Hewlett-Packard (HP) and the World Wildlife Fund (WWF-US) on Wednesday announced a joint initiative that the two organizations promise will reduce HP’s greenhouse gas emissions at its operating facilities worldwide. HP hopes to demonstrate to other companies how to adopt best practices for becoming a “green” company.
HP said that by 2010, it will reduce carbon dioxide emissions at facilities worldwide to 15 percent below this year’s levels. The company hopes to do this by reducing energy use and investing in renewable energy. HP also plans to report and verify those emissions based on the Greenhouse Gas Protocol and the World Economic Forum’s Global Greenhouse Gas Registry. HP also plans to develop energy efficiency measurements for its various product categories, and will develop goals for improved product performance.
HP also plans to put in place educational efforts to address climate change, and will work with WWF-US to “advance the science and practice of adapting and becoming resilient to climate change,” according to a recent statement.