Over the last two decades, our sustainable water management efforts have enabled us to conserve billions of gallons of water and return approximately 80% of our water use back to our communities. Now, we are broadening our focus to restore 100% of our global water use by 2025.
Intel has a long history of commitment to the environment, beginning with our founder Gordon Moore. We strive to continuously improve energy efficiency, reduce emissions, and conserve resources throughout our operations. We also focus on improving the energy-efficient performance of our products and collaborate with others to develop innovative ways that technology can address long-term sustainability challenges.
At Intel, we continually strive to improve our operations and minimize our impact on the environment. In our view, a commitment to sustainability requires a broad portfolio of efforts. To this end, we pursue new ways to reduce emissions and improve energy management through conservation, renewable energy, efficient building design, and other efforts. We incorporate environmental performance goals throughout our operations.
We believe that employee engagement is key to attaining our environmental objectives. Since 2008, we have linked a portion of each employee’s compensation to the achievement of environmental sustainability metrics. Through our Environmental Excellence Award program, we recognize employees who help reduce our environmental impact at Intel or in our communities. We also collaborate with partners to apply our technology to solve environmental challenges.