Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) is accelerating its progress towards a net zero organization by committing to do so 10 years ahead of schedule.
The tech giant originally set a goal of achieving net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050, but used its seventh year living progress sustainable development report confirming that this objective has been revised downwards by 10 years.
To stay on track to achieve this goal, the company has set itself a series of milestones, including a commitment to reduce its Scope 1 and Scope 2 emissions by 70% by 2030 by increasing its use. renewable energies. It has also committed to reducing its scope 3 emissions by 42% over the same period.
“HPE is committed to becoming a net zero enterprise by 2040,” HPE said in its living progress report. “Our net zero roadmap outlines our comprehensive plans to reduce our carbon footprint through ambitious science targets, IT efficiency innovations, customer and supply chain collaboration, and investments in renewable energy. .”
The report then lifted the lid on how HPE’s inner workings will need to undergo an overhaul to ensure it achieves its accelerated net zero goal, with the company stating, “Achieving net zero will require a complete transformation of the company, for which every leader at HPE will be responsible.
With this in mind, the company announced that it will implement a mandatory climate learning program to “empower and enable” all members of its leadership team to help achieve its climate goals.
In addition, starting this year, climate measures will be directly linked to the level of compensation that HPE executive committee members receive.
“While addressing the enormity of our climate emergency is a challenge that requires international cooperation and action, it also presents an opportunity to position ourselves as a business and technology leader enabling a low-carbon future,” the statement said. report.
“We recognize the urgency of minimizing our industry’s environmental footprint, strengthening our own ability to adapt to climate-related risks – such as compromised supply chains and infrastructure – and accelerating solutions that support the transition to a low-carbon and more inclusive economy.
“Beyond improving the sustainability and efficiency of our own solutions, we do this by helping our customers apply technologies to decarbonize carbon-intensive industries and accelerate climate research.”
From a technology perspective, HPE said its business transition to a more “as a service” IT delivery model is also helping its customers achieve their sustainability goals, as is its commitment to ensuring that more of its products get a second life through reuse.
“In addition to helping customers transition to as-a-service models, HPE is committed to technology reuse: 85% of the three million technology assets recovered from customers are reused,” said the company in a press release.
Antonio Neri, President and CEO of HPE, added: “We not only help our customers meet their ESG criteria [environment, social and governance] Goals; we continue to drive ourselves and our entire industry forward by improving ours.
“At HPE, we have a significant responsibility and an intentional, focused plan to help our customers, suppliers and communities successfully transition to a zero-carbon future.”