HP and Office Depot released their corporate sustainability reports on June 19th, 2019. These goals highlight their achievements from 2018 and goals for 2019.

 

HP

The 2018 Sustainable Impact Report documents the progress HP is making and the business benefits of investing in the planet, people and communities.  News highlights:

  • Generates $900 million dollars of new revenue, an increase of 35% over 2017
  • Announces industry-leading goal to increase recycled content plastic in its Personal Systems and Print hardware and supplies to 30% by 2025*
  • Sets timeline to power its global operations with 100% renewable electricity by 2035; achieved 100% renewable electricity in the United States
  • Increases new hires from under-represented groups to 59% in the U.S in 2018
  • Reaches 21 million students and adult learners through quality education programs, partnerships since 2015, toward its goal to enable better learning outcomes for 100 million people by 2025

“Companies have critically important roles to play in solving societal challenges, and we continue to reinvent HP to meet the needs of our changing world,” said Dion Weisler, president and CEO, HP Inc. “This isn’t a nice to do, it’s a business imperative. Brands that lead with purpose and stand for more than the products they sell will create the most value for customers, shareholders and society as a whole. Together with our partners, we will build on our progress and find innovative new ways to turn the challenges of today into the opportunities of tomorrow.” To learn more, visit the HP Sustainable Impact website, and review the newly released HP 2018 Sustainable Impact Report. *Recycled content plastic (RCP) as a percentage of total plastic used in all HP personal systems and printer hardware and print cartridges shipped during the reporting year. Total volume excludes brand-licensed products and after-market hardware accessories. Total RCP includes postconsumer recycled plastic, closed-loop plastic, and ocean-bound plastic used in HP products. Personal systems plastic is defined by EPEAT® eco-label criteria. Subject to relevant restrictions on the use and distribution of materials destined for recycling and/or recycled feedstocks.

Office Depot

Progress and accomplishments highlighted in the 2019 report include:
Planet

  • 4.4 million pounds of technology and e-waste recycled
  • 24,000 metric tons of waste diverted from landfills
  • 8% reduction in GHG (greenhouse gas) emissions
  • 11% reduction in energy consumption

People

  • Associates volunteered 25,405 total hours to various community investment initiatives.

Prosperity

  • By partnering with minority-, women-, veteran-, disabled- and LGBT-owned businesses through Office Depot’s supplier diversity program, diverse businesses reached $400+ million in sales.

 Office Depot’s new sustainability goals include:

  • Increasing Office Depot associate volunteers 216% in 2019 vs  2018
  • Increasing Office Depot associate hours of service 80% in 2019 vs. 2018
  • Reducing energy consumption 10% by 2021
  • Improving cube utilizations 10% by 2021
  • Reducing miles per gallon consumption in the company’s private fleet 15% by 2021

“We are committed to decreasing the company’s environmental impact through waste diversion programs, greener packaging, transportation innovations and product solutions that extend throughout the lifecycle,” said Gerry Smith, CEO for Office Depot, Inc. “We look at sustainability as another challenge we can help our customers address. By supporting the social and environmental values of our customers, we are able to significantly scale our impact beyond our walls and into the workplace of every customer.” For more information about sustainability at Office Depot, please view the full 2019 Corporate Sustainability Report. Source: HP Source: Office Depot