Dell aims waste-free packaging by 2020

Dell has reported progress on 2020 Legacy of Good plan and 21 goals in support of the environment, communities and Dell team members.

The company said, since FY2008 it has recovered 1.42 billion pounds of used electronics and recovered 172.6 million pounds in FY15. The company is 71.4 percent of the way to its ambitious 2 billion pound 2020 goal.

Dell shipped the first UL Environment-certified closed-loop PC on the market, the OptiPlex 3030 All-in-One in FY15.

While by the end of 2015, Dell was shipping globally 16 displays and three desktop systems that contained closed-loop recycled plastics, contributing to the 21.9 million pounds of recycled plastics used in its products since FY14.

Dell has also built four-year partnership with Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen), to help researchers analyze patients’ molecular data more quickly and collaborate with colleagues more effectively.

This apart, the company expanded funding for the KIDS Cloud Initiative, to provide doctors and researchers a secure, cloud-based virtual collaborative portal to analyze and discuss data.

Additionally, Dell has expanded collaboration with 65 Youth Learning partners across 14 countries with grant funding, new technology and team member expertise.

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According to the progress report, Dell has saved more than $53 million by reducing materials since 2009 and avoided more than 31 million pounds of packaging.

At the end of FY15, two-thirds of all Dell packaging was recyclable or compostable. The company aims to achieve waste-free packaging by 2020.

Dell’s Lodz, Poland was the first to fully utilize renewable electricity in late 2014 while the company qualified 150 products to the various ENERGY STAR specifications, including 43 Dell servers to the ENERGY STAR 2.0 Computer Servers specification in 2014.

The report said Dell has also reduced the energy intensity of its entire product portfolio by 30.1 percent over the last three years.

By the end of 2014, 18 percent of Dell team members were engaged in ERGs and experienced 14 percent increase from 2013. Membership in the ERGs reached more than 17,000 team members while putting Dell on track to engage 40 percent of its global workforce in employee resource groups by 2020.

Also, 47 members of the Dell leadership team participated in Men Advocating Real Change (MARC) in 2014.

Shilpa Khatri

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