category. Although it scores comparatively well for its progress on phasing out polyvinyl chloride plastic (PVC) and brominated frame retardants (BFRs) from its product range, HP only achieved 67% of its goal to do so. HP must disclose, on its own website, the amount of post-consumer plastics it uses as a percentage of all plastics, the length of warranty and spare parts availability, and provide what percentage of its products meets and exceeds Energy Star standards.
HP's performance in detail: Download the company’s Scorecard here