Campaign: Dell Focus Area | Supply Chain

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Campaign: Dell Focus Area | Supply Chain

We hold our suppliers to the same high social and environmental standards we set for ourselves. We are committed to driving transparency, accountability and continuous improvement throughout our global supply chain.

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Our commitments: Dell is committed to responsible business practices and to high standards of ethical behavior. This extends to the way we manage our global supply chain.

Our actions: From direct engagement to industry-wide partnerships, Dell takes an active role in guiding our suppliers to a better, more ethical supply chain.

Our progress: Measuring the effectiveness of our actions is a critical step in the ongoing effort to build a responsible, resilient supply chain. We are committed to transparency in this process, providing our customers and other stakeholders with insight into our performance. For a deep-dive on progress, please see our 2018 Supply Chain Sustainability Progress Report (published June 2018).

Our suppliers: List of Dell final assembly and/or original design manufacturers

Responsible sourcing: It is Dell’s position to source responsibly, to work collaboratively with others to create conditions where we can give our customers confidence that we are acting responsibly and to hold our suppliers accountable to the same high standard.

Supplier responsibility: Dell is committed to responsible business practices and to high standards of ethical behavior. We also hold our suppliers to high standards of excellence defined in governing laws, recognized international standards and conventions, and global best practices listed on this page.

Supplier diversity: What we look for in our suppliers and who qualifies as a diverse supplier.

Smelter List: View our report on Dell’s Raw Materials Sourcing program, which focuses on the actions, progress, and strategy to promote Dell’s responsible sourcing of raw materials (including 3TG).

Supplier Global Citizenship Commitment: Noted within our Dell Code of Conduct.

2018 Supply Chain Sustainability Progress Report: This Supply Chain Sustainability Progress Report provides an overview of key activities, with a focus on FY18 audit results for the five areas of the EICC Code of Conduct and Dell’s programs for continuous improvement in those areas. It is available here.

2018 Responsible Minerals Sourcing Report: As stated in our Responsible Sourcing Policy, Dell is committed to the responsible sourcing of materials used in our products. With this commitment, in 2016 we expanded the scope of our Conflict Minerals Program and established our Responsible Minerals Program. This report discloses our responsible sourcing work in 3TG, cobalt and mica for the calendar year 2017. It is available here.

2020 Legacy of Good Plan Annual Update website: Supply chain

Explore the supply chain section of Dell FY18 2020 Legacy of Good Plan Annual Update website:

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Harnessing Mobile Technology to Train Supply Chain Workers
Dell has a large and dynamic supply chain, with supplier facilities located in many regions around the world and many suppliers involved at multiple tiers in the manufacturing process. We require all suppliers to comply with all applicable laws and recognized international standards, and also abide by the high social and environmental responsibility (SER) standards outlined in the ...
Oct 3, 2018 1:15 PM ET
Boosting Local Economies by Supporting Diverse Suppliers
When World Wide Technology (WWT) first started reselling Dell computers in 1990, the minority-owned company had just seven employees in St. Louis. Over the past three decades, WWT has earned more and more of Dell’s business, becoming one of our biggest strategic partners in both supply chain management and channel sales. Today WWT is a global...
Aug 24, 2018 11:50 AM ET
Pioneering the Use of Closed-Loop Recycled Gold in Our Products
The world’s middle class is projected to grow from today’s population of more than 3 billion to over 5 billion by 2030. While moving families out of poverty is a boon to their health and prosperity, increased demand for consumer goods threatens to strain our world’s natural resources. That’s why Dell is finding new ways to move toward a circular economic model. A circular economy keeps...
Jul 10, 2018 12:55 PM ET
Opening a Window to Our Supply Chain Via Virtual Reality Customer Tours
Customers are increasingly concerned about the social and environmental impact of the products they buy. According to Nielsen’s 2015 Global Corporate Sustainability Report, 66 percent of customers are willing to pay more for products and services from companies that are committed to positive social and environmental impact. At Dell, we frequently get customer questions about our social...
Jun 28, 2018 10:35 AM ET
How Supporting Diverse Suppliers Supports Local Economies and More
For entrepreneurs, having a great product or service is only the first step toward success. The next steps include finding capital, connections, contracts and customers. For many woman-owned and minority-owned firms, gaining access to these vital resources can be a challenge. According to the ...
May 30, 2018 9:05 AM ET