HPE Environmental Footprint
Our plan for environmental sustainability starts by understanding our impact across our value chain.
Reducing our climate impact
When you picture the future, what do you see? It’s a question we constantly ask ourselves as we work to meet the data needs of the future in a sustainable way.
We assess our climate impact at each stage in our value chain and take action to minimize greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. This means reducing our impact in our supply chain and operations, and during product use.
For the third consecutive year, we earned a position on CDP’s Climate A List, which recognizes our actions and strategies in response to climate change.
Our climate goals tackle GHG emissions across our value chain with science-based emission reduction targets for our operations and supply chain, and a transformative product energy performance goal. These, combined with our commitment to source 100% renewable energy, are a part of our Living Progress strategy, creating sustainable solutions for our company, our customers, and our world.
30x increase in product energy performance
Our ambitious goal is to increase the energy performance of our product portfolio 30 times by 2025 from a 2015 baseline.
The greatest impact we can have on our total global footprint is to drastically reduce the energy demand required during product use. This accounts for more than half of our carbon footprint, which is why energy efficient product innovations such as HPE Moonshot and Apollo are so significant. By transforming the energy demand of computing, we are not just reducing our own footprint, but also the footprint of our customers.
25% reduction in operational GHG emissions
In 2016, we stepped-up our commitment to a low-carbon economy by setting a science-based GHG emissions reduction target for our operations. By 2025, we will reduce operational GHG emissions 25% compared to a 2015 baseline. Our operations and supply chain goals have been approved by the Science Based Target Initiative and are in line with climate science to keep global warming below 2°C.
15% reduction in manufacturing-related emissions on an absolute basis in our supply chain
In 2017, HPE set a first-of-its-kind supply chain GHG emissions reduction goal based on climate science.
By 2025, we aim to have 80% of our manufacturing suppliers set their own science-based emissions reduction targets with the overall goal of reducing absolute manufacturing GHG emissions in our supply chain by 100 million metric tons—equivalent to a 15% reduction from 2015.
The landmark initiative will provide our suppliers with the tools they need to develop a customized plan to reduce their own emissions while driving a global standard for supplier GHG engagement and abatement.
50% renewable energy for our operations by 2025 with a long-term goal to achieve 100%
We joined RE100 in 2016 with a commitment to reach 100% renewable energy, while setting an interim goal to source 50% of our total electricity consumption from renewable sources by 2025.
In making this commitment, we are taking a stand to further reduce the carbon intensity of our operations. We believe that the business community must collectively drive toward 100% renewable energy to advance a low-carbon economy.
Our global footprint
Reducing our carbon emissions
To promote the transition to a low-carbon economy, we must first understand where impact occurs across our value chain. Over half—59%—of our carbon footprint is associated with our products and solutions, primarily customer use of our servers. Because servers run continuously and are used for many years, they use a significant amount of energy relative to our supply chain and operations.
The majority of emissions in our supply chain, comprising 22% of our carbon footprint, result from raw material extraction. Emissions from our own operations make up 19% of our footprint, mainly due to energy used to power our data centers.
Responsible water usage
With increasing pressure on global freshwater reserves, we strive to use less of this valuable resource. Most of our water consumption occurs from energy use in the production and use of our products, so we design our products and manufacturing facilities with energy efficiency in mind.
We work with suppliers and customers to use water sparingly and we promote responsible withdrawal and discharge practices. As part of our broader Supply Chain Responsibility program, we provide suppliers with a range of tools to help improve their water use and encourage them to report their water management practices through the CDP system.
While we use relatively little water in our operations, we work to reduce consumption wherever we can, with a particular focus on water-scarce regions such as India, Israel, and Singapore.
HPE Recognized As Global Leader for Response to Climate Change
For the 3rd consecutive year, Hewlett Packard has been recognized by the CDP for its actions and strategies in response to climate change and has earned a position on the 2016 Climate A List by the international non-for-profit that drives sustainable economies.