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Last Update: Jan 24th, 2019
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Recycled Content

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Statement Of Support

Packaging material should:

• Be beneficial, safe and healthy for individuals and communities/environment throughout its lifecycle

• Come from either recycled or rapidly renewable sources

• Be processed, manufactured and used in efficient and environmentally safe ways

Bio-based / Renewable Materials

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Our goal is to source 100 percent of Dell’s product packaging from sustainable materials by 2020. We define sustainable materials specifically as those that are renewable or recyclable.

Renewable / Alternative Energy

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We are setting a target of sourcing 50 percent of our electricity needs from renewables (purchased or generated on-site) by 2020.

Water Consumption

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2020 Goal: Reduce our water use in water-stressed regions by 20 percent.

Greenhouse Gas Emissions

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2020 Goal: Reduce global absolute GHG emissions, Scopes 1 and 2 [MT CO2e] Market-Based, by 40% as compared to a FY11 baseline.

By 2020, Dell’s suppliers representing 95% of direct materials spend and key logistics suppliers1 will set specific greenhouse gas emissions targets and report on their emissions inventor.


Manufacturing / Operational Waste

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2020 Goal: Ensure 90% of waste generated in Dell-operated buildings is diverted from landfills.

Design For Recovery

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Ensure 100% of Dell packaging is either recyclable or compostable [by 2020].

Material Efficiency

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Right-sizing of packaging, an element accounted for in the heritage EMC goal, will continue to be prioritized by Dell Inc, though not reported on within the goals themselves.

Volumetric Efficiency

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Our ongoing commitment to minimizing the size of our product packaging will also further help us utilize space in shipping containers, helping us cut emissions from transport by reducing overall weight.

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