Environment and Energy Policy
Intel public policy: How Intel promotes innovation worldwide
Intel is the world’s largest semiconductor manufacturer and a world leader in computing innovation. As an American high tech manufacturer, more than three quarters of Intel’s revenue comes from outside the United States, yet roughly three quarters of its advanced manufacturing and research and design (R&D) is done here in the United States. Fundamentally, we believe that this manufacturing leadership should go hand in hand with environmental sustainability.
Intel remains the largest voluntary purchaser of “green” power in the United States, according to the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), a designation we have held since 2008. Energy efficient performance is a driving force in the design of our products. In 2013, we launched 4th generation Intel® Core™ processors that deliver industry-leading performance as well as the largest generational gain in battery life in Intel’s product history. Over the last decade, we have worked with suppliers and customers in efforts to eliminate lead and halogenated flame-retardants from our products.