Supply chain environmental impact

Reducing the environmental impact of our supply chain operations is a core part of our Supply Chain Responsibility program. Suppliers contribute to Hewlett Packard Enterprise's overall environmental footprint by consuming energy and water and generating greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and waste. We collaborate with production, product transportation, and nonproduction suppliers to reduce these impacts.

In 2017, Hewlett Packard Enterprise announced the world’s first comprehensive supply chain management program based on climate science. The landmark initiative will provide our suppliers with the tools they need to develop a customized plan to reduce their own emissions and drives a global standard for supplier greenhouse gas (GHG) engagement and abatement. HPE’s objective is for this innovative program to act as a model for the industry and the world.

The program will require 80% of HPE manufacturing suppliers1 to set science-based emissions reduction targets in their own operations by 2025, seeking to avoid 100 million tons of emissions. These reductions equate to taking 21 million cars off the road for an entire year.

As part of the goal, HPE will reduce manufacturing-related GHG emissions on an absolute basis within our supply chain by 15% by 2025, becoming the first IT company to establish a supply chain goal that is in line with climate science.

HPE will also be the first company in any industry to undertake the complexity of creating a customized science-based target (SBT) for suppliers by providing them with a broad range of tools and resources that will help them build their capability to set and achieve operational targets that drive down emissions.

To learn more about HPE’s environmental impact, check out our Living Progress Report.

“Businesses today face growing pressure to meet tougher procurement standards as customers look to reduce all costs–financial and environmental–from the products they purchase,”
Antonio Neri
President, Hewlett Packard Enterprise.

1. By spend, including final assembly and strategic commodity suppliers.