2009 Corporate Responsibility Report: Europe (English)
Intel is the world’s largest semiconductor chip maker, based on revenue. We enable innovation across a spectrum of digital devices—handhelds, netbooks, laptops, desktop PCs, servers, consumer electronics, and networking and communications products. We are committed to pushing the boundaries of technology to make the lives of people everywhere more exciting, fulfilling, and manageable. Corporate responsibility is about doing the right things right. Throughout Intel’s history, we have focused on building an ethical culture, reducing our environmental impact, investing in our employees, and engaging with our communities. We also became a member of the United Nations Global Compact and published new Intel Human Rights Principles, reinforcing our commitment to leadership in corporate responsibility. Corporate responsibility for Intel is also about innovation, as we apply our resources to address global challenges.
In 2009, we launched the Intel Sponsors of Tomorrow™ marketing campaign, which celebrates the accomplishments and contributions of Intel employees—innovators in the truest sense of the word. I continue to be amazed by their relentless focus on operational excellence, and their generosity in sharing their time and talent in our communities. Every day they are discovering new ways to bring about improvements in education, the environment, and healthcare.
By improving the energy-efficient performance of our products, for example, our approach has created value not only for our stakeholders and society, but also for Intel. We have reduced costs through energy conservation investments, minimized risk by proactively working with our communities and supply chain, and enhanced our reputation as a leading corporate citizen by building trusted relationships around the world. In 2009, we continued to invest in our corporate responsibility priorities, despite difficult economic conditions. We completed a number of energy efficiency, water conservation, and solar installation projects in our facilities, and Intel remained the largest purchaser of “green” power in the U.S., according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). To help drive accountability, again this year a portion of all employees’ variable compensation was dependent upon Intel achieving its environmental goals.
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