Less than one year ago, when we unveiled new social impact moonshot goals for Dell Technologies in our Progress Made Real Plan for 2030, we had no idea where we would be today. From a global pandemic to justified global protests against systemic racism, the fault lines of our society have been laid bare. Our aspirations and our actions have never been more important, and it is fitting that we are releasing this inaugural report.
While current events leave us heartbroken and unsettled, still I find reason for tremendous optimism. The intersection of humanity, innovation and technology is the foundation of our response, our recovery and what can be an amazing future. The very name of our social impact plan — Progress Made Real — comes from a deeply embedded belief that we can achieve lasting, positive results.
It is our optimism that inspired us to set bold goals in the first place. We may not have all the answers for how we will achieve them, but that is the point. Our vision will always be driven by the world we want to live in. To achieve our vision, we’ll learn along the way, set clear baselines and measure our progress.
This year’s report focuses on identifying key performance indicators for our goals in four areas where Dell Technologies can have the greatest impact — advancing sustainability, cultivating inclusion, transforming lives, and upholding ethics and privacy. Leading is nothing new for us. Our winning blueprint for progress has already made an impressive impact on the planet and our community of stakeholders. For the seventh year in a row, Dell has been recognized as one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies® by the Ethisphere® Institute.
I am incredibly excited for the future and for the role that Dell Technologies can play in driving progress for our customers and the world at large. Today, by harnessing innovation from across the globe, we have more opportunity to make a positive difference than ever before.
It is the most exciting and important work we can be doing, and we are thrilled to be a part of it.
Chairman and CEO
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