As a result of the input of our customers and hard work of our employees, 2009 is ramping up to be a banner year for our sustainability efforts here at Dell. Our packaging announcement last month has been getting some attention from IT and environmental blogs, our recycling programs and partnerships continue to evolve and expand, earning kudos this month from the EPA, and just today we learned that our sustainability program earned a spot on the Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World list for 2009. This comes hot on the heels of a recent CERES report that ranked Dell number 3 out of 63 companies on their climate change strategies.
This recognition would not be possible without the great ideas submitted by our customers and the hard work taking place across every department of the company, such as reducing operating (and environmental) costs by powering our Round Rock campus on alternative energy, expanding our ever-growing line-up of energy efficient computers and servers and our commitment to the reduction or elimination of environmentally-sensitive materials in our product offerings (all of our products are EU RoHS compliant in every country we do business). This is coupled with an operational strategy that makes sustainability and transparency top priorities, and our supply-chain management which requires our suppliers to manage, improve and report their greenhouse gas emissions as a consideration for future business.
While recognition like this is always inspirational, our work continues, and you can expect more progress on the green front very soon. In the meantime, we invite you to catch up on the latest and greatest via ReGeneration.org. You can also join the conversation in our Green Room forum. And as always, we encourage your continued ideas and input on IdeaStorm. Looking forward to hearing from you!