Diversity and Non-discrimination
Intel values diversity. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, belief, political opinion, sex, national origin, ethnic origin, ancestry, age, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, military and veteran status, marital status, pregnancy, gender, gender expression, gender identity, sexual orientation or any other characteristic protected by local law, regulation, or ordinance. We provide equal employment opportunity for all employees and applicants. Intel employees are expected to treat co-workers, customers, and suppliers with dignity.
Intel is committed to providing a workplace free of all forms of harassment on any grounds. We do not tolerate retaliation, including against anyone who reports a concern in good faith.
Our commitment to a safe and healthy workplace is embodied in Intel’s Global Environmental, Health and Safety (EHS) Policy. Intel is committed to providing a safe and injury-free workplace for all our employees, contractors, customers, and the public. We are constantly assessing and improving our EHS programs and training to increase our focus on prevention, early intervention, and safety culture. We comply with all applicable regulatory and Intel EHS requirements wherever we operate. We proactively engage with stakeholders to develop laws, regulations, and innovative programs that provide safeguards for the community, the workplace, and the environment, while allowing flexibility to advance our technologies.
Prohibition of Forced Labor, All Forms of Slavery and Human Trafficking
Intel is committed to freely chosen employment. We will not use or tolerate the use of forced, debt bonded, indentured or prison labor, or human trafficking in any form in our business or supply chain. We will act against such practices if identified. Intel expects its suppliers to comply with these standards. For more information, please refer to the Intel Statement on Combating Modern Slavery and ensuring transparent supply chains.
Intel will not use or tolerate the use of child labor. Intel will not employ anyone under the age of 16 in any position, and workers under the age of 18 do not perform hazardous work, overtime, or nightshift work. Intel expects its suppliers to comply with these standards.
Working Hours and Minimum Wage Standards
Working hours are not to exceed the maximum set by local law or no more than 60 hours per week, whichever is stricter. Workers should not work longer than 6 consecutive days without at least one day off. Intel expects employee compensation to comply with applicable wage laws, including those related to minimum wages, overtime hours, and legally mandated benefits. Intel expects its suppliers to comply with these expectations.
Freedom of Association/Collective Bargaining
Intel recognizes that in many of the locations where we operate, employees have the right to freely associate or not associate with third-party organizations, such as labor organizations, along with the right to bargain or not bargain collectively in accordance with local laws. Intel respects those rights and is further committed to treating our employees with dignity and respect, and creating an environment of open communication where employees can speak with their managers about their ideas, concerns or problems, and team together to address workplace issues. We encourage our employees to share their ideas, concerns, or suggestions through an environment of cooperation and teamwork.
While we do not always know nor can we control what products our customers create or the applications end-users may develop, Intel does not support or tolerate our products being used to adversely impact human rights. We evaluate potential concerns and implement a “High Confidence Standard” to prevent and mitigate product misuse. Where we become aware of a concern that Intel products are being used by a business partner in connection with abuses of human rights, we will restrict or cease business with the third party unless and until we have a high confidence that Intel's products are not being used to adversely impact human rights.
Responsible Development of Technology
Intel has long recognized the ethical and human rights implications associated with the development of technology. With the development of Artificial Intelligence (AI) technology, we remain committed to evolving best methods, principles, and tools to ensure responsible practices in our product use, design, and development. For more information, see our Responsible AI Principles.
Privacy and Freedom of Expression
We respect the human right to a safe, clean, healthy, and sustainable environment. Our commitment to environmental stewardship and sustainability is embodied in Intel’s Global Environmental Health and Safety Policy, Global Water Policy, Climate Change Policy, and in the Code of Conduct. We support a precautionary approach to the materials used in our products and strive to be a global leader in sustainability and environmental protection to enable our customers and others to reduce their environmental impact through our actions and technology. We strive to reduce our environmental footprint and adhere to our environmental policies (climate, water, energy), RISE goals, and conserve energy, water, and other natural resources. Our commitment to respect the human right to water is included in Intel's Water Policy. We believe that climate change is a serious environmental, economic, and social threat and strive to integrate a human rights respecting lens in our efforts to address climate change.
Intel expects our suppliers to maintain responsible employment, environmental, health and safety, and ethics practices that meet or exceed all applicable laws and relevant external codes such as the Responsible Business Alliance (RBA) code of conduct, Intel’s code of conduct, and these Human Rights Principles and Approach wherever they operate. Intel’s Responsible Sourcing Minerals Policy articulates our commitment to sourcing in an ethical and sustainable manner. We expect our suppliers to have in place policies and due diligence measures to prevent risks of adverse impacts in their operations and supply chains. Our supplier.intel.com website sets down our expectations.
Fair Competition and Anti-corruption
At Intel, we strictly adhere to all applicable laws and regulations in the markets in which we operate. We do not violate the law and do not support others in violating the law, including laws related to antitrust, bribery, corruption, insider trading, and other laws that apply to our business.