Dell sustainability report highlights ocean plastic packaging drive

The “2020 Legacy of Good” update is centred around corporate social responsibility initiatives toward communities, people, the environment and the supply chain following the Dell/EMC merger.

Dell exceeded the initial 2020 goal of using 50 million pounds of sustainable materials in its products and adjusted the goal to use 100 million pounds of recycled-content plastic and other sustainable materials.

The company also began shipping the XPS 13 2-in-1 in packaging made from ocean-bound plastics and made a public commitment to increase annual usage 10-fold by 2025 as well as open source Dell’s supply chain to encourage broad use of ocean plastics by other companies.

Dell also reported that it has recovered 1.8 billion pounds of electronics ‘waste’, 88% of the way toward its 2020 goal to recycle 2 billion pounds of used electronics by 2020.

Trisa Thompson, chief responsibility officer at Dell, said: “We have a newfound energy as we think about the opportunity we have to put our combined portfolio, expertise and resources to good work. It’s already encouraging tremendous innovation that will benefit our customers and our world.”