06 Sep '11, 5pm

Dell Backs Away from Carbon Neutrality, Focuses on Efficiency & E-Waste

Dell Backs Away from Carbon Neutrality, Focuses on Efficiency & E-Waste

Dell has a broad focus with its sustainability initiatives -- from energy efficiency to purchasing green power to shipping servers in mushroom-based-packaging to collecting e-waste to reducing toxic chemical use -- and on many of these it's making impressive strides, according to its just-released 2011 CSR report . The company is touting its energy-efficiency and e-waste achievements as top-line results from the report: Dell has improved the performance-per-watt of its servers by 3100 percent within the last five years; Its desktops and laptops have gotten 25 percent more energy-efficient since 2008 Its e-waste collection efforts grew by 16 percent over last year, with nearly 68 million kilograms (just about 150 million pounds) of e-waste collected in the last year The company has also surpassed its goal to reduce the amount of packaging used by 10 percent, and is three-qu...

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