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Dell EMC: Green Business Awards

Congratulations to Dell EMC. The company has been honored for “Corporate Excellence” in our 2017 Green Business Awards.

The leadership at the company has set some lofty sustainability goals for the company. They call them their “Legacy of Good” goals, and those company-wide goals are making waves not only in Utah, but everywhere the largest privately held IT company reaches.

“While we want to be green and sustainable in Utah, it’s not a Utah-specific phenomenon for Dell EMC,” says Vance Checketts, vice president and general manager, Americas Centers of Excellence. “It’s a corporate initiative for the world.”

Those company-wide goals are, in part, the company’s desire to demonstrate 100 percent transparency in their supply chain, reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 50 percent and water usage by 20 percent, as well as energy usage by 80 percent. Dell EMC is recovering 2 billion pounds of used electronics, to be recycled, reused or properly disposed of. The goals are quite detailed: Checketts boasts that packaging is either recyclable or compostable—or even edible.

“It’s not exactly recommended,” he laughs. “But it’s a material made of mushroom, and we have some recipes you can use with it.”

In Utah, Dell EMC encourages UTA ridership by subsidizing eco-passes, and the company’s new building is LEED Silver certified. Dell EMC has been recognized as a Utah Clean Air Champion, and has saved 496.1 tons in CO2 emissions.

Read about the other 2017 Green Business Awards honorees.