• SOCIAL IMPACT

    Letter from Michael Dell

    • 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.

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      Michael Dell
      Chairman and CEO
      Dell Technologies

      • We have improved the energy intensity of our entire product portfolio by 69.9 percent since FY12 and continue to qualify a significant portion of our portfolio for ENERGY STAR®.

      • We worked with our suppliers, Teleplan and Seagate, to recover rare-earth magnets from hard drives and reuse the material in new hard drives, fostering the circular economy across the industry.

      • We have donated millions of dollars globally to help meet the greatest needs of our communities and front-line organizations working to treat and contain COVID-19 around the world. Our team members have also raised over $1.65M for nonprofits supporting COVID-19 response.

      • We became a signatory to the HBCU Partnership Challenge issued by the Bipartisan HBCU Caucus that brings together government, industry and historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs) to ensure HBCUs and their students are an equal part of our recruitment and hiring efforts.
    • Learn more about our progress

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      FY20 Progress Made Real Report

      In our first report on our social impact plan for 2030, we focus on thoroughly explaining methodologies and data that show our starting points for our 2030 goals.

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      2020 Diversity & Inclusion Report

      Learn how we are building a workforce that is inclusive and represents the diverse and global customers we serve.