Legacy of Good for Dell EMC and Our Customers

Increasingly businesses are realizing that acting in a socially and environmentally responsible way is not only about their own corporate policies, but also about those of the companies with which they do business.

Today we released our first 2020 Legacy of Good Update as a combined company to let you know how we operate, innovate and engage on behalf of people and the planet we share.

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The report highlights where we’ve had the most impact, across all areas of our business, in working toward our 2020 goals.

As Trisa Thompson, our Chief Responsibility Officer, noted in her Direct2Dell post the combined force of Dell EMC now brings greater resources together to not only innovate on behalf of people and the planet, but also to help your business do the same.

“Technology has an innate ability to drive progress — to leave the world it touches better off than before,” says Dell EMC President David Goulden.

That’s why we don’t only look at our Legacy of Good as doing “less bad,” but also as a challenge to find regenerative solutions that enable our customers to put more back into society, the environment and the global economy than they take out.

One example is Arizona State University, where online education has been shown to reduce the carbon footprint by at least 30 metric tons of carbon dioxide. Another is our customer Animusoft where drone-powered machine learning for precision agriculture drives higher crop yields and lower carbon footprints.

The Internet of Things (IoT) also holds great promise for sustainability. INEX Impact Labs is working with the City of New Bedford, Mass., to use interconnected IoT solutions, including Dell Edge Gateways to make data-driven decisions that increase profits while conserving resources.

Our goal is that by 2020, the good that will come from our technology will be ten times what it takes to create and use it. To achieve that we continue to work with the Net Positive Project, and to advance the potential of IoT we support the EdgeX Foundry Project.

The combination of cultures when companies come together can be hard. But at Dell EMC it has brought new enthusiasm and commitment to action – not only for our company’s Legacy of Good, but also for customers’ own corporate social responsibility goals.

As Thompson said, we are energized by the opportunities ahead, and we are just getting started.

About the Author: Laura Pevehouse

Laura Pevehouse was profiled as one of five “social media mavens” in the March 2009 issue of Austin Woman Magazine and named an AdWeek’s TweetFreak Five to Follow. She has been part of the Dell organization for more than 15 years in various corporate communications, employee communications, public relations, community affairs, marketing, branding, social media and online communication roles. From 2014-2018, Laura was Chief Blogger/Editor-in-Chief for Direct2DellEMC and Direct2Dell, Dell’s official corporate blog that she help launch in 2007. She is now a member of the Dell Technologies Chairman Communications team. Earlier in her Dell career she focused on Global Commercial Channels and US Small and Medium Business public relations as part of the Global Communications team. Prior to that, she was responsible for global strategy in social media and community management, as well as marcom landing pages, as a member of Dell’s Global SMB Marketing, Brand and Creative team. When she was part of Dell’s Global Online group, Laura provided internal consulting that integrated online and social media opportunities with a focus on Corporate Communications and Investor Relations. She managed the home page of Dell.com, one of the top 500 global web sites in Alexa traffic rank, and first brought web feeds and podcasts to the ecommerce site. In her spare time she led Dell into the metaverse with the creation of Dell Island in the virtual world Second Life. Laura has earned the designation of Accredited Business Communicator from the International Association of Business Communicators, and received her Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from Louisiana State University. Before joining Dell Financial Services in 2000, she worked at the Texas Workforce Commission and PepsiCo Food Systems Worldwide.