4.4) By 2030, substantially increase the number of youth and adults who have relevant skills, including technical and vocational skills, for employment, decent jobs and entrepreneurship
In 2015, we set a bold hiring and retention goal to achieve full representation of women and underrepresented minorities in Intel’s U.S. workforce by 2020. We committed $300 million to support this goal and accelerate diversity and inclusion both at Intel and across the technology industry. We also set a goal to increase our annual spending with certified diverse-owned suppliers to $1 billion by 2020.
Intel has a long history of investing in education to empower people and improve their lives through technology. Our new Intel® Innovation Generation initiative directly responds to Goals 4, 5 and 10, and is focused on expanding access to technology skills and experiences to prepare youth for the jobs of tomorrow and ensure that the next generation of innovators is diverse in terms of geography, economic status, ethnicity, and gender. The Intel Foundation supports strategic funding of evidence-based, data-driven collaborative solutions that advance the inclusion of socially marginalized and disadvantaged groups, creating pathways toward a more just society with opportunities for all.
8.7) Take immediate and effective measures to eradicate forced labour, end modern slavery and human trafficking and secure the prohibition and elimination of the worst forms of child labour, including recruitment and use of child soldiers, and by 2025 end child labour in all its forms
With Intel’s purchasing power and policies, we help our suppliers contribute to the achievement of goal 8 in particular. Our efforts are designed to protect vulnerable workers throughout the global supply chain, and include setting clear supplier expectations; investing in assessments, audits, and capability-building programs; and collectively addressing issues through our leadership in the Electronic Industry Citizenship Coalition (EICC). Since 2013, we have manufactured microprocessors that are conflict-free for tantalum, tin, tungsten, and gold. We continue our work to establish responsible mineral supply chains for our company as well as our industry.
12.2) By 2030, achieve sustainable management and efficient use of natural resources
Intel has made significant investments and set aggressive goals to reduce the environmental footprint of our global manufacturing operations, including goals and policies on climate change and water conservation. We continue to work toward our 2020 sustainability goals, and to invest in conservation projects, alternative energy, and product energy efficiency. We collaborate with governments, leading companies, and nonprofits on innovative environmental projects, and proactively invest in our technology “handprint” to empower others to use Intel® technology to reduce their environmental footprints and support sustainable consumption and production.