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• The Hewlett-Packard Company manufactures computers and software, and provides computer-related services.

• Despite its early commitment to recycling, HP has not made efforts to support other eco-friendly measures as of late.

• HP is embroiled in a scandal in which board members are accused of authorizing spying on employees.

    Many of HP's products are Energy Star certified • Greenpeace recently significantly downgraded its rating of HP's environmental practices.

    • HP sources from Foxconn in China, a firm that is accused of engaging in sweatshop practices.

    • Visit Go Green and encourage HP to increase its rate of sustainable improvement by supporting the Electronics TakeBack Coalition.

    -- Profile Updated 10/13/2010

    About Hewlett-Packard (HP)


    Hewlett-Packard Company manufactures computers and software, and provides computer-related services. The company employed 150,000 people and recorded sales of $91.6 billion in 2006. The company is headquartered in Palo Alto, California.

    Campaigns

    Electronics TakeBack Coalition

    The Electronics TakeBack Coalition…

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    The Electronics TakeBack Coalition, formerly the Computer TakeBack Campaign, aims to protect the health and well being of electronics users, workers, and the communities where electronics are produced and discarded by requiring consumer electronics manufacturers and brand owners to take full responsibility for the life cycle of their products, through effective public policy requirements or enforceable agreements.

    www.computertakeback.com


    Affiliates

    - All Computers S.A. - Buenos Aires, Argentina
    - Analytical Technology & Research Corporation - Manila, Philippines
    - Applied Computer Technologies, Ltda. - Hamilton, Bermuda

