Q&A with Barbara Whye, Intel’s Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer
By Michelle Mullineaux
The data clearly suggests that companies are not ready to disclose their progress on D&EO. We were eager to explore why, what’s working in corporate America, and how we might help equip business leaders looking to lead on this critical issue, so we reached out to Barbara Whye, Intel’s Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer and VP of Human Resources.
This blog was guest written by Nathalie Bulos, Joyce Weiner, and Sunita Utgikar.
The business reasons for increasing diversity are well documented. According to research, nonhomogeneous teams are smarter than homogeneous ones1 and a diverse workforce generates more revenue and accelerates business ingenuity2. As the world grows ever more diverse, it only makes sense for companies to expand representation to serve these markets more effectively3.
We've worked with suppliers to build a strong system to detect and address forced and bonded labor in our supply chain. Our policies require no employee passports to be withheld and no fees charged to workers to obtain or keep their employment. To date, these policies have resulted in $14 million in fees returned by suppliers to workers.
Like many companies in the electronics industry, Intel and our suppliers use minerals in manufacturing. In 2008, we began work to ensure that our supply chain does not source certain minerals—in particular, tantalum, tin, tungsten, and gold (3TG)—within the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) or adjoining countries from mines under the control of armed groups who exploit mine workers to fund crimes against humanity.
Four years after Jim Ryan became quadriplegic, HOOBOX Robotics is using Intel artificial intelligence to help the disability advocate and blogger find new ways to get around by using facial expressions to operate his wheelchair.
Intel® technology and investments empower individuals, companies, and governments to improve lives around the world. We are at the forefront of new technologies that are being used to solve major societal challenges. Learn how:
Congratulations to Intel and its suppliers for their commitment to supply chain excellence. The annual rankings for Gartner Top 25 Supply Chain companies were announced May 16 – Intel was ranked #6, its 8th consecutive year in the Top 10.
How Intel evolves its reporting strategy so it’s meaningful to investors, customers and employees
By Suzanne Fallender
In the two decades that Intel has been releasing environmental and corporate social responsibility (CSR) reports, the CSR reporting landscape has changed dramatically. Once a topic reserved for specialists, today 85% of S&P 500 companies1 regularly publish CSR reports and many reporters cover CSR for major media organizations.
Today, Intel released its latest CSR report, highlighting the progress made over the past year toward our 2020 goals. But do these reports really matter?
Sustainable and socially responsible investing now represents $1 in every $4 under professional management. As this type of investing becomes increasingly mainstream, companies around the world are scrambling to make environmental, social and governance (ESG) data available to investors so they can be included in ESG-focused portfolios.
Some firms, however, are already ahead of the game. In a 2018 report, Morgan Stanley called out big names like Campbell Soup, Microsoft and Intel as “first mover companies that are already capitalizing on investor interest in ESG.”