Press Release: November 17, 2010

HP Selected as Technology Provider for 2010 UN Climate Change Conference

Innovative solutions drive environmental leadership at COP16

PALO ALTO -- HP and the Government of Mexico today announced that HP has been selected to provide more than $8 million worth of innovative technology solutions for the 2010 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP16).

The Mexican federal government, which is the event host through the Mexican Ministry of Foreign Affairs, selected HP as the technology provider for the event given the company’s long-term commitment to environmental sustainability and its competitive offering.

Agreement highlights

  • The agreement includes solutions from HP’s broad portfolio including EPEAT Gold notebook and desktop PCs, ENERGY STAR® printers, data center and networking equipment, and supplies.
  • The Government of Mexico will continue to use the HP equipment after the event, which runs Nov. 29 to Dec.10 in Cancún, Mexico. The breadth of portfolio and price competitiveness of HP’s solutions and the ease with which they could be integrated into existing government IT infrastructure also were factors in the purchase decision.

HP visual collaboration

  • HP will be supplying desktop systems to deliver compelling high-definition video communications, no matter where the attendee is. These visual collaboration solutions will be available for use by participants to help reduce travel-related carbon emissions for COP16. 
  • By avoiding car and air travel through the use of HP visual collaboration solutions, an estimated net emissions reduction of 226 metric tons of CO2 per solution per year can be achieved.  This includes the estimated emissions from manufacturing and usage of the visual collaboration studio, which are only a fraction of the possible emissions reductions.(1)

Commitment to environmental sustainability

  • The COP16 IT team and the Government of Mexico chose HP in part for its commitment to support environmental sustainability as a global business strategy and as a catalyst for technology innovation. HP regularly assesses and reports on its energy use and carbon footprint in its annual Global Citizenship Report. These practices help drive energy and economic efficiencies worldwide, and are expected to help reduce the carbon intensity of the COP16 event and ensure customer value.
  • HP’s overall product engineering strategy includes a focus on energy efficiency, materials innovation and design for recyclability. HP has applied the collective influence of its portfolio, operations, supply chain and partnerships to deliver low-carbon alternatives and solutions – optimizing resources, building intelligent infrastructure and driving sustainable transformation for the 98 percent of businesses outside of the IT sector.

Supporting quotes

“HP’s innovative low-carbon solutions are a key factor in helping us to minimize the carbon footprint of COP16. These technologies will enable participation from stakeholders around the globe and optimize the use of public resources.”

  • Julio Camarena, under secretary for Management of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Mexico

“By selecting HP’s innovative technologies that lower our carbon footprint for the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), the Mexican Government is setting an example for how the world should be responding to the pressing environmental issues and driving action to achieve energy efficiency.“

  • Christiana Figueres, executive secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change

“HP is playing an important role in reducing the overall carbon footprint and emissions at this year’s Climate Change Conference through the innovative use of technology. HP’s solutions represent a potent catalyst for change toward a low-carbon economy, and a meeting of this scale provides a unique opportunity to demonstrate both the environmental and business benefits of our technology.”

  • Engelina Jaspers, vice president of Environmental Sustainability at HP

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(1) For air travel avoidance, an average of 1,609 miles each way per round trip (average of short-, medium- and long-haul flights at HP), and a CO2 footprint per mile of 199g CO2e ( is used. Car travel to/from airport on both ends also is considered. Of the 35 percent of meetings that avoid travel, only 1.4 persons are assumed to avoid travel in each meeting. Usage depends on a company’s travel and meeting policies.

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