In its 2007 Global Citizenship Report, Hewlett-Packard has
included a list of its top suppliers in the hopes that it
raises social and environmental standards in technology supply
HP requires suppliers
to comply with the Electronic Industry Code of Conduct - which,
among other topics, covers pollution prevention, resource
reduction, hazardous substances and air emissions - and its
own social and environmental responsibility guidelines. The
suppliers that HP listed represent 95 percent of the company's
expenses for materials, manufacturing and assembly worldwide.
"HP is sharing our list of top suppliers to enable collaboration,
increase supplier accountability and build on our commitment
to supply chain transparency" - HP chair and CEO Mark Hurd
said in a statement.
The report also gives a look at HP's recent environmental
efforts and plans for renewable energy use, energy efficiency
in its operations and products, carbon reduction, product
reuse and recycling and use of recycled material in products.
Earlier this year the company announced it had used recycled
Here) to manufacture more than 200 million inkjet
cartridges since 2005 and said it plans to cut the energy
used by its desktop and laptop PCs by 25 percent.
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