How HP and VLCM are Working Together to Create a More Sustainable Future

At VLCM, we are proud to partner with HP, one of the world's most sustainable companies. Several global rankings and awards have recognized HP for its environmental, social, and governance (ESG) performance leadership, such as the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices, the CDP Climate A List, and the Corporate Knights Global 100. HP is also a member of the UN Global Compact, the world's largest corporate sustainability initiative that aligns business strategies and operations with universal human rights, labor, environment, and anti-corruption principles.


We share HP's vision of creating technology that makes life better for everyone, everywhere, and we are committed to helping our customers and communities achieve their sustainability goals. We offer a wide range of HP products and solutions that enable more efficient, secure, and responsible use of technology, such as the HP Elite Dragonfly, the world's first notebook made with ocean-bound plastic and HP Device as a Service, a flexible and scalable solution that optimizes device management and reduces waste. By choosing VLCM and HP, you can enhance your productivity, performance, and security, while also reducing your environmental impact and supporting social good.

In this blog, we will explore how HP is advancing sustainability and how VLCM, as an HP Amplify Impact Catalyst 3 Star Partner, is supporting HP's vision and delivering value to our clients through sustainable technology.


HP’s Commitment to Sustainability 

HP is a global leader in sustainability and social impact, with a mission to create positive, lasting change for the planet, its people, and its communities. HP believes that technology can be a force for good, and that it has a responsibility to drive sustainable innovation across its entire value chain, from design and manufacturing to delivery and use.  


HP’s Climate Action Strategy 


Create a low-carbon future 

HP is committed to reducing the environmental impact of its products and operations. By improving product energy efficiency and decreasing product use carbon footprints, HP aims to cut its value chain greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by half by 2030, and reach net zero emissions by 2040. In 2020, HP’s carbon footprint of 26,899,500 tonnes of CO2e was 18% less than in 2019.


Design with waste materials and use them more responsibly 

HP innovates with waste materials to create high-quality products and packaging. It uses recycled plastic from its own printing supplies and other sources, such as ocean-bound bottles, to make new ink cartridges and personal systems. HP also designs for repairability and recyclability, and offers services and solutions to extend product lifecycles and enable reuse. To reduce environmental impact, HP prioritizes the longevity of materials, uses more recycled content, and replaces materials of concern. It works with production suppliers to encourage waste measurement and reporting, and drive progress toward a circular economy. HP aims to reach zero waste in its operations by 2025 and has achieved an 87.7% landfill diversion rate globally in 2022.


Help nature recover 

HP works on stopping ocean plastic pollution and saving and restoring forests. The company has used over 60 million plastic bottles from Haiti and other countries to make products and packaging, keeping them out of the ocean. HP also works with non-profit experts, such as the World Wildlife Fund and Conservation International, to support healthy forests and the people who depend on them. HP’s goal is to be Forest Positive by 2030—giving back more than what customers print—through its forest conservation efforts.


Keep materials and products in use 

HP focuses on creating long-lasting products to reduce waste. They design items to be durable, repairable, and upgradable, extending their usage and cutting down on waste. HP's service-based solutions, like their device-as-a-service and managed print services, enhance device management, security, and sustainability. Additionally, HP recycles used products and materials through initiatives like HP Planet Partners and HP Renew, promoting environmental responsibility. They aim to include 30% recycled plastic in their products by 2025 and made significant progress in 2022, using recycled plastic equivalent to 15% of their goal.


See what the world’s most sustainable PC portfolio can do.  

HP’s personal systems products are made with sustainability in mind, using recycled materials, energy efficiency, and circularity features. For example, the HP Elite Dragonfly, the world’s lightest business convertible laptop, is the world’s first laptop made with ocean-bound plastic and has achieved EPEAT Gold status and ENERGY STAR certification.

HP also offers a range of displays, desktops, workstations, and accessories that have environmental and social benefits, such as:

  • The HP All-in-One 24-cr0000m - The world's first PC made with recycled coffee grounds, and contains post-consumer recycled and ocean-bound plastics,
  • The HP M24H FHD Monitor- 85% recycled ITE plastics and 5% ocean-bound plastics, all while shipping in 100% recyclable packaging.
  • Rechargeable accessories – HP 710 Mouse, Poly Voyager Free 60+ UC Carbon Black Earbuds, and more.

HP’s commitment to sustainability goes beyond its products and services. The company also tries to make a positive difference in its operations, supply chain, and communities, by lowering its own environmental footprint, ensuring responsible and ethical practices, and supporting social and economic development. Their goal is to Reach one million workers through worker empowerment programs by 2030. Examples of their worker empowerment programs include the NABU HP Creative Lab in Miami. Here, young illustrators and writers learn the skills to create children’s books in their mother tongue using HP technology.


VLCM’s Commitment to Sustainability 

As a proud partner of HP, VLCM is committed to providing sustainable IT solutions. By joining the HP Amplify Impact Catalyst Pledge, VLCM has demonstrated its leadership in driving positive change across its business, its customers, and its communities. VLCM has implemented several initiatives to reduce waste, recycle materials, and support education and empowerment. These include:

  • Waste Reduction and Recycling: VLCM promotes sustainable packaging, operational waste recycling, and product takeback. Collaborations with recycling partners divert old equipment from landfills and support introducing innovative packaging methods, reducing waste in the supply chain.
  • Community Engagement: VLCM partners with local recycling firms to promote responsible waste disposal. We also donate used equipment to charities and schools, including laptops and printers, ensuring secure data removal to maintain client privacy and security.

VLCM was honored as a 2023 Green Business by Utah Business Magazine in partnership with Rocky Mountain Power for our efforts in environmental stewardship.

As the tech industry continues to grow and innovate, it also faces the challenge of reducing its environmental impact and contributing to a more sustainable future. HP and VLCM are leading the way in implementing green practices that benefit both their customers and the planet. From reducing waste and energy consumption to donating and recycling old equipment, they are demonstrating their commitment to social and environmental responsibility.

If you want to join us in our commitment for a greener tomorrow, you can start by choosing products that are designed with sustainability in mind, like HP's ENERGY STAR certified devices. Together, we can make a difference and create a low-carbon future for the tech industry and beyond.