HP Inc. Issues Statement on U.S. Withdrawal from Paris Climate Agreement
In the wake of U.S. President Donald Trump decision last week to withdraw the United States from the Paris Climate Agreement, HP Inc. has issued the following statement:
“Climate change is one of the most significant and urgent issues facing business and society today. The science is clear, the impacts are serious and the need to act is essential.
At HP, we see this not only as our responsibility, but vital to the longevity of our business. We support the Paris Climate Agreement and the global efforts to address climate change. HP is working to ensure our business is resilient, innovating to mitigate the effects of climate change and adapting to an evolving global business and regulatory environment that supports our customers, partners and employees.”
The Paris Climate Agreement involves various countries agreeing to work to mitigate greenhouse-gas emissions. Under the agreement, each country determines, plans, and regularly reports its own contribution in the effort to mitigate global warming, with no country required to meet specific goals. .
HP Inc. notes that it’s committed to diverse sustainability programs, noting, for instance, that it’s recycled over 102,000 ton of hardware and 17,000 ton of ink and toner cartridges in 2016. It states that more than 75 percent of its ink cartridges and 24 percent of HP LaserJet toner cartridges are now manufactured with “closed loop” recycled plastic. It also states that its repair and remarketing programs give hardware, such as PCs and printers, “a new lease of life,” reducing the environmental impact of disposal. Its goal, set in 2016, is to recycle 1.2 million ton of hardware and supplies by 2025.
For more on HP’s sustainability efforts, visit HP here.