Every top Tech Company in the world wants to top the list of Companies using Green Technology. Let’s see why Intel is on the top of the list and Intel’s Goals to save Environment.
Green technology aims to reduce a company’s energy usage. The reduction of energy usage brings on several advantages that add up to a business, and also the environment.
Let’s first begin with a short Description of Intel before we move ahead:-
Intel Corporation is an American multinational corporation technology company. Its headquarter is in Santa Clara, California, within Silicon Valley. Above all, it’s the world’s second-largest and second highest valued semiconductor chip manufacturer. Intel is the inventor of the x86 series of microprocessors, the processors found in most personal computers (PCs).
- Intel always continually strives to improve its operations and minimize its impact on the environment. In its view, a commitment to sustainability requires a broad portfolio of efforts; it pursues new ways to reduce emissions and improve energy management through conservation, renewable energy, efficient building design, and other efforts.
Let’s have a look at Intel’s Goals to save Environment:-
- Intel’s goal towards water conservation
Restore 100% of Global Water Use:-
Water is essential to the semiconductor manufacturing process. Intel uses ultrapure water to remove impurities from its silicon wafers, and it uses industrial and reclaimed water to run its manufacturing facility systems. Over the last two decades, its sustainable water management efforts and partnerships have enabled it to conserve billions of gallons of water and return approximately 80% of its water to its communities. Now, it is broadening the focus to restore 100% of its global water use.
By funding collaborative projects to support local watersheds, it will restore water in quantities equivalent to the water it consumes, closing the gap in water balance. These projects–whether agriculture-centered, conservation-focused, or Internet of Things-based–aim to address local water issues and support the well-being of its communities, economy, and the environment.
To date, it has funded 20 water restoration projects benefiting Arizona, California, Oregon, and New Mexico watersheds; finally, these projects will restore an estimated 1.5 billion gallons per year (BGY) of water once complete. Of these, 11 projects are completed and are restoring approximately 0.8 BGY. As its future water consumption may change, it will evaluate and adjust its volumetric target annually.
Supply Chain Responsibility
- Intel was again recognized in the Gartner Supply Chain Top 25 list for excellence in supply chain management, ranking 16th in 2011, up from 18th in 2010 and 25th in 2009.
- To address the issue of conflict minerals, through the end of 2011, Intel had identified 98 smelter sites and visited 48 of them in 16 countries to lay the groundwork for third-party audits. Besides, Intel’s goal is to demonstrate that its microprocessors are validated as conflict-free for tantalum by the end of 2012, and to manufacture the world’s first microprocessor fully validated as conflict-free across all four minerals (gold, tantalum, tin and tungsten) by the end of 2013.
- For the past 4 years, Intel has been recognized as the largest voluntary purchaser of green power. Under the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Green Power Partnership program.
- Since 2009, Intel has collaborated with third parties to complete 15 solar electric installations across nine Intel campuses in Arizona, California, New Mexico, Oregon, Israel and Vietnam — collectively generating more than 5 million kWh per year of clean energy.
- Since 2001, Intel has invested more than $58 million and completed over 1,563 energy conservation and energy efficiency projects, saving more than 825 million kWh of energy, or the approximate CO2 emissions from the electricity use of more than 70,933 average U.S. homes for 1 year. Therefore, investments enabled Intel to reduce energy costs in 2011 by $10.9 million.
- Since 2008, Intel has linked a portion of its employees’ variable compensation to environmental sustainability metrics.
- Furthermore, Intel provided $125,000 in funding for nine employee projects via its Sustainability in Action grant program. Including, the installation of a rainwater harvesting project at a school in Israel and the design of zero-emissions heating for a local community building in China.
- 50 percent of Intel employees donated over 1.1million hours of service through the Intel Involved volunteer program. An average of 13 hours per employee — at 5,100 schools and nonprofit organizations in 45 countries.
Green Building Design and LEED Certification
- Intel achieved LEED Silver Certification for a total of 18 buildings across five sites in China, Israel, and Malaysia.