Where necessary, we conduct or contribute to soil and groundwater remediation to clean up contaminated sites.
- Eighteen sites where chemical releases from historical HP or predecessor operations occurred.
- Six sites where HP's wastes were managed by third parties and releases occurred.
- One former industrial site where we are building a new HP facility.
We apply our environmental, health, and safety (EHS) management system to help prevent and respond to chemical spills at HP facilities. No significant spills occurred during 2010.
HP's direct operational impact on biodiversity is minimal because we build very few facilities relative to our growth. When we do build, we often use previously developed land, which reduces our expansion into undeveloped areas.
We have an indirect impact on biodiversity, however, through forestry because we sell and use significant amounts of paper. We increasingly source paper from suppliers that demonstrate sustainable forestry and responsible manufacturing practices, and we strive to reduce the tonnage of paper we use in our operations and recycle paper when possible. Read more about paper at HP.