HP lists suppliers, aims to increase social and environmental accountability


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 chains.

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 plastic (Click 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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