TWENTY YEARS AGO, we released our first environmental and social impact report. We did so because HP was built on the idea that the purpose of a corporation extends far beyond profit. From our earliest days, we have believed that, by creating technology in the service of humanity, we can create the conditions for business and society to thrive hand in hand.
With each passing year, we have deepened our commitment to this belief. As a result, we’re a stronger company that is making a more sustainable impact on the world. But our work is far from finished. As we look to the next10 years, it’s clear we’re entering one of the most consequential decades in modern business history.
A global pandemic continues to cause hardship and heartache around the globe. A changing climate is devastating many communities and threatening the very future of the planet we all share. And we are facing a long-overdue reckoning with the deep inequities and inequalities that prevent far too many people from reaching their full potential.
While these are stark challenges that won’t be overcome quickly, we must view them as catalysts for change. Because if we can summon the courage and resolve needed to act in the face of seemingly insurmountable obstacles, I know that we can—and will—take ambitious leaps forward.
At HP, our ambition is to become the world’s most sustainable and just technology company. I’m proud of the work of our teams around the world, and this report highlights the progress we are making against our goals— as well as the areas where we must do more.
But if we simply stay the course, we will fail to meet the magnitude of this moment. The pace of change in the world around us is accelerating, and so must our efforts to create the future we want to see.