Case Code : CLBE007
Publication date : 2008
Subject : Business Ethics
Industry : Information Technology
Length : 04 Pages
Short Case Study Price: INR 100;
Over the last few decades, Hewlett-Packard Company (HP), one of the world's leading Information Technology (IT) companies, took various initiatives to reduce the problem of electronic waste (e-waste). It extended these initiatives to South Africa too where it was a dominant player and where there was a rapid increase in e-wastes. Notably, in 2008, it launched a pilot program in Cape Town that sought to create jobs for disadvantaged people by providing them with training and equipment to dismantle e-waste in a safe and responsible way. In 2009, it took its recycling initiatives in the country further by introducing a business-to-business recycling and take-back program.
Questions for Discussion:
1. Critically analyze the initiatives taken by HP South Africa to tackle the problem of e-waste.
2. Do you think that the pilot project launched in Cape Town is a sustainable one?
Cases on Related Topic
1. Zürich's Eco-friendly Waste Management System
2. Coca-Cola India's Corporate Social Responsibility Strategy
3. Kimberly-Clark Corporation: The Environmental Sustainability Challenge
4. Australia's Leading Retailer Woolworths' Sustainability Strategy
Corporate Social Responsibility, sustainable waste management system, E-waste Management, sustainable, environmentally responsible, product development, operations, supply chain, electronic waste, e-waste, environmental cost, environmental pollution, training, take-back program, Recycling, business-to-business recycling, logistics, environmental standards, ISO 14001 certification, pilot project, South Africa, Africa, Hewlett-Packard, HP, Information Technology, IT, Empa, Global Digital Solidarity Fund
|Business Environment||Business Ethics||Business Reports||Business Strategy|
|Corporate Governance||Economics||Enterprise Risk Management||Finance|
|HRM||Innovation||Insurance||IT and Systems|
|Leadership and Entrepreneurship||Marketing||Miscellaneous||Operations|
|Project Management||Short Case Studies||Cases in other Languages||Free Case Studies|