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HPE Sustainability News, Milestones, Partnerships and Net Zero Timeline

January 12, 2024 by Joe Panettieri

Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) expects to achieve net-zero carbon emissions by 2040 -- a decade faster than previously expected -- according to a 2022 statement.

Monica Batchelder, chief sustainability officer, HPE
Monica Batchelder, chief sustainability officer, HPE

The journey toward net zero, led by HPE Chief Sustainability Officer Monica Batchelder, involves multiple internal milestones along with new green IT tools and sustainable software developments for partners and customers.

In a prepared statement about the journey, HPE CEO Antonio Neri said in June 2023: “Sustainability is inextricably linked to every part of our business. At HPE, we have an opportunity and an obligation to help customers drive data-first modernization projects that are more accessible, responsible, inclusive, and sustainable. Our expertise in partnering throughout the lifecycle of our relationship with customers to help them achieve their sustainable IT objectives is a key reason why organizations choose HPE.”

The timeline below, updated regularly, further explains HPE's sustainability strategy, key milestones, customer engagements, partner integrations and more. Check back regularly for updates.

January 2024: HPE Business Milestones

M&A - Networking and AI: HPE is acquiring Juniper Networks for roughly $14 million. Juniper is striving to be carbon neutral across its operations by 2025. The company also promotes Day One Green -- a collection of white papers to help customers achieve climate goals by leveraging Juniper's technologies and expertise.

Simon Ewington, worldwide channel and partner ecosystem leader, HPE

Channel Chief: In a blog, HPE Channel Chief Simon Ewington shared his partner outlook for 2024. Among the areas to watch: The HPE Sustainability Insight Center and associated sustainability services to help customers reduce their IT carbon footprints. Ewington's blog surfaced shortly before HPE disclosed plans to acquire Juniper Networks for $14 billion.

November 2023: HPE Sustainability Partnership

Partnership - AI and Cloud Services: DarkByte and Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) are partnering to to roll out AI cloud services powered by renewable energy such as solar, batteries, hydro, and nanotech, the companies said. The relationship leverages HPE Cray XD supercomputers, featuring NVIDIA H100 GPUs, to "provide the scale and performance required to support compute-intensive workloads such as AI, machine learning, and modeling and simulation workloads."

October 2023: HPE Sustainability Strategy Milestones

Kyocera Document Solutions UK (KDUK) and HPE launched net zero workshops to help customers deploy and manage sustainable IT solutions. TD Synnex, the global technology distributor, also is involved in the workshops.

September 2023: Sustainability Strategy Milestones

HPE and Schneider Electric expanded their sustainability and IT services partnership to increasingly support Asia Pacific customers.

June 2023: Sustainability Strategy Milestones

Multiple updates...

  • Annual Report: The company released its annual Living Progress Report for fiscal year 2022.
  • Scope 1 and 2 Emissions: In just two years, HPE’s operational (Scope 1 & 2) emissions decreased 21% from the company's 2020 baseline, toward a target of 70% in 2030.
  • Renewable Energy: The company surpassed a 2025 target of sourcing 50% renewable electricity three years ahead of schedule.
  • Scope 3 Emissions: In FY22, HPEE's overall Scope 3 emissions remained constant year-over-year despite a 2.6% increase in net revenue.
  • Software: HPE previewed a sustainability dashboard and related services to help customers measure and reduce carbon footprints related to IT.
  • SMB Sector: HPE Financial Services expanded a Force for Good financing program -- which rewards organizations that demonstrate a measurable commitment to sustainability.

2022: Sustainability Strategy Milestones

  • December: HPE Technology Renewal Centers in 2022 processed roughly 3.6 million IT assets, remarketing 82% for a second life.
  • December: Over the last three years, various HPEFS programs have returned over 3.1 million personal computers, 2.4 million servers and compute assets and close to 800,000 storage devices to active use.
  • December: The company derived approximately $1.3 billion in net revenue contributed by customer sustainability engagements in FY 2022, a more than 400% increase over 2018, the company said.
  • June: Ninety-six systems from the company made the Green 500 list of the world’s most energy efficient supercomputers, with Frontier coming in as Number One, the company said.

Got an HPE update to share? Please email me the details: Joe@MentoreVentures.com.

Note: This blog originally published in June 2023. Updated regularly thereafter.

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