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Dell First Computer Company to Join The Climate Group

27 February 2008

HOUSTON - Dell today became the first computer company to join The °Climate Group, underscoring the company's commitment to environmental leadership, energy-efficiency and carbon-neutral operations.

The announcement was made at the Challenges and Opportunities in a Carbon Constrained World conference held today at the Federal Reserve Bank in Houston. The conference included senior managers from major companies involved in a variety of business segments to share experience and discuss practical approaches to preparing for doing business in a carbon-constrained economy.

"The °Climate Group is delighted to welcome Dell as the first IT member of our coalition of companies leading on climate change issues,"said Chris Walker, North American Director of The °Climate Group. Dell revolutionized the PC business, and we believe it can do similarly great things for the IT industry's efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Dell's extensive product reach into homes and offices creates the potential to make an even greater contribution to creating a low-carbon economy."

"Dell's commitment to becoming the 'greenest' technology company on the planet involves continually seeking ways to reduce our emissions, learn from others and share best practices worldwide," said Gil Casellas, Dell vice president of corporate responsibility. "Working with The °Climate Group and other stakeholders demonstrates our commitment to a cleaner Earth and low-carbon economy."

Dell's climate commitments

  • Dell's progressive climate strategy takes into account environmental impacts from supplier operations, company-owned and leased operations, and customer product use. Dell currently has one of the lowest carbon intensities in the Fortune 50 and has pledged to reduce that an additional 15 per cent by 2012.
  • Dell has pledged carbon neutrality for company facilities, manufacturing operations and business air travel beginning in 2008.
  • Dell was the first IT company to join the Carbon Disclosure Project's Supply Chain Leadership Collaboration to help suppliers with emissions reporting, which Dell requires.
  • Joining The °Climate Group provides Dell the opportunity to contribute to and gain insights from participation in The °Climate Group's Leadership Groups on Carbon Neutrality and Supply Chain, to leverage The °Climate Group's working relationships with policy makers in government and its international reach into China and the Asia Pacific region.

About Dell

Dell Inc. (NASDAQ: DELL) listens to customers and delivers innovative technology and services they trust and value. Uniquely enabled by its direct business model, Dell is a leading global systems and services company and No. 34 on the Fortune 500.


For further information or interviews please contact:
Bryant Hilton
Tel: 512-633-7527

Neal McGrath
The °Climate Group
Tel: 646-233-0554

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