Annual Update on Our Legacy of Good Plan

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Bringing together Dell and EMC in September 2016 was the start of a special opportunity. We now have broader technology expertise, a greater global reach and more resources with which to serve our customers. But even more, it equipped us with the talents and tools to be a major force for positive change.

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Today we released our first 2020 Legacy of Good Update as a combined company. The report highlights where we’ve had the most impact, across all areas of our business, in working toward our 2020 goals.

For example, to combat pediatric cancer, we have incorporated our new broad end to end portfolio to provide the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) an even better solution for analyzing a child’s sequenced genomic data. TGen can now use precision medicine with children shortly after their diagnosis, not as a last resort.  This results in more effective treatments with less side effects.

We also applied our flexible work program to the combined company, allowing eligible team members to work where and how they can be most effective.  And with the number of our employee resource groups growing from 11 to 14, we celebrate and connect even more team members who share interests, lifestyles, sexual orientation, gender, ethnicity or background.

While integration unlocks new possibilities, let’s not kid ourselves — integration is also really hard. Team members worry about all the change. When the heritage companies share common values and a similar culture, however, that transition can bring a new enthusiasm and commitment to action. We found that our companies’ Legacy of Good commitments provided a rallying call to all. For example, for Earth Day team members volunteered more than 7,000 hours and organized 55 events to clean-up our oceans and waterways.

Below are some key highlights on the progress we have made:

We are energized by the opportunities ahead, and we are just getting started.

As we strive for a more sustainable future, collaboration and openness will be critical. Everyone has a role to play.  Our role is to apply our technology and expertise where it can do the most good, and in doing so build a legacy of which we can be proud.

About the Author: Trisa Thompson

Trisa Thompson is the Vice President of Corporate Responsibility at Dell, with responsibility for Dell's global giving and sustainability. Previously at Dell, Trisa served as Vice President, Legal, for the Global Operations, Marketing and Product Groups, and was a member of the Legal Team for 12 years. She was the founding co-chair of the Women's Networking Group, W.I.S.E., at Dell, and also serves on the PRIDE Executive Board. She is also a member of the Global Giving and Sustainability Councils. Trisa joined Dell in June 1998 from the Washington, D.C. office of Seyfarth, Shaw. Trisa was a partner with Seyfarth in its Government Procurement Law practice. She specialized in federal, state, and local procurement law and litigation. She joined Seyfarth directly out of law school in 1986.
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