• World Economic Forum's Stakeholder Capitalism Metrics

      Dell, alongside 25 other companies, was one of the initial signatories of the recent initiative by the World Economic Forum (WEF) to align and focus corporate environmental, social and governance disclosures. As part of this commitment, we are publishing this index in which we map our disclosures to the WEF's ESG reporting framework metrics that we consider material to our operations.

      All reported data is for fiscal year ended January 29, 2021, unless otherwise stated. The metrics and information presented on this document are for Dell Technologies (“Dell,” “we” or “our”), excluding VMware. Data for RSA, Secureworks, Boomi, Virtustream and Dell Financial Services is included where relevant as of the date of this document unless otherwise noted. Data for RSA is included only until the date of the divestiture, Sept. 1, 2020.

      • Principles of Governance

      • Theme Core Metrics and Disclosures Response and/or Reference Related Standards
        Governing Purpose

        Setting purpose

         

        The company’s stated purpose, as the expression of the means by which a business proposes solutions to economic, environmental and social issues. Corporate purpose should create value for all stakeholders, including shareholders.

        About Us GRI 102-26
        Quality of Governing

        Governance body composition

         

        Composition of the highest governance body and its committees by: competencies relating to economic, environmental and social topics; executive or non-executive; independence; tenure on the governance body; number of each individual’s other significant positions and commitments, and the nature of the commitments; gender; membership of under-represented social groups; stakeholder representation.

        Board of Directors

         

        Pages 14-22, FY21 Proxy Statement

         

        Committee Composition

        GRI 102-22,

        GRI 405-1a

        Stakeholder Engagement

        Material issues impacting stakeholders

         

        A list of the topics that are material to key stakeholders and the company, how the topics were identified and how the stakeholders were engaged.

        We've identified the following as Dell Technologies' material issues (in alphabetical order):

         

        • Business Ethics
        • Community Investment
        • Corporate Governance
        • Data Privacy & Security
        • Diversity, Equity & Inclusion 
        • Economic Performance Innovation
        • Energy & Climate
        • Human Rights
        • Labor Engagement & Development
        • Occupational Health & Safety
        • Product Quality & Safety 
        • Product Stewardship 
        • Regulatory Compliance 
        • Substances of Concern 
        • Supply Chain Resilience 
        • Sustainable Consumption
        • Water & Effluents

         

        For more information about our approach to materiality and stakeholder engagement, see page 11 of our FY21 Progress Made Real Report

        GRI 102-21,

        GRI 102-43,

        GRI 102-47

        Ethical Behavior

        Anti-corruption

         

        1. Total percentage of governance body members, employees and business partners who have received training on the organization’s anti-corruption policies and procedures, broken down by region.

         

        2. a) Total number and nature of incidents of corruption confirmed during the current year, but related to previous years; and

        2  b) Total number and nature of incidents of corruption confirmed during the current year, related to this year.

         

        3. Discussion of initiatives and stakeholder engagement to improve the broader operating environment and culture, in order to combat corruption.

        1. 100% of our employees have received training on anti-corruption. Dell has a robust Anti-Corruption program which includes regular and impactful training and awareness, a thorough and comprehensive investigation process, digital controls and use of predictive digital analytics (including with respect to third parties).

         

        2. a and b. Aside from those we are obligated to report by law, reporting these numbers would violate attorney/client privilege and would amount to a voluntary self-disclosure, a decision currently reserved for Dell's General Counsel.  In addition, this has the possibility of disadvantaging those companies that do thorough investigations and predictive analytics, and therefore know more.

         

        3. Refer to page 8 of our Code of Conduct

        GRI 205-2,

        GRI 205-3

        Ethical Behavior

        Protected ethics advice and reporting mechanisms

         

        A description of internal and external mechanisms for:

        1. Seeking advice about ethical and lawful behavior and organizational integrity; and

        2. Reporting concerns about unethical or unlawful behavior and lack of organizational integrity.

        Internal and External Mechanisms:

        The Ethics Helpline is a service where employees, partners, stakeholders and customers can ask questions either via phone call or online web form in multiple languages. It is confidential, operated by NAVEX and is available around the world 24x7.

