Greener Electronics HP Ranking - 8th Edition

Publication - 25 June, 2008
HP is in joint 9th place with Motorola, scoring 4.3 points, most of which were gained for its chemicals and e-waste policies and practice. 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 still has 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.HP discloses externally verified greenhouse gas emissions from its own operations and has made a commitment to reduce greenhouse 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 energy consumption and associated GHG emissions of HP operations and products to 25 percent below 2005 levels by 2010.