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    - Applied Computer Technologies, Ltda. - Hamilton, Bermuda
    - Arabian Computer Systems - Ramaliah, Israel
    - Bangkok OA Coms Co., Ltd. - Bangkok, Thailand
    - Bufete de Ingenieria Clinica, S.A. - Mexico, Mexico
    - C.Y.E.D.E. Cia, Ltda. - Quito, Ecuador
    - Cardiac Services Company - Belfast, United Kingdom
    - Casa Cientifica - Bogota, Colombia
    - Centro de Servicio de Computo, S.A. de C.V. - Mexico, Mexico
    - China Hewlett-Packard Company Ltd. - Beijing, China
    - Coasin, S.A. - Buenos Aires, Argentina
    - Comdat Datasystems AG - Schlieren, Switzerland
    - Communication Engineering Assistance, Kinshasa - Congo, Democratic Republic of
    - Compaq Computer Asia Pte Ltd. - Singapore, Singapore
    - Compaq Computer B.V. - Gouda, Netherlands
    - Compaq Computer Corp. - Englishtown, NJ
    - Compaq Computer Corporation - Alpharetta, GA
    - Compaq Computer Corporation - Arlington, TX
    - Compaq Computer Corporation - Atlanta, GA
    - Compaq Computer Corporation - Blackburn, Australia
    - Compaq Computer Corporation - Bloomington, IN
    - Compaq Computer Corporation - Colorado Springs, CO
    - Compaq Computer Corporation - Columbus, NJ
    - Compaq Computer Corporation - Dothan, AL
    - Compaq Computer Corporation - Durango, CO
    - Compaq Computer Corporation - Lanham, MD
    - Compaq Computer Corporation - Lexington, MA
    - Compaq Computer Corporation - Little Rock, AR
    - Compaq Computer Corporation - Lubbock, TX
    - Compaq Computer Corporation - Middletown, PA
    - Compaq Computer Corporation - Minneapolis, MN
    - Compaq Computer Corporation - Nashua, NH
    - Compaq Computer Corporation - New York, NY
    - Compaq Computer Corporation - Novi, MI
    - Compaq Computer Corporation - Palo Alto, CA
    - Compaq Computer Corporation - Pittsford, NY
    - Compaq Computer Corporation - Saint Louis, MO
    - Compaq Computer Corporation - Sanbornville, NH
    - Compaq Computer Corporation - Schaumburg, IL
    - Compaq Computer Corporation - South Burlington, VT
    - Compaq Computer de Mexico S. de R.L. de C.V. - Mexico, Mexico
    - Compaq Federal Llc (Subsidiary) - Piscataway, NJ
    - Compaq Telecommunication - Omaha, NE
    - Computer Information Systems - Beirut, Lebanon
    - Computers & Controls Ltd. - Port of Spain, Trinidad & Tobago
    - Computers and Controls (Barbados) Ltd. - Saint Michael, Barbados
    - Conatel, S.A. - Montevideo, Uruguay
    - Consolidated Industrial Gases Inc. - Manila, Philippines
    - Convex Technology Center-Hewlett-Packard - Richardson, TX
    - Custom Edge Inc. - Omaha, NE
    - Edisa Informatica S.A. - Bauru, Brazil
    - Egypor Trade - Cairo, Egypt
    - Emirates Technology Company (EMITAC) - Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
    - Emirates Technology Company (EMITAC) - Dubai, United Arab Emirates
    - Equipos Dela Bermejo S.A. - Mexicali, Mexico
    - ESACOMP - Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
    - Foto Internacional, S.A. - Panama, Panama
    - Hellamco-Michael Cotoyannis - Athens, Greece
    - Hermes Plus - Belgrade, Serbia & Montenegro
    - Hermes Plus - Sarajevo, Bosnia & Herzegovina
    - Hermes Plus - Zagreb, Croatia
    - Hermes Plus Slovenia - Ljubljana, Slovenia
    - Hewlett Packard - Bangalore, India
    - Hewlett Packard - Hong Kong, Hong Kong
    - Hewlett Packard - Lane Cove, Australia
    - Hewlett Packard - Lexington, MA
    - Hewlett Packard - Sydney, Australia
    - Hewlett Packard Argentina S.R.L. - Buenos Aires, Argentina
    - Hewlett Packard France S.A.R.L. - Issy-les-Moulineaux, France
    - Hewlett Packard GmbH - Vienna, Austria
    - Hewlett Packard Portugal - Lisbon, Portugal
    - Hewlett Packard S.r.l. - Milan, Italy
    - Hewlett Packard Sales Malaysia Sdn. Bhd. - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
    - Hewlett Packard Switzerland GmbH - Dubendorf, Switzerland
