Human rights abuses may seem like a distant problem to those of us working comfortably behind a computer. But unfortunately, they’re ubiquitous. This is the message of HP’s new Human Rights Lead, Tu Rinsche, who challenges companies, employees, and customers to rethink what they know about human rights, including how much power they have to help.
HP’s ambitious 2030 Sustainable Impact goals are what inspired Rinsche to make the leap back into the corporate world and the technology sector.
“When I saw that HP’s aspiration is to be the most just and sustainable technology company in the world, I said, ‘I want to work for HP.’”
As a volunteer with the Peace Corps in Mauritania, Rinsche worked for the US Department of State, joining one of the first government offices focused on corporate social responsibility in the Human Rights Bureau. Additionally, Rinsche led human rights policies and programs at Disney and Marriott, where she spearheaded an employee awareness initiative that reached 500,000 people within two years.
At HP, she chairs HP’s Human Rights Council and coordinates the company’s human rights efforts relating to corporate policy and due diligence, mandatory disclosures on how HP is combating modern slavery, regulatory tracking, and global advocacy and strategic initiatives.
Rinsche oversees a team that partners closely with other teams leading human rights work, including human resources and DEI, supply chain responsibility, and privacy.