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Intel IT Sustainability Principles


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IT sustainability is the study and practice of using computing resources more efficiently. With these eight sustainability principles, Intel IT helps employees and other organizations use more efficient technologies, consume fewer resources, and emit less waste.

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Intel IT Sustainability Principles

  1. 1. 1 – Consciously Manage OurCapabilities At Intel IT, we think “green” everyday with a long-term strategy for IT sustainability. In 2010 we implemented projects that reduced our consumption of IT associated emissions by ~60,000 metric tons of CO2.
  2. 2. 2 – Select Sustainable SuppliersIntel’s purchasing teamensures our suppliersrepresent and supportsustainable businesspractices.A good place to learn andimplement evaluation ofsupplier sustainability isGlobal e-SustainabilityInitiative* * Other names and brands may be claimed as the property of others
  3. 3. 3 - Enable Intel to Meet Global Sustainability ComplianceIntel IT strives to serve as an environmental role modelthrough our operations, policies, and industrycollaboration with various organizations and eco-technology initiatives.Some of the industry consortia and organizations, are:Climate Savers Computing* website, the Green Grid*,and Energy Star* * Other names and brands may be claimed as the property of others
  4. 4. 4 – Measure, Monitor and OptimizeConsumption To reduce consumption and actively manage resources, Intel’s IT team started by creating an IT Baseline Sustainability Model . Using this model, we estimate ~10% reduction in our CO2 footprint over the past 2 years.
  5. 5. 5- Enable SustainableFacilities One of Intel’s most impactful sustainability initiatives to date, is our data center efficiency program. This 2011 Earth day video summarizes the progress to date. For more, see our Data Center Efficiency whitepaper
  6. 6. 6 - Enable Sustainability BehaviorSince 2009, Intel has linked aportion of employeecompensation to achievingcorporate environmentalgoals.Check out some of ourinnovative sustainabilityprojects…maybe they willspark some ideas in yourcompany.
  7. 7. 7 - Enable TravelAvoidance One key initiative is video conferencing. We estimate that videoconferencing saved employees 325,000 travel hours in 2011, and avoided more than $62 million in travel expenses and over 50,000 metric tons of CO2 emissions.
  8. 8. 8 – Promote Sustainability InnovationsWe inspire our employees by sharing achievements.Intel IT is proud to have been selected for Infoworld* Top15 Green IT and Computerworlds* Top Green-IT Vendors for our efforts in IT sustainability, reduced power foot-print,and unique approaches to data center innovation andefficiency. * Other names and brands may be claimed as the property of others
  9. 9. Intel IT is passionate about drivingbusiness value through innovation andsharing IT best practices with our industrypeers. Learn more about Intel IT’s sustainability initiatives at: