Only U.S.-based Company Named ‘Supersector Leader’
SANTA CLARA, Calif., Sept. 4, 2008 – For the 10th straight year, Intel Corporation is in the Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes (DJSI), a recognition it has received since the Indexes were created. The DJSI reviews and highlights a company’s economic, environmental and social performance, assessing issues such as corporate governance, risk management, branding, climate change, supply chain standards and labor practices.
A report highlighting Intel’s inclusion noted that “the world’s leading companies are integrating sustainability considerations into their core business.” Intel received industry sector-leading scores in a number of categories including environmental reporting, human capital development, corporate citizenship/philanthropy, corporate governance, code of conduct and stakeholder engagement.
Intel was also named a Supersector Leader for Technology for the eighth consecutive year and is the only U.S.-based company named to the list of 19 Supersector Leaders. The Technology Supersector encompasses companies in software, computer services, Internet, communications, semiconductors, hardware and office equipment.
“Our continuing commitment to corporate responsibility is an essential ingredient in how we do business,” said Paul Otellini, Intel president and CEO. “As a global technology, manufacturing and business leader, we recognize that Intel is uniquely positioned to have a real, substantive impact in advancing environmental sustainability. It’s a great honor to be recognized for the 10th consecutive year for our collective dedication to maintaining a responsible and transparent organization.”
Launched in 1999, the Indexes are the first global indices tracking the financial performance of leading sustainability-driven companies worldwide. The assessment covers economic, environmental, and social driving forces and trends.
Intel continues a legacy of sustainability and environmental consciousness instilled by Gordon Moore, Intel co-founder and long-time environmentalist. From how facilities are built and operated to how products are designed and manufactured, Intel is committed to minimizing its environmental footprint across the organization. Intel’s recent achievements include:
· Operations - Intel is the largest corporate purchaser of green power in the United States under the U.S. EPA’s Green Power Partnership program, buying more than 1.3 billion kilowatt hours of renewable energy certificates annually. In 2007, the company recycled 80 percent of solid waste and recycled or directly reused 87 percent of chemical waste, exceeding original goals. The company further reclaims more than 3 billion gallons of wastewater each year as a result of its water conservation investments.
· Product design - Intel strives to be environmentally conscious and responsible in its product design. In 2007, Intel introduced new 45nm manufacturing technology, the foundation for new eco-friendly microprocessors that save energy and eliminate lead and halogen materials.
· Collaboration – Intel partnered with the Natural Resources Defense Council to develop guidelines for more efficient system power supplies, and in 2007 teamed with Google to found the Climate Savers Computing Initiative with the goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 54 million tons per year through new efficiencies in computer systems. Also in the past year, Intel joined the Chicago Climate Exchange, the only CO2 emissions trading market in the United States.
· Governance - Intel is a recognized leader in corporate governance with such practices as separation of chairman and CEO roles, an independent lead director and a majority vote standard for election of directors.
Intel [NASDAQ: INTC], the world leader in silicon innovation, develops technologies, products and initiatives to continually advance how people work and live. Additional information about Intel is available at www.intel.com/pressroom