    - Hewlett-Packard & Control Ltd., Hungary - Budapest, Hungary
    - Hewlett-Packard (Canada) Co. - Victoria, Canada
    - Hewlett-Packard (Canada) Ltd. - Mississauga, Canada
    - Hewlett-Packard (New Zealand) Ltd. - Auckland, New Zealand
    - Hewlett-Packard (New Zealand) Ltd. - Wellington, New Zealand
    - Hewlett-Packard (Schweiz) AG - Meyrin, Switzerland
    - Hewlett-Packard (Schweiz) AG - Niederweningen, Switzerland
    - Hewlett-Packard (Schweiz) AG - Urdorf, Switzerland
    - Hewlett-Packard (Schweiz) AG - Zurich, Switzerland
    - Hewlett-Packard (Suisse) S.a.r.l. - Arlesheim, Switzerland
    - Hewlett-Packard (UK) Ltd. - Bracknell, United Kingdom
    - Hewlett-Packard (UK) Ltd. - Bristol, United Kingdom
    - Hewlett-Packard - Auckland, New Zealand
    - Hewlett-Packard - Ontario, CA
    - Hewlett-Packard - Palo Alto, CA
    - Hewlett-Packard - Stockholm, Sweden
    - Hewlett-Packard - Utrecht, Netherlands
    - Hewlett-Packard - Wellington, New Zealand
    - Hewlett-Packard A/S - Allerod, Denmark
    - Hewlett-Packard A/S - Viby, Denmark
    - Hewlett-Packard Argentina S.A. - Buenos Aires, Argentina
    - Hewlett-Packard Asia Pacific Ltd. - Central, China (Hong Kong)
    - Hewlett-Packard Asia/Pacific Pte. Ltd. - Singapore, Singapore
    - Hewlett-Packard Australia Ltd. - Adelaide, Australia
    - Hewlett-Packard Australia Ltd. - Blackburn, Australia
    - Hewlett-Packard Australia Ltd. - Brisbane, Australia
    - Hewlett-Packard Australia Ltd. - Bruce, Australia
    - Hewlett-Packard Australia Ltd. - Milton, Australia
    - Hewlett-Packard Australia Ltd. - Perth, Australia
    - Hewlett-Packard Australia Ltd. - Sydney, Australia
    - Hewlett-Packard Australia Ltd. - Wayville, Australia
    - Hewlett-Packard Belgium S.A./N.V. - Brussels, Belgium
    - Hewlett-Packard Biiglsayar Ve Olcum Sistemleri AS - Istanbul, Turkey
    - Hewlett-Packard Canada Corp. - Hull, Canada
    - Hewlett-Packard Ceskoslovensko spol.s.r.o. - Bratislava, Slovakia
    - Hewlett-Packard Ceskoslovensko spol.s.r.o. - Prague, Czech Republic
    - Hewlett-Packard China Co., Ltd. - Shanghai, China
    - Hewlett-Packard Co. - Kennesaw, GA
    - Hewlett-Packard Co. - Palo Alto, CA
    - Hewlett-Packard Company - Alpharetta, GA
    - Hewlett-Packard Company - Austin, TX
    - Hewlett-Packard Company - Bellevue, WA
    - Hewlett-Packard Company - Blue Bell, PA
    - Hewlett-Packard Company - Colorado Springs, CO
    - Hewlett-Packard Company - Corvallis, OR
    - Hewlett-Packard Company - Cupertino, CA
    - Hewlett-Packard Company - Greenbelt, MD
    - Hewlett-Packard Company - Greenville, WI
    - Hewlett-Packard Company - Lansing, MI
    - Hewlett-Packard Company - Littleton, MA
    - Hewlett-Packard Company - Makati, Philippines
    - Hewlett-Packard Company - Marlborough, MA
    - Hewlett-Packard Company - Omaha, NE
    - Hewlett-Packard Company - Palo Alto, CA
    - Hewlett-Packard Company - Reston, VA
    - Hewlett-Packard Company - San Diego, CA
    - Hewlett-Packard Company - Saratoga Springs, NY
    - Hewlett-Packard Company - Seoul, Korea (South)
    - Hewlett-Packard Company - Winchester, TN
    - Hewlett-Packard de Mexico, S.A. de C.V. - Ciudad Juarez, Mexico
    - Hewlett-Packard de Mexico, S.A. de C.V. - Guadalajara, Mexico
    - Hewlett-Packard de Mexico, S.A. de C.V. - Hermosillo, Mexico
    - Hewlett-Packard de Mexico, S.A. de C.V. - Mexico, Mexico
    - Hewlett-Packard de Mexico, S.A. de C.V. - Torreon, Mexico
    - Hewlett-Packard De Venezuela C.A. - Caracas, Venezuela
    - Hewlett-Packard de Venezuela, C.A. - Caracas, Venezuela
    - Hewlett-Packard de Venezuela, C.A. - Maracaibo, Venezuela
    - Hewlett-Packard Espanola S.A. - Madrid, Spain
    - Hewlett-Packard Espanola, S.A. - Barcelona, Spain
    - Hewlett-Packard Espanola, S.A. - Las Arenas, Spain
    - Hewlett-Packard Espanola, S.A. - Las Rozas, Spain
    - Hewlett-Packard Espanola, S.A. - Seville, Spain
