Dell's suppliers now have access to standard methodologies by which to report carbon emissions via their membership in the Carbon Disclosure Project's Supply Chain Leadership Collaboration (SCLC).
"Our global supply chain is integral to Dell's long-term commitment to become the greenest technology company on earth," said Martin J. Garvin, Chief Procurement Officer.
The SCLC was created to engage member companies' supply chains to report carbon footprints and climate change-relevant information, such as greenhouse gas emissions data, emissions reduction targets and climate-change strategy.
The Carbon Disclosure Project is a collaboration of institutional investors that collects and reports carbon emissions data annually from some of the world's largest companies. "The Carbon Disclosure Project is delighted to welcome Dell into the Supply Chain Leadership Collaboration, which is a key step in measuring and subsequently managing emissions generated through the supply chain. Dell is the first IT company to join the collaboration and we hope others will follow their lead. The supply chain is often responsible for a large part of a company's emissions, so in working with Dell to help measure these emissions, CDP hopes to help them achieve their own carbon reduction goals," said Paul Dickinson, CEO of Carbon Disclosure Project.
Dell recently announced it would neutralize the carbon impact of company-owned and leased facilities by 2008. The company's corporate climate strategy also accounts for the emissions impact of supplier operations and customer product use. Dell began requiring suppliers to report emissions earlier this year.