Bangalore, Karnataka, India, Friday, March 22, 2013 -- (Business Wire India)
-- In FY13, close to 75 percent of Dell India team members were engaged in
-- Globally, Dell substantially surpasses community service goal, volunteers
more than 700,000 hours in FY13. Dell team members exceed goal of 500,000 hours,
increase volunteer hours by almost 70 percent over year prior
-- More than half of Dell global team members participate in community service
-- Dell sets global goal of 750,000 hours for FY14, with a focus on skills-based
Dell announced today that its global team members volunteered more than 700,000
hours in their communities during the fiscal year 2013 — significantly beating
its 500,000 hours goal. The total represented an almost 70 percent increase in
volunteer hours from the year prior, when team members volunteered 418,000
hours. More than half of Dell's global workforce, 56 percent, participated in
community service activities with more than 15,000 charities in 60 countries.
Recording an all-time high in FY13, Dell India team members clocked in 114,360
volunteer hours, a 117 percent increase from the 52,500 hours in FY12. Employee
participation levels in Dell India also witnessed a surge with 74 percent of
Dell India employees engaging in volunteering activities, compared to 57 percent
in FY12. The average volunteer hours per employee went up to six in FY13
compared to the four hours in FY12.
-- More than 1,000 Dell team members serving as mentors and judges in the Dell
Social Innovation Challenge, helping student entrepreneurs turn their ideas for
social good into viable businesses.
-- Providing support for children undergoing treatment for cancer, such as
painting a mural to cheer young patients at a children's hospital in Malaysia
and helping children in France use laptops to stay connected to their loved
-- Helping set up technology, teach and mentor students in classrooms and
community centers in Brazil, Morocco, India and 12 other countries.
-- Providing training and technology support to the American Red Cross as it
launched a first-of-its-kind Digital Operations Center devoted to humanitarian
-- Mentoring students and imparting technology-enabled education across schools
in India, in addition to contributing expertise and resources towards
enhancement of education programs.
-- Organizing computer-literacy and life-skill development programs for hearing
impaired and other underserved communities.
-- Playing a vital role in designing and providing nutritious meal plans for
schools and Aanganwadis across the country, and providing amenities such as
fresh drinking water and well-equipped libraries and science labs for schools.
For FY14, Dell has set a global goal of working 750,000 hours or more with
charitable causes. The company again seeks to engage at least half its global
team members in volunteer activities. In particular, Dell will focus on
skills-based volunteering, encouraging its team members to use their particular
talents to have even more impact in the community.
Dell uses an internal, online portal — its Powering the Possible community —
to help team members find charities to support, organize and track volunteer
time, financial giving activities, and more. The company launched a
skills-tracking function this year, which team members can use to list their
expertise and connect with charities in need of those specific services. The
community currently comprises more than 59,000 Dell team members around the
To promote volunteerism among its team members, Dell rewards activity with
philanthropic dollars. Team members who volunteer 10 or more hours in a quarter
receive $150 to donate to the charity of their choice through the Powering the
To learn more about Dell's giving and volunteer activities, visit
“Our greatest, fastest-growing giving resource is our worldwide team member
base. When Dell team members volunteer their time, talents and financial
resources to support charitable causes, they make a huge contribution toward
powering new possibilities in our communities. We are so proud to support their
efforts and recognize their passion for community service.”
Trisa Thompson, vice president of corporate responsibility, Dell
“Dell team member volunteer programs lend enhanced purpose and meaning to our
giving initiatives, and we are delighted that Dell India team members have
emerged as one of the strongest resources, globally. Dell's focus this year on
skill-based volunteering will help to streamline our efforts and amplify our
social and economic impact.”
Ganesh Lakshminarayanan, President, Dell India and Executive Sponsor, India
Powering the Possible Initiatives
Dell Inc. (NASDAQ: DELL) listens to customers and delivers innovative technology
and services that give them the power to do more. Powering the Possible is
Dell's commitment to put technology and expertise to work where it can do the
most good for people and the planet. Dell works with nonprofits to address
pressing social issues by donating a combination of Dell technologies and
solutions, funding, expertise and volunteer support. Learn more at
www.dell.com/communities or follow @dell4good.
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