Consistent environmental commitment is a part of everything
we do. The environment informs and drives our business from our Eco-smart
product design to our environmental partnerships.
Intel complies with all environmental standards stipulated by Chinese law and regulations, and regularly solicits opinions from communities, local supervision institutions, suppliers, and users, to improve the Environmental, Health and Safety (EHS) program. Meanwhile, Intel has established an EHS Executive Committee.
Energy efficiency, outstanding performance, and innovative
materials are all essential to Intel’s Eco-smart product
designs. As part of our rigorous design process we evaluate
material input and improve energy efficiency and performance.
In China, Intel delivers excellent energy-efficient performance and energy saving experience to consumers through technological innovations. Intel? Core™ 2 Duo Processor enables home and business computers to save 1.6 billion kwh per year, which is equivalent to the power consumed by 400,000 ordinary Chinese families in one year.
At Intel, our commitment to continuous improvement is integrated into our programs, which are designed to drive more sustainable operations in our facilities. We encourage our employees to not only participate in but also create new Eco-focused programs. In 2006, Intel’s assembly and testing facility in Pudong, Shanghai recovered more than 66.5% of the solid waste, reduced power consumption by 5 million kwhh, and enhanced the industrial water recycling rate by 15% per year over year through technique improvements. Meanwhile, Intel’s assembly and testing facility in Chengdu, constructed later, also recovered 46% of the solid waste.
Our commitment to the environment transcends our facilities. We partner with key community, industry, government, and environmental organizations around the world. The challenges are bigger than any one company can solve, but together we can make a difference.