HP Aspires to Become The Most Sustainable and Just Tech Company by 2030
The impact companies make on our planet draws my attention to corporate sustainability efforts, particularly ongoing sustainability commitments in practice by tech leaders.
Ahead of Earth Day, I asked Mary Ann Yule, President, and CEO of HP Canada, to elaborate on how HP Canada plays its part in the circular economy and to share some information about its sustainability initiatives.
“Circular procurement is a big part of what will help Canada achieve our country’s climate goals,” began Yule. “Advancing a circular economy starts by changing how and what organizations buy. This includes shifting away from the linear take, make, dispose model to a system where we regenerate natural systems, keep products and materials in use, enhance repairability and design out waste.”
Sustainability Commitment Leads to Growth & Recognition
“We recently supported a pilot project by Green Economy Canada that was inspired by the need to shift Canada’s buying behaviour and encourage stakeholders to adopt sustainable IT procurement practices,” shared Yule. “We found that with greater access to knowledge, tools and one-on-one support, there is an opportunity to drive meaningful action.”
“For decades, HP has been leading the industry when it comes to climate action and sustainability,” said Yule. “Our commitment to Sustainable Impact helped us win more than $3.5 billion in new sales in 2021 representing a greater than 3x annual increase.”
Added Yule, “Our climate goals and sustainable impact commitments highlight the progress we are making to drive towards a net zero carbon, fully regenerative economy, reduce our overall environmental footprint, and strengthen our business for the long term to create the most sustainable portfolio of products, solutions, and fiber-based packaging in the industry.”
I asked Yule to elaborate on its most impactful strategies and what they mean to her as HP’s CEO.
“We are proud to be recognized as Canada’s most sustainable technology company and included in Canada’s Greenest Employers 2021 list for the 14th year in a row,” remarked Yule.