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In honor of National Navajo Code Talkers Day and the 70th Anniversary of the WWII Code Talker mission which helped to end the war, Intel is proud to support Science Foundation Arizona's Code Talkers to Code Writers Initiative. As part of this initiative, Intel will invest $250,000 per year over the next three years at three Arizona high schools in the Navajo Nation. This investment is part of Intel's $300 million commitment to build a pipeline of female and under-represented minority engineers and computer scientists. Learn more about Intel's progress toward this goal in its new mid-year diversity report.



Jolene Begay is president of Intel's Native American Network, Arizona chapter, and an engineering technician for Intel’s Assembly & Test Technology Development Module. Intel's Native American Network showcases the diversity of Native American culture among Intel employees


WINDOW ROCK, Ariz., August 14, 2015 – Speaking at a celebration of National Navajo Code Talkers Day, Intel engineer Jolene Begay announces the company's investment in Science Foundation Arizona's Code Talkers to Code Writers Initiative. Over the next three years, Intel will invest $250,000 per year at three Arizona high schools in the Navajo Nation to create pathways to computer science and engineering. Begay was joined onstage by one of the Navajo Code Talkers; Arizona Governor Doug Ducey; Ken Quartermain Jr. of Science Foundation Arizona; and U.S. Senator John McCain. PHOTO CREDIT: Intel Corporation

Doing the right things the right way – it’s who Intel is. Building on two decades of reporting, Intel released its 2014 Corporate Responsibility report, an assessment of its performance in areas including supply chain responsibility, environmental sustainability and more. From working to validate all of its products as conflict-free by 2016 to making a $300 million commitment to achieve a more diverse workforce, Intel remains committed to transparency, leadership in corporate responsibility and impacting the lives of people around the world. Read the new report.

Intel has been recognized as a leader in conflict mineral reporting in a new report titled, Mining the Disclosures: An Investor Guide to Conflict Minerals Reporting. The report was released by Responsible Sourcing Network and Sustainalytics, and made note of Intel’s conflict-free efforts, specifically the company’s first commercially available conflict-free microprocessors in 2014. The report also referenced that Intel’s goal to establish all products as conflict-free starting in 2016. Learn more about Intel’s conflict-free efforts.

Intel has been recognized as one of the 2015 World's Most Ethical Companies by the Ethisphere Institute, an independent corporate ethics think-tank. A four-time honoree, Intel was named one of the top companies for demonstrating "real and sustained" ethical leadership and for its performance across several criteria, including ethics and compliance; corporate citizenship; and responsibility. View to learn more about Intel's sustainability and conflict-free leadership.

Today, Fortune announced its annual ranking of the World’s Most Admired Companies, the definitive report card on corporate reputations. Intel ranked No. 40 on the overall top 50 list, moving up from No. 47 in 2014. Ranked by its peers across nine attributes - including innovation, social responsibility, and product quality - Intel also maintained its No. 1 position on the Semiconductors list. Learn more about Intel.

Intel is ranked #2 on Fast Company's 2015 "The World's Top 10 Innovative Companies for Social Good" list for manufacturing the world's first commercially available conflict-free microprocessors. Details are online now, and will be published in the magazine's March 2015 print issue. An industry leader on the issue of conflict minerals, Intel is currently working to be conflict-free for all products starting in 2016. Learn more about Intel's conflict-free efforts here.

In support of international Human Rights Day today, Intel is putting a spotlight on conflict minerals - raw materials found in everything from light bulbs to laptops - to educate consumers about their link to violence and genocide in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). Intel's Gary Niekerk has written a new blog post that outlines Intel's latest conflict-free initiatives and how they are advancing human rights and creating economic opportunity in the DRC.

Recognized by Forbes and the Reputation Institute, Intel has ranked 8th on the 2014 Global CSR RepTrak Ranking. Scores for this ranking are based on companies' performance in leadership, products and services, innovation citizenship, governance, and workplace. Companies including Google, Apple, Lego and Rolex, joined Intel at the top of this ranking. Learn more about Intel's corporate reputation and sustainability initiatives here.

Bloomberg LP and The Points of Light Foundation have honored Intel today as a winner in The Civic 50. Each year, the Civic 50 recognizes America's most community-minded companies, providing them with a roadmap to improve the communities where they do business. Learn more about Intel's corporate responsibility initiatives in support of the Civic 50 list here.

On November 18, Jewish World Watch will honor Intel with its iWitness Award for its work to produce all of its microprocessors using conflict-free minerals. Intel is the first corporation to receive an iWitness award, which is historically reserved for individual humanitarian leaders. Intel’s Carolyn Duran and Gary Niekerk, who are responsible for devising and implementing Intel’s conflict-free program, will speak at the iWitness award ceremony held in Los Angeles at the Museum of Tolerance.

Intel’s ENCORE retiree program was honored by Experience Matters, an organization which connects passionate individuals with nonprofits that require unique talent. Intel was recognized for its unprecedented investment in the greater Phoenix community through an innovative program that transitions its retired employees into meaningful work in the nonprofit sector. This video tells the story of Surinder Tuli, an Intel retiree, and how he converted his engineering talents into blessings for the United Way in Mesa, Arizona.


For the 16th consecutive year, Intel has been named to the Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes, the first global index to track the financial performance of the leading sustainability-driven companies worldwide. Intel has been included in the World Index since its first launch in 1999, and has been recognized as an industry leader in supply chain responsibility and sustainability. Learn more about Intel’s corporate responsibility initiatives.

Intel has established a new supply chain goal for all of its products to be conflict-free starting in 2016. In support of this latest commitment, Intel’s Conflict-Mineral Program Manager Dr. Carolyn Duran expands on the company’s journey to certify its microprocessors as conflict-free and the steps already being taken towards its new target. Join the movement and learn more about Intel’s pursuit of conflict-free.

This year at Intel Developer Forum (IDF) will be the company’s first Intel® Ultimate MakerSpace. This IDF experience includes a showcase area with maker demos and simple hands-on activities, including the ConnectAnyThing lab.  Attendees will also have an opportunity to work with on-site instructors to build new ideas on Intel® Galileo boards and Intel software.  At the end of each day, the Ultimate MakerSpace “Orbit Lounge” will be the place to check out the day’s maker projects and prize winners.  Creators and makers can sign up for free day passes at http://bit.ly/idfmakers

Two Intel employees have been named to Business Insider’s list of the 22 Most Powerful Female Engineers in Tech. Carolyn Duran, ranked at #2, leads Intel’s efforts to remove conflict minerals from its supply chain and end human rights abuses in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Mauri Whelan, ranked at #8, is a vice president in Intel’s Software and Services Group and directs the company’s open source software development work. To learn more about Duran and Whelan, view the full list.

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