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Values in Action

The latest news from Dell Inc. direct from the source

Published: Wed, 25 Jul 2007 8:00:00 CDT

Last Build Date: Wed, 25 Jul 2007 8:00:00 CDT

Copyright: Copyright 2006 Dell Inc. All rights reserved.

Dell Updates Recycling Progress

Wed, 25 Jul 2007 8:00:00 CDT

Dell recently announced it is ahead of schedule to achieve a multi-year goal of recovering 125 million kilograms (about 275 million pounds) of computer equipment by 2009. Dell reported the recovery of more than 78 million pounds (nearly 40,000 tons) of unwanted information-technology equipment from customers in 2006, a 93 percent increase over 2005. Dell also released the company's fiscal year 2007 sustainability report which is now available at

World Environment Day

Tue, 05 Jun 2007 8:00:00 CDT

In remarks marking World Environment Day, Dell Chairman and CEO Michael Dell, set an ambitious and long-term goal to make Dell "the greenest technology company on the planet." Details of the news, including Dell's new corporate climate commitments and availability of the "Plant a Tree for Me" program in Europe are available at Customers are also invited to share ideas to help Dell reach this goal at IdeaStorm. Mr. Dell said we are living in the "Re-Generation," which includes people of all ages throughout the world who want to make a difference in improving the Earth.

Dell's commitment to deliver the most energy-efficient products in the industry

Thu, 31 May 2007 15:00:00 CDT

Dell announced this week it has introduced configurations of its OptiPlex 745 and 740 corporate desktops designed to meet the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Energy Star 4.0 requirements. The company also said that it expects to be one of the first in the industry to complete its Energy Star 4.0 compliance work across multiple systems within its commercial desktops, notebooks and workstations product lines before the July 2007 deadline. In the coming weeks, Dell will offer configurations of Dell Precision workstations that meet the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) requirements. In addition, the recently announced Latitude D830, D630 and D531 notebook systems are also available with a broad selection of configurations that are also compliant. The efforts are part of Dell's commitment to deliver the most energy-efficient products in the industry.

Dell Multipack Initiative to Simplify Delivery of Multiple Servers

Wed, 23 May 2007 15:00:00 CDT

Dell recently announced a new server packaging option called Multipack that can save customers time and simplify server installations by eliminating up to half of the packaging materials and waste resulting during a typical customer installation of IT equipment. Dell estimates server deployment times can be greatly reduced due to reduced packaging material, helping improve on-site logistics so customers can get their servers up and running faster. The estimated environmental impact could deliver the potential savings of paper and cardboard equivalent to about 52,000 trees per year once the program is available worldwide.

Commitment to Workplace Standards

Fri, 30 Mar 2007 15:00:00 CDT

As part of Dell's efforts to implement the highest workplace standards in our own facilities, all of Dell's worldwide manufacturing facilities are certified to ISO 14001, along with the PG product development and the global Asset Recovery Services programs. The certifications are awarded by an external registrar, National Standards Authority of Ireland (NSAI). Dell's new Brazil manufacturing facility in Hortolândia, São Paulo received certification in March.

Dell Recognizes Employee Volunteers

Fri, 16 Mar 2007 15:00:00 CDT

Employee volunteerism plays an important role in Dell’s commitment to contributing positively in the communities we call home around the globe. Each year, Dell recognizes outstanding employee volunteer efforts through the Volunteers of Distinction program. This week Dell is collecting worldwide entries for recognition of efforts in 2006. Grants from The Dell Foundation are made on behalf of the award winners to the organizations in which they volunteered.

Dell Expands "Plant a Tree for Me"

Fri, 09 Mar 2007 15:00:00 CDT

This week, Dell expanded the Plant a Tree for Me program. Now U.S.-based consumers and businesses can use the program with no purchase required and for an extended set of products. Under the expanded program, Dell continues to partner with The Conservation Fund and, and customer donations support tree planting efforts in sustainably managed forests. The program will be expanded globally in April. Details of the program are available at, and more information is also available on the Direct2Dell blog here.

