I ever heard about, it seems Intel acts as first in declaring similar action; others are saying it sounds as tactical announcement and it happens exactly during G20 meeting for preserving our planet (or doing so...). Where is the truth, I mean, really goal or strategy?
Bolaji, I think these are the new commitments from Intel side to reduce the chemical wastage. Every year companies may put some commitments and goals for such environmental issues but nobody is tracking whether they are success in sticking to their commitments and goals. I know some companies, having the same goals and commitments for years because they are not able to follow or they are forcing to do like that because of social commitments.
I applaud Intel's efforts and leadership position. Other chip companies, including TI, are also taking aggressive positions on their environmental footprint. Although there are numerous studies that indicate environmental friendliness eventually pays off financially, I wonder if Intel is going to bump up against the problem of cost-effectiveness vs. green. It still takes a significant investment to clean the busiess up, and Intel may have a problem if competitors becomes cost leaders becuase they are not as aggressive on cleanup. Then again, this is Intel, and maybe cost is not the only factor--its technology.
Have been following the issue over a few years Bolaji Ojo so i know intel are taking a leadership position where it comes to cleaning up supply chains connected to the drc. The people from anonymous seem to have just read old information instead of crediting intel for what they are doing now.
For any of them that might have not read the report.
We have also taken steps in the past year to promote transparency and accountability in our supplychain, such as disclosing our top suppliers,increasing the number of supplier assessments and audits,and proactively working with our gold,tantalum,tin,and tungsten suppliers to address issues related to the traceability of conflict minerals from the democratic republic of the congo.
By the end of 2012, demonstrate that our microprocessors are validated as conflict-free for tantalum;and by the end of2013,
manufacture the world's first microprocessor fully validated as conflict-free across all four minerals.
In late 2011, intel also engaged business for social responsibility to convene
a stakeholder panel to provide input in to our human rights policy
our eicc commitment letter,code of conduct, human rights principles, statement on conflict minerals, and other corporate governance and business ethics documents are available on our governance and ethics website.
In 2011, intel representatives helped drive eicc working-group initiatives on conflictminerals, the prevention of human trafficking and anti-corruption, as well as a new projecton system governance and tools. Intel also hosted the first corporate executive summit for the eicc in may 2011,bringing together executives from 36 eicc member companies to discuss strategic priorities of the organization.
Transparency. In 2011, we took a number of steps to increase the overall transparency of our supply chain responsibility efforts. for example, we provided regular updates on our actions to address conflict minerals and presented best practices on the topic at external conferences.we also expanded our disclosure on our assessment and audit findings.
our goal is to advance our leadership in promoting transparency among other manufacturers and suppliers in china.
whole of pages 94 95 example
intel's efforts in 2011 focused on three key areas:driving accountability and ownership within our own supply chain through smelter identification and validation;partnering with our suppliers,smelters,industry partners,and other key stakeholders to establish conflict-free supplychains; and working with governments and non-governmental organizations (ngos) to supportin-region sourcing.
R.J. It looks like you took time to read the report. It is quite detailed in terms of what Intel wants to achieve and the goals it has set are broad but demonstrate determination to get it right. The company was also blunt in its assessment of where it needs to do better.
Credit to them though for catching traxy's out if what they say is true.
Increasingly it is the electronic trade picking up the challenge with the foot dragging coming from chinese operations which no expects anything better of, the american chamber of commerce and the national association of manufacturers.
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