HP owns and leases facilities worldwide. Our global scale brings obligations as well as opportunities to make a positive impact on communities and the environment. Managing our operations responsibly is a cornerstone of our commitment to environmental sustainability.
Our environment, health, and safety (EHS) management system ensures that we comply with regulations and meet company standards across all HP facilities.
Our most significant impact is greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions due to HP energy use. (See Energy and climate – Operations for detail.) Other environmental impacts from our operations are those associated with waste disposal, paper use, and water consumption.
In 2010, HP acquired several companies, including Palm and 3Com. As a result, we have restated our 2005 baseline for GHG emissions. See Energy and climate – Operations for more details on our energy use and emissions.
About our operational data
Data relating to HP operations are based on our fiscal year (which ends October 31).
In 2010, we collected data from 269 sites (including all HP manufacturing sites and our largest owned and leased office, warehouse, data center, and distribution sites). This accounted for 78% of our total floor space of approximately 7.3 million square meters. We extrapolated data as available from comparable operations, primarily data centers and office space, for the remaining floor space, unless stated otherwise.
We continue to refine the process by which we collect data and calculate trends. In 2010, we began making quarterly energy and water calculations to more accurately reflect changes to our real estate portfolio.
See a list of major operations.