Working towards a sustainable future, Intel has released its Corporate Responsibility Report 2011 that states its environment-friendly vision for 2020. On one hand Intel's attempt is to improve the company's manufacturing processes while on the other are the company's plans to work out energy-efficient solutions for it products. Among the several of its goals, the prominent ones for Intel products include reduction in greenhouse gas emissions and water use on every chip & increasing the energy efficiency of its notebook computers and data center products by 25 times till 2020.
Another important announcement is that Intel is addressing the issue of conflict materials i.e. the minerals mined in conditions of armed conflict and human rights abuses such as the ones in Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). Intel is set to build the world's first microprocessor that can be termed as "conflict-free" across four minerals i.e. gold, tantalum, tin and tungsten by the end of 2013.
Other than that, Intel will design all its new buildings (across five sites in Arizona, Costa Rica, China, Israel and Malaysia) to a minimum LEED Silver Certification till 2020. The company also plans to do major savings in energy usage of about 1.4 billion kWh from 2012 to 2015 and achieve zero chemical waste to landfill by 2020.
To read the new report, visit www.intel.com/go/responsibility.