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Forbes has named Intel as one of the most reputable companies in the world in its annual World’s Most Reputable Companies ranking, which published today. Intel ranked #12 on the 2014 list. Forbes’ World’s Most Reputable Companies ranking is based on the annual Global RepTrak* 100 study from the Reputation Institute, which identifies the 100 companies that have successfully established strong international reputations. Intel has been included on the list since 2008, including being ranked #11 in 2013.

Today, the European Commission adopted a proposal to establish a framework for supply chain due diligence and self-certification of responsible importers of tin, tantalum, tungsten and gold originating in conflict-affected areas. Christian Morales, vice president and general manager of Intel Europe, Middle East and Africa, said “Intel welcomes the Commission proposal for EU action to address this important issue. At Intel, we take this matter very seriously. Tackling what initially looked to be a near-impossible challenge several years ago, we are committed to implement systems required to achieve a conflict-free supply chain that we have today. We are conscious it is a long journey which needs the collaborative effort of many to succeed.”  Read this blog post and visit the conflict-free minerals press kit for more information.

Today Intel ranked first on the Environmental Protection Agency’s Green Power Partnership Top Partner List, which recognizes leading companies with a sustained commitment to green power excellence. Since 2008, Intel has been the nation's largest voluntary purchaser of green power. In 2013, Intel increased its purchases of renewable energy to meet 100 percent of its electricity use. Learn more here.

Today, Intel was recognized by Bloomberg, The National Conference on Citizenship and Points of Light as part of the Civic 50 list. In addition to making the general list, Intel was ranked second in the “Best in Technology” industry category. The Civic 50 list aims to showcase the  most community-minded companies in America. Learn more about Intel’s corporate responsibility initiatives in support of the Civic 50 list.

Today Intel received the inaugural Ray Anderson Radical Industrialism Award from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) during the Greenbuild International Conference and Expo. The recognition is part of the USGBC’s 2013 Leadership Awards, which celebrate the individuals and groups committed to green building design and construction. As of 2013, Intel has achieved Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design certification for 29 new and existing buildings around the world. For more, click here.

For the second consecutive year, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Green Power Leadership Awards recognized Intel for “Sustained Excellence in Green Power.” Since 2008, Intel has been the nation's largest voluntary purchaser of green power. In 2013, Intel increased its purchases of renewable energy to meet 100 percent of its electricity use. To learn more, read here.

 

Today is World Environment Day, and Intel is celebrating by spreading the word about the company’s We Recycle program. We Recycle was launched earlier this year and aims to engage Intel employees in recycling 90 percent of the company’s solid waste – about 8,200 tons. Participating Intel sites now feature centralized areas for recycling to  better manage food waste, and Intel cafeterias now have reusable dishware to reduce waste from disposable utensils. Check out this blog post to learn more.

Today Intel ranked #2 on Forbes’ List of “America’s Most Reputable Companies,” up from #30 in 2012. View the full list here. Forbes, in conjunction with the Reputation Institute, surveyed nearly 5,000 consumers on their perceptions of the 150 largest companies. Intel has an active and transparent commitment to corporate responsibility, including its work in education, environment, and community engagement through volunteerism.

This week, Intel ranked fifth on Corporate Responsibility Magazine’s "100 Best Corporate Citizens 2013" list. Intel was selected for its strong corporate citizenship within areas including environment, employee relations and philanthropy. Learn more about Intel’s sustainability initiatives.

In celebration of World Water Day, Intel is recognizing the winners of the Environmental Excellence Awards, which honor employees who help reduce Intel’s environmental footprint. In 2012, water conservation was a large theme in these awards, and it’s also a key aspect of Intel’s overarching sustainability commitment. In fact, to date, Intel’s efforts have saved more than 40 billion gallons of water – enough for roughly 400,000 U.S. homes for an entire year. To learn more about Intel’s water conservation commitment and sustainability initiatives, click here.

Intel was recognized by the Ethisphere Institute, the leading business ethics think-tank, as one of the 2013 World’s Most Ethical Companies. By implementing and maintaining ethical business practices and initiatives, Intel earned a spot on this year’s list. Intel was previously recognized on this list in 2009 and 2012. Learn more about Intel’s corporate responsibility initiatives.

Today Intel was honored in the second annual Climate Leadership Awards for its demonstrated precedence in managing and reducing greenhouse gas emissions in its internal operations. Intel also received this award in 2012. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, along with the Climate Registry, the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions, and the Association of Climate Change Officers, awarded 23 recipients. Learn more about Intel’s sustainability initiatives.

Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency released its latest Green Power Partnership rankings update, recognizing Intel for using more than 3.1 billion kWh of green power annually, enough green power to meet 100 percent of the company’s U.S. electricity use. This marks the fifth consecutive year that Intel has topped the list as the largest voluntary purchaser of green power in the country. Learn more about Intel’s sustainability initiatives.

For the 9th consecutive year, Intel has earned a spot among the Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World, which aims to highlight the global corporations that are most proactive in managing environmental, social and governance issues. The Global 100 is the world’s most well-known and credible corporate sustainability ranking, selecting the top 100 from more than 4,000 companies. Learn more about Intel's sustainability efforts.

Did you know that improving processing technology in data centers can result in a 60 percent increase in computer efficiency? With more data shared every day, data centers have an increasingly important job. Large companies, including Intel, are exploring innovative ways to absorb this growth while remaining environmentally conscious. Check out this infographic and blog post from Intel’s Lorie Wigle, general manager of eco-technology, to learn more about the significance of green data centers.

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