HP has announced the expanding its collaboration with the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) in 80 million dollars in order to address the impacts of printing on forests, within its global climate action strategy.
HP first announced its ‘Forest Positive’ vision for printing in 2019, with which he promised to “give back to the forests more than they give us.” To achieve this, HP and its partners are working together to conserve forest ecosystems.
The newly expanded collaboration with WWF will support a growing series of commitments the company maintains around the conservation of forests around the world, based on its zero deforestation status for its paper and paper packaging, such as reports in a statement.
It will also enable HP to meet its 2030 goal of countering the impact on forest resources of non-HP paper, but has been used in the brand’s printing products and services.
“This association is designed to help counteract every page printed on an HP printer by restoring critical forest ecosystems, as well as to help ensure a better future for everyone, around the world, “said HP President Helena Herrero.
For his part, the president and CEO of WWF, Carter Roberts, said that “by committing to address the forest resources used for paper outside its supply chain, HP is accelerating the achievement of corporate commitments to climate and nature”.
17 MILLION TONS OF PAPER
The $ 80 million collaboration with WWF will target 17 million tons of paper used in HP consumer and professional printers over ten years. This equals sustainably manage, restore or protect nearly 384,000 hectares of forest, as they point out from HP.
This union is also based on HP’s support of WWF’s development of scientific objectives for forests. The technology company applies a new methodology developed by WWF for more comprehensively estimate the impacts of printing in them. Based on those estimated impacts, HP will protect, repopulate and improve the management of a required area of forest.
Models developed with funding from HP will help identify key regions of the world for forest conservation and better estimate the carbon benefits and nature of forestry actions.