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The tech company has shown a commitment to sustainability and is also focused on water preservation and aims to reduce its per-unit water consumption.

Our Commitment to Sustainability

The impacts of climate change are an urgent global threat. And at Intel, we’re committed to accelerating progress against the world’s critical challenges to improve the life of every person on the planet. As we progress on our 2030 RISE commitments, we aren’t backing down from the unique position we are in to make a difference.

“Intel was built for these kind of challenges. A Net Zero emissions future is an investment in our customers, in ourselves and in our world. Together we can, and we will, do something truly wonderful for our planet and for the future generations that will inherit it.” – Pat Gelsinger

Watch the video to learn more about what Pat Gelsinger, CEO has to say about our commitments to protecting our planet.Play Video

Our Operational Sustainability Goals


Achieve net positive water by 2030—by conserving 60 billion gallons of water and funding external water restoration projects.EnergyAchieve 100% renewable electricity use across our global operations and conserve 4 billion kWh of electricity by 2030.ClimateDrive a 10% reduction in our absolute Scope 1 and 2 greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from 2020 to 2030, and reach net-zero Scope 1 and 2 GHG emissions across our global operations by 2040.WasteAchieve zero waste to landfill and implement circular economy strategies for at least 60% of our manufacturing waste streams by 2030 in collaboration with our suppliers.

Our Commitment to Transparency

Every year, we report on our sustainability goals in our Corporate Responsibility Report, which details progress on our long-term focus to advance transparency, set ambitious goals and integrate corporate responsibility across all aspects of our business.

Read more about Intel’s Corporate Responsibility Strategy and Goals, or visit Explore Intel for site-specific information on our environmental performance.

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Our Stories

Explore water restoration projects

As part of our commitment to achieve net positive water, we are restoring water to support the communities we call home. To date, we have funded more than 30 water restoration projects, collectively restoring billions of gallons of water to local watersheds each year. These projects—whether agriculturally focused, conservation centered, or targeted at in-stream flow protection—aim to address local water issues and support the well-being of our communities and the environment.

Arizona | California | New Mexico | Oregon | Texas | India | Costa Rica | Ireland | Malaysia

Read our Annual Water Report Executive Summary

Read our Annual Water Report


Our Progress

Chart: Greenhouse gas scope 1 and 2

Chart: Total waste generated

Chart: Net positive water

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