Intel Summary

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CEO: Brian Krzanich; Revenues: $53 Billion (2012); Employees: 105,000 (2012)

Company Description

Intel is the world's largest semiconductor chip maker, based on revenue. It develops advanced integrated digital technology products, primarily integrated circuits, for industries such as computing and communications. Intel supplies the computing and communications industries with chips, boards, systems, and software building blocks that are the "ingredients" of computers, servers, networking, and communications products. Intel is successfully evolving from a company with a primary focus on the design and manufacture of semiconductor chips for PCs and servers to a computing company that delivers complete solutions in the form of hardware and software platforms and supporting services. Intel’s business segments are PC Client Group, Data Center Group, Intel Architecture Group, Software and Services Group and Non-Volatile Memory Solutions Group. Intel is headquartered in Santa Clara, California.


Climate and Energy Targets

Greenhouse gases:

  • In 2008, Intel set a goal to reduce the absolute global-warming gas footprint from their operations 20% below 2007 levels by 2012. They exceeded this goal, reducing their absolute emissions more than 60% below 2007 levels by 2012.Further reduce direct GHG emissions 10 percent on a per chip basis from 2010 levels by 2020


  • Achieve additional energy savings of 1.4 billion kWh from 2012 to 2015
  • Since 2008, Intel has been the largest voluntary corporate purchaser of green power in the U.S., according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). As of early 2013, their annual green power purchase commitment represented the equivalent of 100% of their U.S. electricity use.


  • Reduce water use on a per chip basis (assuming a typical chip size of approximately 1 cm2) below 2010 levels by 2020.

Did You Know?

Intel is engaged in a range of climate and energy-related initiatives.  For instance, Intel founded and co-chairs the Digital Energy and Sustainability Solutions Campaign (DESSC). This coalition brings together information and communications technologies (ICT) companies, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), and trade associations that advocate public policies that will promote the enabling role that ICT plays in improving our environment and driving long-term economic growth.


Climate and Sustainability Rankings & Recognition:

  • Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes. Listed on North America and World indexes (14th year)
  • CDP. 2012 Global and U.S. Carbon Performance Leadership indexes
  • U.S. EPA. Climate Leadership Award and Sustainaed Excellence in Green Power Award
  • Corporate Knights. Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World (7th year)
  • Newsweek. 2012 Top 500 Green Companies in America (7th overall)

Additional Resources:

Intel Corporate Website

Intel Corporate Responsibility Website

Intel Climate Change Policy