This year's report is unlike any other we've released. It contains more data than we've been able to provide in past reports: more eco responsibility data, including increased data on water usage, waste, and product takeback; more supply chain greenhouse gas emissions data and other supplier information; and more data on corporate governance, including news of the dramatic jump in our S&P Index score (from 61.5% to 99.6%) and in our Industry Index score (from 94.8% to 100%).
Since 2007, ForestEthics has teamed up with Dogwood Alliance to create the Green Grades office supply report card to inform American consumers and large purchasers of office supply products about which companies’ paper practices safeguard the environment and the world’s forests.
Suppliers often feel that SER practices are just a cost of doing business these days. But are suppliers seeing any business benefits? This case study takes a closer look at 3 HP suppliers in China, uncovers some “wins” they have already realized, and discusses what is needed to understand potential wins in the future.
More than 150 supply chain management experts, practitioners, and policy makers are expected to gather at a conference May 21 at the Stanford Graduate School of Business to exchange best practices for sustainable supply chains. Registration is now open for executives, nonprofit leaders, policy makers, and academics.
The conference, “Advancing Socially and Environmentally Responsible Supply Chains: Innovation, Integration, Incentives,” is co-sponsored by the Global Supply Chain Management Forum and the Center for Social Innovation at the Stanford Graduate School of Business.
HP issued its annual Global Citizenship Report, which describes the company’s policies, programs, performance and goals for fiscal year 2008. The comprehensive web-based report is available at www.hp.com/go/report.
A shorter version of the report, highlighting insights and best practices to help enterprise and public sector customers, is available at www.hp.com/go/customer.
Among the focus areas detailed in the report are ethics and compliance, human rights and labor practices, environmental sustainability, privacy and social investment. Notable accomplishments include:
HP became the first IT company to report the greenhouse gas emissions associated with its product manufacturing by publishing the emissions attributed to its first-tier suppliers.
In 2008, HP recovered for reuse 3.5 million hardware units weighing 75 million pounds (34,000 metric tonnes) and increased its recycling volume to 265 million pounds (120,000 metric tonnes) globally.
HP announced an industry-first engineering breakthrough that uses recycled content - from cartridges returned through the HP Planet Partners return and recycling program and materials such as plastic water bottles - in manufacturing new Original HP inkjet cartridges.
In 2008, HP audited 142 of its suppliers at 246 sites and found a significant reduction in incidences of nonconformance in areas such as nondiscrimination practices and worker health and safety.
HP continued implementation of its privacy accountability model, which goes beyond compliance with laws and industry norms to also take into account HP values and customer expectations and risks to its business and that of its customers.
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