Doing Business with Hewlett-Packard Co. HP is one of the world’s largest information technology (IT) companies and has one of the industry’s most extensive supply chains. Comprising more than 1,000 production suppliers and tens of thousands of nonproduction suppliers, it spans six continents, more than 45 countries and territories, and many cultures. HP requests suppliers we identify as high-risk to complete a self-assessment questionnaire to identify potential social and environmental responsibility performance risks. The questionnaire is administered electronically through E-TASC, an IT platform for companies to effectively implement a standards-based approach for improving supplier conformance to standards related to labor, health, safety, ethics and environmental activity. In addition to helping HP evaluate risk, self-assessments help suppliers become more familiar with HP’s expectations of what it means to conform to HP’s Electronic Industry Code of Conduct. HP will review the results of the selfassessment and provide feedback, and suppliers will create and implement an improvement plan, if required. HP Supplier Portal The HP Supplier Portal is HP's single point of entry for HP suppliers, business partners and vendors to access HP content, services, applications and tools. It will replace all other externalfacing HP portals and web sites for Business partner collaboration. Anyone who has access to the public internet can access the HP Supplier portal public pages. Users can learn more about the portal and read HP unrestricted information. However, the real value of the portal is contained within the secured pages. To access services with information classified as HP Confidential, a Business Partner company must complete a Business Partner Internet Authentication (BPIA) agreement with HP. Individuals with the company may then obtain an HP owned digital certificate from their internal approvers, per the HP Delegated Administration model of user management, to access the Supplier Portal. Alternately and for the less security stringent services, HP Restricted or lower, the portal offers the ability to register and sign-in to such secure pages using User ID and password. Please refer to HPs vendor/supplier approval page, located at: http://www.hp.com/go/suppliers to submit your information. Your information will be directed to the proper contact and stored for review.
Published on Oct 21, 2013