By the Numbers

Each year we report on material indicators from across our business. Some tie directly to the goals set forth in our 2020 Legacy of Good Plan, while others provide additional insight into other business indicators relevant to various stakeholders. We complement this information with our online index to the Global Reporting Initiative’s (GRI) Standards.

  FY16(Dell Only) FY17(Dell Inc.) FY18(Dell Inc.) Comments
Diverse supplier spending in billions of U.S. dollars (USD) $4.97 $4.95 $6.37 Dell’s commitment is to spend $3 billion USD or more annually with diverse suppliers.
Total number of supplier social and environmental responsibility (SER) audits 352 456 448 This includes initial and closure audits. See Supply Chain Sustainability (SCS) Progress Report for additional details. FY17-FY18 data excludes RSA and Virtustream.
Percentage of direct materials suppliers by spend that publish a sustainability report N/A 87% 90% FY17–FY18 data excludes RSA and Virtustream.
  • Labor & Human Rights Measured as percentage of facilities in compliance per Responsible Business Alliance (RBA) audit, unless otherwise noted
    Young worker protections 91% 95% 96% See SCS Progress Report for additional details. FY17–FY18 data excludes RSA and Virtustream.
    Freely chosen employment protections 87% 87%  87% See SCS Progress Report for additional details. FY17–FY18 data excludes RSA and Virtustream.
    Proper wages and benefits 63% 68% 70% See SCS Progress Report for additional details. FY17–FY18 data excludes RSA and Virtustream.
    Percentage of workers compliant with 60 hour workweek (annual average) 88% 91% 90% New metric in report. In FY18, we tracked the working hours of 213,000 workers. This year, we are reporting percentage of workers compliant with a 60 hour workweek, to replace the weekly working hours and rest days audit compliance indicator from previous reports. More information on our performance on both of these indicators is available in the SCS Progress Report. The audit compliance indicator remains relevant to our work and we have additional management systems in place to complement it.
  • Health & Safety Measured as percentage of facilities in compliance per Responsible Business Alliance (RBA) audit
    Emergency preparedness 60% 58% 64% See SCS Progress Report for additional details. FY17–FY18 data excludes RSA and Virtustream.
    Industrial hygiene 74% 77% 80% See SCS Progress Report for additional details. FY17–FY18 data excludes RSA and Virtustream.
    Occupational injury and illness prevention 72% 75% 76% See SCS Progress Report for additional details. FY17–FY18 data excludes RSA and Virtustream.
    Occupational safety 64% 68% 68% See SCS Progress Report for additional details. FY17–FY18 data excludes RSA and Virtustream.
  • Environment Measured as percentage of facilities in compliance per Responsible Business Alliance (RBA) audit
    Air emissions 92% 88% 90% See SCS Progress Report for additional details. FY17–FY18 data excludes RSA and Virtustream.
    Hazardous substances 74% 71% 76% See SCS Progress Report for additional details. FY17–FY18 data excludes RSA and Virtustream.
    Pollution prevention and resource reduction 91% 95% 98% See SCS Progress Report for additional details. FY17–FY18 data excludes RSA and Virtustream.
    Wastewater and solid waste 93% 91% 93% See SCS Progress Report for additional details. FY17–FY18 data excludes RSA and Virtustream.
  • Management Systems Measured as percentage of facilities in compliance per Responsible Business Alliance (RBA) audit
    Legal and customer requirements 89% 92% 97% See SCS Progress Report for additional details. FY17–FY18 data excludes RSA and Virtustream.
    Management accountability and responsibility 90% 93% 97% See SCS Progress Report for additional details. FY17–FY18 data excludes RSA and Virtustream.
    Risk assessment and risk management 88% 90% 95% See SCS Progress Report for additional details. FY17–FY18 data excludes RSA and Virtustream.
    Supplier responsibility 77% 88% 90% See SCS Progress Report for additional details. FY17–FY18 data excludes RSA and Virtustream.
    Worker feedback and participation 99% 99%  100% See SCS Progress Report for additional details. FY17–FY18 data excludes RSA and Virtustream.
  • Ethics Measured as percentage of facilities in compliance per Responsible Business Alliance (RBA) audit
    Protection of identity and nonretaliation 95% 98% 99% See SCS Progress Report for additional details. FY17–FY18 data excludes RSA and Virtustream.
    Responsible sourcing of minerals 98% 98% 100% See SCS Progress Report for additional details. FY17–FY18 data excludes RSA and Virtustream.
