How HPE is leading the way to a sustainable ICT supply chain with emissions reductions targets that could equate to taking 21 million cars off the road for an entire year
The IT industry has recently felt increased pressure to manage the emissions of both their operations and their value chain, as the demand for connectivity and computing power has increased exponentially. By 2020, 100 billion connected devices will generate far more demand for computing and data storage than todays infrastructure can accommodate. The trend is unsustainable, but solutions lie in the innovations and standards that companies like Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) drive.
Today, HPE announced the world’s first comprehensive supply chain management program based on climate science. The landmark initiative will provide our suppliers with the tools they need to develop a customized plan to reduce their own emissions and drives a global standard for supplier greenhouse gas (GHG) engagement and abatement. HPE’s objective is for this innovative program to act as a model for the industry and the world.
The program will require 80% of HPE manufacturing suppliers to set science-based emissions reduction targets in their own operations by 2025, seeking to avoid 100 million tons of emissions. These reductions equate to taking 21 million cars off the road for an entire year.