An Overview of Intel’s 2008 Corporate Responsibility Report Middle East, Turkey and Africa (META)
To learn more about the topics in this overview, visit www.intel.com/go/responsibility to view or download our 2008 Corporate Responsibility Report, prepared using the Global Reporting Initiative’s G3 Sustainability Reporting Guidelines.
What can we make possible?
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For over a decade, we have set formal goals in our primary corporate responsibility focus areas, helping to drive accountability and continuous improvement. In 2008, we set new five-year environmental goals in key areas such as emissions reduction and water conservation. And to help focus all of our employees on environmental sustainability, we aligned a portion of our employees’ compensation with environmental criteria for the first time. In 2008, we became the largest purchaser of green power in the U.S., according to the U.S. EPA. We also built the first solar installations at Intel facilities, and our venture capital arm, Intel Capital, invested $100 million to support firms that are developing solar technologies. With the 2008 release of the Intel® Core™ i7 processor, we continued to demonstrate leadership in driving high levels of performance and energy efficiency in our products. In addition, working diligently on water management, we reduced our fresh-water needs by 3 billion gallons per year. We are making progress, but we continue to face longer term challenges in reducing our absolute environmental footprint due to our growth and the increasing complexity of our manufacturing processes. Addressing these challenges will be a strategic priority for