Dell is working on new work to reduce its carbon footprint and reduce e-waste. At a summit in Austin, Texas, Dell announced the Sustainable Development Goals and proposed other initiatives on diversity, inclusion and privacy.
In its efforts to stop the greenhouse gases that contribute to climate change, Dell says 100 per cent of the electricity it uses will come from renewable sources by 2040. By contrast, Apple announced in 2018 that it uses 100% of its renewable energy. Dell isn’t just turning to renewable energy, it’s also experimenting with less energy. The company plans to improve the energy efficiency of its products and cut its operations and electricity consumption in half by 2030. The company will work with other manufacturers to reduce emissions in its supply chain.
Dell has also made a new commitment to recycling. By 2030, the company plans to recycle every device customers buy for reuse or component recycling. The company also promised that by then, at least half of all the materials used in its products would be recycled or recycled, and 100% of its packaging would be recycled or recycled.
The company plans to expand its existing recycling program. It has recycled electronics, regardless of brand, and it has partnered with FedEx to recycle. As a result, it has recycled 2 billion pounds of old electronics since 2008. But there is still a lot of room for improvement. Dell estimates that it collects less than 10% of its products. Currently, less than 5% of the company’s products are made from recycled or recycled materials.