Policies and Positions

Our environmental and social policies govern the way we build our products, sustain our operations and work with our suppliers. We have strict standards that guide how we do business, as well as those who do business with us.

Our environmental policies look at the environmental impact of our products throughout their lifecycle — from how they are built to how they are recycled. We also want to support our team members and ensure their workplace is inclusive and safe. Also, the materials used in our products and the suppliers that support our operations will be held to high ethical and environmental standards.
Corporate Responsibility Report
Dell Global Environmental Policy

At Dell, we believe that we can be most successful as a sustainability-focused company by putting technology and expertise to work where they can do the most good for people and the planet.

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Responsible Sourcing Policy

As part of our global approach to respecting human rights, Dell is committed to the responsible sourcing of materials used in our products.

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Dell Global Climate Change Policy Principles

Climate change is adversely affecting communities and ecosystems. Dell supports efforts focused on mitigation and adaptation strategies and believes ICT is a natural partner for addressing climate change.

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Public Policy

Our policies regarding political contributions, disclosure and organizations and associations that Dell is a member of.

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EPEAT Statement of Compliance Concerning Toxic Chemical Releases

EPEAT's IEEE 1680.2 standard encourages transparent reporting of key environment aspects, which aligns with Dell's own philosophy about reporting. To those ends, we make information about toxic chemical releases available to the public.

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Electronic Industry Citizenship Coalition (EICC) Code of Conduct

The Electronic Industry Citizenship Coalition (EICC) Code of Conduct establishes standards for safe working conditions and environmentally responsible business operations in which workers are treated with respect and dignity. Dell has fully adopted the Code for our own operations, and we expect our suppliers to abide by the Code and to expect the same of their suppliers.

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Vulnerable Worker Policy

Dell is committed to upholding the human rights of workers, and to treating them with dignity and respect as understood by the international community.

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Dell Human Rights and Labor Policy Statement

This Human Rights and Labor Policy Statement outlines standards to ensure that all employees are treated with respect and dignity, are working under their own free will, and are being properly compensated for their effort.

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Dell Global Health and Safety Policy

Dell aspires to provide an injury-free workplace. Accordingly, Dell will promote the health and safety of its employees, contractors, visitors and the local community.

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Disclosure of Supply Chain Toxics

EPEAT Public disclosure of supply chain toxics – 2015.

Information on 2011 may be found here.
Information on 2012 may be found here.
Information on 2013 may be found here.
Information on 2014 may be found here.

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Dell Forest Products Stewardship Model

Dell is a supplier of information technology systems to customers all over the world. It uses information technology and the Internet to communicate with customers, take orders, provide order status updates, and provide general service and support.

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Dell’s Position Statement on REACH

REACH (Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals, EC 1907/2007) is the European Union’s chemical regulation. It came into force on 1 June, 2007 and will be phased in over an 11-year period (until 2018).

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European Union REACH SVHC Disclosure on Candidate List

REACH (Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals, EC 1907/2006) is the European Union’s (EU) chemical substances regulatory framework. To allow safe use of products, REACH requires Dell to provide customers with sufficient information on substances of very high concern (SVHC) present in products in concentration above 0.1 percent weight by weight (w/w).

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Product Safety, EMC and Environmental Datasheets

We provide safety, electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) and environmental information for all Dell products.

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Water Policy Principles

Dell recognizes that water scarcity is a global issue and steps must be taken to reduce water usage and reducing our water footprint and using IT-enabled solutions can benefit all.

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Dell's Diversity and Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

Diversity, inclusiveness and respect for all Dell employees form the basis of Dell's Winning Culture and are essential to Dell's success.

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India Corporate Social Responsibility Policy

Policy promoting welfare of various segments of society and to comply with the recognized parameters and guidelines as laid down in the Indian Companies Act 2013 and related rules.

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Dell's statement on the California Transparency in Supply Chains Act 2010 and the UK Modern Slavery Act 2015

Dell operates a zero tolerance approach to modern slavery and human trafficking and is committed to ensuring there is no slavery or human trafficking in its supply chains or any part of its business.

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Dell Chemical Use Policy

Dell’s policy on chemical management, minimizing or eliminating the use of certain environmentally sensitive materials in our products.

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Guidelines for Management of Manufacturing Process Chemicals

Dell is committed to fostering manufacturing practices that safeguard human and environmental health. The Guidelines for Management of Manufacturing Process Chemicals state Dell’s expectations to be followed throughout its organization and supply chain.

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Dell Electronics Disposition Policy

Dell’s vision is to ensure that electronic products generated both from customers as well as through Dell’s sales, service and manufacturing operations are appropriately managed from assessment prior to potential reuse through final disposition.

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Dell Electronics Disposition Partner Performance Standard

We maintain minimum requirements for all partners operating an electronics disposition or recycling program. This includes the enforcement of our ban on importing e-waste to developing countries.

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Dell Producer Responsibility Policy

Individual Producer Responsibility requires Dell to internalize the costs of responsibly managing our own brand of products at the end of the products' useful lives and thus factor those cost impacts into our product design decisions.

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Dell Media Sanitization of Data Storage Devices

Dell's statement on media sanitization practices to help control data security risk for data storage devices returned to Dell and for services carried out at a customer's location.

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Waste Electric and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) End-of-Life Instructions

Information for recyclers regarding the proper disassembly and recycling of Dell products.

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International Organization for Standardization Certification

Dell’s operations and businesses have earned certifications in a number of important areas, including quality, environmental, occupational health and safety, and IT security management systems. See complete list of certifications