May 27, 2021
The announcement is part of HP’s Sustainable Impact strategy to create a positive, lasting impact on the planet. This follows HP’s recent announcement of some of the industry’s most aggressive and comprehensive climate action goals.
“Our 2030 goals are designed to make HP the world’s most sustainable and just technology company. The actions we’re taking to address some of society’s greatest challenges will strengthen our communities while spurring innovation and growth across our business,” said Enrique Lores, President and CEO at HP Inc.
“Creating a culture of diversity, equity and inclusion has long been integral to HP’s success, but our work is far from done,” Lores continued. “We will continue pushing to break down barriers within our own organisation while using our platforms to advance gender and racial equality, social justice and human rights across our ecosystem.”
HP’s new commitments will contribute to the United Nations (U.N.) Sustainable Development Goals and are consistent with the U.N. Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights.
As part of this announcement, HP said it aims to have its racial/ethnic representation meet or exceed market availability in the U.S. by 2030.
“The Covid-19 pandemic, combined with the murder of George Floyd and so many others whose lives were needlessly cut short, sparked a long-overdue reckoning with the systemic inequities that afflict our communities,” said Lesley Slaton Brown, Chief Diversity Officer at HP Inc. “We’re committed to turning the tragedies and challenges of the past year into a force for meaningful change. We will not turn a blind eye to the forces of racism, discrimination and inequity that hold so many back from reaching their potential, and we will not rest until everyone, everywhere has access to the opportunities they deserve.”
Moving forward, HP said it commits to maintaining a higher than 90 percent rating on its internal inclusion index for all employee demographics annually. It also seeks to be universally ranked as employer of choice for underrepresented groups in the technology industry by 2030.
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