Intel and the Environment
We aspire to be a global leader in sustainability and enable partners and customers to reduce their environmental and climate impacts through our actions. Our environmental projects and company-wide targets are driving reductions in greenhouse gas emissions, energy use, water use, and waste generation around the world.
Learn more about our operational sustainability goals below.
Our 2030 Goals
Achieve net positive water use—by conserving 60 billion gallons of water and funding external water restoration projects
Achieve 100% renewable energy use across our global manufacturing operations and conserve 4 billion kWh of energy
Drive a 10% reduction in our absolute Scope 1 and 2 carbon emissions as we grow, informed by climate science
Achieve zero total waste to landfill and implement circular economy strategies for 60% of our manufacturing waste streams in collaboration with our suppliers
Our Commitment to Transparency
We are committed to transparency and proactive outreach within our local communities. We post data on our energy consumption, water use, and more for Intel sites around the world.
Every year, we release 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.
Explore water restoration projects
As part of our pledge to achieve net positive water use, we are committed to restoring water in 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. 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, economy and the environment.
Learn more about our shift to renewable energy
Over the last five years, Intel's renewable energy supply and renewable energy attribute purchases have totaled more than 26 billion kWh of green power. That's enough to power more than 2.4 million US households for one year. Our latest project was to install an 8,877-array solar array to power our six-building campus in Kulim, Malaysia.
Learn about our comprehensive approach to reducing emissions
Reducing emissions that contribute to global warming is an important part of our climate change commitment, and we know that emissions related to manufacturing are just one piece of our overall impact. That's why we take actions to measure, reduce and report on our direct climate footprint, including the emissions that result from our own operations, as well as our supply chain and the use of our products.
See how we’re using circular economics to reduce waste and cut costs
A large portion of Intel's waste is tied to product manufacturing, including lithographic solvents, metal plating waste, spent sulfuric acid, fluoride, plastic, metal, and more. Through our various recycling and recovery programs, we have reduced our landfill waste to just 5%, and we’re pushing towards a goal of zero waste to landfill.