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    Sustainability Commitment Update: HP

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Six Month Update

HP on Track for Meeting Environmental Goals

• To be exemplary global citizens, we strive for leadership by addressing the areas most critical to our stakeholders and business. HP is committed to setting and meeting environmental goals, and we are progressing well to meet our 2010 and 2011 goals. We are pleased to note that In 2009, HP was ranked #1 in Newsweek’s Green Rankings—an environmental ranking of the 500 largest corporations in the U.S. based on environmental performance, policies and reputation. HP Canada was also recognized for three awards at the 5th AnnualEnvironmental Printing Awards and is one of Canada’s Greenest Employers for 2010.


• HP will reduce the energy consumption of HP products and associated greenhouse gas emissions to 40 percent below 2005 levels by the end of 2011. This replaces the 2010 goal to reduce combined energy consumption and associated GHG emissions of HP operations and products to 25 percent below 2005 levels by 2010, which HP has already met.

Sustainable Design:

• HP’s goal to remove all mercury from HP’s entire notebook line by the end of 2010 is progressing well. At the end of 2009, 64 percent of notebook platforms were free of mercury.

• HP has introduced several computing products that are BFR/PVC-free; working towards our goal to completely phase-out BFR and PVC in newly introduced personal computing products in 2011.

• 40 percent or more of HP-branded paper sold will be Forest Stewardship Council-certified or have more than 30 percent post-consumer waste content by the end of 2011.

• As an example of sustainable design, the HP Deskjet D2600 is made from 50 percent recycled plastic, is ENERGY STAR® qualified and provides a paper-saving printing option that allows customers to print multiple pages or slides on both sides of the paper. Also, it uses HP 60 ink cartridges, which themselves are made from up to 70 percent recycled plastic captured from the HP “closed loop” inkjet recycling process, an industry first and only, and other sources such as recycled plastic water bottles.

Product Reuse and Recycling:

• HP’s goal is to recycle 2 billion pounds of electronic products and supplies by the end of 2010 (since 1987) – currently a total of 1.68 billion pounds have been recycled.

• HP’s goal is to reuse 450 million pounds of electronic products by the end of 2010 (since 2003) – currently a total of 345 million pounds have been reused.

• The HP Planet Partners program has already collected more than 319 million HP inkjet and LaserJet cartridges since the program began in 1991. Cartridges are reduced to their raw materials and made into new HP cartridges and other useful products.

• HP’s goal is to use a total of 100 million pounds, cumulatively from 2007, of recycled plastic in HP printing products by the end of 2011.

• In 2009, HP reached cumulative shipments of 555 million ink cartridges that were produced using recycled plastic from the HP “closed loop” recycling process. For a complete list of HP Original Ink cartridges made from recycled plastic, click here.

Click here for a full list of our environmental goals.