Dell 2016 Legacy of Good Update Demonstrates Business Benefits of Corporate Social Responsibility

  • Dell telecommute study shows remote working eliminates hundreds of
    millions of miles of commute travel, over 35,000 metric tons of CO2e
    and $12 million in costs for our team members.
  • A total of 36.2 million pounds of sustainable materials have been
    used in Dell products since the start of FY14, putting company 72
    percent of the way to their 2020 goal
  • Approximately 93 percent of Dell packaging (by weight) is now
    sustainably sourced and easily recyclable or compostable.
  • Fifty-percent of Youth Learning survey respondents used technology
    for the first time through Dell-funded programs

ROUND ROCK, Texas–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Dell today reported significant progress against its 2020
Legacy of Good plan
and the company’s 21 goals in support of the
environment, communities and Dell team members. Dell has a long-term
commitment to putting its technology and expertise to work where they
can do the most good for people and the planet. The report summarizes
its efforts in its Fiscal Year 2016 (February 1, 2015 – January 31,

“Dell’s global business strategy is guided by the idea that technology
should support positive growth and change the world for the better,”
said Trisa Thompson, Chief Responsibility Officer at Dell. “We will
continue to strive to reach our 2020 goals and inspire positive change

An interactive summary is available at
Report highlights include:

Global Environmental Footprint Progress

  • Last year, Dell used a total of 14.1 million pounds of recycled
    plastics in Dell products, a 20.5 percent increase from the previous
    year, bringing the company to a total of 36.2 million pounds of
    sustainable materials used since the start of FY14.
  • 416 of Dell’s products met various ENERGY STAR standards last year,
    representing approximately 90% of their eligible products.
  • As of FY16, approximately 93 percent of Dell packaging (by weight) is
    sustainably sourced and easily recyclable or compostable. Sustainable
    sourcing and box size reductions saved Dell $13 million in FY16 and
    $65.9 million since 2009.
  • Last year, Dell sourced 41 percent of its electricity needs from
    renewably generated sources.
  • Dell is driving better social and environmental practices in our
    supply chain in part through 72 percent more audits and increased
    trainings last year.
  • In FY16, Dell trained 50 suppliers with the highest water use and/or
    risk on how to publish a five-year water risk mitigation plan (all 50
    have one in place now).
  • From FY15 to FY16, Dell saw an 18.6 percent decrease in Scope 3
    greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from the transport and distribution of
    select Dell products worldwide.
  • Since FY14, Dell’s flexible work solutions have saved the company
    $39.5 million and the company has avoided an estimated 25 million kWh
    of energy and 13,000 metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions (as CO2e).

Community Impact

  • Since 2013, Dell has provided access to technology and twenty-first
    century skills for 1.6 million underserved children around the world
    via its Youth Learning programs. Dell surveyed 320,000 participants
    and discovered half were using technology for the first time because
    of a Youth Learning program.
  • In its FY16, Dell installed six new solar-powered Dell
    Learning Labs
    in South Africa and in early FY17 opened one in
    Cazuca, Colombia, bringing the total to 11 labs in remote communities.
  • Dell’s partnership, funding and technology enables Translational
    Genomics Research Institute (TGen) to analyze the 90 billion data
    points of sequenced genomes in eight hours rather than weeks, looking
    for mutations that can aid in identifying which treatment protocols to
  • Last year, Dell team members provided 811,000 hours of volunteer time
    to more than 26,000 local organizations around the world.

People & Diversity

  • Last year, Dell expanded its official Connected
    program to 73 sites in 29 countries with 25 percent of
    eligible team members enrolled worldwide.
  • The Dell telecommute
    results, along with statistics from the August 2015 Gallup
    poll data, showed that in the U.S., Dell helped team members avoid
    5,000 metric tons of CO2e and $12 million in costs.
  • Dell has spent more than $3 billion annually with diverse suppliers
    for the last four years.
  • FY16 was Dell’s second year promoting Men Advocating Real Change
    (MARC), an initiative for men and women leaders committed to creating
    a more inclusive workplace. In total, 242 Dell executives participated
    in the program (36 percent of Dell executives).

Relevant Customer/Partnership Stories:

  • TGen
  • University
    of Florida
  • Fujian
    University of Technology
  • University
    of Tokyo
  • Israel
    Electric Corporation
  • New
    Belgium Brewing
  • Rural Education
    Action Program (REAP)
  • OrangeDoor

Additional Assets

  • Video
  • Legacy
    of Good Highlights (on Slideshare)

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About Dell

Dell Inc. listens to customers and delivers innovative technology and
services that give them the power to do more. Dell is committed to put
technology and expertise to work where it can do the most good for
people and the planet. Dell acts to strengthen communities, preserve the
environment, engage a diverse and inclusive workforce, and ensure supply
chain responsibility. Learn more at


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