5 things to know about the 2021 HPE Living Progress Report

JUNE 22, 2022 • STORIES

We believe technology’s greatest promise lies in its potential for positive change

Living Progress is our business strategy for creating sustainable and equitable technology solutions for a data-first world

1.     We enable our customers to transform and modernize sustainably

As customers are increasingly committing their budgets to sustainable and ethical IT solutions and seeking partners to help them reduce their climate impacts, we offer numerous solutions that deliver cost savings and efficiency gains, while also enabling customers to take advantage of sustainable transformation opportunities. Our uniquely customized one-on-one approach with customers contributed to approximately $891 million in new net revenue for Fiscal Year (FY) 2021, an increase of more than 185% since 2018.

2.     We’re accelerating the Net-Zero transition

We are committed to becoming a net-zero enterprise by 2040 by reducing our carbon footprint through ambitious science-based targets, innovations in IT efficiency, customer and supply chain collaboration, and investments in renewable electricity Achieving this commitment will require a complete business transformation for which every leader at HPE will be responsible. In 2022, we will launch a mandatory climate learning program to empower and enable all our executives to contribute toward our climate goals. In addition, as of 2022, climate metrics are linked directly to the compensation of our executive committee.

3.     We fuel innovation through diversity, equity, and inclusion

We continue to increase the diversity of our industry, exceeding our female and ethnic representation targets in 2021. In 2021, we launched a year-long sponsorship program with our executive committee to further develop the diversity of our executive pipeline. Our aim is to double our Black and Hispanic executive headcounts by 2027 from 2020 levels, and for our executive population to be one-third female by 2027. We accelerate a more inclusive economy through our Supplier Diversity Program. In 2021, we spent $119 million with small enterprises and businesses owned by diverse groups such as women, minorities, and veterans.

4.     We’re a trusted supplier and partner

In 2021, we publicly launched our AI Ethics Principles, and began operationalizing the principles across product development, partnerships, and the internal use of third-party AI to support business operations. We have robust privacy governance and a suite of internal accountability measures to ensure compliant and responsible use of personal data. In 2021, we had zero substantiated complaints regarding breaches of customer privacy or losses of customer personal data.

5.     We help companies advance solutions that make big ideas possible

The proof is in our proof points:

Aiding McMaster University in Canada in speeding up genomic sequencing to fight COVID-19

Building a supercomputer for the National Center for Atmospheric Research to improve predictions of wildfires, hurricanes, and solar storms

Facilitating >2 million patient visits at our COVID-19 test labs and outpatient departments in India

Applying a sustainable IT solution to improve public transportation in Auckland, New Zealand


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