In 2008, we set ourselves new, five-year environmental goals in key areas such as emissions reduction and water conservation. To raise awareness of environmental sustainability among all our employees, we aligned a portion of our employees’ compensation with environmental criteria for the first time.
Our objective of reducing our absolute environmental footprint continues to present a challenge, partly as a result of growth and partly because of increasingly complex manufacturing processes. Addressing these challenges will be a strategic priority for our company in the coming years.
2 awards in Europe:
- German Government. Innovation Prize for Climate and the Environment (Germany)
- Hewitt Associates. Best Employers in Poland
We strive to minimize the environmental impact of our products in every phase of their life cycle, from their development and production, to their use and disposal. In fact, we address the environmental challenges of each new generation of technology before manufacturing begins.
Enviromental sustainability. Working to minimize our footprint
All our operations incorporate environmental performance goals that range from designing green technology into our buildings to the way we manufacture our products and handle waste.
Intel has a track record of engaging with the EU and governments across Europe. For example, Intel cooperated with the European Commission to define an EU Data-centre code of conduct. Similarly, we have actively participated in developing new rules and standards on eco-design and energy efficiency for the upcoming Energy-using Products (EuP) Directive.
Intel is a member of the European Commission’s Sustainable Energy Europe Campaign (SEEC). We work to raise awareness of energy efficiency issues, make information and communications technology (ICT) become more energy efficient, and to develop ways of using ICT to improve energy efficiency in other sectors.
Recycling and reducing. Advancing enviromental conservations
The first electric charge point was unveiled this year. ESB ecars and Intel‘s Sustainability, Enterprise & Services Research team, based in Ireland, collaborate on research and innovation programmes to address the IT and communication challenges of integratinmg electric vehicles into the electricity grid.
90% of solid waste generated in the Intel Ireland manufacturing facility that was recycled.
2,5 million cubic meters of water conserved annually at the Intel Ireland manufacturing facility.
90 million killowat-hours of electricity per year and 113 million kilowat-hours of natural gas per year saved due to energy reduction projects in Ireland.