Earlier this year, I blogged about the importance of publicly-available programs and resources that help companies measure and reduce their CO2 output. Put simply, the more transparent we are about our baseline and progress, the more we can compare and contrast and learn from one another.
Earlier today, the Carbon Disclosure Project, a not-for-profit organization representing 385 investors with more than $57 trillion in assets under management, released its sixth annual report analyzing the progress of more than 2,300 of the world’s largest corporations. Dell is included in the CDP’s Leadership Index, a listing of the top 34 companies (or 11 percent of the organization’s Global 500 list) in non-carbon intensive sectors. We are recognized in the Top 5 in the Technology, Media and Telecoms category, with a score of 91 for leadership in disclosure. You can download the full report at CDP’s Web site.
Climate change and CO2 transparency are key tenets of our commitment to become the ‘greenest’ technology company on the planet. In August, we met our carbon-neutral goal more than five months ahead of schedule through a combination of operational efficiencies, greater investment in green power and responsible offsets to cover remaining impacts. We’re saving more than $3M and avoiding nearly 20,000 CO2 emissions through operational improvements and a global power management initiative.
We’re also focused on driving extraordinary cost and energy savings for customers through innovative products and services. In the end, we can have our greatest impact by helping our customers achieve their own environmental goals.
What do you think companies should do to address climate change? Join the conversation here or at ReGeneration.org.