Improving sustainability through recycling and water conservation events
Investment and Innovation
Intel began operations in New Mexico in 1980, with 25 employees on a small piece of land previously used as a sod farm. Thirty-six years later, Intel is the largest industrial employer in the state, with approximately 1,900 employees at its campus in Rio Rancho. The site is home to Fab 11X, one of Intel’s 300mm semiconductor manufacturing facilities.
Intel’s preference is to source locally whenever possible and, as a result, spent $210 million with New Mexico businesses in 2015.
Intel New Mexico supports environmental initiatives that improve sustainability awareness and conservation efforts in the community.
For example, Intel partners with Rio Rancho Public Schools and Galloping Grace Youth Ranch to support an environmental sustainability program which feeds livestock school cafeteria scraps instead of it being thrown into the trash.
Intel in the Community
Intel, the Intel Foundation and Intel employees contribute nearly $3 million a year to schools, nonprofit organizations and programs in New Mexico in support of education, the environment, and quality of life. Fifty-one percent of New Mexico Intel employees volunteered more than 50,000 hours of their time in 2015.
As a partner with schools, universities, government, and nonprofit organizations in New Mexico, Intel strives to give children the education and 21st century tools they need to succeed. Company contributions include grants to public schools in support of science, technology, engineering, and math education.