Dell Technologies Moves to Attain 100% Transparency in Supply Chain Business for Plastic, Carbon Waste


Emma Okonji

Dell Technologies has said it is set to attain 100 per cent transparency in the supply chain business of recycling marine plastic waste and carbon emission waste from vehicles.

Vice President, Sustainable Supply Chain at Dell Technologies, Jennifer Allison, who made the disclosure at the recently concluded Dell Technologies World 2018 conference in Las Vegas, said: “Our goal is to attain 100 per cent transparency in supply chain business for marine plastic waste and carbon emission waste by 2020.”

According to her, Dell Technologies would achieve the goal through its partnership deal with companies that will collaborate with it through the use of Virtual Reality (VR) to connect more customers and provide them with best of humanitarian services.

She revealed that over five trillion metric tons of plastic waste have been dumped into the ocean over the years and that 12.8 metric tons of plastic enter the ocean on a yearly basis, a situation, she said was already contaminating the ocean waters and killing sea animals regularly.

Our plan is to remove up to 8 metric tons of plastic waste from the ocean waters every year and we employ other organisations to join us in this task, so as to save the ocean waters from further pollution and its sea animals from further death, Allison said.

Vice President, Global Operations at Dell, Piyush Bhargava, said the future of supply chain business would change from linear to circular, through Dell Technologies’ efforts in working closely with its supply chain partners.
He said consumer waste and electronic waste are on the increase globally and that if the situation was not addressed, there would be a time when humanity will no longer find space to dump consumer waste.

He said Dell Technologies had since 2008, been involved in recycling plastic waste and using them for the production of consumer notebooks.

According to him, the technology company is currently carrying out a research on the possibility of extracting carbon waste from vehicles and converting it into turner for computer printing of documents. He said the move would help remove carbon emission from he roads, homes and industries, where carbon emission is high and causing health risk to humans.

From e-waste, Dell Technologies has been able to produce beautiful gold jewelry and computer casings, Bhargava said.

Speaking on the health implication of gathering and processing in the entire supply chain business, Allison said Dell Technologies would continue to take the safety of its workers very seriously and would do everything possible to protect its workers from getting contaminated with the dangerous emission released during the collection and production processes. Aside putting the proper insurance policy in place, we provide eyes, ears, nose and mouth wearables for our workers and we ensure they work under conducive environment, Allison said.