The success of HP's global citizenship programs depends, in large part, on our employees' commitment and contributions. To increase engagement, we regularly share our progress, host educational events, and provide training and resources on core components of global citizenship, such as environmental sustainability, social innovation, ethics, and privacy. In addition, more than 50 employee councils at HP sites worldwide support local implementation of corporate initiatives, including global citizenship.
Following are examples of how we involved HP employees in our global citizenship efforts in 2010.
Our Standards of Business Conduct (SBC) help HP maintain a strong ethical culture globally. The SBC apply to all employees, everywhere we do business. In 2010, more than 99% of employees completed annual SBC training. For more information, see Ethics and compliance.
Employee volunteerism and giving
HP employees contribute their time, skills, and expertise to their communities and also support HP's global social innovation programs. In addition, many employees make financial contributions to support their local communities and assist in disaster relief efforts.
In 2010, thousands of HP employees around the world volunteered their time or donated money. For additional details, see Employee volunteerism and giving.
Environmental stewardship and environment, health, and safety are elements of the annual all-employee SBC training. Also, in 2010, HP integrated an environmental sustainability module into training for all new HP employees.
HP Environmental Ethos
In 2010, we created our HP Environmental Ethos to guide and inspire HP employees to make responsible choices for the environment and our business, and to help our customers to do the same.
HP Sustainability Network
The HP Sustainability Network encourages and supports employees who want to learn about, share, and practice environmental sustainability at home, work, and in their communities. The company currently has 29 chapters worldwide (including six added in 2010) with more than 10,000 members. Projects undertaken by the various HP Sustainability Network chapters vary, but include organizing e-waste collection events, reducing the use of disposable cups and takeout containers in HP cafeterias, and coordinating bike-to-work programs.
Each year the Sustainability Network and other local teams organize Earth Day, United Nations World Environment Day, Earth Hour, and Green Week events at HP campuses. In 2010, 27 offices in 14 countries organized local events. Event activities included information fairs, tours of solar power, water treatment, and recycling facilities, bike tune-up clinics, free hardware recycling, and environmental speakers.
Our internal Environment@HP website educates employees about environmental issues and encourages them to reduce their impact at work and at home. Employees can learn how to get involved with their local HP Sustainability Network, tap into training opportunities, receive updates on new HP employee and customer programs, and find resources to measure and reduce their environmental impact. For example, employees can borrow an HP Green Home Kit, a set of tools to evaluate indoor temperature, energy consumption, and water use.
Environmental advocate programs
HP has several programs that educate and empower employees to become ambassadors of the company's environmental initiatives.
HP in Canada encourages participation in Green Advocates, a program that gives employees the opportunity to complete training modules, where they learn about HP's leadership in environmental sustainability in areas such as product take back, and eco-labels. After training, employees are well equipped to address top-of-mind environmental issues for our customers and partners. Since we launched the program in 2008, more than 200 employees in Canada have become Green Advocates. We aim to train at least one representative per sales team. As of the end of fiscal year 2010, approximately 65% of sales teams in the country had a Green Advocate.
In the United States, the HP Eco Solutions Advocate program provides U.S. employees with the resources they need to talk with customers about HP's environmental stewardship and solutions. In 2010, nearly 1,000 employees attended live training sessions.