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The Nation's Capital and HP - June 2010

The Nation's Capital and HP - June 2010

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Published by Hewlett-Packard
Includes notes on sustainability, conflict minerals, photonics.

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Includes notes on sustainability, conflict minerals, photonics.

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Published by: Hewlett-Packard on Jun 30, 2010
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Innovating to make a difference in health care.In this issue:
Health IT Brings Lowered Costs and Improved CarePage 2Irving Encourages Innovation and Creativity Page 3Is Your Head in the Clouds?Page 3
Fromsoup to nuts, HP products are designed with sustainabilityin mind. Every physical product we sell, from computers to serversto printers, aims forenergy efciencyand easyrecycling, and our processes limit the impact of distribution. With computingtechnology more widespread than ever, it is our responsibilityas a technology manufacturer to ensure that we reduceenvironmental impacts across our product life cycle.The chart below comes from the HP Global Citizenship Reportfor FY 2009. Click here to read more about HP’s practices.
Sustainability ThroughDesign: The Life Cycle ofan HP Product
• Design for Environment (DfE) standardshelp products meet regulatory and customer requirements.• Eco-labels demonstrate conformance with international environmental expectations and green procurement criteria.• DfE techniques increase materialsand energy efficiency and create more product and portfolio functionality with the same or reduced environmental impact.• Recycled content reduces the use of virgin material.• Design for recyclability features canfacilitate disassembly and recycling.
• Materials reduction and use of recycled materials decrease virgin materials use.• Reduction in the number of different material types used in a single product may help enhance recyclability and add value at end of life.• Reduction in product size and weight decreases resource use.• Recycled materials save virgin materialsand divert waste from landfill.• Substances restricted by HP’s General Specification for the Environment are reduced or eliminated.
• Take-back options can divert waste from landfill, including asset recovery,donation, leasing returns, remarketing/ refurbishment, trade-in and recycling.• The ability to easily identify product materials can facilitate recycling and increase value at end of life.• Design features can increase ease of disassembly, recycling and material reuse.
• Supplier Code of Conduct helpssuppliers to address key HP environmental requirements,including the General Specificationfor the Environment.• Design for recyclability features typically enable easier product assembly.• Efficient operations reduce energy use, greenhouse gas emissionsand waste from HP’s and our suppliers’ operations.• Global ISO 
certification of HP manufacturing facilities helpsestablish effective environmental management processes.
• Efficient product design, longer battery life and enhanced power management decrease energy consumption and reduce climate impact.• Multi-function products generally reduce energy and materials use whencompared with using several one-function products.• Energy-saving product features may reduce total cost of ownership.• HP printing products can help optimize energy and ink efficiency and provide reliable, high-quality performance,reducing paper waste.• Products designed for reliability and upgradeability extend functional lifetime, saving IT rollover costs and reducing waste.
• Smaller, lighter products decrease greenhouse gas emissions and costsfrom transportation.• Improved packaging designs increase the number of products per pallet and reduce packaging weight,decreasing product transport environmental burden.• Ocean and rail transport allow for more energy-efficient shipments.• Participation in several initiatives,including SmartWay, promotes industry wide reduction in environmental impactsfrom product transport.
Learn more about HP’s useof technology to improve theenvironment in this conversationbetween Steve Howard, CEOof The Climate Group, andEngelina Jaspers, VP ofEnvironmental Sustainability.
 With Congress considering legislation regardingthe purchase of “conict minerals” in Central Africa, HP would like to highlight activities on theindustry front to address this challenging problem. Although the electronics industry can’t solve thisissue alone, HP believes we can address sourcingof conict minerals through extension of ourexisting efforts. HP’s Supply Chain Social andEnvironmental Responsibility (SER) Programwaslaunched in 2000 -- the rst of its kind in our industry. HP has longbeen accountable for our product materials and manufacturingsuppliers’ SER performance. We have built a commitment to SERamong this supplier base and have begun to tackle the toughestchallenges in the supply chain. In 2007, HP became the rstcompany in our sector to disclose its list of suppliers. Fundamentally,we expect our suppliers to conduct their operations in a manner thatdoes not result in labor or human rights violations and that includesoperations which contribute to the direct nancing of armed conict.In keeping with our history ofsupply chain social and environmentalresponsibility,HP is working to ensure that our products do notcontain metals sourced from mineral trade nancing the armedconict in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). We willtake further steps to educate our own supply chain by developingan approach to validate the assurances from our own suppliers.How our and other industries that use minerals found in the DRCcan continue to drive transparency in our supply chains is, withouta doubt, a large challenge. TheElectronics Industry CitizenshipCoalitionand theGlobal e-Sustainability Initiative(GeSI) have working groups and projects aimed at better understanding anddeveloping systems of assurance for metals’ supply chain in theelectronics sector (especially tantalum). Other efforts exist withinspecic metal industries like tin, as well as the jewelry sector andthe mining industry itself. At some point, these efforts will needto unite, helping all of us bring an effective, workable solutionfor sourcing minerals. We will continue to work with our sector, governments, and otherindustries using minerals from the region to develop an effective,cross-industry solution.
Sustainability:Supply Chain Accountability

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