HP aims to reduce global energy use by 20% within 2010
Hewlett-Packard is going ambitious in a ‘green’ way. It has announced that it will be improving the use of energy and emissions caused by its electronics and packaging and eventually reduce its use of global energy by 20 percent below 2005 levels by 2010.
This new goal of HP is a part of the company’s global environmental strategy. It addresses the business’ three levels:
Internal operations and
Supply chain management.
The latest steps HP has taken for meeting this goal are:
* The introduction of select HP desktop business PCs offering 80 percent efficient power supplies. These were the first to meet the new EnergyStar® 4.0 requirements of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The new power supplies are 33 percent more efficient compared to their predecessors,
* Dynamic Smart Cooling – the energy management system for HP data centers – designed to deliver 20 to 45 percent savings in the cost of cooling energy;
* Redesigned print cartridge packaging for North America that will be reducing greenhouse gas emissions by an estimated 37 million pounds in 2007.
It is over the last six months, this is the latest announcement in a series of environmental sustainability goals, which HP has implemented.