HP signs seven-year deal with Vale S.A.

On Thursday, HP announced that it has agreed to a seven-year contract with global mining company Vale S.A. to create a green technology infrastructure that aligns with its environmental sustainability agenda. The contract aims to transform Vale S.A.’s technology infrastructure and achieve its strategic growth and cost-containment objectives.

The project utilizes the HP portfolio of energy-efficient data centers, blade servers and PCs, as well as print solutions that reduce paper usage.

The transformation projects will generate new jobs in the country. And further demonstrating its commitment to the country and to further support Vale’s sustainability agenda, HP and Vale plan to donate personal computers to local communities and schools where Vale has a presence.

“Transforming and standardizing our technology foundation gives the Vale team worldwide access to leading technology that enhances business development while promoting sustainability and environmental responsibility, ” said Vale S.A. Human Resources and Corporate Services executive director Carla Grasso. “We value our deep relationships with the highly skilled HP and Vale teams leading this transformation of one of the world’s largest mining companies and we are excited for the potential of new job opportunities in Brazil.”

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