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HOUSTON, Texas, June 3, 2021 / CSRwire / – Hewlett Packard Enterprise (NYSE: HPE) today released its annual Fiscal 2020 Life Progress Report, demonstrating its continued commitment to helping customers lead digital transformations that reduce their carbon footprint, protect rights throughout its value chain and help customers and communities overcome the unprecedented challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic.
“2020 has been a year like no other and has clearly shown the responsibility of organizations like HPE to lead change and give back to the world around us,” said Antonio Neri, president and CEO of HPE. “The challenges of 2020 reinvigorated our commitment to be a force for good, using our technology to change the way people live and work. “
Pivot as-a-service leading to lasting transformations for clients
The most substantial impact HPE can have on the climate crisis is to enable its customers to reduce carbon emissions from their IT infrastructure. The company’s commitment to deliver its entire portfolio in consumption-based offerings as a service by 2022 is driving sustainable results for customers. HPE GreenLake’s portfolio as a service uses efficient hardware and solutions configured to, on average, deliver 30% energy savings to customers over five years through reduced oversupply.
Sales directly related to environmental sustainability commitments increased 44% from fiscal 2019 to $ 847 million. In one significant example, HPE signed one of its largest HPE GreenLake cloud services contracts with LyondellBassell, one of the world’s largest plastics, chemicals and refiners, to drive their digital transformation and environmental efficiency.
In addition, 50% of HPE’s product portfolio exhibits sustainability and efficiency attributes, and its portfolio’s energy efficiency performance has improved by 300% since 2015. For example, HPE SimpliVity servers enable customers to achieve 70% energy savings, and 78 of the company’s supercomputers were named to the November 2020 Green 500 list. At the same time, more than 3 million assets were returned to technology renewal centers from HPE, which accept all brands of retired or unwanted IT equipment, where 87% of these assets have been refurbished for a second life.
Create a culture of inclusion and responsibility
HPE continues to strive to be a model corporate citizen, with not only its environmental leadership, but also its commitment to ethics, inclusion and diversity serving as competitive advantages in the marketplace. With a long-standing focus on eliminating modern slavery in supply chains, HPE ranked first on KnowTheChain’s ICT benchmark for forced labor, and second on the Corporate Human Rights Benchmark. Human rights are also a priority for HPE in the development, deployment and use of artificial intelligence – and in 2020, HPE developed a set of ethical AI principles to guide the company in the process. ‘Mitigation of risks and negative impacts associated with the use of this technology.
HPE is also committed to achieving net zero emissions across its entire value chain by 2050 at the latest, and last year achieved a 62% reduction in operational greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. from 2016 levels, exceeding its science target of 55. percent reduction five years ahead of schedule. HPE has also sourced 44% of its operational electricity consumption from renewable energy and continues to leverage strong partnerships with suppliers to help them set science goals and reduce emissions from the supply chain. procurement in the areas of procurement, transport logistics and manufacturing.
While HPE has long championed inclusion and diversity, the racial injustices that unfolded in the United States in 2020 forced it to join the chorus of voices demanding change. True to the company’s cultural commitment to unconditional inclusion, CEO Antonio Neri launched the Corporate Inclusion and Diversity Council – which he chairs – to engage diverse communities in the entire company and set bold goals for internal and external engagement on issues of diversity, equity and inclusion.
HPE’s board of directors is one of the most diverse in the industry, with 54% of directors identifying with one or more diverse groups. In 2020, HPE increased its female workforce at all levels around the world, including technical and executive positions. Compared to industry benchmarks, HPE is a leader in gender representation globally and in most ethnically diverse categories in the United States.
Be a force for good
In a tumultuous year, supporting clients and communities has taken on even more importance. As COVID-19 crippled society and disrupted the global economy, HPE Financial Services stepped in to provide $ 2 billion in financing to businesses facing challenges as a result of the pandemic, helping them weather the storm and respond to new demands for connectivity and other infrastructure. caused by the sudden switch to remote work. As the pandemic shed light on the digital divide in many parts of the world, HPE donated $ 26 million worth of Aruba connectivity kits to schools, hospitals and other institutions, while converting dozens of e-health centers in India to expand access to testing and telemedicine in remote areas of the country.
Finally, HPE has put its technology and innovation at the service of the fight against the coronavirus. Building on long-standing partnerships with the U.S. government, HPE has provided Cray supercomputing software free of charge to the White House COVID-19 Supercomputing Consortium to help advance therapeutic and vaccine research. In addition, HPE has joined the Open COVID Patent Pledge, joining its industry peers to make its intellectual property available for free to researchers working to fight the pandemic.
About Hewlett Packard Enterprise
Hewlett Packard Enterprise is the global edge-to-cloud platform as a service company that helps organizations accelerate results by unlocking value from all their data, everywhere. Building on decades of reinventing the future and innovating to change the way people live and work, HPE delivers unique, open, and intelligent technology solutions, with a consistent experience across all clouds and devices, to help customers to develop new business models, engage in new ways, and increase operational performance. For more information, visit: www.hpe.com.
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