HP Extends Environmental Leadership with New Technology to Save Customers Money
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HP Extends Environmental Leadership with New Technology to Save Customers Money

PALO ALTO, Calif. — (BUSINESS WIRE) — June 2, 2009 Ninth footnote of release dated June 2, 2009, should read: Energy efficiency based on HP testing (sted Based on HP SPECpower run of DL1000 SPECpower at 165W at peak load compared to Dell R610’s published SPECpower result at www.spec.org of 236W at peak load).


The corrected release reads:


HP (NYSE: HPQ) today announced several additions to its HP Eco Solutions program, including new products, services and operations, as well as company-wide environmental goals.

The expanded portfolio provides consumers, small and medium businesses, and enterprises – including HP – with a clear return on investment through financial savings, as well as a “return on environment” through energy, carbon and waste savings.

“For more than 50 years, HP has been focused on environmental sustainability and now we’re making it even more relevant for customers, especially in today’s economic climate,” said Shane Robison, executive vice president and chief strategy and technology officer, HP. “Through our industry-leading products and solutions we’re helping our customers – from consumers to large corporations – achieve significant dollars savings and improve their environmental performance while enhancing our own operations to achieve the same.”

HP’s new offerings add to a growing portfolio that helps customers live and work in a low-carbon economy while remaining cost-effective. Highlights of the announcement include:

Energy efficiency to help customers save money

HP is a leader in delivering practical solutions that translate into convenient, cost-efficient and responsible energy usage for its customers.

Through its HP Eco Solutions printing practice for large organizations, which includes an extensive portfolio of tools, software, hardware, services and expertise, HP collaborates with customers to help them reduce their environmental impact and save money. As an example, HP helped Cerritos Library, a high-tech city library in Southern California, reduce energy use by an estimated 30 to 40 percent and cut ongoing costs by almost 50 percent due to HP reliability and lower consumables costs.

To date, pre- and post-analysis of some HP managed print services customers’ imaging and printing operations reveals energy savings of between 30 to 80 percent and reductions in paper consumption in the millions of pages.(1) HP has now expanded the practice to include the HP Web Jetadmin Eco Solutions Reports, Change Management kit and updates to the HP Carbon Footprint Calculator for printing.

Additionally, HP has set aggressive goals to ensure all its tools and services meet environmental standards and offer cost and energy savings for customers. Examples include:

With the increasing cost of energy, data centers play a critical role in cutting operational costs and reducing global greenhouse gas emissions for customers.

HP’s ENERGY STAR® qualified products save customers money by reducing energy costs.

Sustainable practices to help customers reduce footprint

HP takes steps toward making sustainability real by designing products that use fewer materials, are easy to disassemble and recycle, and allow for more effective reuse of materials. HP strives to create sustainable design practices that also lower the total cost of ownership for customers.

For example, by 2011, HP expects to use a total of 100 million pounds of recycled plastic in its printing products (cumulative from 2007). To provide perspective, this is the equivalent of diverting 4 billion plastic water bottles from going to landfill.(12)

The company has already exceeded its 2008 goal to triple the amount of recycled content in its inkjet printer products and double the amount of recycled content used in its inkjet cartridges. To date, HP has sold more than 400 million inkjet cartridges made from its “closed loop” inkjet cartridge recycling process – the industry’s first and only.(13)

“HP’s ‘closed loop’ inkjet cartridge recycling process is unique in the printing industry,” said Cathy Martin, senior consultant, InfoTrends. “We expect that business and home users will demand more of this kind of environmental responsibility from the companies from which they purchase office equipment.”

Additionally, HP announced the expansion of its Planet Partners return and recycling program to business customers across Bulgaria, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. Since 1991, the HP Planet Partners program has made it easy for customers to recycle any brand of IT equipment as well as HP print cartridges, now available in more than 50 countries around the world.

HP also provides asset recovery services that can extend the useful life of older IT equipment and reduce the amount of waste going into the recycling stream. HP Financial Services manages disposition of obsolete IT equipment in conformance with local environmental laws – anywhere in the world. In 2008, HP Financial Services processed more than 1.2 million total units globally.

Advances in the field of nanotechnology from HP Labs, the company’s central research arm, are aimed at developing computing systems that require significantly less materials and are far more energy-efficient than the computing systems of today. HP is developing roll-to-roll manufacturing technology for the fabrication of low-cost flexible electronic displays that, from an environmental standpoint, leapfrog conventional flat-panel manufacturing methods by using up to 90 percent less materials by volume.

Transforming processes for positive impact on the environment

HP helps customers transform business processes by applying relevant technology that improves productivity while reducing cost and carbon of traditional operations. HP’s energy-efficient technologies allow customers to live less carbon-intensive lifestyles and operate low-carbon business models that translate to cost efficiency. By transforming business processes, HP is changing the way customers use energy.

