AUSTIN, Texas — While 2030 sounds far away, Dell Technologies already has a plan in place.
The technology company recently released its projected goals for 11 years from now called the "Progress Made Real" plan at a three-day summit held at The Domain.
"Unlocking the power of data will advance humanity more than any other force over the next decade," said Michael Dell, chairman and CEO of Dell Technologies. "We are committed to making that power broadly available to communities around the world, so we can all move forward together."
So, what does this plan entail?
To break it down, Dell has three main focuses: sustainability, inclusion and transformation.
Dell's plans to advance its sustainability include recycling an equal amount of product for every product purchased by customers.
The company would also like to be a leader in the economy, with more than half of all product content being made from recycled or renewable materials, use 100% recycled or renewable material in all packaging and partner with suppliers to meet a greenhouse gas emissions reduction target of 60% per unit revenue.
The technology company said it would like to "acquire, develop and retain women so they account for 50% of the company's global workforce and 40% of global people managers."
Dell aims to retain black, African-American and Hispanic team members so they account for 25% of the company's U.S. workforce and 15% of U.S. managers. Along with that, it would like to educate 95% of all team members about unconscious bias, harassment, micro-aggressions and privilege.
Earlier this year, Dell agreed to pay $7 million to settle allegations of race and gender-based wage discrimination.
You can find its current diversity and inclusion report on the company's website.
In regards to "transformation," Dell wants to advance health, education and economic opportunity for 1 billion people, digitally transform 1,000 nonprofits and obtain 75% of participation in charitable volunteer opportunities by team members.
What does this mean for Austin?
"How do we take plastic or carbon fibers, or other minerals that are in our systems and recycle them back into new technology? A lot of that work is happening right here at home in terms of the engineering and innovation that has to happen," said JJ Davis, the VP of communication with Dell.
Davis said growth has to start here. This is where Dell was built and to meet its global goals it will have to do the same here at home.
"The great thing about Austin is it's very much an entrepreneurial eco-system and hub on innovation, and all those things are really critical to growing a vibrant community, especially a technology community," said Davis. "We want to continue to be a really big part of it and that's why we're investing here."
The technology company said ethics and privacy are essential to these 2030 goals.
Dell also introduced "Dell EMC PowerOne," and "Dell Technologies On Demand."
PowerOne will be an all-in-one system that combines PowerEdge servers, PowerSwitch networking, PowerMax storage and provides options for PowerProtect data protection.
“PowerOne autonomous infrastructure automates IT so customers can focus less on managing technology and more on benefiting from it,” said Jeff Boudreau, president of Dell Technologies Infrastructure Solutions Group. “As we look to the future, PowerOne offers a tremendous leap forward. It helps customers focus on unleashing the power of data, allowing IT teams to innovate and achieve business goals faster."
When asked about security at the summit, the CEO said that while it’s impossible to promise security for all the data in the world, he believes Dell Tech is set up to be the most secure.
PowerOne will be available through the company's on-demand service, which will be a pay-per-use model that delivers information through a cloud environment.
You can find Dell Technologies' full 2030 plan on its website.
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