Climate change is adversely affecting our planet. The consequences also impact our business, from our suppliers and our operations, to our customers.
Firstly, we have to own our part of it. The manufacturing and use of our products has an environmental footprint. This is why we are committed to reducing our footprint, increasing the energy efficiency of our products and moving toward more renewable energy sources where possible.
The effects of climate change also put our business at risk, most notably an increase in the frequency of severe weather events and an increase in water stress in the regions where our suppliers operate.
The risk to Dell, though, is not the most important driver of our work. For many of our customers, the concern is not whether climate change will affect them, but more about when. These customers will need technology to solve big challenges, and we will be there to help them.
With the merger of Dell and EMC, we had an opportunity to review and update our climate change policy. Our Climate Policy Principles document, which we updated earlier this year, represents the combined point-of-view of the two heritage companies, and clearly articulates our unwavering commitment to work to reduce the impact of climate change.
As political landscapes change, our point of view does not. We remain committed to our policies and the targets we’ve outlined as part of our 2020 Legacy of Good Plan. You’ll even see new emission goals in our annual update coming later this month.
This is a global challenge that requires a global approach. We will continue to engage and address as one global team.