Responsible, Resilient, and Diverse
Our global supply chain strategy is to drive a responsible, resilient, and diverse supply chain that enables the products our customers need to create technology solutions that unleash the potential of data. Through leadership and collaboration with our suppliers, stakeholders, consortia, and fellow travelers, we are accelerating responsible standards and accountability across industries.
Combating Slavery and Human Trafficking
We have worked to build a strong system to detect and address risks of forced and bonded labor among our suppliers and their recruiting and labor agents. Our Statement on Combating Modern Slavery details the expectations we have for ourselves and our suppliers, including prohibitions against holding worker passports and charging workers fees to obtain or keep employment. As a result of our efforts, our suppliers have returned over $23 million in fees to more than 20,000 workers since 2014.
Responsible Minerals Sourcing
Like many companies in the electronics industry, Intel and our suppliers use minerals in manufacturing. We are proud of the significant progress we have made as a company and as an industry, but we know that there is more work to be done. A key technology initiative in our 2030 RISE strategy is to significantly expand our impact in responsible minerals and accelerate the creation of new sourcing standards.
Reducing Environmental Impact
We also engage with our suppliers to help them reduce their climate and water impacts, reduce waste and identify circular solutions, advance green chemistry and footprinting practices, and identify collaboration opportunities. For the fourth consecutive year, we received a Leadership score in CDP’s Supplier Engagement Rating for our work to engage our suppliers to expand their climate and water disclosure.
Supporting Supplier Diversity
We understand that working with a diverse supply chain brings increased innovation to our business and creates a more responsive and competitive supply base. We reached our 2020 goal of $1 billion in annual diverse spending and we're not stopping there.
Policies and Progress
Review our supply chain policies in-depth and track our progress.