    - Hewlett-Packard Espanola, S.A. - Valencia, Spain
    - Hewlett-Packard Far East Pte. Ltd. - Singapore, Singapore
    - Hewlett-Packard Financial Services Corporation - New Providence, NJ
    - Hewlett-Packard Finland Field OY - Oulu, Finland
    - Hewlett-Packard France - Carquefou, France
    - Hewlett-Packard France - Evry, France
    - Hewlett-Packard France - Eybens, France
    - Hewlett-Packard France - Les Milles, France
    - Hewlett-Packard France - Les Ulis, France
    - Hewlett-Packard France - Merignac, France
    - Hewlett-Packard France - Metz, France
    - Hewlett-Packard France - Mont-Saint-Aignau, France
    - Hewlett-Packard France - Montpellier, France
    - Hewlett-Packard France - Paris, France
    - Hewlett-Packard France - Rennes, France
    - Hewlett-Packard France - Villeneuve d'Ascq, France
    - Hewlett-Packard France - Villepinte, France
    - Hewlett-Packard Ges.m.b.H. - Graz, Austria
    - Hewlett-Packard Ges.m.b.H. - Vienna, Austria
    - Hewlett-Packard GmbH - Bad Homburg, Germany
    - Hewlett-Packard GmbH - Berlin, Germany
    - Hewlett-Packard GmbH - Boblingen, Germany
    - Hewlett-Packard GmbH - Dortmund, Germany
    - Hewlett-Packard GmbH - Hamburg, Germany
    - Hewlett-Packard GmbH - Hannover, Germany
    - Hewlett-Packard GmbH - Ismaning, Germany
    - Hewlett-Packard GmbH - Neu-Ulm, Germany
    - Hewlett-Packard GmbH - Nuremberg, Germany
    - Hewlett-Packard GmbH - Ratingen, Germany
    - Hewlett-Packard GmbH - Taufkirchen, Germany
    - Hewlett-Packard Hellas - Athens, Greece
    - Hewlett-Packard Hellas Service Center - Psychiko, Greece
    - Hewlett-Packard HK SAR Limited - Hong Kong, Hong Kong
    - Hewlett-Packard India Pvt. Ltd. - Bangalore, India
    - Hewlett-Packard India Pvt. Ltd. - Hyderabad, India
    - Hewlett-Packard India Pvt. Ltd. - Kolkata, India
    - Hewlett-Packard India Pvt. Ltd. - Madras, India
    - Hewlett-Packard India Pvt. Ltd. - Mumbai, India
    - Hewlett-Packard India Pvt. Ltd. - New Delhi, India
    - Hewlett-Packard India Pvt. Ltd. - Vadodara, India
    - Hewlett-Packard Inter-Americas - Palo Alto, CA
    - Hewlett-Packard Ireland Ltd. - Kildare, Ireland
    - Hewlett-Packard Italiana S.p.A. - Bologna, Italy
    - Hewlett-Packard Italiana S.p.A. - Catania, Italy
    - Hewlett-Packard Italiana S.p.A. - Corsico, Italy
    - Hewlett-Packard Italiana S.p.A. - Firenze, Italy
    - Hewlett-Packard Italiana S.p.A. - Genoa, Italy
    - Hewlett-Packard Italiana S.p.A. - Limito, Italy
    - Hewlett-Packard Italiana S.p.A. - Milan, Italy
    - Hewlett-Packard Italiana S.p.A. - Naples, Italy
    - Hewlett-Packard Italiana S.p.A. - Padua, Italy
    - Hewlett-Packard Italiana S.p.A. - Rome, Italy
    - Hewlett-Packard Italiana S.p.A. - Turin, Italy
    - Hewlett-Packard Japan, Ltd. - Tokyo, Japan
    - Hewlett-Packard Limited - Crawley, United Kingdom
    - Hewlett-Packard Limited - London, United Kingdom
    - Hewlett-Packard Limited - Reading, United Kingdom
    - Hewlett-Packard Limited - Solihull, United Kingdom
    - Hewlett-Packard Ltd. - Birmingham, United Kingdom
    - Hewlett-Packard Ltd. - Bracknell, United Kingdom
    - Hewlett-Packard Ltd. - Livingston, United Kingdom
    - Hewlett-Packard Ltd. - Uxbridge, United Kingdom
    - Hewlett-Packard Ltd. - Wokingham, United Kingdom
    - Hewlett-Packard Mexico F. De R.L. De C.V. - Mexico, Mexico
    - Hewlett-Packard Monterrey - Nuevo Leon - Nuevo Leon, Mexico
    - Hewlett-Packard Moscow Representative Office - Moscow, Russia
    - Hewlett-Packard Nederland B.V. - Amstelveen, Netherlands
    - Hewlett-Packard Nederland B.V. - Eindhoven, Netherlands
    - Hewlett-Packard Nederland B.V. - Utrecht, Netherlands
    - Hewlett-Packard New Zealand Ltd. - Auckland, New Zealand
    - Hewlett-Packard Norge A/S - Bergen, Norway
    - Hewlett-Packard Norge A/S - Osteras, Norway
    - Hewlett-Packard Norge A/S - Stavanger, Norway
    - Hewlett-Packard Norge A/S - Trondheim, Norway