         

        The Ethics@Dell.com mailbox is also available to employees, partners, stakeholders and customers to ask questions. This mailbox is actively managed by the Dell Global Ethics and Compliance team.

         

        Additional Internal Mechanism:

        Employees are also encouraged to reach out to their manager and/or HR when seeking advice about ethical and lawful behavior.

         

        Refer also to pages 6, and 54-58 of our Code of Conduct

        GRI 102-17
        Risk and Opportunity Oversight

        Integrating risk and opportunity into business process

         

        Company risk factor and opportunity disclosures that clearly identify the principal material risks and opportunities facing the company specifically (as opposed to generic sector risks), the company appetite in respect of these risks, how these risks and opportunities have moved over time and the response to those changes. These opportunities and risks should integrate material economic, environmental and social issues, including climate change and data stewardship.

        Pages 17-30, FY21 Form 10-K

         

        Section C2, CDP Climate Change Questionnaire

        Our 2021 response will be available in late 2021. Until then, our 2020 response is available.

        EPIC,

        GRI 102-15,

        World Economic Forum Integrated Corporate Governance,

        IR 4D

      • Planet

      • Theme Core Metrics and Disclosures Response and/or Reference Related Standards
        Climate Change

        Greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions

         

        For all relevant greenhouse gases (e.g. carbon dioxide, methane, nitrous oxide, F-gases etc.), report in metric tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent (tCO2e) GHG Protocol Scope 1 and Scope 2 emissions.

        Estimate and report material upstream and downstream (GHG Protocol Scope 3) emissions where appropriate.

        Pages 21-22 and 76, FY21 Progress Made Real Report

        GRI 305:1-3,

        TCFD,

        GHG Protocol

        Climate Change

        TCFD implementation

         

        Fully implement the recommendations of the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD). If necessary, disclose a timeline of at most three years for full implementation. Disclose whether you have set, or have committed to set, GHG emissions targets that are in line with the goals of the Paris Agreement – to limit global warming to well below 2°C above pre-industrial levels and pursue efforts to limit warming to 1.5°C – and to achieve net-zero emissions before 2050.

        We have adopted the recommendations of the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) in our climate change-related reporting, for details on our ESG governance see pages 13-14 of our Progress Made Real Report

         

        Last year, we carried out a scenario analysis in alignment with TCFD’s guidance that is detailed in our CDP Climate Change Questionnaire, section C3,1b

         

        Additionally, our GRI Index provides mapping of GRI disclosures to TCFD’s recommendations.

        Recommendations of the TCFD;

        CDSB R01, R02, R03, R04 and R06;

        SASB 110;

        Science Based Targets initiative

        Freshwater Availability

        Water consumption and withdrawal in water‑stressed areas

         

        Report for operations where material: megalitres of water withdrawn, megalitres of water consumed and the percentage of each in regions with high or extremely high baseline water stress, according to WRI Aqueduct water risk atlas tool.

        Estimate and report the same information for the full value chain (upstream and downstream) where appropriate.

        See Section W1.2d in our CDP Water Security Questionnaire

         

        Our 2021 response will be available in late 2021. Until then, our 2020 response is available.

        SASB CG-HP-140a.1,

        WRI Aqueduct water risk atlas tool

      • People

      • Theme Core Metrics and Disclosures Response and/or Reference Related Standards
        Dignity and Equality

        Diversity and inclusion (%)

         

        Percentage of employees per employee category, by age group, gender and other indicators of diversity (e.g. ethnicity).

        See pages 29-30 in our FY21 Diversity and Inclusion Report GRI 405-1b
        Dignity and Equality

        Pay equality (%)

         

        Ratio of the basic salary and remuneration for each employee category by significant locations of operation for priority areas of equality: women to men, minor to major ethnic groups, and other relevant equality areas.

        See page 61 for the ratio of the annual total compensation of our CEO to the annual total compensation of our median employee in our FY21 Proxy Statement

         

        The rest of the data from this disclosure is treated as confidential company information

        Adapted from GRI 405-2
        Dignity and Equality

        Wage level (%)

         

        Ratios of standard entry level wage by gender compared to local minimum wage.

         

        Ratio of the annual total compensation of the CEO to the median of the annual total compensation of all its employees, except the CEO.

