Today Dell announced we are the first computer company to join The Climate Group, a leading global organization working with political and business leaders on carbon reduction strategies. We made the announcement at a conference in Houston organized by The Climate Group called: Challenges and Opportunities in a Carbon Constrained World.
This move helps Dell meet goals outlined in our climate policies. We'll be connected with leaders from other companies and policy makers around the globe addressing carbon reduction and have access to shared resources on policy development and renewable power access. Dell will be involved with TCG working groups on carbon neutrality and supply chain operations.
Dell's climate policy continues to address emissions from:
- Supplier operations: We joined with the Carbon Disclosure Project's Supply Chain Leadership Collaboration late last year to make it easier for suppliers to report emissions. We began requiring suppliers to report emissions last June – the first step in a long term strategy of emissions reductions.Supplier operations: We joined with the Carbon Disclosure Project's Supply Chain Leadership Collaboration late last year to make it easier for suppliers to report emissions. We began requiring suppliers to report emissions last June – the first step in a long term strategy of emissions reductions.
- Dell operations: Dell committed to making the impact of Dell owned and leased buildings and employee air travel carbon neutral beginning this year. We are meeting this goal through an aggressive strategy of driving efficiency, purchasing renewable power and where necessary employing offsets.
- Customer product use: We continue to provide our customers that deliver the most performance per watt. Energy-efficiency of our products helps our customers meet their own emissions reduction goals and helps them save money. Customers can also join our Plant a Tree for Me program – through which they can offset the impact of using the computer products they purchase.
We'll continue to report our progress on working towards our climate protection goals in this space. As always I look forward to your comments and questions.