HP sets new energy saving goals

By SiliconIndia   |   Wednesday, 30 September 2009, 05:14 Hrs
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Bangalore: In an eco-friendly move, Hewlett Packard (HP) has established new goals to reduce the energy use and carbon intensity of its operations and products. HP said that it has already met its goal of reducing combined energy consumption and associated greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions of its operations and products to 25 percent below 2005 levels by 2010.

HP's new goal is to reduce the energy consumption and associated GHG emissions of all its products to 40 percent below 2005 levels by the end of 2011. Additionally, HP's goal is to reduce GHG emissions from HP-owned and HP-leased facilities 20 percent under 2005 levels by 2013 on an absolute basis. This goal is independent of organic business growth and will be accomplished by reducing the worldwide energy footprint of HP facilities and datacenters. In addition, HP plans to invest in energy efficiency and renewable energy sources.

Between 2005 and 2008, HP says that its combined product innovations and operational efficiencies have reduced its GHG emissions by more than four million metric tons. "HP continues to build and report on transparent programs that support environmental sustainability as a global business strategy," said Shane Robison, Executive Vice President and Chief Strategy and Technology Officer at HP. The company has reduced the energy used in its operations by nine percent since 2005, toward a previous goal of 16 percent by 2010.

According to HP, through product recovery, telepresence solutions and managed printing services, an estimated 1.9 million metric tons of customer-owned emissions have been reduced using HP technologies. "By shedding light on our energy use and carbon footprint - and by extension our customers and partners - we are driving greater efficiency across the global economy," Robison added. The acquisition of EDS, an HP company, in 2008, and the integration of the combined company's facilities increased HP's total operations footprint by nearly 50 percent, which has prompted HP to establish separate operations and products goals.

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