Reaching Environmental Goals
HP Inc. doesn't consider sustainability tangential to corporate goals -- it's actually at the heart of the company's continued reinvention efforts, according to Nate Hurst (pictured), chief sustainability and social impact officer at HP. On Tuesday, the Palo Alto, Calif.-based maker of PCs and printers released its 2017 Sustainable Impact Report to highlight its progress toward limiting environmental impacts and climate change. Significantly, the report shows that a growing number of customers are requiring HP and its channel partners to include sustainability measures as a component in deals, Hurst said. "Sustainable impact can be a big differentiator between our product portfolio and others," Hurst said in an interview with CRN. "I think the important thing to know about HP is that we look at [sustainability] comprehensively -- we're looking at these issues across supply chain, our own operations and our products and solutions."
What follows are five key things that partners should know from HP's 2017 Sustainable Impact Report.