Building on nearly 2 decades of reporting on its environmental
commitments and performance, Intel Corporation today released its 2011
Corporate Responsibility Report, which includes new 2020 environmental
goals to drive continuous improvement in the company's manufacturing
operations and the energy efficiency of its products. Intel's new 2020
environmental goals include:
Reduce direct greenhouse gas emissions by 10 percent on a per chip
basis by 2020 from 2010 levels1.
Design all new buildings to a minimum Leadership in Energy and
Environmental Design (LEED) Silver Certification between 2010 and 2020.
Increase the energy efficiency of notebook computers and data center
products 25 times by 2020 from 2010 levels2.
Achieve additional energy savings of 1.4 billion kWh from 2012 to
2015, and publish additional energy conservation targets for 2016-2020
in its 2012 report.
Reduce water use on a per chip basis below 2010 levels by 2020.
Achieve zero chemical waste to landfill by 2020.
"At Intel, corporate responsibility is a crucial component to the
overall growth of our business," said Michael Jacobson, Intel's director
of corporate responsibility. "From product to customer to employee to
environment, corporate responsibility allows Intel to have a greater and
more influential impact on industries, communities and the global
Other highlights from the 2011 report include:
Supply Chain Responsibility
Intel was again recognized in the Gartner Supply Chain Top 25 list for
excellence in supply chain management, ranking 16th in 2011, up from
18th in 2010 and 25th in 2009.
To address the issue of conflict minerals, through the end of 2011,
Intel had identified 98 smelter sites and visited 48 of them in 16
countries to lay the groundwork for third-party audits. Intel's goal
is to demonstrate that its microprocessors are validated as
conflict-free for tantalum by the end of 2012, and to manufacture the
world's first microprocessor fully validated as conflict-free across
all four minerals (gold, tantalum, tin and tungsten) by the end of
For the past 4 years, Intel has been recognized as the largest
voluntary purchaser of green power in the United States, under the
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Green Power Partnership program.
Since 2009, Intel has collaborated with third parties to complete 15
solar electric installations across nine Intel campuses in Arizona,
California, New Mexico, Oregon, Israel and Vietnam -- collectively
generating more than 5 million kWh per year of clean energy.
Since 2001, Intel has invested more than $58 million and completed
over 1,563 energy conservation and energy efficiency projects, saving
more than 825 million kWh of energy, or the approximate CO2
emissions from the electricity use of more than 70,933 average U.S.
homes for 1 year. These investments also enabled Intel to reduce
energy costs in 2011 by $10.9 million.
Since 2008, Intel has linked a portion of its employees' variable
compensation to environmental sustainability metrics.
In 2011, as part of Intel's Environmental Excellence Awards, 62
employee teams from around the world were nominated for their work
that helped Intel reduce its environmental impact. In fact, the
estimated annual cost savings from the 2011 winning projects exceeded
In 2011, Intel provided $125,000 in funding for nine employee projects
via its Sustainability in Action grant program -- including the
installation of a rainwater harvesting project at a school in Israel
and the design of a zero-emissions heating and cooling control and
supply system for a local community building in China.
In 2011, 50 percent of Intel employees donated over 1.1 million hours
of service through the Intel Involved volunteer program -- an average
of 13 hours per employee -- at 5,100 schools and nonprofit
organizations in 45 countries.
Green Building Design and LEED Certification
By the end of 2011, Intel had achieved LEED Silver Certification for a
total of 18 buildings across five sites in Arizona, Costa Rica, China,
Israel and Malaysia.
In 2011, Intel reached its goal of providing professional development
through the Intel Teach® program to over 10 million
teachers in more than 70 countries, reaching over 300 million
students. In addition, the program was introduced in Uganda, Zimbabwe,
Gabon and Tanzania.
In 2011, Intel launched She Will, a campaign to educate and empower
girls and women around the world by fostering equal economic and
Intel has provided public reports on its environmental, health and
safety performance since 1994 and produced an annual Corporate
Responsibility Report since 2001. To read the new report, visit www.intel.com/go/responsibility.
More information on Intel's corporate responsibility programs can be
found at the CSR@Intel
blog and on Twitter.
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1 Assuming a typical chip size of approximately 1 cm2 (chips
vary in size depending on the specific product).
2 Data center energy efficiency is determined by server
energy efficiency (as measured by SPECPower_ssj2008 or equivalent
publications and using a 2010 baseline of an E56xx series
processor-based server platform) as well as technology adoption that
raises overall data center work output (such as virtualization
technology). Notebook computer energy efficiency is determined by
average battery life, battery capacity and number of recharge cycles of
volume notebook computers in that model year.
Christine Dotts, 480-554-7959
of Nine Communications, for Intel
Maria Culp, 415-268-4803