We've worked with suppliers to build a strong system to detect and address forced and bonded labor in our supply chain. Our policies require no employee passports to be withheld and no fees charged to workers to obtain or keep their employment. To date, these policies have resulted in $14 million in fees returned by suppliers to workers.
Like many companies in the electronics industry, Intel and our suppliers use minerals in manufacturing. In 2008, we began work to ensure that our supply chain does not source certain minerals—in particular, tantalum, tin, tungsten, and gold (3TG)—within the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) or adjoining countries from mines under the control of armed groups who exploit mine workers to fund crimes against humanity.
Our engineers have long incorporated green design into the new construction and renovation of our facilities. We also partner with companies and nonprofits to expand the number of manufacturers implementing green build- ing practices. Intel is a founder of LEED user groups that have driven cross-company and industry collaboration with the U.S. Green Building Council.
We continue to install smart lighting systems in our buildings. The systems reduce energy consumption through daylight harvesting and occupancy sensing, and help us design future building management technologies.
Through company-wide recognition, awards, and grants, we encourage employees to propose and implement projects to reduce environmental impact, support local communities, and generate bottom-line results. A few employee projects from 2018 included:
Four years after Jim Ryan became quadriplegic, HOOBOX Robotics is using Intel artificial intelligence to help the disability advocate and blogger find new ways to get around by using facial expressions to operate his wheelchair.
Intel® technology and investments empower individuals, companies, and governments to improve lives around the world. We are at the forefront of new technologies that are being used to solve major societal challenges. Learn how:
Congratulations to Intel and its suppliers for their commitment to supply chain excellence. The annual rankings for Gartner Top 25 Supply Chain companies were announced May 16 – Intel was ranked #6, its 8th consecutive year in the Top 10.
How Intel evolves its reporting strategy so it’s meaningful to investors, customers and employees
By Suzanne Fallender
In the two decades that Intel has been releasing environmental and corporate social responsibility (CSR) reports, the CSR reporting landscape has changed dramatically. Once a topic reserved for specialists, today 85% of S&P 500 companies1 regularly publish CSR reports and many reporters cover CSR for major media organizations.
Today, Intel released its latest CSR report, highlighting the progress made over the past year toward our 2020 goals. But do these reports really matter?