2003 Global Citizenship Report

  • 2004/05/26
Time period
  • November 2001  –  October 2002
  • Hewlett Packard (HP) communicates with stakeholders on corporate citizenship and implementation of the Global Compact principles though its 2003 Global Citizenship Report. The report describes management systems, policies and practices that HP uses to meet its global citizenship objectives and summarizes the company''s performance during 2002.

    The report addresses implementation of the Global Compact principles in a section of the report called "What we stand for", where HP describes policies in support of its global citizenship commitment. These policies relate to Corporate Governance, Environmental, Health & Safety Policy, Equal Opportunity, and Human Rights and Labor. This section of the report also highlights the company''s Standards of Business Conduct, Social and Environmental Responsibility Policy, and Supplier Code of Conduct. HP''s Human Rights and Labor Policy was adopted in 2003 and is imposed on HP suppliers through the Supplier Code of Conduct.

    The report also addresses HP''s actions in the areas of human resources (privacy, labor practices, employee privacy, human rights, health and safety), supply chains, operations (managing environmental impacts, climate change, energy, travel, ozone depleting substances, water, waste compliance remediation), products (design for environment, energy efficiency, materials innovation, design for recyclability, packaging and recycling), customer engagement and socially responsible investing.

    HP used the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) guidelines as a basis for reporting. The GRI Index (http://www.hp.com/hpinfo/globalcitizenship/gcreport/sitemap/gri.html) provides an easy reference of GRI items included in the report.


    Stakeholders engagement is described under "Global Citizenship" as an important part of the company''s global citizenship activity. The company''s engagement with stakeholders consists of interactions with a wide range of communities that affect and are affected by the company''s products and operations (see http://www.hp.com/hpinfo/globalcitizenship/gcreport/globalcitizen/stakeholder.html).

    Stakeholders are invited to provide their feedback on HP''s 2003 Global Citizenship Report (http://www.hp.com/hpinfo/globalcitizenship/gcreport/feedback.html).

    Awards and recognition: HP received the 2002 Appeal of Conscience Award from the Appeal of Conscience Foundation.

Principles covered
  • Principle 1 - Businesses should support and respect the protection of internationally proclaimed human rights
  • Principle 2 - Make sure that they are not complicit in human rights abuses
  • Principle 3 - Businesses should uphold freedom of association & effective recognition of the right to collective bargaining
  • Principle 4 - The elimination of all forms of forced and compulsory labour
  • Principle 5 - The effective abolition of child labour
  • Principle 6 - Eliminate discrimination in respect of employment and occupation
  • Principle 7 - Businesses should support a precautionary approach to environmental challenges
  • Principle 8 - Undertake initiatives to promote greater environmental responsibility
  • Principle 9 - Encourage the development and diffusion of environmentally friendly technologies
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