HP Inc. to Receive World Environment Center’s 2017 Gold Medal Award for Corporate Sustainability

HP Inc. to Receive World Environment Center’s 2017 Gold Medal Award for Corporate Sustainability

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CAMPAIGN: Gold Medal

CONTENT: Press Release

February 21, 2017 /3BL Media/ - The World Environment Center (WEC) is pleased to announce that its 33rd annual Gold Medal for International Corporate Achievement in Sustainable Development will be awarded to HP Inc. (HP). HP will accept the Gold Medal Award on Thursday, May 11, 2017, during the Gold Medal Presentation Ceremony in Washington, D.C.

An independent jury selected HP’s application due to its corporate responsibility initiatives such as strategic alignment with 16 of the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals, its comprehensive supply chain responsibility and circular economy efforts, and genuine commitment to advocating on behalf of migrant workers, refugees, and underserved populations.

In summarizing the decision of the Gold Medal Jury, Jury Chair Katherine Sierra noted, “On behalf of the independent Jury members, I extend my sincere congratulations to HP for its thoughtful approach to sustainability and social impact. The company strongly adheres to its three core pillars of environment, society, and integrity, and this commitment coupled with a global supply chain has far-reaching and positive sustainability impacts around the world.”

In acknowledging receipt of the prestigious global sustainability award, Stuart Pann, Chief Supply Chain Officer of HP, stated, “We are honored to be recognized by the World Environment Center for our ongoing commitment to reduce the environmental impact of our operations, supply chain, and products—and to empower individuals and communities everywhere. Our commitment to sustainability is based on our company values and is core to our business. We firmly believe it contributes directly to the long-term success of our customers, our partners, and HP.”

The World Environment Center’s Gold Medal for International Corporate Achievement in Sustainable Development was established in 1985 to recognize significant industry initiatives in global environmental excellence and sustainable development. Recent recipients of the WEC Gold Medal Award are: CH2M (2016), SC Johnson (2015), Unilever (2013), IBM (2012), Nestlé (2011), Wal-Mart Stores (2010), The Coca-Cola Company (2009), and Marks & Spencer (2008).

The Gold Medal Jury is independent of WEC and its programs, and is composed of international leaders from academia, government, non-governmental organizations, and retired industry professionals. 

About HP Inc.

HP Inc. creates technology that makes life better for everyone, everywhere. Through our portfolio of printers, PCs, mobile devices, solutions, and services, we engineer experiences that amaze. More information about HP Inc. is available at http://www.hp.com.

About the World Environment Center

The World Environment Center, headquartered in Washington, D.C., with offices and operations in emerging and developed markets, is unique in its direct application of sustainable development strategies and practices to the business operations of global companies. WEC creates sustainable business solutions through individual projects in emerging markets; convenes leadership roundtables to shape strategic thinking across a range of sustainability topics with a specific focus on the preparation of business leaders to implement sustainability; and honors industry excellence through its annual Gold Medal Award. An independent non-profit organization, WEC conducts no advocacy activities. For more information, please visit www.wec.org.