From energy-efficient technology to employee engagement, small steps can reap big rewards for small businesses.
Walk into Three Seat Espresso in Manhattan’s East Village, and one of the first things you might notice is a jar of biodegradable straws on the counter, along with metal cups for water.
“If you’ve seen these items before, they become indicators of what kind of business this is,” says owner Aaron Cook. “If you haven’t, they create a chance to have a conversation about why we make the sustainable choices we make.”
HP moves into textiles with Stitch, a portfolio of wide-format printers that open new creative possibilities for fashion, signage and interior design, while reducing the industry’s environmental footprint.
By Sarah Murry
First plastic, then glass and wood, and now — fabric.
HP Make IT Green Campaign, which kicked off in January 2018, had set a goal of collecting 50,000kg in used personal computers, laptops and display monitors at six community centres and 24 schools here. However, we have collected more than four times the amount we had hoped for, more than 200,000kg of e-waste was collected in the year-long campaign. HP's e-waste recycling campaign raised $50,000 for The Straits Times School Pocket Money Fund.
by Nate Hurst, Chief Sustainability and Social Impact Officer at HP Inc.
On Monday, April 22, more than 1 billion people in more than 190 countries are expected to take part in Earth Day—a day dedicated to environmental awareness, engagement, and action. It is also a day for personal reflection. A day for each of us to take stock of what we can do to help reduce our own environmental footprint in 2019 and beyond.
It’s also a time for companies to embrace the role that they can play in creating a healthier planet. HP is one of those companies.
HP is helping make Brazil the epicenter of sustainability innovation in Latin America by recycling products into new ones and forging ties with local communities.
On an unusually rainy day in February, the inside of HP’s São Paulo manufacturing facility smells like fresh paper for some reason, even though nothing is printed here. The cavernous space hums with the sounds of electric screwdrivers and trays moving across metal rollers. In knee-length white coats and brown, rubber-soled shoes, hundreds of workers assemble printers in stations where they attach components, one printer at a time.
How one 'eco babe' helped HP close the waste loop years before other companies were thinking about it by Sheima Benembarek
You can’t really miss Frances Edmonds in Canadian corporate sustainability settings. The head of sustainable impact at HP Canada is rather tall and dons a stern confident look, a signature angular platinum bob, and a lilting British accent. She also happens to be one of the industry’s pioneering environment champions.
“Hard to believe that it’s been 20 years. If you had told me that when I’d joined HP I wouldn’t have believed it,” Edmonds muses.