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The Dell 2020 Legacy Of Good Final Report Summarised!

The Dell 2020 Legacy Of Good Final Report Summarised!

Dell Technologies just revealed the final report for the 2020 Legacy of Good plan, which shows them ahead of schedule! Here are the full details…


The Dell 2020 Legacy Of Good Final Report

In 2013, Dell Technologies introduced the 2020 Legacy of Good with ambitious sustainability and social goals to put its technology and expertise to work to do the most good for people and the planet.

The final report, which was released today, details how Dell Technologies advanced progress and led many initiatives to solve complex global problems. Goals completed or that the company has made significant progress against so far include :

  • Recovered more than 2 billion pounds of used electronics via responsible recycling through programs such as Dell Reconnect, a partnership with Goodwill, and Dell’s Asset Resale and Recycling Services (achieved 2020 goal ahead of schedule).
  • Reused 100 million pounds of recycled content, plastic and other sustainable materials in Dell Technologies’ new products (achieved 2020 goal ahead of schedule).

  • Developed and maintained sustainability initiatives in 100% of Dell Technologies-operated buildings (achieved 2020 goal ahead of schedule).
  • Reduced wastewater discharge in manufacturing by 4.56M cubic meters.
  • Reduced 64% of product portfolio energy intensity footprint.
  • Delivered 5 million service hours to communities globally through initiatives that focused on but were not limited to :
    – Skills-based volunteering,
    – mentoring students, and
    – developing new nonprofit technology solutions (achieved 2020 goal of service hours).
  • Enabled eligible team members to participate in flexible work options and increased global participation to 60% (surpassed 2020 goal of 50%).
  • Achieved 89% or higher favorable responses in team member satisfaction globally (surpassed 2020 goal of 75%).
  • Allocated more than $3 billion dollars annually to diverse suppliers within supply chain programs and continued to qualify for the Billion Dollar Roundtable.
  • Rolled out company-wide foundational learning program focused on mitigating unconscious bias called Many Advocating Real Change (MARC) – with 100% participation from all executives globally.
  • Recognised byLinkedIn as a 2019 Top Company, by FairyGodBoss as a Top 10 Tech Company according to women working at Dell Technologies, by the Human Rights Campaign’s 2019 Corporate Equality Index as one of the best places to work for LGBTQ Equality (15 consecutive years) and by Ethisphere Institute as a World’s Most Ethical Company (6 consecutive years).

In other words, Dell Technologies is on track to complete or exceed over 75% of the goals ahead of schedule.


2020 Legacy Of Good : A Roadmap To 2030

The 2020 Legacy of Good plan set a strong foundation for Dell Technologies’ new 2030 social impact vision, Progress Made Real, which focuses in on three key areas :

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  • advancing sustainability,
  • cultivating inclusion, and
  • transforming lives with technology.

This new vision accelerates a path toward 2030 in an effort to begin tackling the greatest challenges facing Dell Technologies’ business and the world over the next decade.

Dell Technologies plans to release specific goals over the coming year and will continue to demonstrate transparent reporting practices.


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Dell 2016 Legacy of Good Plan

Kuala Lumpur, 21 June 2016 – Dell today reported significant progress against its 2020 Legacy of Good plan and the company’s 21 goals in support of the environment, communities and Dell team members. Dell has a long-term commitment to putting its technology and expertise to work where they can do the most good for people and the planet. The full report, which includes Dell Malaysia, summarises its efforts in its Fiscal Year 2016 (February 1, 2015 – January 31, 2016).

“Dell’s global business strategy is guided by the idea that technology should support positive growth and change the world for the better,” Trisa Thompson, Chief Responsibility Officer at Dell. “We will continue to strive to reach our 2020 goals and inspire positive change worldwide.”


Global Environmental Footprint Progress

  • Dell facilities in Malaysia installed new or upgraded energy monitoring and management systems, allowing the company to track the energy use of specific pieces of equipment, identify maintenance problems, and discover opportunities for tuning equipment to reduce energy consumption.
  • In Asia, we collected 15.4 million pounds of obsolete electronics through our takeback efforts.
  • Last year, Dell used a total of 14.1 million pounds of recycled plastics in Dell products, a 20.5 percent increase from the previous year, bringing the company to a total of 36.2 million pounds of sustainable materials used since the start of FY14.
  • 416 of Dell’s products met various ENERGY STAR standards last year, representing approximately 90 percent of their eligible products.
  • As of FY16, approximately 93 percent of Dell packaging (by weight) is sustainably sourced and easily recyclable or compostable. Sustainable sourcing and box size reductions saved Dell US$13 million in FY16 and US$65.9 million since 2009.
  • Last year, Dell sourced 41 percent of its electricity needs from renewably generated sources.
  • Dell is driving better social and environmental practices in our supply chain in part through 72 percent more audits and increased trainings last year.
  • In FY16, Dell trained 50 suppliers with the highest water use and/or risk on how to publish a five-year water risk mitigation plan (all 50 have one in place now).
  • From FY15 to FY16, Dell saw an 18.6 percent decrease in Scope 3 greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from the transport and distribution of select Dell products worldwide.
  • Since FY14, Dell’s flexible work solutions have saved the company US$39.5 million and the company has avoided an estimated 25 million kWh of energy and 13,000 metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions (as CO2e).
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Community Impact

  • Dell’s partnership, funding and technology enables Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) to analyse the 90 billion data points of sequenced genomes in eight hours rather than weeks, looking for mutations that can aid in identifying which treatment protocols to follow. Dell worked with 10 NGOs in 8 countries, including Malaysia, to support the needs of families and children affected by pediatric cancer.
  • Since 2013, Dell has provided access to technology and twenty-first century skills for 1.6 million underserved children around the world via its Youth Learning programmes. Dell surveyed 320,000 participants and discovered half were using technology for the first time because of a Youth Learning programme.
  • In its FY16, Dell installed six new solar-powered Dell Learning Labs in South Africa and in early FY17 opened one in Cazuca, Colombia, bringing the total to 11 labs in remote communities.
  • Last year, Dell team members provided 811,000 hours of volunteer time to more than 26,000 local organisations around the world.


People & Diversity

  • Last year, Dell expanded its official Connected Workplace programme to 73 sites in 29 countries, with 25 percent of eligible team members enrolled worldwide. Malaysia was one of the first countries to implement the Connected Workplace programme.
  • Dell has spent more than US$3 billion annually with diverse suppliers for the last four years.
  • FY16 was Dell’s second year promoting Men Advocating Real Change (MARC), an initiative for men and women leaders committed to creating a more inclusive workplace. In total, 242 Dell executives participated in the programme (36 percent of Dell executives).
  • Up till 2015, Dell Malaysia has collected and donated more than RM1.5 million to various charities through its annual family day and charity run programme.
  • Number of Employee Resource Group (ERG) chapters in APJ doubled from 27 to 54 last year.
  • The Dell APJ region had the highest volunteer participation rates (67 percent) last year.
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