HP Inc. announced a series of ambitious goals to drive a more diverse, equitable and inclusive technology industry, including its plan to achieve gender parity in leadership by 2030.
This is part of HP’s Sustainable Impact strategy to create a positive, lasting impact on the planet. This follows HP’s announcement of some of the industry’s most aggressive and comprehensive climate action goals. Enrique Lores, president and CEO at HP Inc, commented:
“Our 2030 goals are designed to make HP the world’s most sustainable and just technology company. The actions we’re taking to address some of society’s greatest challenges will strengthen our communities while spurring innovation and growth across our business. Creating a culture of diversity, equity and inclusion have long been integral to HP’s success, but our work is far from done. We will continue pushing to break down barriers within our own organization while using our platforms to advance gender and racial equality, social justice and human rights across our ecosystem.”
HP’s new commitments will contribute to the United Nations (U.N.) Sustainable Development Goals and are consistent with the U.N. Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights.
With its plans, HP remains one of the top technology companies with women in executive positions. More than 30% of HP’s leaders are women.
Covid-19 has disproportionately impacted many women, with one in four considering leaving the workplace or downshifting their careers. According to a recent Lean In and McKinsey study, HP is making a concerted effort to support women’s career advancement. The company aims to achieve 50/50 gender equality in HP leadership by 2030. HP also commits to achieving greater than 30% technical women and women in engineering roles by 2030.
The company has more than 125 employee resource groups across 32 countries, Belong @ HP training, leadership development programs for underrepresented groups and other resources that have consistently helped HP to achieve a high inclusion index rating internally. In 2020 alone, HP received more than 150 recognitions related to being the best place to work and advancing diversity, equity, inclusion and sustainability.
HP also commits to maintaining a higher than 90% rating on its internal inclusion index for all employee demographics annually. It seeks to be universally ranked as an employer of choice for underrepresented groups in the technology industry by 2030.