At HP, global citizenship has always been about living our values and acting with purpose. It’s a commitment that goes beyond pressing issues, such as climate change or human rights. It extends to the things we do, every day—every goal, every decision, every relationship—in empowering others across the globe to be more sustainable, productive, and successful.
Global citizenship is rooted in values that have driven our company for more than 70 successful years. Global citizenship is at the core of everything we do at HP. It is integral to our business strategy, guiding where we apply our technologies, influence, and expertise to make the greatest positive impact on the world around us.
Pressing global challenges—such as responsibly meeting the needs of a fast-growing population, addressing the effects of climate change, and advancing global health solutions—cut across industries, economies, and borders. As a global citizen, we face these challenges head-on by providing solutions that fuel sustainable transformation and growth in communities and industries worldwide. These solutions improve the way people live, the way businesses operate, and the way the world works.
We believe that how we do things is just as important as what we do. And so global citizenship is also a commitment to understand the needs of and improve society; respect universal human rights and the environment; act with integrity and accountability; and operate responsibly and sustainably.
From how we run our operations, develop products, and serve our customers, to how we address critical social needs, manage our supply chain, and engage with stakeholders, global citizenship drives us to create shared value among our stakeholders and for society as a whole.
We regularly review our progress and adjust our strategies, considering the following factors:
- Collaboration with stakeholders including members of the HP Executive Environmental Advisory Council and more than 150 other organizations and thought leaders including: nongovernmental organizations, academics, think tanks, business consortia, and professional organizations
- Recommendations from our strategic and supply chain partners
- Employee input, including ideas for new programs and improvements to current initiatives
- Emerging trends covered by media and industry analysts
- External standards and regulations, including the Electronic Industry Code of Conduct, the UN Global Compact, and emerging environmental legislation in countries worldwide
- Risks and opportunities associated with our environmental footprint, supply chain management, and public policy activities, among others
- The priorities and expectations of customers and shareholders, including socially responsible investors
Global citizenship reporting
This is the 10th consecutive year that HP has reported on its global citizenship programs, performance, and goals. Over that period, we have broadened the scope of our Global Citizenship Report substantially, providing greater transparency into our operations, employee practices, product development process, supply chain management, social investments, and other aspects of our business. (See About this site for more detail.)