EPA Recognizes Dell for Green-Power Leadership
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* Company Ranked No. 3 on prominent Fortune 500 list
* Green-power investment covers Dell’s global electricity use
* Dell has been recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for integrating green power into its facilities. In the latest EPA Fortune 500 Green Power Challenge rankings out today, the company increased its position to No. 3 from No. 12 in July, ahead of HP, Apple and IBM.
* In August, Dell announced that it met its carbon-neutral goal more than five months ahead of schedule through a combination of operational efficiencies, greater investment in green power and responsible offsets to cover remaining impacts. Since 2004, the company’s U.S. investment in green power, including solar, wind and gas-energy conversion has grown from 12 million kWh to more than 553 million kWh. Dell is currently purchasing enough green power, verified emission reductions and renewable energy certificates globally to cover its total electricity use.
* Dell is also helping suppliers achieve their own environmental goals. In June 2007, the company announced that it would require primary suppliers to report CO2 emissions data during quarterly business reviews. Dell was the first IT company to join the Carbon Disclosure Project’s Supply Chain Leadership Collaboration to help suppliers with emissions reporting.
* “We continue to take meaningful and measurable steps to drive green into every aspect of our global operations,” said Dane Parker, director of environment, health and safety at Dell. “We are honored to be recognized by the EPA and are committed to driving demand for cleaner, greener power"
* “Our nation is shifting to a ‘green culture,’ with more and more Americans understanding that environmental responsibility is everyone’s responsibility,” said EPA Administrator Stephen L. Johnson. “EPA commends Dell for making a long-term commitment to protecting the environment by purchasing green power.”
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