U.S. Political Engagement

HP’s commitment to political transparency and accountability is greater than ever

Our industry-leading disclosures inform stakeholders that company interests and values drive our engagements with government officials. We uphold the HP Way by conducting our political and policy engagements with uncompromising integrity.

 

HP’s Global Head of Government Relations is responsible for the company’s political and policy engagement, with oversight from the Board committee on Nominating, Governance, and Social Responsibility (NGSR), comprised entirely of independent directors. 

HP is committed to integrity in its conduct of all government engagements, which take place in a transparent, legal, and ethical manner, in accordance with HP’s Integrity at HP program and in compliance with U.S. federal and state lobbying laws.

Our lobbying disclosures inform stakeholders that company interests and values drive our government engagements

HP’s policy is that employees may not engage in any activity on HP’s behalf intended to influence legislation or regulations, or engage external lobbyists or consultants to do so, without express authorization from Government Relations. HP Government Relations and legal counsel (internal and external) ensure HP’s compliance with all laws, regulations and disclosures related to lobbying and political engagement activities. This includes annual training of all U.S. Government Relations employees, as well as business unit and function employees who may become involved in lobbying.

Relationships with political officials are conducted in the interest of the company’s public policy objectives and without regard to individual executive preferences on political parties or individual candidates.

 

HP files quarterly reports as required by U.S. law, available at the Clerk of the House website. For the European Union, HP files annual reports with the Transparency Register.

 

HP is a member of several trade associations that promote our public policy interests.

Trade Associations

Expenditures

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2018

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2019

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2020

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Total U.S. Lobbying Expenditures

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$1,890,000

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$1,620,000

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$1,570,000

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U.S. Trade Association Dues (lobbying portion)

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$97,675

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$97,470

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$95,250

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Grassroots expenditures

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None

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None

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None

Lobbying expenses breakdown

The HP Way guides our political and policy engagements for uncompromising integrity

The HP Employee PAC and HP Inc. terminated all political contributions effective 2021. HP does not make independent political expenditures. HP does not contribute corporate funds to federal candidates in compliance with U.S. law, nor does it engage in political giving outside of the United States.

 

HP does not authorize its trade associations or other tax-exempt organizations such as 501(c)4s to use its membership dues or other payments for political contributions. Generally, HP does not make contributions to ballot initiatives or 527 organizations; any exceptions are publicly disclosed.

From 2016-2020, the HP Employee PAC operated on a bipartisan basis to build relationships with candidates and elected officials and support our U.S. policy priorities. The first contributions were made in 2017 and final contributions in 2020. From 2017-2020, HP also conducted a corporate contributions program on a limited basis to state and local candidates where state laws allowed. During this time, HP was proud to earn a perfect score and tie for first place for excellence in political disclosure in the CPA-Zicklin Index for Political Accountability.

 

Archive of contributions and governing policies

HP Employee PAC Contributions

HP Corporate Contributions

Political contributions policy