    - Hewlett-Packard Norway AS - Oslo, Norway
    - Hewlett-Packard OY - Espoo, Finland
    - Hewlett-Packard OY - Jyvaskyla, Finland
    - Hewlett-Packard Peru S.R.L. - Lima, Peru
    - Hewlett-Packard Pte. Ltd. - New Delhi, India
    - Hewlett-Packard Sales & Support Services - Columbia, SC
    - Hewlett-Packard Sales (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd. - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
    - Hewlett-Packard Sales, France - Lingolsheim, France
    - Hewlett-Packard Singapore (Sales) Pte., Ltd. - Singapore, Singapore
    - Hewlett-Packard Singapore Pte. Ltd. - Singapore, Singapore
    - Hewlett-Packard Sverige AB - Orebro, Sweden
    - Hewlett-Packard Sverige AB - Vastra Frolunda, Sweden
    - Hewlett-Packard USA (Subsidiary) - Houston, TX
    - Hewlwett-Packard (Division) - Irvine, CA
    - HP - Annapolis, MD
    - HP - Haworth, NJ
    - HP Australia Pty. Ltd. - Lane Cove, Australia
    - HP Direct (Subsidiary) - Omaha, NE
    - HP Inc. (Subsidiary) - Winnipeg, Canada
    - HP Indigo BV (Branch) - Maastricht, Netherlands
    - HP Invent - Brussels, Belgium
    - HP Japan - Tokyo, Japan
    - HP Novadigm, Inc. (Subsidiary) - Mahwah, NJ
    - IIRUC - Bucharest, Romania
    - IMTAC - Muscat, Oman
    - Instrumentacion, Ltda. - Bogota, Colombia
    - Ipesa de Guatemala - Guatemala, Guatemala
    - IS Costa Rica, S.A. - San Jose, Costa Rica
    - Management Information Systems Co. Ltd. (MIS) - Lagos, Nigeria
    - MD Biomedical Engineering Pte. Ltd. - Singapore, Singapore
    - Medicas Yoma L.A. - Caracas, Venezuela
    - Microbit Computadores - Bogota, Colombia
    - Middle East Electronics - Damascus, Syria
    - Modern Electronic Establishment (M.E.E.) - Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia
    - Modern Electronic Establishment (M.E.E.) - Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
    - Modern Electronic Establishment (M.E.E.) - Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
    - Mushko Electronics (Pvt) Limited - Karachi, Pakistan
    - P.T. Bereca Hardayaperkasa - Jakarta, Indonesia
    - Promark - Hallandale, FL
    - Qatar Datamation Systems - Doha, Qatar
    - R.T.I. (Realisations Telematiques Internationales) - Aubervilliers, France
    - Samsung Hewlett-Packard - Seoul, Korea (South)
    - Schmidt & Co. (Hong Kong) Ltd. - Hong Kong, Hong Kong
    - SEM Ltd. - Istanbul, Turkey
    - Serinfor - Casablanca, Morocco
    - Siser Ltda. - La Paz, Bolivia
    - Sistemas de Informatica e de Medida, S.A. - Porto, Portugal
    - Solar Electronica - Bogota, Colombia
    - Sonitel S.A. - Panama, Panama
    - Soquimica - Lisbon, Portugal
    - Tandem Computers Canada Limited - Markham, Canada
    - Tandem Computers Japan, Ltd. - Osaka, Japan
    - Tandem Telecommunications Systems, Inc. - Plano, TX
    - Tecnologia Medica del Caribe, C.A. - Caracas, Venezuela
    - The New HP (Subsidiary) - Dallas, TX
    - The New HP (Subsidiary) - Pittsburgh, PA
    - The New HP - Marlborough, MA
    - The New HP - Minneapolis, MN
    - The New HP - Redmond, WA
    - Transoft Networks Inc. (Division) - Santa Barbara, CA
    - U.S. Computers - Miami, FL
    - Unisistemas Panama - Panama, Panama
    - Van Den Cientifica Ltda. - Bauru, Brazil
    - Van Den Cientifica Ltda. - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
    - Yokogawa-Hewlett-Packard Ltd. - Atsugi, Japan
    - Yokogawa-Hewlett-Packard Ltd. - Kumagaya, Japan
    - Yokogawa-Hewlett-Packard Ltd. - Kyoto, Japan
    - Yokogawa-Hewlett-Packard Ltd. - Mito, Japan
    - Yokogawa-Hewlett-Packard Ltd. - Miyagi, Japan
    - Yokogawa-Hewlett-Packard Ltd. - Nagoya, Japan
    - Yokogawa-Hewlett-Packard Ltd. - Osaka, Japan
    - Yokogawa-Hewlett-Packard Ltd. - Shizuoka, Japan
    - Yokogawa-Hewlett-Packard Ltd. - Tochigi, Japan
    - Yokogawa-Hewlett-Packard Ltd. - Tokyo, Japan
    - Yokogawa-Hewlett-Packard Ltd. - Yokohama, Japan
    - Zayani Computer Systems - Manama, Bahrain