  FY16(Dell Inc.) FY17(Dell Inc.) FY18(Dell Inc.) Comments
  • Emissions Measured in metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalent (MTCO2e)
    Scope 1 greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions [1] 60,100 61,100 53,000 All facilities globally including leased spaces. FY16–FY18 data includes all of Dell Technologies except for VMware. FY17 restated due to data refinements as part of the assurance process from FY17.
    Scope 2 GHG emissions, market-based [1] 494,900 446,800 376,100 All facilities globally including leased spaces. FY16–FY18 data includes all of Dell Technologies except for VMware.
    Scope 2 GHG emissions, location-based [1] 564,100 564,600 484,400 All facilities globally including leased spaces. FY16–FY18 data includes all of Dell Technologies except for VMware.
    Scope 3 GHG emissions — business air and rail travel [1] 165,100 161,100 160,800 FY16 data does not include Dell rail travel. FY16–FY18 data includes all of Dell Technologies except for VMware.
    Scope 3 GHG emissions — supply chain Dell only: 2,149,909 Dell only: 2,293,859 * FY16 data restated due to improvements in calculation methods and data sets. FY16 and FY17 numbers have been extrapolated to cover 100% of spend.
    Percentage of Scope 3 GHG emissions — supply chain calculated using supplier-reported data Dell only: 86% Dell only: 89% * FY16 data restated due to improvements in calculation methods and data sets.
    Scope 3 GHG emissions — use of sold products Dell: 11,220,000
    EMC: 1,970,000
    Dell: 11,240,000
    EMC: 1,410,000
    12,540,000 In FY18, we included heritage EMC products in the overall Dell calculation. Comparing the FY18 results to the combined results from Dell and EMC from FY17, our Scope 3 Category 11 emissions - use of sold products, remained essentially unchanged.
  • Energy Measured in million kilowatt-hours (kWh), unless otherwise noted
    Electricity consumed (total) [1] 1,220 1,202 1,108 Electricity purchased or generated on site for all facilities globally including leased spaces. FY16–FY18 data includes all of Dell Technologies except for VMware.
    Green electricity consumed [1] 214 290 321 Renewable-source electricity purchased from supplier or generated on site. FY16–FY18 data includes all of Dell Technologies except for VMware.
    Green electricity as percentage of total consumption [1] 18% 24% 29% FY16–FY18 data includes all of Dell Technologies except for VMware.
    Other energy consumed [1] 243 240 213 Purchased heating/cooling, liquid and gas fuels used in buildings and company-owned and leased transportation. FY16–FY18 data includes all of Dell Technologies except for VMware.
    Total energy consumed [1] 1,463 1,442 1,322 All facilities globally including leased spaces. FY16–FY18 data includes all of Dell Technologies except for VMware. Totals may not add up due to rounding.
  • Water Measured in thousand cubic meters (m3)
    Water withdrawals – total volumes [1] 2,565 2,460 2,319 All facilities globally including leased spaces. Figure includes estimates for leased office space where water is provided by landlord. FY16–FY18 data includes all of Dell Technologies except for VMware. FY17 restated due to data refinements.
    Third-party sources (withdrawals) [1] 2,348 2,094 New metric in report for FY17 and FY18. This represents water withdrawn from municipal supply. FY17–FY18 data includes all of Dell Technologies except for VMware.
    Groundwater (well withdrawals) [1] 110 104 New metric in report for FY17 and FY18. FY17–FY18 data includes all of Dell Technologies except for VMware.
    Other (water) sources [1] 2 121 New metric in report for FY17 and FY18. FY18 figure represents primarily private sources, and rainwater captured for reuse (very small portion). FY17 only represents rainwater captured for reuse. FY17–FY18 data includes all of Dell Technologies except for VMware.
    Wastewater discharges – total volumes 2,160 2,133 New metric in report for FY18. Data includes all of Dell Technologies except for VMware. Our wastewater discharges consist primarily of domestic sewage released to wastewater public utilities. This metric does not include evaporation and irrigation. This figure is estimated assuming that 8% of our incoming water is discharged to air (evaporation) or ground/soil (landscape irrigation). Additional details will be available in our CDP Water 2018 disclosure.
  • Waste Measured in metric tons (MT) unless otherwise noted
    Nonhazardous waste generated 14,747 13,239 12,602 In FY18, the nonhazardous waste generated by manufacturing and fulfillment facilities was 14.5% lower than in FY16. FY16 is used as baseline for the combined company. FY16 restated to account for Dell and EMC operations. FY16 includes February 2015–January 2016 (FY16) data for Dell and January 2015–December 2015 data for EMC. FY17 restated due to improvements of calculation methodology. FY17 includes February 2016–January 2017 (FY17) data for Dell and January 2016–December 2017 data for EMC. We are also including breakdown of our waste diversion by strategy/volume.
