Intel Corp. released its 2007 Corporate Responsibility Report earlier today. Voluntarily reporting in conformance with the Global Reporting Initative’s Sustainability Reporting Guidelines, the report provides insight into Intel’s worldwide operations and facilities for the fiscal year just past, as well as an extended five years’ worth of historical performance data, compiled and reported so as to provide a better perspective of trends.
Assessing the organization’s own performance using the GRI Index, Intel graded itself GRI Application B-plus. According to the company’s CR report, “At Intel, we believe that corporate responsibility is essential to our business. Our approach is motivated by our understanding that the success of our company cannot be separated from the health of the planet or the communities in which we operate. As a global technology and business leader, we believe that we are uniquely positioned to help advance environmental sustainability, improve education, and strengthen communities worldwide – through the innovative application technology and the hands-on commitment and leadership that we can provide.”
Noting that Intel has been committed to reducing emissions, recycling waste, conserving water and designing products with the environment in mind, Intel president and CEO Paul S. Otellini cited a few developments he thought particularly noteworthy in his Executive Perspective as Intel continues to work towards a long-term vision Otellini has dubbed “Sand to Sand.”
During 2007, Intel began using a lead-free process to produce its new 45 nanometer chips and mapped out plans to transition to halogen-free packaging technology this year, Otellini noted.
The company’s Fab 32 manufacturing facility in Arizona – one of the most advanced in the world, according to Intel – will be the first of its factories to be certified as aq Green Building under new LEED criteria that are being developed specifically for the industry.
The company also remains committed to improving education. More than 1.1 million teachers were trained to better integrate and make better use of information and communications technology through the Intel Teach Program in 2007. The program reached a total of more than 5 million as of year-end 2007, having been established in 1998.