Ever since Dell Technologies saw its first greenhouse gas emissions data in its 2002 environmental report, they've committed to addressing the climate crisis. Recently, Dell announced its 2030 emissions goals and net-zero GHG emissions targets across its facilities, supply chain, and in the energy intensity of its products by 2050.
Dell claims its net-zero goals have been created based on science, as well as being aligned with the Paris Agreement. The company was one of the first 12 that made the decision to set emissions reductions.
Dell aims to use 75% renewable source electricity by 2030 and 100% by 2040 to reduce its Scope 2 emissions to nearly zero. It also plans to assist suppliers in procuring renewable electricity, increasing energy efficiency, improving logistics, and refining climate-related measurement and reporting.
In 2013, Dell established a goal to reduce the energy intensity of its entire product portfolio by 80%, and a report revealed that the company had reached almost 70% by the end of 2021.
Dell establishes a circular design approach that aims to eliminate the concept of waste and prioritizes designing their products for recyclability, focusing on improving energy efficiency and maximizing reusability and reparability.
"We want to be realistic and build on our strengths. We have an amazing supply chain, outstanding teams of innovative engineers, and deep relationships with our customers. The momentum for the circular economy is emerging from many different stakeholders," says David Lear, vice president of corporate sustainability at Dell Technologies.
As of today, Dell has recovered over 2 billion pounds of used electronics and utilized over 100 million pounds of recycled material within new products.