Note from Lionel: Below is a translation of a post that recently appeared on our Direct2Dell Chinese blog. Beyond the news itself, the post calls out some details about Dell’s business in China that I thought might be of interest to some readers of this blog.
Dell has been awarded the “2006 Excellent Foreign Invested Company in China” by the Ministry of Commerce and China Foreign Invested Enterprise Association.
The award is one of the most prestigious recognitions from the Chinese government to a foreign company. The ceremony took place in the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. Wei Jianguo, Vice Minister of Commerce attended the event. Amit Midha, President of Dell China received the award from Shi Guangsheng, Chairman of China Foreign Invested Enterprise Association.
Dell is one of the 30 companies to win this year’s award over several thousand companies. The judging committee evaluated foreign invested companies’ contribution to local economy based on criteria such as revenue, corporate tax and export.
Dell also won the “Excellency in Corporate Social Responsibility” award. Dell excelled in categories such as legal and honest business practice, environmental stewardship, emphasis on intellectual property rights, protection of employee rights and long-term support to charity.
The two awards combined are a full recognition of Dell’s contribution to the local economy and society.
Dell started its business in China in 1998. Now it ranks the top 15 foreign invested company in China. Dell has factories, call centers and a design center in Xiamen, Dalian and Shanghai with over 6000 employees. A 2007 report by Peking University, the most prestigious university in China, indicates: every $1 million Dell spends in China brings an increase of $2.3 million in GDP, 92 jobs and $144,000 tax revenues to the country. In 2006, Dell contributed $36.4 billion to China’s GDP directly and indirectly and created about 1.5 million jobs in total. By working with local partners and suppliers, Dell helps local companies learn expertise in supply chain management, lower IT cost and increase their efficiency. The Peking University report names Dell’s economic impact on China as “Dell Effect”.
At the same time, we has established three Dell Learning Centers in China for migrant workers’ kids to learn computer technology. In 2006, Dell employees spent over 12,000 hours in charity and community activities.