Company says it has met carbon-neutral goal ahead of schedule

Dell hits green milestone

PC vendor Dell has announced that it has passed a major milestone in its pledge to become the ‘greenest’ technology firm on the planet.

The firm says it has met its goal early by implementing an aggressive global energy-efficiency campaign and increasing purchases of green power, verified emission reductions and renewable energy certificates.

Since 2004, the company’s annual investment in green electricity from utility providers, including wind, solar and methane-gas capture, has grown from 12 million kWh to 116 million kWh, an increase of nearly 870 percent.

The company is now saving more than $3 million annually and avoids generating nearly 20,000 tons of CO2 through facilities improvements and a global power-management initiative.

Dell has also partnered with Conservation International on a habitat and forest preservation initiative in the Republic of Madagascar. The company will help protect more than 591,000 acres of tropical forestland threatened with destruction.

“We’re driving ‘green’ into every aspect of our global business,” said Dell chairman and CEO Michael Dell. “This includes setting new standards for energy efficiency and green power, delivering environmental and cost savings for customers and aligning key growth priorities with our focus on preserving our shared Earth.”

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