Two Sides, the print and paper advocacy group, announces its newest member, HP Inc, the print, technology and managed print service company.
Formed in 1939, HP continues to develop and improve its products. Since 2016, HP brand paper has been derived from recycled or certified sources, and since 2020 this has also been the case for paper-based packaging for home and office printers and supplies, PCs, and displays.
In late 2020, HP MPS was certified CarbonNeutral® in accordance with the CarbonNeutral Protocol and was the world’s most comprehensive carbon neutral Managed Print Service offering. In 2021, HP extended CarbonNeutral product certification to HP Component MPS, which provides partners a mechanism to make their contractual obligations carbon-neutral using the same stringent requirements and standards as HP MPS.
“HP are delighted to become a member of Two Sides. We aim to be the world’s most sustainable and just tech company, taking urgent action to combat climate change, protect human rights, and accelerate digital equity. As sustainability is an important factor for many of our customers and consumers, the library of facts that we have access to by joining Two Sides, will be of great use in our own customer communications, helping to promote our print and paper products.” says Peter Jolly, UK and Ireland HP Industrial Country Manager.
As part of their effort to create a more circular economy, HP has reduced single-use plastic packaging by 44% compared to 2018, and increased the use of recycled content plastic across their personal systems and print products. This is part of their Planet Partners recycling program, which launched in 1991, where used HP ink and toner cartridges are returned to HP to be recycled so they become new products and don’t end up in oceans or landfill. To date, HP has reached a monumental milestone of 1 billion cartridges recycled through HP Planet Partners.
“Our partnership with HP will help us communicate the great sustainable story that print and paper have to tell, reaching brands and consumers through their print and paper products. It’s always a pleasure to welcome new members on board and we look forward to working with HP,” says Josh Birch, Campaign Manager of Two Sides UK.
By joining Two Sides, HP has access to a large library of co-brandable communications tools, consumer research, industry-leading information, sustainability advice, and events.