Intel and the Environment

Intel has a long history of commitment to the environment, a philosophy that began with our founder Gordon Moore. We are embracing the challenge of developing energy-efficient products—while reducing our environmental footprint—because we believe that innovation is key to a sustainable future for our planet.

Designing Products with the Environment in Mind

Given the growing demand for evermore powerful electronics, the increasing cost of energy, and the corresponding impact on the planet, each new generation of processors offers greater benefits to the consumer and the environment. Through our Design for the Environment principles, we strive to minimize the environmental impact of our products at all phases in their life cycle: development, production, use, and ultimate disposal. This, in turn, helps our customers reduce their energy costs and minimize their environmental impact.

Meet the new energy-efficient Intel® Core™ M processors >

Responsible Operations

At Intel, we continually strive to improve our operations and minimize our impact on the environment. In our view, a commitment to sustainability requires a broad portfolio of efforts. To this end, we pursue new ways to reduce emissions and improve energy management through conservation, renewable energy, efficient building design, and other efforts. Intel incorporates environmental performance goals throughout our operations.

Understand our commitment to minimizing our impact on the environment >

View our ISO 14001:2004 environmental management system certification >

Harnessing the Power of People and Technology

We believe that engaging employees is key to achieving our environmental strategies and goals. Since 2008, we have linked a portion of every employee’s compensation to the achievement of environmental sustainability metrics. Through our Sustainability in Action program, we provide funding for employee sustainability projects at Intel and in the community. We recognize employees who help reduce our environmental impact at Intel or in the community each year through our Environmental Excellence Awards program. We also collaborate with partners to apply our technology to solve environmental challenges.

Employees share what sustainability at Intel means to them >

Uncover research in Sustainable Connected Cities >

Learn about our work with the Digital Energy and Sustainability Solutions Campaign >

See our impact on smart grid energy >

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