In her 21 years with HP, Judy Glazer has made significant contributions across HP's business. An engineer by training, her first position at HP focused on manufacturing processes. In that role, Judy made a product design improvement to certain ink cartridges that is still in use.
Today, Judy is director of HP's Social and Environmental Sustainability and Compliance team. She is responsible for developing cross-company social and environmental responsibility (SER) policies and compliance programs. Judy collaborates with product line and regional partners to implement these policies and programs across HP. "My team works on many aspects of social and environmental responsibility throughout the product life cycle, from the elimination of substances of concern in electronic equipment, to decreasing the environmental impacts of manufacturing, packaging, and logistics, to responsible recycling," explains Judy. "We also help ensure that HP's high standards for labor management, human rights, and environmental responsibility are met throughout our supply chain."
In her current role, Judy builds on the extensive experience she's gained throughout her career. In 2003, she launched HP's team responsible for managing the company's response to the European Union's Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) legislation. HP was one of the first companies to apply RoHS regulations to products worldwide.
Judy was also instrumental in helping HP co-lead the development of the Electronic Industry Code of Conduct (EICC), which fosters responsible management and operational practices in labor, human rights, ethics, the environment, and health and safety across the industry's global supply chain.
With such an extensive program to manage, Judy has assembled a team of experts that work across HP's business groups, regions, and global functions. She relies on them to keep pace with the increasing expectations surrounding SER performance, and to understand and help shape trends in this rapidly changing field. "We're tasked with determining how to address emerging and quickly evolving issues, such as conflict minerals, water use, and paper sourcing, and assessing their potential impact on HP and our customers." The key to HP's success is cross-organizational teamwork. Working together, SER teams across HP business units and regions create a network that has a substantial influence on our business.
"HP has made notable progress in supply chain SER, especially over the past ten years," says Judy. "And given HP's scale, even incremental changes can have a large impact. Despite these gains, it's important to continually push forward. What we've achieved keeps me motivated to do even more."