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Dell’s 2014 Products Save Customers $449 Million in Energy Costs

Dell reduced the energy intensity of its product portfolio by 23.2 percent over the last two years, and that of its server portfolio by roughly 50 percent, according to the company’s new sustainability report.

Dell asserts customers who purchased products in FY14 can expect to spend $449 million less on electricity to power their products over their lifetime compared to those purchased in 2012.

Dell’s Fiscal Year 2014 (FY14) Corporate Responsibility Report provides the first progress update on the goals outlined last fall in the company’s 2020 Legacy of Good plan, a strategic roadmap for bringing sustainability and business objectives together, creating social and environmental benefits while enabling better customer outcomes.

The plan outlines a long-term strategy for Dell’s solutions, processes and people, and strives to measure how its technology is helping customers. Legacy of Good culminates in 21 2020 goals, including making Dell’s entire product portfolio 80 percent more energy-efficient and its packaging zero waste, and applying its technology and expertise to directly help three million youth in underserved communities.

Other highlights from the report include:

  • Dell reduced GHG emissions from facilities and logistics by 8 percent and increased purchases of renewable electricity, constituting 35 percent of Dell’s overall electricity purchases and up from 23 percent last year. By 2020, Dell plans to reduce emissions from facilities and logistics by 50 percent.
  • The company spent $4.1 billion with diverse suppliers, up from $3.44 billion in FY13, and continues to be recognized as part of the Billion Dollar Roundtable for its spending with minority and woman-owned suppliers.
  • Helping communities without reliable electricity access, in 2013, Dell and its partners installed its first two solar-powered Dell Learning Labs, outfitted with energy-efficient Dell Wyse workstations, to bring technology-based learning to youth in underserved areas of Africa. Together, the Dell Learning Labs directly serve 434 students and more than 50 teachers, as well as thousands of other students and residents who also have access to the technology.
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