Dell Among Founding Members of The Green Grid

Fri, 02 Mar 2007 15:00:00 CDT

This week, a new organization called The Green Grid announced the completion of the consortium’s formation and issued a call for members. The Green Grid is a global consortium dedicated to developing and promoting energy efficiency for data centers and information services. Dell is proud to be among the founding members of the organization and committed to providing our customers energy-efficient products, and actively working with customers to help them design more efficient data centers. More information about Green Grid is available at our post on Direct2Dell:

Dell Recognizes Black History Month

Fri, 23 Feb 2007 08:00:00 CDT

Dell works to provide an inclusive workplace so that we ensure we are attracting the very best talent to our teams and providing an environment where our employees can succeed. As part of our diversity efforts we recognize various cultural observances, including our recognition of Black History Month, recognized annually in the U.S. and Canada in February and the United Kingdom in October. Dell was pleased to welcome Dr. Johnnetta B. Cole, President of Bennett College for Women, as our keynote speaker at employee events held earlier this week at our Central Texas campuses. Dr. Cole is a noted anthropologist and social science scholar and speaks on both a national and international level on issues pertaining to justice, diversity, the health and safety of women, children, and underserved populations around the globe. To read more please visit our post on Direct2Dell:

Dell's Commitment to Ethical Sourcing

Mon, 19 Feb 2007 08:00:00 CDT

Dell expects our standards for responsible growth, ethical behavior and workplace conditions to extend to the employees of our suppliers. Our Supplier Principles outline these expectations, and we partner with our suppliers to monitor and improve performance against these standards. We also participate with industry partners in continual development of the Electronics Industry Code of Conduct, which works to raise the standard of social, environmental and workplace conditions for the entire supply chain.

Dell Recognizes World AIDS day

Thu, 14 Dec 2006 15:00:00 CDT

Dell joined the world in recognizing World AIDS Day on December 1st. Dell is committed to doing our part to fight the spread of HIV and is meeting this challenge in a number of ways. These include supporting HIV-services community organizations in Dell communities around the world, becoming an active member in working groups and expert organizations leading efforts in HIV prevention, and providing our employees HIV information. A summary of these efforts will be posted online soon.

Fast Tracking Recycled Paper Use

Mon, 20 Nov 2006 8:00:00 CDT

Dell recently announced the company’s marketing publications now use an average of 50 percent recycled content paper, exceeding a five-year company goal to use 50 percent recycled content by 2009. The increased recycled content paper is avoiding the use of nearly 35,000 tons of virgin fiber paper per year, the equivalent of saving more than 250,000 trees or more than the number of trees required to print three Sunday editions of the New York Times.

Dell and Goodwill Launch Free Computer Recycling Service in North Carolina

Fri, 10 Nov 2006 8:00:00 CDT

On October 25, Dell and three regional Goodwill Industries operations in the Carolinas introduced Reconnect, a free drop-off program for recycling of unwanted computers. Reconnect will serve consumers in 49 of 100 North Carolina counties and five counties in South Carolina. The program helps protect the environment through the responsible recycling or reuse of computer equipment, and provides residents a convenient opportunity to support a local non-profit organization.

Recycling Services Launched for China Customers

Mon, 06 Nov 2006 8:00:00 CDT

On October 6, Dell announced it will begin providing recycling services to business customers in mainland China and Hong Kong. Dell will also provide consumers no-charge recycling by the end of November. The service is not tied to a replacement purchase. Launching consumer recycling in China is an important part of Dell's global recycling commitment announced in June. For more information, click here

Energy-Efficiency Progress Highlighted in New Products

Fri, 27 Oct 2006 8:00:00 CDT

Michael underscored Dell's commitment to the environment and a new strategy to design the most energy-efficient products in the IT industry October 23 in a keynote speech at Oracle OpenWorld. "Our focus on delivering products with the most performance per watt is delivering benefits to our customers' bottom lines and to the environment," Michael said. "We estimate that if the energy-smart settings we've engineered into our newest OptiPlex desktop had been available on each desktop we've shipped over the past year; those customers could have saved enough electricity to power about 1.5 million U.S. homes for one year."

Dell Announces Energy-Saving Product Strategy

Mon, 25 Sep 2006 8:00:00 CDT

Dell announced a product energy-efficiency strategy last week, designed to help customers decrease the electricity needed to operate their computer equipment, and thereby their operating costs. The new strategy is also a step forward in Dell's continuing efforts to be environmentally responsible. A new customer energy resource center is now available at where customers can view the energy-efficient features of several Dell product families and access energy calculators to help estimate power needs. Dell launched a new business desktop computer system the same day, the Dell OptiPlex 745, which has several energy-efficient design features. Dell estimates that these new systems can potentially help customers avoid the emissions equivalent to removing one million cars from the road.