Combatting Forced and Bonded Labor
One of the key areas that Intel is focused on is combatting forced and bonded labor in the supply chain - looking after the workers in our supply chain who’ve obtained their jobs at a price. They’ve had to pay fees to be recruited and to keep their jobs, and sometimes they have even had to give up their passports. In the time Intel has been working on combatting forced and bonded labor, we’ve ...seen over $14 million returned to more than 12,000 workers in our supply chain. For those workers, that represents, on average, about 3 months of their base pay that they got back. In total, for all the things that Intel has done in terms of correcting contracts, getting passports returned, and improving living conditions, we feel we have impacted more than 35,000 workers in our supply chain.