    Contact Hewlett-Packard (HP)


    Hewlett-Packard (HP)
    Palo Alto, CA 94304 USA

    Phone: 650-857-1501

    Web: www.hp.com

    Alerts

    Labor

    Foxconn, an embattled electonics factory in Taiwan, faced more accusations of serious labor violations in a 90 page report issued …

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    Foxconn, an embattled electonics factory in Taiwan, faced more accusations of serious labor violations in a 90 page report issued by Students and Scholars Against Corporate Misbehavior (SACOM) and students and professor's at top Chinese universities. The report found that Foxconn, who manufactures electronics including cellphones and iPads for companies like Apple, HP, and Sony, hires interns instead of full-time workers to save money, doesn't pay legally madated insurance for its employees, and excessive work hours which are causing the factories employees to become extremely stressed out. Foxconn has had a long history of being accused of labor violations, yet the company denies any wrong doing.

    -- Global Post, 10/11/2010

    Source URL: www.globalpost.com/dispatch/china/101010/silicon-sweatshops-foxconn-la...


    Factory in China manufacturing for technology companies involved in string of suicides.…

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    Factory in China manufacturing for technology companies involved in string of suicides. As of May 25, 2010, nine suicides have occurred in a factory this year, this factory produces for Apple, Hewlett-Packard, Dell, and other global companies. There were also two other failed suicide attempts at this factory. The factory is now under investigation and some workers’ rights group feel that the factory runs a military-style operation, putting stress on workers.

    -- New York Times, 06/24/2010

    Source URL: www.nytimes.com/2010/05/26/technology/26suicide.html?ref=hewlett_packa...


