Top tech organizations leading the charge for sustainability


By Mary Ann Richardson

Northampton, MA –News Direct– HP Inc.

The relevance of World Environment Day should ideally not be limited to a single day. As global energy consumption is set to double over the next 30 years, the technology industry is called upon to provide sustainable solutions to reduce its carbon footprint. Here’s a look at the top eight IT companies based on their active campaigns and sustainability initiatives to make the world a better place.

This year marks the 50th anniversary of World Environment Day, first celebrated at the 1972 United Nations Conference on the Human Environment in Stockholm, Sweden. The theme chosen for this year – Only One Earth – reinforces “the importance of living in harmony with nature and adopting greener lifestyles”. Furthermore, the idea emphasizes that transformational change can be achieved through governmental actions and personal decisions.

This year’s theme highlights that achieving global sustainability requires a wide range of sustainable ideas, climate-friendly initiatives and actors, not the least of which is tech companies.

While all industries contribute to achieving global sustainability goals, IT companies must offer products and services that enable sustainability efforts within industry and across sectors. Electronic gadgets are expected to account for 15% of global emissions by 2040, not to mention that the planet created 57.4 million tons of electronic waste in 2021 alone. As other industrial sectors strive to make their more sustainable products and services, technology companies are focusing on how to help customers use their products and services in ways that help the world achieve its sustainability goals.

Major IT companies are actively pushing for environmental stewardship

Here are eight tech organizations (listed alphabetically) that are leading the charge toward global sustainability — what they’ve done and what they plan to do.


Over the next decade, HP aims to minimize emissions from its supply chain, total emissions from its global operations, and water consumption. HP is committed to using recycled materials in new products and packaging and to using fewer resources overall. As a result, Original HP ink cartridges made from recycled plastic “had a 33% lower carbon footprint and used up to 75% less water.” HP is working with companies such as BMW and Nike to use 3D printing technology to reduce waste.

Future plans: By “creating a less material-intensive system, optimizing paper usage and printing, and striving to use 100% renewable energy,” HP intends to achieve carbon neutrality in its operations by 2025 and to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by 50% by 2030. It intends to achieve net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2040. In addition, plans are to eliminate 75% of its single-use plastic packaging by 2025 from 2018 levels. It also aims to increase the number of recycled plastics in its printers and other equipment by 30%. here 2025.

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