    Landfill avoidance rate as percentage of total nonhazardous waste generated 97% 99% 99% Manufacturing and fulfillment facilities.
    Nonhazardous waste recycled or reused 13,325 11,947 11,299 New metric in report. Manufacturing and fulfillment facilities. FY17 includes February 2016–January 2017 (FY17) data for Dell and January 2016–December 2016 data for EMC. FY16 includes February 2015–January 2016 (FY16) data for Dell and January 2015–December 2015 data for EMC.
    Nonhazardous waste recovery (waste to energy) 868 1,069 1,069 New metric in report. Manufacturing and fulfillment facilities. FY17 includes February 2016–January 2017 (FY17) data for Dell and January 2016–December 2016 data for EMC. FY16 includes February 2015–January 2016 (FY16) data for Dell and January 2015–December 2015 data for EMC.
    Nonhazardous waste incinerated 70 0 0 New metric in report. Manufacturing and fulfillment facilities. FY17 includes February 2016–January 2017 (FY17) data for Dell and January 2016–December 2016 data for EMC. FY16 includes February 2015–January 2016 (FY16) data for Dell and January 2015–December 2015 data for EMC.
    Nonhazardous waste composted 63 66 62 New metric in report. Manufacturing and fulfillment facilities. FY17 includes February 2016–January 2017 (FY17) data for Dell and January 2016–December 2016 data for EMC. FY16 includes February 2015–January 2016 (FY16) data for Dell and January 2015–December 2015 data for EMC.
    Nonhazardous waste landfilled 421 157 172 New metric in report. Manufacturing and fulfillment facilities. FY17 includes February 2016–January 2017 (FY17) data for Dell and January 2016–December 2016 data for EMC. FY16 includes February 2015–January 2016 (FY16) data for Dell and January 2015–December 2015 data for EMC.
    Worldwide cumulative e-waste takeback and recycling, volume in million kilograms Dell only: 722 802 883 FY18 calculation includes February 2017–January 2018 (FY18) data for Dell and January 2017–January 2018 data for EMC. FY17 calculation includes February 2016–January 2017 (FY17) data for Dell and October 2016–December 2016 (FY17 Q4) data for EMC. FY16 only includes Dell data.
  FY16(Dell Only) FY17(Dell Inc.) FY18(Dell Inc.) Comments
Percentage of team members volunteering 63% 44% 49%
Total volunteer hours (in thousands) 811 821 809
Total number of children directly impacted through strategic giving programs (in thousands) 444 561 468 In FY18, some of our programs were discontinued. The scope of the metric is based on data from strategic partners [1] and does not include community engagement partners. [2]
Total number of people indirectly impacted through strategic giving programs (in millions) 1 1.5 1.1 Metric based on data from strategic partners [1] only. We did not require data from community engagement partners. [2]
Total contributions in millions of USD $29.6 $52.2 $97.3 This metric represents total cash as well as in-kind products and services contributions, valued at fair market value for the respective fiscal year. This value does not include contributions from employees, vendors, or customers.
  FY16(Dell Inc.) FY17(Dell Inc.) FY18(Dell Inc.) Comments
Women team members (as percentage of global workforce) 28% 28% 29% Applies to global operations.
People of color (as percentage of U.S. team members) 28% 27% 29% Applies to U.S. operations only.
Percentage of employees participating in employee resource groups (ERGs) Dell only: 29% 23% 28% Global; FY16 data not available for EMC.
Total number of ERG local chapters Dell only: 255 341 338 Global; FY16 data not available for EMC.
Human Rights Campaign Corporate Equality Index score (Score range:1–100) Dell: 100
EMC: 100
Dell: 100
EMC: 100
Dell: 100
EMC: 100
Dell: 14th year in a row with a score of 100
EMC: 7th year in a row with a score of 100
  • Health and Safety Measured as cases per 100 full-time employees (FTEs) unless otherwise noted
    Recordable injury/illness rate Dell only: 0.09 0.10 0.08 All figures are calendar years. CY15 rates are global for Dell. CY16 EMC rates are for U.S. and Ireland only, and global for Dell. CY17 rates are global for all Dell Inc.
    DART rate (Days Away, Restricted or Transferred) Dell only: 0.04 0.05 0.04 All figures are calendar years. CY15 rates are global for Dell. CY16 EMC rates are for U.S. and Ireland only, and global for Dell. CY17 rates are global for all Dell Inc.
    Total number of work-related fatalities Dell only: 0  0 0 All figures are calendar years. CY15 rates are global for Dell. CY16 EMC rates are for U.S. and Ireland only, and global for Dell. CY17 rates are global for all Dell Inc.