For example, HP SkyRoom technology, expected to be available later this year, offers professional-quality visual collaboration and conferencing that preserves the value of personal connections in human interaction while cutting customers’ travel costs and reducing their carbon footprint. The cost of using HP SkyRoom is a small fraction of a single round-trip, which is estimated at $1,002 for domestic travel in North America in 2009 and $3,452 for international travel.(14)

Last week, HP was presented with the 2009 AMR Research Leadership Award for “ Sustainability and Innovation Leadership.”

Also, HP announced the launch of Power To Change, a campaign that encourages personal computer users around the world to make behavioral changes in support of the environment. This new desktop widget tracks the energy savings associated with turning off idle PCs when not in use. It is available for download at www.hp.com/powertochange.

More on information on today’s announcements is available at http://www.hp.com/go/ecosolutions/reduceimpact.

HP and the environment

For decades HP has been an environmental leader, driving company stewardship through its HP Eco Solutions program. HP influences industry action by setting high environmental standards in its operations and supply chain, by providing practical solutions to make it easier for customers to reduce their climate impact and through its research on sustainability solutions that support a low-carbon economy. More information on HP’s Eco Solutions program is available at www.hp.com/ecosolutions.

About HP

HP, the world’s largest technology company, simplifies the technology experience for consumers and businesses with a portfolio that spans printing, personal computing, software, services and IT infrastructure. More information about HP is available at http://www.hp.com/.

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(1) Estimated energy and paper savings based on analysis of select HP Managed Print Services customers’ imaging and printing operations using data gathered on their devices and paper consumption and comparing to post-MPS actuals and/or projections.

(2) Based on U.S. Dept. of Energy data that states an average home emits consumes 11,000 kWh per year.

(3) By 2010, HP plans to reduce the energy consumption of volume desktop and notebook PC families by 25 percent, relative to 2005. Energy consumption is defined as watts consumed in “idle” mode (using the ENERGY STAR test protocol). The improvement will be calculated by averaging the energy consumption of desktop and notebook platform across shipped volume.

(4) Energy consumption is defined as watts consumed in “idle” mode (using the ENERGY STAR test protocol). The improvement was calculated by averaging the energy consumption of desktop and notebook platform across shipped volume.

(5) Miercom, “Lab Testing Summary Report: Power Efficient Ethernet Switches,” December 2008. Miercom has certified a wide range of HP ProCurve products from advanced core switches to small and medium business edge switches as Certified Green.

(6) Based on published IDC total 2005 x86 rack and blade server volumes and DL380 G4 and G6 SPECpower_ssj2008 power and performance results posted on www.spec.org.

(7) Based on ProLiant G6 SPECpower_ssj2008 power and performance results posted on www.spec.org.

(8) Compared to power consumption of previous generation ProLiant G5 servers.

(9) Energy efficiency based on HP testing.

(10) Based on ENERGY STAR FAQ.

(11) The tonnes of CO2 avoided is based on power plant emissions that otherwise would occur to generate the electricity saved; cars removed is based on annual emissions from cars burning gasoline.

(12) Calculation assumes that each half-liter, one-use plastic water bottle weighs 11 grams: http://dogmatic.com/MNR/aquafina/ecofinabottle/documents/EcoFinaFactSheet.pdf.

(13) According to internal analysis of available external data, conducted by HP’s Imaging and Printing Group’s Research Alliance.

(14) Based on American Express Business Travel’s 2009 Global Business Travel Forecast and Trends Report. The report shows the average cost per domestic trip in North America will increase by 1.2 percent to $1,002 in 2009. Last year, American Express estimated a 3.9 percent increase for 2008. The average cost per international trip for North American business travelers will increase by 3.5 percent to $3,452. Last year, American Express estimated a 7.8 percent increase for 2008.

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This news release contains forward-looking statements that involve risks, uncertainties and assumptions. If such risks or uncertainties materialize or such assumptions prove incorrect, the results of HP and its consolidated subsidiaries could differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements and assumptions. All statements other than statements of historical fact are statements that could be deemed forward-looking statements, including but not limited to statements of the plans, strategies and objectives of management for future operations; any statements concerning expected development, performance or market share relating to products and services; any statements regarding anticipated operational and financial results; any statements of expectation or belief; and any statements of assumptions underlying any of the foregoing. Risks, uncertainties and assumptions include macroeconomic and geopolitical trends and events; the execution and performance of contracts by HP and its customers, suppliers and partners; the achievement of expected operational and financial results; and other risks that are described in HP’s Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the fiscal quarter ended January 31, 2009 and HP’s other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including but not limited to HP’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended October 31, 2008. HP assumes no obligation and does not intend to update these forward-looking statements.

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