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.
Supply Chain Responsibility
Intel works with more than 9,000 tier 1 suppliers in 89 countries to provide direct materials for our production processes, intellectual property, tools and machines for our factories, logistics and packaging services, software, office materials, and travel services for Intel. We also rely on others to manufacture, assemble, and test some of our components and products.
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.
For general information about Intel’s Responsible Minerals program, visit intel.com/responsibleminerals ›
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.
Increasing Diversity in the Supply Chain
Just as we value diversity and inclusion to foster innovation within Intel, we know that diverse suppliers provide new perspectives and solutions to improve the ways in which Intel operates. Our vision to grow a diverse and inclusive global supply chain includes increasing our annual spending with diverse-owned suppliers, as well as working with others to expand and enable inclusive sourcing practices across the industry. As part of Intel’s 2030 RISE goals, we aim to increase annual spending with diverse suppliers to $2 billion and expand our inclusive sourcing programs and partnerships to more countries.
For general information about Intel’s Supplier Diversity and Incluson program, visit intel.com/supplierdiversity ›