Powering the Possible


Technology doing a world of good

Every day across Dell, our people pair the power of technology with the power of innovation to make a positive social and environmental impact.

Beyond compliance, beyond philanthropy, Dell Powering the Possible is our commitment to put technology and expertise to work, where it can do the most good for people and the planet, making possible today what was impossible yesterday.

Creating shared value

Every team member at Dell shares this commitment because being a good company is the right thing to do, but it is also right for our business. It’s about creating shared value: the idea that our solutions can and should benefit our customers, ourselves, society and planet.

Great ideas come from all over the company. Like our packaging director who pursued bamboo as a material for cushioning laptops — it grows near our manufacturing facilities, grows back quickly and can be recycled like cardboard. It’s easier on the environment, easier for customers to recycle and it saves Dell money. That is shared value.

A team member in Dell’s Corporate Communications department turned her idea into action by partnering with Dell’s Giving and Social Media Services team to donate funding and build a social media command center for the American Red Cross. Not only will this Digital Operations Center help the Red Cross accelerate its response efforts after disaster, but it puts Dell’s technology on display for others to see in action.

And there are hundreds of other daily decisions and innovative ideas that serve as examples of how our team members integrate social and environmental considerations into the business.

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Turning our commitment into action

Across Dell, we have a number of successful programs and initiatives spanning five action areas. Powering the Possible brings structure to these and all the other ways our team members are taking action to create shared value.

  • Strengthening Communities: Defined by our philanthropic initiatives and employee volunteers using technology to make better communities possible
  • Benefiting the Environment: Defined by our work to address our environmental impact as well as that of our customers
  • Supply Chain Responsibility: Defined by our engagements with our supply chain to ensure ethical operations, behavior and sourcing, regardless of where we do business
  • Empowering our People: Defined by our efforts to create a culture where differences are appreciated and every team member feels empowered to find innovative solutions to serve our customers
  • Governance: All of these efforts are guided by our values, and anchored by our business ethics, accountability and governance.

Transforming potential

Technology unites Dell as a company and serves as both a catalyst and a vehicle for making a difference in the lives of people and the planet. We believe technology can give people the power to do more. Powering the Possible is our extension of that — creating possibilities and transforming potential into broader societal and environmental benefits.