Dell Is First IT Company to Help Suppliers Monitor, Report CO2 Emissions

Participation in Carbon Disclosure Project Effort Underscores Company's Climate-Protection Commitment

November 30, 2007

LONDON and ROUND ROCK, Texas - Dell has joined the Carbon Disclosure Project's Supply Chain Leadership Collaboration (SCLC), providing its suppliers access to standard methodologies to report carbon emissions.

Participation in the SCLC will provide Dell suppliers a standard globally recognized methodology to report emissions. Dell will work with its suppliers on reporting data relevant to Dell's business and CDP will provide guidance on reporting requirements. Creation of a standardized system offers suppliers an efficient tool for reporting and helps avoid multiple reporting requirements.

"Our global supply chain is integral to Dell's long-term commitment to become the greenest technology company on earth," said Martin J. Garvin, Chief Procurement Officer and Senior Vice President. "This means partnering with suppliers, customers and stakeholders to drive meaningful and positive change."

The SCLC was created to engage member companies' supply chains to report carbon footprints and climate change-relevant information, such as greenhouse gas emissions data, emissions reduction targets and climate-change strategy. This is the first effort to create one single standardized mechanism, through the CDP questionnaire process, to measure company carbon footprints throughout their supply chain.

The Carbon Disclosure Project is a collaboration of institutional investors that collects and reports carbon emissions data annually from some of the world's largest companies. CDP's FT500 report, written by Innovest, an internationally recognized investment research and advisory firm, is based on responses provided by corporations within the Financial Times sample of the 500 largest listed companies globally.

"The Carbon Disclosure Project is delighted to welcome Dell into the Supply Chain Leadership Collaboration, which is a key step in measuring and subsequently managing emissions generated through the supply chain. Dell is the first IT company to join the collaboration and we hope others will follow their lead. The supply chain is often responsible for a large part of a company's emissions, so in working with Dell to help measure these emissions, CDP hopes to help them achieve their own carbon reduction goals," said Paul Dickinson, CEO of Carbon Disclosure Project.

Dell recently announced it would neutralize the carbon impact of company-owned and leased facilities by 2008. The company's corporate climate strategy also accounts for the emissions impact of supplier operations and customer product use. Dell began requiring suppliers to report emissions earlier this year.

About Carbon Disclosure Project
CDP is an independent not-for-profit organisation which was established in 2000 to facilitate dialogue between companies and investors, supported by quality information, from which a rational response to climate change will emerge. The Carbon Disclosure Project is a special project of Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors in New York, with 501(c)3 charitable status. The group of investors is not a legal entity and the Carbon Disclosure Project has no authority to make any other statement on behalf of the participants.

About Dell
Dell Inc. (NASDAQ: DELL) listens to customers and delivers innovative technology and services they trust and value. Uniquely enabled by its direct business model, Dell is a leading global systems and services company and No. 34 on the Fortune 500. For more information, visit, or to communicate directly with Dell via a variety of online channels, go to To get Dell news direct, visit

More from Thermal & Heating Equipment

All Topics