Today , HP released its Report of Global Citizenship for the year 2009 .This reports includes the company’s activities and achievements in corporate sector and social responsibilities especially in environmental sustainability, human rights, social innovation and corporate governance .
According to the Gabi Zedlmayer (Vice President, Global Social Innovation, and HP):
Our expertise, size and influence give HP a unique opportunity to drive the agenda on global corporate responsibility through influencing our own business ecosystem, as well as those of multiple industries.Global citizenship is vital to the success of HP’s business as we constantly aim to align our business goals with our impact on society and the planet.
Following are the programs which are discussed in the Global Citizenship 2009 report:
- Details on the Green Screen open source tool, which helps HP identify materials better for human health and the environment, and make informed decisions on potential substitute materials for use in its products. HP is the leading practicioner of the tool developed by the nongovernmental organization Clean Production Action;
- A tech gallery highlighting the environmental benefits of more than two dozen HP products, services and technologies; and
- An engaging and insightful slideshow highlighting the experience of an HP auditor in China.
According to HP :
In 2009, the average number of major supplier non-conformances per facility decreased by 40 percent from the first to the most recent audit.
One thing more which is the continued growth of HP and UNESCO’s Brain Gain Initiative to turn Africa’s “brain drain”(an estimated 70,000 African scholars and experts leave their home countries every year in pursuit of opportunities in other countries) into a “brain gain”.
According to the report :
In 2009, HP expanded the program from five universities to 20 higher education institutions throughout the Middle East and Africa. The company’s goal is to connect 100 universities via grid technology by 2011.This program allows university faculty and students to engage in real-time scientific collaboration from their home countries through grid technology and cloud computing.
via [Global Citizenship]