    Ethics and Governance

    Three HP employees arrested after allegedly being paid in connection with Russian law enforcement agencies.…

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    Three HP employees arrested after allegedly being paid in connection with Russian law enforcement agencies. The employees were supposedly able to influence contracts and negotiations and have been charged with fraud in Germany and Switzerland.

    -- New York Times, 04/15/2010

    Source URL: www.nytimes.com/2010/04/16/technology/16hewlett.html?ref=hewlett_packa...


    Hewlett-Packard’s key staff members testified before a congressional committee about the company’s data privacy scandal.…

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    Hewlett-Packard’s key staff members testified before a congressional committee about the company’s data privacy scandal. The House Energy and Commerce subcommittee on oversight and investigations charged HP with spying on staff and journalists. HP obtained staff and journalists’ phone records, along with other data, in an attempt to discover which employee had leaked “confidential” reports to the press. The scandal brought a wave of resignations, including Patricia Dunn, HP chairman, and Ann Baskins, HP general counsel. HP’s key lawyer quit her post hours before the hearing.

    September 28, 2006, Verizon Wireless filed a lawsuit against 20 individuals who allegedly obtained the telephone records for Hewlett-Packard. The lawsuit states that these individuals used “fraud, trickery, and deceit” to access call records from Verizon customer service centers. According to prosecutors, such practices violate laws concerning identity theft and unauthorized access to computer data.

    -- Washington Post, 09/29/2006

    Source URL: www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/09/28/AR20060928002...


    In 2006, CEO Mark V. Hurd made $24,031,487 in total compensation, including stock option grants from Hewlett-Packard.…

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    In 2006, CEO Mark V. Hurd made $24,031,487 in total compensation, including stock option grants from Hewlett-Packard.

    -- AFL-CIO, 04/05/2006

    Source URL: www.aflcio.org/corporatewatch/paywatch/ceou/database.cfm?tkr=HPQ&pg=1


    Lawyers representing thousands of apartheid victims at an appeal hearing in New York will revive 2002 compensation claims against …

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    Lawyers representing thousands of apartheid victims at an appeal hearing in New York will revive 2002 compensation claims against foreign multinationals they accuse of aiding and abetting apartheid violence. Implicated corporations include BP, Barclays, Hewlett-Packard, Credit Suisse, Coca-Cola, DaimlerChrysler, Ford and Shell Oil. The plaintiffs and some 29 civil society groups and individuals allege that companies that supported the apartheid state violated the Sullivan code and US's constructive engagement policy designed to fight discrimination. Violations involved such activities as providing the regime with armoured vehicles for patroling townships, and creating the pass book which non-whites were required to carry to authorize their passage in otherwise white areas.

    -- Independent Online, 01/22/2006

    Source URL: www.int.iol.co.za/index.php?set_id=14&click_id=6&art_id=vn200601221137...


    In early 2001 a retired Hewlett-Packard employee sued the company claiming it reneged on its promise to provide its retired employ…

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    In early 2001 a retired Hewlett-Packard employee sued the company claiming it reneged on its promise to provide its retired employees with lifetime discounts on HP products. The suit represents 3,800 Hewlett-Packard retirees who were transferred to the company's Agilent spin-off in 1999. The rebate plan provided 10% discounts to employees who had worked at the company 15 years or more and who were 55 years old when they retired. Hewlett-Packard responded by stating the Employee Purchase Rebate Program was not a qualified retirement plan and therefore is subject to change. HP eventually settled the lawsuit by agreeing to reinstate the rebate discount and create a $150,000 fund to reimburse discounts on already purchased products.

