HP has become the official printing partner for the Ocean Decade Exhibition, a global display of creativity that aims to raise awareness of the importance of the ocean and inspire people to conserve it.

The print giant has teamed up with several major global organisations, including The Ocean Agency, UNESCO’s Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission and Adobe as part of the wider campaign.

The exhibition is part of the Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development proclaimed by the United Nations, and it kicked off earlier this month at UNESCO’s Paris-based headquarters. The exhibition includes artwork, created by artists from all over the world, that seeks to change the image of ocean science and conservation, raise awareness of the importance of the issue, and inspire action.

As part of its role as partner HP will be making use of its water-based inks and HP Latex printers to produce the physical artwork, most of which will be made freely available online

‘At HP, our ambition is to become the world’s most sustainable and just technology company,’ explained HP CEO Enrique Lores. ‘I’m proud of the work of our teams around the world; we are making great progress towards achieving our goals while identifying areas where we must do more.

‘If we simply stay the course, we will fail to meet the magnitude of this moment. The pace of change in the world around us is accelerating, and so must our efforts to create the future we want to see.’

HP is also involved in other environmental and ocean-friendly campaigns, including a pilot programme in Haiti designed to reduce ocean-bound plastics and a $2 million plastic washing line, also in Haiti, to produce clean, high-quality recycled plastic for use in more than 50 HP products.

‘We will drive toward a net zero carbon, fully regenerative economy while engineering the industry’s most sustainable portfolio of products and solutions,’ Mr Lores concluded. ‘We plan to achieve net zero greenhouse gas emissions across the HP value chain by 2040, with a 50% reduction by the end of this decade.’