        Dell treats this data as confidential company information.

        GRI 202-1,

        Adapted from Dodd-Frank Act, US SEC Regulations

        Dignity and Equality

        Risk for incidents of child, forced or compulsory labour

         

        An explanation of the operations and suppliers considered to have significant risk for incidents of child labour, forced or compulsory labour. Such risks could emerge in relation to:

        a) type of operation (such as manufacturing plant) and type of supplier; and

        b) countries or geographic areas with operations and suppliers considered at risk.

        Pages 5-10 and 36, 2020 Supply Chain Sustainability Progress Report

        GRI 202-1,

        Adapted from Dodd-Frank Act, US SEC Regulations

        Health and Wellbeing

        Health and safety (%)

         

        The number and rate of fatalities as a result of work-related injury; high-consequence work-related injuries (excluding fatalities); recordable work-related injuries; main types of work-related injury; and the number of hours worked.

         

        An explanation of how the organization facilitates workers’ access to non-occupational medical and healthcare services, and the scope of access provided for employees and workers.

        Employees

         

        Number of fatalities: 0

         

        Rate of fatalities: 0

         

        Number of high-consequence work-related injuries: 0

         

        Rate of high-consequence work-related injuries: 0 

         

        Rate of recordable work-related injuries: 0.03

         

        Main types of work-related injury: Most work-related injuries are strains and sprains associated with material handling, and contusions, fractures and dislocations from slips, trips and falls.

         

        Rates calculated based on 200,000 hours worked.

        GRI:2018

        403-9a&b,

        GRI:2018

        403-6a

        Skills for the Future

        Training provided (#, $)

         

        Average hours of training per person that the organization’s employees have undertaken during the reporting period, by gender and employee category (total number of hours of training provided to employees divided by the number of employees).

         

        Average training and development expenditure per full time employee (total cost of training provided to employees divided by the number of employees).

        Dell considers this information proprietary and therefore does not publicly disclose it.

        GRI 404-1,

        SASB HC 101-15

      • Prosperity

      • Theme Core Metrics and Disclosures Response and/or Reference Related Standards
        Employment and Wealth Generation

        Absolute number and rate of employment

         

        1. Total number and rate of new employee hires during the reporting period, by age group, gender, other indicators of diversity and region.

         

        2. Total number and rate of employee turnover during the reporting period, by age group, gender, other indicators of diversity and region.

        Dell considers this information proprietary and therefore does not publicly disclose it. Adapted, to include other indicators of diversity, from GRI 401-1a&b
        Employment and Wealth Generation

        Economic contribution

         

        1. Direct economic value generated and distributed (EVG&D), on an accruals basis, covering the basic components for the organization’s global operations, ideally split out by:

         

        • Revenues
        • Operating costs
        • Employee wages and benefits
        • Payments to providers of capital
        • Payments to government
        • Community investment

         

         

        2. Financial assistance received from the government: total monetary value of financial assistance received by the organization from any government during the reporting period.

        1. Page 48, FY21 Form 10-K

         

        2. Pages 129-133, FY21 Form 10-K

        GRI 201-1,

        GRI 201-4

        Employment and Wealth Generation

        Financial investment contribution

         

        1. Total capital expenditures (CapEx) minus depreciation, supported by narrative to describe the company’s investment strategy.

         

        2. Share buybacks plus dividend payments, supported by narrative to describe the company’s strategy for returns of capital to shareholders.

        1. Pages 63 and 77, FY21 Form 10-K

         

        2. The  Company does not currently return capital to shareholders through a dividend payment program. Page 137, FY21 Form 10-K

        As referenced in IAS 7 and US GAAP ASC 230
        Innovation for Better Products and Services

        Total R&D expenses ($)

         

        Total costs related to research and development.

        Page 8, FY21 Form 10-K US GAAP ASC 730
        Community and Social Vitality

        Total tax paid

         

        The total global tax borne by the company, including corporate income taxes, property taxes, non-creditable VAT and other sales taxes, employer-paid payroll taxes, and other taxes that constitute costs to the company, by category of taxes.

        Page 53, FY21 Form 10-K Adapted from GRI 201-1