11 December 2007 | Paul Snell
Computer manufacturer Dell is the first IT firm to join the not-for-profit Carbon Disclosure Project's (CDP) supply chain leadership group.
The CDP's Supply Chain Leadership Collaboration was launched in October, and has the support of a number of major firms including Tesco, Unilever and Imperial Tobacco (Web news, 15 October). The companies are collaborating to improve accurate measurement of the carbon footprint of their supply chains.
Dell started asking its suppliers to report their emissions earlier this year, and the firm will now be able to use the CDP's standard measurement tool to check emissions from suppliers and within its supply chain.
Martin Garvin, chief procurement officer at Dell, said in a statement: "Our supply chain is integral to Dell's long-term commitment to become the greenest technology company on Earth. This means partnering with suppliers, customers and stakeholders to drive positive change."
Paul Dickinson, CEO of the CDP, added he hoped other IT firms would follow Dell's lead to reduce supply chain emissions.