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HP Commits To New Electricity Plan
April 1, 2016
Earlier this week, OEM giant HP Inc. announced plans to further their commitment to being a sustainable business by committing to attain a 100% usage level of renewable electricity in their global operations. As a first step, HP has joined RE100, a global initiative of leading businesses who are committed to achieving the same 100% goal. RE100 is led by the Climate Group in tandem with CDP and works with companies to aid in their respective transitions to renewable energy sources and hasten the transformation of the global energy market towards a low carbon economy.
To kickstart this laudable goal, HP also said that it plans to reach the 40% renewable energy mark by 2020 across its global operations. This new goal further serves to illustrate HP’s strong desire to keep sustainability as part of its core business strategy.
According to Nate Hurst, HP's Chief Sustainability & Social Impact Officer, "Joining RE100 represents a significant milestone for our company as we continue to move toward a business that is powered entirely by renewable electricity. As we continue to reinvent a more sustainable business and society, both cost-effective and low carbon sources of energy are essential to the future and the growth of HP's business. This commitment is guided by our belief in a world where technology and sustainability can combine to become a powerful force for innovation, helping reinvent how businesses, communities, and individuals can thrive."
Amy Davidsen, Executive Director, North America at The Climate Group states, "We've worked closely with HP and the company's dedication to building sustainability into the business is clear. We welcome HP's leadership following the Conference of Parties on the UN Climate Change negotiations and its dedication toward driving forward the clean revolution."
To accomplish their mission, HP is applying a three-phase strategy:
HP has a long history of seeking to become more sustainable and eco-conscious. According to the release, they were among the first tech firms to not only measure but publish their complete carbon footprint as well as to set carbon reduction goals across its whole value chain consisting of corporate operations, products, and supply chain. For further information about the company’s sustainability efforts, visit www.hp.com/sustainability.