HP wants half of suppliers to join ethical programme

25 February 2021

HP has unveiled a new assessment, resource and training programme for suppliers aimed at driving sustainability across its supply chain.

The HP Amplify Impact programme has been set up to promote the company’s goal of becoming the most sustainable technology firm by 2030.

The programme’s three pillars include: planet, which focuses on climate change; people, which emphasises human rights and social justice; and community, which aims to bridge the digital divide between those with access and those who do not have it.

HP said “partners” who pledge to join the programme “will work with HP to assess their own practices while tapping into the company’s extensive investments and initiatives”.

The company aims for half of its suppliers to enrol in the voluntary programme by 2025.

Christoph Schell, chief commercial officer, said: “Our goal is to work with our partners to help drive a more circular and low-carbon economy, cultivate a more diverse, inclusive and equitable supply chain and improve the vitality and resilience of local communities.”

Suppliers’ participation will be recognised with certification and via an annual awards programme.

The rollout of the programme will be divided into two distinct tracks globally.

The “catalyst” track will cover 19 countries including the US, UAE, Singapore, Philippines, India, Germany, UK, Sweden, Denmark, France, Italy, Spain, Canada, South Africa and Australia.

Suppliers on this track will take the HP Amplify Impact Pledge, participate in a sustainability assessment, and report sales opportunities.

The “changemaker” track is aimed at participants which do not yet have a sustainability plan in place but have committed to improving sustainability.

Rollout of this track will cover France, Italy, Spain, Canada, South Africa, Australia as well as certain suppliers in the United States.

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