Dell to Help Suppliers Monitor & Report Carbon Dioxide Emissions

Today we have joined the Carbon Disclosure Project’s Supply Chain Leadership Collaboration.  Quite a mouthful, but what’s important is that we’re partnering with the Carbon Disclosure Project and our key suppliers to develop standard and globally-recognized methodologies within the supply chain.

Dell’s climate strategy takes into account not only the impact of company operations, such as the impact of Dell owned buildings, but also those of supplier operations and customer product use.  Earlier this year, as the first step in a long-term effort to help suppliers reduce emissions, we announced that we are requiring our suppliers to manage and report their emissions.

Our work with the CDP will help our suppliers with emissions reporting and underscores our commitment to our company’s climate strategy. Dell has reported data into the CDP for the past four years and believes the new reporting methodology and guidance will make emissions reporting streamlined and efficient for our supplier partners.

Meanwhile we’ll continue our work on our carbon neutrality goals and efforts to provide products with the most performance per watt.  Dell will neutralize the carbon impact of Dell owned and leased facilities worldwide, as well as employee business air travel, in 2008. 

These climate stewardship efforts are a critical part of our broader efforts to make Dell the greenest technology company on the planet, and to partner with the ReGeneration in protecting the Earth.  As always, we look forward to your comments and questions and suggestions about these efforts.

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