June 16, 2020 /3BL Media/ - On 3BL Media’s 2020 100 Best Corporate Citizens list, Intel ranked No. 6 for its standout environmental, social and governance (ESG) performance among the 1,000 largest U.S. public companies. Notably, Intel has made the 100 Best Corporate Citizens each year since 2009 and is the only company in the Russell 1000 to make the top 10 every year since 2012.
Company Targets Industry-wide Collaborations in Health and Safety, Pandemic Preparedness, Tech Inclusion and Carbon-Neutral Computing
SANTA CLARA, Calif., May 14, 2020 /3BL Media/ - Today, Intel released its annual Corporate Responsibility Report. The report builds on Intel’s decades of transparency in corporate responsibility and details progress Intel has made in the past decade to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, restore billions of gallons of water to local communities and achieve gender pay equity across its global workforce, among other milestones.
Companies around the world have collectively committed billions of dollars to help communities and health organizations combat the new coronavirus, but the pandemic is uncharted territory for most business leaders. And while the scope and scale of the coronavirus threat is unlike any we've seen before, global technology firm Intel was perhaps more prepared than most, thanks to a forward-thinking decision made nearly 20 years ago and investment that's continued to this day.
Marking a significant milestone in the company’s goal to restore 100% of global water use
By Todd Brady
The current situation in the world is unprecedented. Nearly every person on the planet is impacted in some way by the coronavirus and we are working together to combat it – individuals, businesses, governments and nonprofits. As someone who focuses every day in my role at Intel working on collective challenges like climate change and water scarcity, it is a dramatic example of the power of coming together to solve problems — whether acting at the community level or collaborating in global policy.
What’s New: Today, Intel is pledging an additional $50 million in a pandemic response technology initiative to combat the coronavirus through accelerating access to technology at the point of patient care, speeding scientific research and ensuring access to online learning for students. Included in Intel’s effort is an additional innovation fund for requests where access to Intel expertise and resources can have immediate impact. This is in addition to prior announcements of $10 million in donations that are supporting local communities during this critical time.
The Intel Foundation will provide $4 million to support coronavirus relief efforts in communities where the company has significant presence. The foundation will also offer a special match opportunity for every regular full-time and part-time employee and U.S. retiree to a total of $2 million for relief efforts around major Intel sites.
The $4 million donation will be distributed to community foundations and organizations that are focused on food security, shelter, medical equipment and small-business support.