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Green ICT: Inside Hewlett-Packard (HP) – Interview

Following UN's COP17 Conference on Climate Change in Durban, South Africa in November 2011, we launched a new section, The Green Mile Series as a part of our comprehensive coverage of ICT and Climate Change. The following is an interview with Annukka Dickens, Environmental Manager – HP Asia-Pacific and Japan was conducted by PC Tech's Nilofar Ansher.


1. How Green is HP on the eco-friendly scale? Does HP have a dedicated Environmental Affairs Policy division? What is the primary focus in terms of environment and ICT?

We have a dedicated Environmental Affairs team that places particular emphasis on our three priorities: climate and energy, product reuse and recycling, and supply chain responsibility. These issues have strategic importance to our business, our stakeholders and our ability to make a positive impact.

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