Intel: Intel announces net-zero goal

Apr 21, 2022 | Posted by MadalineDunn

Intel has announced its pledge to achieve net-zero greenhouse gas emissions across its global emissions by 2040, which it said it will achieve through a number of interim milestones. One of these milestones will be to secure 100% renewable energy for its entire global operations. It will also construct all new facilities in line with U.S. Green Building Council LEED program standards. 

Aside from this, the company has said it will also invest $300 million in energy conservation at its facilities. This, the company said, will mean it can save 4 billion cumulative kilowatt-hours of energy. Accompanying this, Intel is also launching a new ‘cross-industry R&D initiative’, which it will use to find greener chemicals with a lesser carbon footprint.

Speaking about this, Pat Gelsinger, Intel's chief executive officer said, “The impact of climate change is an urgent global threat. Protecting our planet demands immediate action and fresh thinking about how the world operates.”

Keyvan Esfarjani, executive vice president and chief global operations officer at Intel, added: “Intel has been a leader in sustainability results for decades. With leadership comes responsibility. We’re now raising the bar and entering an exciting era to achieve net-zero greenhouse gas emissions across our operations by 2040. This will require significant innovation and investment, but we are committed to do what it takes and will work with the industry to achieve this critical mission.”

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