    -- Associated Press, 01/31/2001

    Source URL: www.dukeemployees.com/newsjanuary2001.shtml


    Environment

    Hewlett-Packard has not managed to maintain its position in Greenpeace International’s “Guide to Greener Electronics.” The Washing…

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    Hewlett-Packard has not managed to maintain its position in Greenpeace International’s “Guide to Greener Electronics.” The Washington, DC-based nonprofit releases a quarterly ranking of 14 of the leading consumer and mobile technology companies based on criteria relating to recycling, phase out of toxic chemicals and corporate responsibility issues. Although HP was once ranked toward the middle of the pack, they have failed to keep up with other computer companies and are now, according to Greenpeace, in “free fall.”

    -- Greenpeace International, 09/19/2007

    Source URL: www.greenpeace.org/international/campaigns/toxics/electronics/how-the-...


    In “Toxic Chemicals in Computers Exposed,” Greenpeace International reported results of their study on hazardous substances in lap…

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    In “Toxic Chemicals in Computers Exposed,” Greenpeace International reported results of their study on hazardous substances in laptop computers produced by Acer, Apple, Dell, Hewlett-Packard, and Sony. In conjunction with the Eurofins Environmental A/S in Galten, Denmark, Greenpeace tested for chemicals such as lead, chromium, and bromine. HP and Apple laptops contained the highest levels of toxic contamination. HP laptops were the only models tested in which lead was identified. The study found PBDEs, which are a class of brominated fire retardants (BFRs), present in HP’s Pavilion dv4000 Series, though the company claimed to have removed the chemical from its product years ago. Long-term exposure to BFRs has been linked to abnormal brain development, interference with thyroid and estrogen hormone systems, as well as the nervous system.

    -- Greenpeace, 06/26/2007

    Source URL: www.greenpeace.org/international/news/hp-apple-toxic-laptops180906


    Basel Action Network’s (BAN) report entitled “The Digital Dump: Exporting Re-use and Abuse to Africa,” examines the current downsi…

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    Basel Action Network’s (BAN) report entitled “The Digital Dump: Exporting Re-use and Abuse to Africa,” examines the current downside to the information technology growth in the industrialized world, focusing on the environmental ramifications in Lagos, Nigeria. The study demonstrates how Nigeria, representative of developing nations, has disproportionately carried the burden of toxic cyber waste. The formal and informal dumps have leached dangerous toxins, such as dioxins, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, and heavy metals, into the air and groundwater. HP products were among those found “washed up” on the West African import market.

    -- Basel Action Network, 10/24/2005

    Source URL: www.ban.org/BANreports/10-24-05/documents/TheDigitalDump.pdf


    On the 2005 Computer Report Card, published jointly by the Computer TakeBack Campaign and the Silicon Valley Toxics Coalition, Hew…

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    On the 2005 Computer Report Card, published jointly by the Computer TakeBack Campaign and the Silicon Valley Toxics Coalition, Hewlett-Packard(HP) received the high score of 35 for their policies regarding electronics take back, disposal procedures and the materials used in their computers.

    -- Silicon Valley Toxics Coalition, 03/07/2005

    Source URL: svtc.etoxics.org/site/PageServer?pagename=svtc_computer_report_card


    Labor

    Foxconn Electronics, a factory located in China that supplies $20.7 billion worth of products annually to Apple, Dell, Hewlett-Pac…

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    Foxconn Electronics, a factory located in China that supplies $20.7 billion worth of products annually to Apple, Dell, Hewlett-Packard, Intel, Sony, and other top name brands, has come under criticism for alleged labor violations. According to British newspaper The Mail, labor rights violations at Foxconn Electronics include the following:

    • Wages below the legal minimum, with workers reportedly earning $50 a month
    • Routine work shifts of 15 hours
    • Poor and unsafe working conditions
    • Inadequate dormitories

    China Labor Bulletin research director Robin Munro stated, "They're not sharing proportionally in the benefits and profits in this huge globalization effort…. The only reason they can survive in these cities is because all they do is work." Foxconn states that there are huge discrepancies between the truth and allegations cited in the report.

    -- Associated Press, 06/16/2006

    Source URL: www.wired.com/news/technology/0,71176-0.html?tw=wn_technology_1