Commercial, Demand Management, GHG Emissions, Industrial - December 20, 2016
Hewlett Packard Enterprise adopts science-based GHG reduction target, outlines strategy
Hewlett Packard Enterprise Co. has set a new goal to reduce its operational greenhouse gas emissions 25% by 2025 from a 2015 baseline.
The goal follows previous efforts by the information technology company to reduce greenhouse gas emissions across its value chain, but marks its first adoption of a science-based target in line with what climate science says is necessary to keep global warming below 2°C. The target has been approved by the Science Based Target Initiative.
Tom Dempsey, HPE's vice president of real estate operations, wrote in a recent blog post that the company is one of about 30 other businesses who have adopted science-based targets, with another 172 companies committing to set such targets.
The company has also set a goal to increase the energy performance of its product portfolio 30 times by 2025, which it says equates to reducing the greenhouse gas emissions per operation by more than 95%.
"The message from climate scientists is clear: greenhouse gases are contributing to the warming of our planet at an alarming rate. Business can and must play an essential role in reducing GHGs. If your business hasn't yet developed a strategy for measuring and reducing your footprint, I encourage you start moving in that direction now."