Energy Efficiency, GHG Emissions, Commercial - July 3, 2019
HPE celebrates progress in ESG report
Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) has set a new goal to reduce its operational emissions by 55% by 2025 compared to 2016 levels. The company also reduced customer energy use by as much as 60% using memory-driven computing.
These results were released with HPE’s annual Living Progress Report for 2018, “demonstrating that leveraging technology to tackle our world’s major human and environmental challenges drives business value and can open new long-term economic opportunities,” according to the company.
“From protecting our environment to advancing human rights, it is imperative that we make progress for society by conducting our business in an ethical, sustainable, socially conscious way,” said HPE CEO Antonio Neri. “Technology and data are the key to solving our world’s biggest challenges. At HPE, we have dedicated ourselves to a clear, simple, and extremely important cause—developing and using technology to advance the way people live and work.”
HPE has attributed $312 million in net FY 2018 revenue to customer engagements focused on the company’s customer IT efficiency and sustainability credentials, calling this “increasing evidence that its sustainability credentials contribute to its bottom line.”
In 2018, 78% of HPE production suppliers, by spend, were engaged in HPE’s supply chain management program, which enables suppliers to set and achieve aggressive science-based climate targets for their own operations. The company audits its supply base annually to ensure compliance with its standards. The statements said, “In 2018, HPE raised the bar significantly for suppliers doing business with HPE through new stringent requirements in its social and environmental responsibility scorecard, which directly inform HPE purchasing decisions.”