Pristine blue water. Crisp clean air. Majestic forests and flourishing wildlife. It's what we all want for tomorrow's generations.
That's why Dell is dedicated to doing its part to help preserve the environment. Through Dell Earth, we will keep you up-to-date on our progress, recycling programs and Energy Smart products. We'll also share environmental news and encourage your participation.
We've built environmental consideration into every stage of the Dell product life cycle -- from development and design, to manufacturing and operations, to customer use and product recovery.
And while we're proud of the significant environmental progress we've made so far, we know there's still much more to do. We are committed to pushing the boundaries even further to develop more: Innovative recycling and recovery programs, Energy efficient products, Safe and environmentally-preferable materials.
At Dell, we consider the environmental impact in every aspect of our business through designing energy-efficient products, responsible manufacturing, easy-to-use recycling programs, and our new Plant a Tree for Me program.
Climate change is among the biggest environmental issues this century. While most agree that we must do something, the challenge can appear to be too great, too complicated for any one of us to make a difference…until now.
Dell, in partnership with The Conservation Fund and Carbonfund.org, has launched ‘Plant a Tree for Me,’ a program that makes it easy and affordable for individuals, corporations or even entire communities to “go zero” by measuring and then offsetting their carbon emissions associated with the electricity generated to power an extended portfolio of IT products – simply by planting trees. Additionally, participants can offset the estimated total one-year carbon impact of an average American citizen by donating $99 to the program.
Dell administers the collection of the donation and remits it to our partners. Our partners will use 100 percent of the donated funds to facilitate the planting of trees.
The Conservation Fund is the nation’s top-rated environmental non-profit organization by the American Institute of Philanthropy, and its climate-change programs, including Go ZeroSM, have resulted in the planting of more than nine million trees that will trap more than 13.5 million tons of CO2. Since 1985, the Fund and its partners, dedicated to tangible, on-the-ground results, have protected more than 5.5 million acres of our nation’s outdoor heritage – our wildlife habitat and watersheds, working landscapes and community open-space.
Carbonfund.org is a non-profit organization that educates the public about the dangers of climate change and makes it easy and affordable for individuals, businesses and organizations to reduce their climate impact.
A Precautionary Approach to Materials Selection Some materials, such as heavy metals and certain halogenated flame retardants can pose risks to the environment if they're not managed properly during both manufacturing and recycling. That's why Dell uses a precautionary approach when selecting substances used to design our products. We proactively eliminate environmentally-sensitive substances from our products wherever viable alternatives are available, and we design products that are easily recyclable.
Dell continually increases our use of recycled-content paper, as well as paper sources from Forestry Stewardship Council (FSC) certified paper, as outlined in our Forest Products Stewardship Model. By 2006, Dell marketing publications were using an average of 50 percent recycled paper content globally. Dell estimates the increased recycled content paper eliminates the use of nearly 35,000 tons of virgin fiber paper per year -- the equivalent of saving more than 250,000 trees.
Dell is committed to minimizing its industrial impact on the earth’s climate. Through programs like Energy Smart, we are designing energy efficient products that are designed to reduce power requirements, which in turn, help to reduce carbon dioxide emissions.
We have worked to minimize climate impacts from Dell facilities by purchasing a portion of our electricity needs from renewable energy sources, like the Green Power program at our Austin, Texas facility. We are also a member of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Smartway program, which aims to minimize emissions from shipping and logistics operations.
Dell recognizes our responsibility to recycle the products we sell and strives to make product recycling as easy as purchasing.
We offer consumers worldwide free recycling of any Dell-branded computer equipment at any time. Dell also provides no-charge recycling of any brand of used computer or printer with the purchase of a new Dell computer or printer. This equipment is recycled in an environmentally-responsible manner using our stringent recycling guidelines.
In addition, we offer consumers in several markets around the globe the opportunity to donate working used computers to benefit non-profit organizations in their community.
We offer a comprehensive suite of services to help business customers maximize their IT investments, minimize storage costs and recycle their unwanted computer equipment securely and responsibly.
It's our goal to provide the most energy-efficient technology in our industry, and we're focused on designs that will take us there.
Find out how buying Dell's products can help preserve the planet and save you money at the same time.