Assignment: Dell’s Environmental Sustainability.
Company: DELL.INC
Environmental sustainability is defined as responsible interaction with the environment to avoid depletion or degradation of natural resources and allow for long-term environmental quality. The practice of environmental sustainability helps to ensure that the needs of today’s population are met without jeopardizing the ability of future generations to meet their needs. 
Within our Thompson text, read Chapter 9 Assurance of Learning Exercise #1 related to Dell.
Now, click on the website provided in the learning exercise description from our Thompson text, which will provide you with information to respond to the following:

Prepare a list  of 5 specific policies or programs that help Dell achieve its vision of   driving social and environmental change while still remaining innovative  and profitable.

Describe how   Dell’s environmental sustainability strategies provide valuable social      benefits?

Finally,   explain how Dell’s strategies fulfill customer needs in a superior fashion      while simultaneously sustaining competitive advantage?

Submission Details: 

Your analysis  should be between 1000 words.
Incorporate a  minimum of   at least our course text and one non-course scholarly/peer reviewed source      in your paper.
All written   assignments must include a coverage page, introductory and concluding paragraphs,      reference page, be double-spaced, and proper in-text citations using APA  guidelines.

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The Quest for

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The Quest for Competitive

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About the Authors

Courtesy of Arthur A. Thompson, Jr.

Arthur A. Thompson, Jr., earned his BS and PhD degrees in economics
from The University of Tennessee, spent three years on the economics
faculty at Virginia Tech, and served on the faculty of The University of
Alabama’s College of Commerce and Business Administration for 24 years.
In 1974 and again in 1982, Dr. Thompson spent semester-long sabbaticals
as a visiting scholar at the Harvard Business School.

His areas of specialization are business strategy, competition and market
analysis, and the economics of business enterprises. In addition to
publishing over 30 articles in some 25 different professional and trade
publications, he has authored or co-authored five textbooks and six
computer-based simulation exercises. His textbooks and strategy
simulations have been used at well over 1,000 college and university
campuses worldwide.

Dr. Thompson and his wife of 58 years have two daughters, two
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