Intel News Release
Intel Progresses 'Next Generation' Corporate Responsibility
Publishes 2009 Corporate Responsibility Report
- Education: More than 7 million teachers worldwide have been trained through the Intel® Teach Program and Intel plans to train another 3 million by the end of 2011.
- Environment: Intel maintained its position as the largest voluntary purchaser of renewable energy credits in the United States, according to the EPA, and announced in January 2010 its plan for eight new solar installations at its U.S. facilities.
- Community: Thirty-eight percent of Intel employees donated nearly 1 million hours of service in 2009, and the Intel Foundation provided $6.8 million in matching grants to about 4,500 schools and nonprofits where our employees volunteered.
- Transparency: Intel disclosed for the first time the list of its top 50 suppliers, and trained them on new environmental, social, and governance requirements and metrics they'll be evaluated on in 2010.
SANTA CLARA, Calif., May 19, 2010 – Intel Corporation's latest Corporate Responsibility Report, released today, highlights the company's progress toward "next generation" corporate responsibility, in which the principles of corporate citizenship and sustainability are integrated throughout all levels of the business.
Despite the difficult economic conditions of the past year, Intel continued to apply its technology and culture of innovation carried by its employees – the Sponsors of Tomorrow – to address global environmental, social and economic challenges and find new opportunities to collaborate with others to maximize impact.
"At Intel, we continue to focus on making sure that corporate responsibility is woven through our values and decision-making processes, from the board room to the factory floor," said Michael Jacobson, Intel's director of Corporate Responsibility. "Our 2009 Corporate Responsibility Report describes our performance over the past year, highlighting what's possible when we encourage our employees to find ways to make our business more sustainable while also drawing attention to opportunities to continue to improve over time."
Highlights from the 2009 report include:
- Intel established aggressive goals to train 10 million teachers through the Intel® Teach Program by the end of 2011 and reach an additional 250,000 students in 2010 through the Intel® Learn Program.
- In January 2009, Intel, Cisco, and Microsoft announced a research initiative with more than 60 leading scholars focused on how to best define, measure, and teach the skills needed to compete in today's global knowledge economy.
- In 2009, Intel partnered with governments worldwide to improve math and science education, and announced its support of President Barack Obama's "Change the Equation" campaign, which focuses on the urgent need to improve science, technology, engineering and math education in the United States.
- In 2009, close to 70 individuals and teams were nominated for Intel Environmental Excellence Awards for their innovative projects that reduced Intel's environmental footprint.
- In 2009, Intel founded the Intel Open Energy Initiative, aimed at accelerating the global transition to smart grids and smart buildings, and educating and empowering energy consumers.
- To underscore its commitment to responsible water management, Intel expanded its transparency and disclosure on water use and adopted a new water policy.
- Through the Intel Involved Program, 38 percent of Intel employees donated 989,681 hours of service in 2009, and the Intel Foundation provided $6.8 million in matching grants to 4,500 schools and nonprofits.
- Employees increasingly found opportunities during 2009 to share skills honed at Intel with our communities, including an employee who led a team of volunteers to develop an HIV/AIDS prevention program in India, reaching thousands of people.
- In 2009, Intel launched the Intel Education Service Corps, which trains teams of Intel volunteers and sends them around the world to help install computers in schools and orphanages, and teach students, teachers and parents how to use them.
Intel has provided public reports on its environmental, health and safety performance since 1994 and produced an annual Corporate Responsibility Report since 2001. To read the new report, visit www.intel.com/go/responsibility. More information on Intel's corporate responsibility programs can be found at the CSR@Intel blog.
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