Dell Technologies: All factories have achieved 55% renewable energy power

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Text|Zhang Jingyi

Editor|Qiu Xiaofen

On July 20, 2022, Dell Technologies’ latest ESG report for fiscal year 2022 showed that 55% of Dell’s factories have achieved electricity from renewable energy sources, and by 2030, 75% of all Dell’s factories’ electricity will come from renewable energy sources. Energy, which will rise to 100% by 2040. In fiscal 2022, Dell’s use of sustainable materials in products and packaging reached 179,800 tons, 90.2% of packaging used renewable materials, an increase of 3.2% year-on-year, and the proportion of recycled or reused materials in products sold increased by 26% year-on-year %.

In 2019, Dell announced its ESG (environmental, social and governance) goals to 2030. Among them, in terms of sustainable development, Dell proposed that by 2030, for every product purchased by a customer, Dell will recycle an equivalent product; more than half of the raw materials of the product come from recycled materials or renewable materials; all product packaging is 100% recycled materials or renewable materials. To achieve this goal, Dell is also expanding the use of recyclable and renewable materials through research and leveraging its innovation capabilities in the supply chain, such as recyclable carbon fiber and bioplastics in more products; More than 220,000 kilograms of packaging materials come from Chihai Plastics, enabling Dell to achieve its commitment to increase the annual use of Chihai Plastics by 10 times by 2025; the proportion of materials that are recycled or reused in products sold It also increased by 26% year-on-year.

At the same time, Dell also uses new energy to achieve green office and manufacturing. Currently, all Dell factories have achieved 55% of their electricity from renewable energy; compared to fiscal 2020, the generation of electricity from on-site solar panels has increased by 82%; will also work with direct material suppliers to achieve by 2030 Annual goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions per unit of income by 60%.

In terms of technology and product innovation, Dell also practices circular economy. For example, Concept Luna, launched by Dell, explores a variety of revolutionary PC design concepts. The goal is to make the components inside the PC easy to replace and reusable, thereby saving resources and allowing more recycled materials to circulate in the economy; Dell is still in 2022. Launched in June the first augmented reality application for IT equipment repair – Dell AR Assistant, users can replace Dell system parts by themselves according to the steps of the application without leaving home, reducing waste of resources and retaining more in a circular economy sustainable materials.

In terms of team building, Dell also strives to give people all over the world equal job opportunities, adhere to gender equality, and promote enterprise development. According to the report, as of fiscal 2022, 33.9% of Dell’s workforce is made up of women, and the proportion of women in the global management team is 28.2%. By 2030, women will make up 50% of the company’s global workforce and 40% in leadership positions.

In terms of digitalization, Dell is concerned about the digital divide in the process of globalization and digitalization. As of fiscal year 2022, nearly 160 million people worldwide have benefited from Dell’s strategic donations and volunteer service projects, and more than 18,000 non-profit organizations have passed Dell’s of giving and volunteering are supported, and 222 nonprofits have digitally transformed.

In terms of privacy and security, Dell promises to fully automate the data control process by 2030, allowing customers to better control their personal data. As of fiscal 2022, Dell has been named to the Ethisphere® Institute’s World’s Most Ethical Companies® list for ten consecutive years.

At present, uncertain events occur frequently around the world, and issues such as climate warming, energy shortages, and environmental pollution have become medium and long-term challenges faced by mankind, and it is imminent to achieve sustainable development. In this context, more and more technology companies have also turned their attention to social responsibility, trying to solve problems in social development through technology. As Michael Dell, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Dell Technologies, said, “A focus on environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) ensures that we achieve our business goals while delivering long-term benefits for all stakeholders. value.”

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