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  • HP has redesigned three versions of its desktop PC line to meet new U.S. Environmental Protection Agency energy standards.
  • The EPA's Energy Star 4.0 regulations, which take effect on July 20, 2007, require PC manufacturers to convert 80 percent of incoming electricity into usable computer power in order to be declared "energy efficient."  HP's new energy-efficient business desktop PCs, which use less power, are geared toward helping the environment and reducing energy costs, the company said.  The power supply used with the Energy Star 4.0 hardware is expected to save between US$6 and $58 in energy costs annually per machine, according to HP.

    A brief environmental history of the company:

    1987Product recycling launched1991Planet Partners LaserJet print cartridge recycling started1991First environmental report published1992Product Design for Environment (DfE) program launched1997Planet Partners inkjet print cartridge recycling started2002Supply Chain Code of Conduct released2006Dynamic Smart Cooling launched, which can reduce data center energy use significantly2006PVC eliminated in new packaging designs2006International climate change initiative launched with World Wildlife Fund (WWF)2007Reached our goal of recycling 1 billion pounds of computer hardware and print supplies

  • Latest environment news/milestones»Top environmental rating for HP's workstation line »World Wildlife Fund Partners with HP to Promote Earth Hour »HP Tackles Climate Change – One Hour at a Time »HP named Wal-Mart supplier of the year »HP commits to further GHG emission reductions in joining WWF Climate Savers »HP recycles nearly 250 million pounds in 2007 - 50 percent increase over 2006 »HP Innovates “Closed Loop” Inkjet Cartridge Recycling Program  »HP introduces energy-efficient business desktop PCs  »HP to reduce PC energy use by 25%, leads industry in EPEAT-Gold products »HP is innovating for the environment, from nanoscale devices to data centers
  • Current and future goals 


    • Recover (reuse and recycle) 2 billion pounds (900,000 tonnes) of electronic products and supplies by the end of 2010.

    Energy goals


    • Reduce the combined energy consumption of HP operations and products 20% below 2005 levels.1
    • Improve energy efficiency for high volume server families by 50%, relative to 2005.2
    • Improve energy efficiency for high volume printer families by 30%, relative to 2005.3
    • Reduce energy consumption and the resulting carbon dioxide emissions from HP-owned and HP-leased facilities worldwide to 16% below 2005 levels.
    • In 2007, we added a new 2010 goal for PCs. Our goals are now as follows:

      HP will reduce the combined energy consumption and associated GHG emissions of HP operations and products to 25 percent below 2005 levels4 by achieving the following:

      • Operations: HP will reduce energy consumption and the resulting GHG emissions from HP-owned and HP-leased facilities worldwide to 16 percent below 2005 levels.5
      • Products: HP will reduce the energy consumption of HP products6 and associated GHG emissions through specific goals for representative product categories, including the following goals for some of HP’s highest-volume printers and servers families:
        • Improve energy efficiency for high-volume printer families by 30 percent, relative to 20057
        • Improve energy efficiency for high-volume server families by 50 percent, relative to 20052 
        • Reduce the energy consumption of volume desktop and notebook PC families by 25 percent, relative to 20058
          Progress: We reached 19.2 percent reduction in our combined operations and products energy use at the end of October 2007, the end of HP’s reporting year. We are confident that we surpassed the 20 percent mark by February 2008, more than two and a half years early.



      Operations goals


      • Continue to divert at least 87 percent of solid (nonhazardous) waste from landfill globally through the end of 2008
      • Eighty percent of general office printing and copying to be double-sided by the end of 2008


      • Reduce water consumption by 5 percent, compared with 2007

      Material use goals2008

      • Establish a system for tracking and reporting the presence of substances of very high concern (SVHC) in our products9
      • Double the use of recycled plastic in print cartridges in 2008 compared to 2007, to 4,500 tonnes (10 million pounds)


      • Eliminate the remaining uses of BFRs and PVC from new computing products launched in 2009 as technologically feasible alternatives become readily available that will not compromise product performance or quality and will not adversely impact health or the environment



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