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HP Honored by U.S. EPA for Conserving Energy and Lowering Greenhouse Gas Emissions

PALO ALTO, Calif., Oct. 7, 2008

HP was honored as a recipient of a SmartWay Excellence Award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for its leadership in conserving energy and lowering greenhouse gas emissions from its surface transportation supply chain.

SmartWay Partner carriers conserve more than 540 million gallons of diesel fuel per year, saving the trucking industry more than $2 billion in annual fuel and maintenance costs and eliminating more than 6 million tons of carbon dioxide emissions that contribute to global warming.

HP’s U.S. and Canadian surface transportation supply chain is composed of 100 percent SmartWay compliant carriers, making it one of the region’s cleanest. Earlier this year, HP became the first company to qualify to have the SmartWay logo displayed on its product packaging after certifying its entire surface transportation carrier network for consumer desktops, monitors and accessories was SmartWay compliant.

In August 2008, this accomplishment was expanded to include business PCs, monitors, notebooks, servers, storage, thin clients, workstations and all imaging and printing devices.

“HP is committed to making meaningful reductions to its carbon footprint – not by simply offsetting it, but by improving our day-to-day operations,” said Tony Prophet, senior vice president, Worldwide Supply Chain Operations, HP. “We will continue to aggressively explore ways to make our supply chain as efficient as possible with as little impact on the environment as possible.”

The SmartWay Excellence Awards are the EPA’s means of recognizing members that have made significant contributions to more sustainable goods movement through their participation in the SmartWay Transport Partnership. HP was one of 27 companies from among the program’s more than 1,000 partner companies and organizations to receive this distinction.

More information about the SmartWay program and SmartWay Award recipients is available at

Leadership in designing for the environment

With its broad portfolio of products and extensive partner relationships, HP is working to reduce energy consumption, limit waste and ensure responsible recycling. In September alone, HP:

  • Introduced energy-efficient computers, such as the TouchSmart IQ800 series PC and Compaq dc7900 Business Desktop PC, that meet the highest energy standards today.
  • Designed breakthrough notebook packaging for Walmart that reduced packaging materials by 97 percent.
  • Promoted transparency in environmental standards by announcing emissions data associated with its largest suppliers.
  • Expanded the HP EliteBook business notebook portfolio, which features optional Illum-Lite LED displays, in line with the company’s commitment to remove all mercury from its notebook line by 2010.

HP and the environment

For decades HP has been an environmental leader, driving company stewardship through its holistic design for environment strategy. HP influences industry action through its long-standing commitment to maintain supply chain responsibility, sustain energy efficient operations, reduce its climate impact and offer product reuse and recycling options. HP also makes it easier for customers to recognize environmentally preferable features through HP Eco Solutions, a program that helps customers identify products and services designed with the environment in mind. More information is available at

About HP

HP, the world’s largest technology company, provides printing and personal computing products and IT services, software and solutions that simplify the technology experience for consumers and businesses. HP completed its acquisition of EDS on Aug. 26, 2008. More information about HP (NYSE: HPQ) is available at

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