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Policies and Positions

Our environmental and social policies govern the way we build our products, sustain our operations and work with our suppliers. We have strict standards that guide how we do business, as well as those who do business with us.

Our environmental policies look at the environmental impact of our products throughout their lifecycle — from how they are built to how they are recycled. We also want to support our team members and ensure their workplace is inclusive and safe. Also, the materials used in our products and the suppliers that support our operations will be held to high ethical and environmental standards.

Policies and Positions
PolicyDescription 
Dell Global Environmental PolicyAt Dell, we believe that we can be most successful as a sustainability-focused company by putting technology and expertise to work where they can do the most good for people and the planet.
Dell and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)Dell’s own goals are well aligned to the SDGs and we believe technology will play a key role in helping businesses, governments and others to achieve progress across all of the SDGs.
Responsible Minerals PolicyAs part of our global approach to respecting human rights, Dell is committed to the responsible sourcing of materials used in our products.
Dell Global Climate Change Policy PrinciplesClimate change is adversely affecting communities and ecosystems. Dell supports efforts focused on mitigation and adaptation strategies and believes ICT is a natural partner for addressing climate change.
Public PolicyOur policies regarding political contributions, disclosure and organizations and associations that Dell is a member of.
EPEAT Statement of Compliance Concerning Toxic Chemical ReleasesEPEAT's IEEE 1680.2 standard encourages transparent reporting of key environment aspects, which aligns with Dell's own philosophy about reporting. To those ends, we make information about toxic chemical releases available to the public.
Responsible Business Alliance Code of ConductThe Responsible Business Alliance Code of Conduct establishes standards for safe working conditions and environmentally responsible business operations in which workers are treated with respect and dignity. Dell has fully adopted the Code for our own operations, and we expect our suppliers to abide by the Code and to expect the same of their suppliers.
Vulnerable Worker PolicyDell is committed to upholding the human rights of workers, and to treating them with dignity and respect as understood by the international community.
Dell Human Rights and Labor Policy StatementThis Human Rights and Labor Policy Statement outlines standards to ensure that all employees are treated with respect and dignity, are working under their own free will, and are being properly compensated for their effort.
Dell Global Health and Safety PolicyDell aspires to provide an injury-free workplace. Accordingly, Dell will promote the health and safety of its employees, contractors, visitors and the local community.
Disclosure of Supply Chain ToxicsEPEAT 4.7.2.2 Public disclosure of supply chain toxics – 2014.

Information on 2011 may be found here.
Information on 2012 may be found here.
Information on 2013 may be found here.
Information on 2014 may be found here.
Dell Forest Products Stewardship ModelDell is a supplier of information technology systems to customers all over the world. It uses information technology and the Internet to communicate with customers, take orders, provide order status updates, and provide general service and support.
Dell’s Position Statement on REACHREACH (Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals, EC 1907/2007) is the European Union’s chemical regulation. It came into force on 1 June, 2007 and will be phased in over an 11-year period (until 2018).
European Union REACH SVHC Disclosure on Candidate ListREACH (Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals, EC 1907/2006) is the European Union’s (EU) chemical substances regulatory framework. To allow safe use of products, REACH requires Dell to provide customers with sufficient information on substances of very high concern (SVHC) present in products in concentration above 0.1 percent weight by weight (w/w).
Product Safety, EMC and Environmental DatasheetsWe provide safety, electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) and environmental information for all Dell products.
Water Policy PrinciplesDell recognizes that water scarcity is a global issue and steps must be taken to reduce water usage and reducing our water footprint and using IT-enabled solutions can benefit all.
Dell's Diversity and Equal Employment Opportunity PolicyDiversity, inclusiveness and respect for all Dell employees form the basis of Dell's Winning Culture and are essential to Dell's success.
India Corporate Social Responsibility PolicyPolicy promoting welfare of various segments of society and to comply with the recognized parameters and guidelines as laid down in the Indian Companies Act 2013 and related rules.
Dell's statement on the California Transparency in Supply Chains Act of 2010 and the UK Modern Slavery Act of 2015Our reaction to the California state law and the UK act requiring firms to be transparent about efforts to eliminate slavery and human trafficking in their supply chain.
Dell Chemical Use PolicyDell’s policy on chemical management, minimizing or eliminating the use of certain environmentally sensitive materials in our products.
Guidelines for Management of Manufacturing Process ChemicalsDell is committed to fostering manufacturing practices that safeguard human and environmental health. The Guidelines for Management of Manufacturing Process Chemicals state Dell’s expectations to be followed throughout its organization and supply chain.
 
Recycling  
PolicyDescription 
Dell Electronics Disposition PolicyDell’s vision is to ensure that electronic products generated both from customers as well as through Dell’s sales, service and manufacturing operations are appropriately managed from assessment prior to potential reuse through final disposition.
Dell Electronics Disposition Partner Performance StandardWe maintain minimum requirements for all partners operating an electronics disposition or recycling program. This includes the enforcement of our ban on importing e-waste to developing countries.
Dell Producer Responsibility PolicyIndividual Producer Responsibility requires Dell to internalize the costs of responsibly managing our own brand of products at the end of the products' useful lives and thus factor those cost impacts into our product design decisions.
Dell Media Sanitization of Data Storage DevicesDell's statement on media sanitization practices to help control data security risk for data storage devices returned to Dell and for services carried out at a customer's location.
  
Certifications 
PolicyDescription
International Organization for Standardization CertificationDell’s operations and businesses have earned certifications in a number of important areas, including quality, environmental, occupational health and safety, and IT security management systems. See complete list of certifications