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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.

Intel has been ranked #15 on Interbrand’s 2014 Best Global Green Brands list. Intel was selected based on its environmental performance and the market’s perception of the company’s efforts. Examples of such efforts include manufacturing the world’s first conflict-free microprocessors, being the largest purchaser of green power in the U.S. and saving 46 billion gallons of water over the past decade. Read more about Intel’s commitment to sustainability .

Change happens when people demand it. Conflict minerals, which can be found in everything from phones to cars to jewelry, are often tied to armed conflict and human rights abuses, meaning consumers could be funding these activities and not even know it. Intel and organizations like the Enough Project have taken steps to educate consumers, in an effort to create change. Check out this video directed by filmmaker Paul Freedman to learn more about this important issue.

Corporate Responsibility Magazine has ranked Intel #8 on its annual 100 Best Corporate Citizens ranking, which published today. Corporate Responsibility Magazine’s 100 Best Corporate Citizens is based on almost 300 data points in seven categories, including: environment, climate change, human rights, employee relations, philanthropy, financial, and governance. Intel has been included on the list since it was introduced by Corporate Responsibility Magazine in 2000.

For the seventh year in a row, Intel has topped the Environmental Protection Agency’s Green Power Partnership National Top 100, a list of the nation’s leading users of renewable energy. Intel, which meets 100 percent of its electricity load with renewable resources, has been the nation’s largest voluntary purchaser of green power since 2008. Read more about Intel’s commitment to sustainability.

What does sustainability mean to you? This Earth Day Intel launched its Earth Day photo mosaic, which includes photos submitted by Intel employees around the world, in response to this question. As part of Intel's "Sustainability in Action" Grant Program, this Earth Day photo mosaic is an interactive look at the beauty and splendor of the natural world, the need to preserve our delicate ecosystem, and Intel employees' volunteer efforts. View the photo mosaic and learn more about Intel's sustainability initiatives.

 

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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.

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