Dell computers has achieved carbon neutrality as a company which will put pressure on other computer manufactures to do the same. Dell achieved this goal five months ahead of schedule. Greenpeace does a good job of tracking which electronics manufactures are kind to the environment and which are not at their guide to greener electronics.
How Dell Became Carbon Neutral
The big one is that they are now completely carbon neutral when it comes to their energy use, and 5 months ahead of schedule to boot! They even did things in the right order. First, they started with efficiency measures in their operations around the world, then they purchased green power (which can sometimes be limited by local supply, Dane Parker, Dell’s director of global environmental health and safety programs, told us on the phone yesterday), and then purchased verified emission reductions and renewable energy certificates for the rest.