World's #3 PC maker (after Lenovo and HP). Founded in 1984, delisted from Nasdaq in 2013, after being acquired by Michael Dell (founder) in partnership with global technology investment firm Silver Lake Partners.
| Dell Technologies Inc
owns 100% of Dell Inc
This company received a score of 81/100 (retrieved 14-Feb-2018) in the Corporate Information Transparency Index (CITI), a system for evaluating supply chain practices in China, particularly in regards to environmental management and water pollution. Scores are calculated using government compliance data, online monitoring data, and third-party environmental audits, as well as trends in the environmental performance of factories in the company's supply chains.
[Source 2018][More on Habitats]
In 2012 the Enough Project published the Conflict Minerals Company Rankings, which ranked the world's largest electronics companies on their efforts toward using and investing in conflict-free minerals in their products. This company received a 'Green' ranking, signifying it has "taken proactive steps to trace and audit their supply chains, pushed for some aspects of legislation, exercised leadership in industry-wide efforts, started to help Congo develop a clean trade. But they can still dig deeper in their supply chains and outreach."
[Source 2012][More on Human Rights]
This company is listed on the EPA Green Power Partnership website (USA), as using renewable energy for 55% of its organisation-wide electricity use in the USA.
[Source 2016][More on Climate Change]
B- grade in the Baptist World Aid Australia's Behind the Barcode 'Ethical Electronics Guide 2016', which grades companies on their efforts to mitigate the risks of forced labour, child labour and worker exploitation throughout their supply chains. Assessment criteria fall into four main categories: policies, traceability & transparency, monitoring & training and worker rights.
[Source 2016][More on Workers Rights]
Milieudefensie and Friends of the Earth have assessed how open manufacturers of smartphones, tablets, laptops and game consoles are about the use of materials, water, land surface area and greenhouse gas emissions. Assessment also covered whether manufacturers are honest about the use of tin from Indonesia and whether they are prepared to address the abuses in the tin mines on Bangka in Indonesia, such as by participating in the IDH project (Sustainable Trade Initiative). This company received a 'green' rating, indicating they provide ample information on the use of raw materials and is helping to improve the situation in the tin mines on Bangka Belitung.
[Source 2015][More on Human Rights]
In 2017 engineers from ifixit.com disassembled and analysed a range of smartphones, tablets and laptops, awarding each a repairability score between one and ten. Ten is the easiest to repair. A device with a perfect score will be relatively inexpensive to repair because it is easy to disassemble and has a service manual available. Points are docked based on the difficulty of opening the device, the types of fasteners found inside, and the complexity involved in replacing major components. Points are awarded for upgradability, use of non-proprietary tools for servicing, and component modularity. Products by this company scored between 7 and 10 points.
[Source 2017][More on Product Safety]
Greenpeace's Cool IT Leaderboard Version 6 evaluates top IT companies on their efforts to provide economy-wide climate solutions, reduce emissions from their own operations, and lobby for science-based climate and energy policies. This company received a score of 27/100.
[Source 2013][More on Climate Change]
This company was among the US Top Defense Contractors derived from the 2014 Washington Technology Top 100 list, based on their 2013 defense contract revenue. Dell was number 29 with a defense revenue of US$534,317.
[Source 2014][More on Military]
This website by German NGO Earth Link rates companies on their corporate policies against child labour, production monitoring and accusations of child labour. This company received at least one red mark, indicating poor performance in one or more of these areas.
[Source 2013][More on Human Rights]
Brands owned by this company are on RankaBrand's Greenwashing Alert list. These are companies that report in some way on sustainability, but the information they provide is either of marginal or no relevance and is not explicit about sustainability performance.
[Source 2014][More on Irresponsible Marketing]
Dell paid US$100 million in 2010 to settle allegations by the US Securities and Exchange Commission of accounting fraud. It had alleged that Dell had failed to disclose to investors large exclusivity payments received from Intel to not use central processing units from Intel's main rival. These payments helped Dell to meet its targets, rather than its management and operations. When the payments were cut, it alleged Dell again misled investors by failing to disclose the true reason behind the company's decreased profitability.
[Source 2010][More on Finance]
This company scores Ethical Consumer's worst rating for the likely use of tax avoidance strategies, and has at least two high risk subsidiaries in tax havens.
[Source 2018][More on Finance]
Rank a Brand searches the websites of brands for the answers to carefully targeted questions. From this they calculate sustainability scores based on the themes of environment, climate, labor issues, and transparency. Brands owned by this company received a 'D'.
[Source 2016][More on Sustainability Reporting]
Major corporations, including this one, use prison labour in the USA, where prisoners are paid slave wages as low as 23 cents an hour doing work which is often dangerous, toxic and unprotected. While much of the work done by prisoners is for the military, other major corporations are taking advantage of the cheap labour in both federal and state US prisons.
[Source 2013][More on Workers Rights]
This 2016 scorecard by SOMO compares electronics companies on their policies and efforts regarding responsible mining and the elimination of child labour, with special attention to the mining of gold. This company failed to respond to SOMO's questionnaire.
[Source 2016][More on Human Rights]
The Electronics TakeBack Coalition's Recycling Report Card evaluates takeback and recycling programs for computer, TV, printer and game console companies. The report card focuses on the programs available to consumers in the US, and relies on publicly available information, as of Sept 2010. This company received a grade of B for its recycling efforts in the USA.
[Source 2010][More on Habitats]
'Nice' rating on the 2009 Naughty/Nice List, the Scorecard on the Catalog and Direct Mail Industry by Forest Ethics. [Listed under information due to age of report]
[Source 2009][More on Forests]
As listed on the We Mean Business website, this company has committed to the following climate action initiatives: adopt a science-based emissions reduction target.
[Source 2017][More on Climate Change]
Some companies intentionally make their repair manuals unavailable, sabotaging local repair shops and forcing consumers to buy new products. This company makes its repair manuals available online.
[Source 2017][More on Product Safety]
This company is a member of the Responsible Minerals Initiative (formerly the Conflict-Free Sourcing Initiative), which helps companies address conflict minerals issues in their supply chains. The RMI provides information on conflict-free smelters and refiners, common tools to gather sourcing information, and forums for exchanging best practices on addressing conflict minerals. Membership is open to companies that use or trans