Intel outlines 2020 sustainability goals
By Erik Siemers
By 2020, Intel Corp. hopes to cut greenhouse gases per-chip by 10 percent from 2010 levels.
Intel Corp. on Thursday said it plans to cut greenhouse gases by 10 percent per chip by 2020, while in the same time making notebook computers 25 times more efficient.
Those ambitions are among several new environmental goals the Santa Clara, Calif.-based chip-maker (NASDAQ: INTC) hopes to achieve by 2020.
Intel, which employs more than 15,000 people in Washington County, outlined the coals in its 2011 Corporate Responsibility Report, in which it discussed efforts to address the use of “conflict minerals” in its supply chain, documented its widespread use of renewable power, and detailed its efforts with employee sustainability engagement, education and green building across its enterprise.
Among its 2020 goals are plans to design all new buildings to a minimum of the silver standard for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design certification, reach 1.4 billion kilowatt-hours of energy savings between 2012 and 2015, reduce water use per-chip below 2010 levels by 2020 and eliminate chemical waste sent to landfills.