Manufacturing Processes

HP has made top priorities of reducing its energy consumption and limiting the solid and hazardous waste it produces. Management monitors and manages other areas of environmental impact, such as water use by its facilities, chemicals used in manufacturing (such as PFCs, air emissions, chemical releases), and even the fuel used by HP-owned vehicles. According to company records, HP's energy consumption in 2006 dropped 16% from its level in 2005. An Environmental, Health, and Safety management system is used to change and maintain efforts in environmental protection. HP has reported that using such processes has saved a great deal of money; in 2007, a waste diversion strategy saved the company $7.5 million in landfill and incineration fees.

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