To achieve this, WWF-US and HP will identify the best technology and practices to reduce energy use. HP will also continue to investigate and purchase cost-effective renewable energy.
As part of the project, HP says it will report and verify carbon dioxide emissions from its facilities, based on the Greenhouse Gas Protocol and the World Economic Forum’s Global Greenhouse Gas Registry.
The company will also develop energy efficiency measurements for its product categories. Based on those metrics, it will work with WWF-US to develop goals for improved product performance and report publicly on progress toward those goals.
As well as this, both WWF-US and HP will work towards using education to address climate change with key stakeholders and highlight best practices adopted by consumers and businesses, the company says.
They are to launch an initial project funded by HP to study the effects of climate change on the wildlife and habitats of North America’s Bering Sea.
Pat Tiernan, vice president, Corporate, Social and Environmental Responsibility at HP says the company regards the WWF as a worldwide leader in environmental conservation efforts.
“Undertaking these projects with them is both a positive and innovative step in our longstanding commitment to global citizenship and the environment,” he said.