Intel Reports on Advances and Achievements in 2015 Corporate Responsibility
OREANDA-NEWS. May 20, 2016. Intel Corporation today released its 2015 Corporate Responsibility Report, a comprehensive assessment of the company’s performance in areas including diversity, environmental sustainability, green power, supply chain responsibility and social impact. As an electronics industry innovator and corporate responsibility leader, Intel is committed to applying its technology to global challenges while serving as a role model for how companies should operate.
Supply Chain Responsibility
- Since 2013, Intel has manufactured microprocessors that are conflict-free for tantalum, tin, tungsten and gold. Intel is on track to achieve its goal to validate that its broader product base is conflict-free in 2016. This milestone is the result of Intel’s eight-year effort to ensure that its products weren’t inadvertently funding violence, genocide and other crimes against humanity in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).
- For the third consecutive year, Intel has filed a third-party audited conflict minerals report with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) in accordance with the Dodd-Frank Act, which requires publicly traded companies to investigate the source of the conflict minerals in their supply chain and report on their due diligence efforts.
- Intel was ranked No. 4 on the 2015 Gartner* Supply Chain Top 25 list, the seventh consecutive time the company has received this recognition for excellence in supply chain management.
Diversity and Inclusion
- Following the launch of its Diversity and Inclusion initiative in early 2015, Intel is making progress toward its goal of full representation of women and underrepresented minorities in its U.S. workforce by 2020. Intel committed \\$300 million to support this goal and accelerate diversity and inclusion both at Intel and across the technology industry.
- Intel exceeded its annual hiring goal for 2015, achieving 43.1 percent diverse hiring against a goal of 40 percent, and met its goals for retention of diverse employees at parity with the rest of the population. A 2015 compensation analysis also showed that Intel is at 100 percent gender pay parity for U.S. employees across all job types and levels.
- Intel has committed to invest \\$1 billion in annual spending by 2020 with diverse-owned businesses across the supply chain. In 2015, the company spent \\$299 million with diverse suppliers, double the level in 2014. To date, Intel has invested \\$117 million with diverse-owned businesses.
- For the eighth consecutive year, Intel is the nation’s largest voluntary corporate purchaser of green power, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Intel’s purchase of 3.4 billion kilowatt-hours of green power met 100 percent of its U.S. electricity use.
- In October 2015, Intel joined the White House’s American Business Act on Climate Pledge to demonstrate its support for action on climate change. As part of its pledge, Intel committed to triple its greener alternative on-site energy program by 2020 and to continue its purchase of green power renewable energy certificates at 100 percent of its U.S. electric usage through 2020.
- In 2015, Intel installed 60 wind micro-turbines on the roof of its worldwide headquarters in Santa Clara, California, the largest wind micro-turbine array in the United States at the time of installation.
- Intel has achieved Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification for 45 new and existing buildings, including its first LEED Platinum certified building, located in Israel. Intel’s LEED-certified buildings total approximately 14.5 million square feet.
Investing in the Next Generation
- Intel is a founding sponsor of the Maker Education Initiative, along with Maker Media*, Pixar*, and Cognizant* and drives its own Start Making! STEM initiative, which aims to build excitement in children through education around circuits, coding, and making. In 2015, Intel also supported Maker Faires in multiple locations around the world.
- Through the Intel® She Will Connect program, Intel is making progress towards its goal to close the Internet gender gap by connecting 5 million women by 2020 to new opportunities through technology.
- Intel empowered its employees to give back to their communities through the Intel Involved program, resulting in 1.3 million hours of service worth an estimated \\$30.6 million.