12 years and counting… Intel again included in the Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes

Intel was named today for the 12th year in a row to the Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes (both the DJSI World and North American Indexes).


I am personally proud of the fact that we’ve been included since the beginning of the indexes. One of the reasons we’ve been able to stay in the index each year, is that we don’t just put the logo up and our web site each year and call it good. Given that other companies continue to improve their performance each year, the only way to stay on these lists is to continue to improve. So we look each year at our subscores in each of the categories to see where we have gaps and recommend areas for action (either expanding our disclosure or identifying opportunities for performance improvement.)

At the end of the day, the people to thank for our long track record are our many employees around the world.

Certainly, the groups you would expect deserve much of the recognition who directly manage different aspects of our corporate responsibility programs across the company – i.e. our Environmental, Health and Safety engineers, our Community Relations managers, our Eco-Tech Program Office, our Supply Chain responsibility group, our Ethics and Compliance office, our Diversity group, and many other groups across the organization. These are the people who work diligently throughout the year to measure and evaluate our performance, benchmark us against other companies, and set new goals to push ourselves to improve.

But credit also goes to people you might not think about. Like Lou Cozzo in our corporate event marketing group who took the initiative to “green” the Intel Developer Forum and other Intel-sponsored events. People like Marty Sedler in our global utilities and infrastructure group who has led the charge to get new solar installations at Intel campuses. Or Alon Brauner in our IT group who found ways to reduce energy consumption in our data centers by raising the thermostat. Or Jeanne Jarvis who helped initiative a community garden at our campus in Oregon which also donates produce to a local Oregon food bank. Many, many people across the company who each day look for innovative ways to reduce our impact, infuse sustainability considerations into how we do business, and share their skills and expertise out in the community. This recognition belongs to them.

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About Suzanne Fallender

Suzanne Fallender is Intel’s Director of Corporate Responsibility. In this role, she collaborates with key stakeholders across the company to integrate corporate responsibility concepts into company strategies, policies, public reporting, and stakeholder engagement activities to advance Intel’s corporate responsibility leadership and create positive social impact and business value. Suzanne leads a team of experienced professionals who engage with internal and external groups to review Intel’s corporate responsibility performance and to identify new opportunities to apply Intel’s technology and expertise to address social and environmental challenges. The team also works closely with Intel’s investor relations and corporate governance groups to drive an integrated outreach strategy with investors on governance and corporate responsibility issues. Suzanne has more than 20 years of experience in the field of corporate responsibility and socially responsible investment. During her time at Intel, Suzanne has held a number of corporate responsibility-related roles, including leading programs empowering girls and women through technology. Prior to Intel, Suzanne served as Vice President at Institutional Shareholder Services where she managed the firm’s socially responsible investing division. Suzanne holds an M.B.A. from the W.P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University and a B.A. from Trinity College in Hartford, CT. She has served on a number of leading industry advisory boards and committees on sustainability and corporate responsibility over the past decade and currently is a member of the Boston College Center for Corporate Citizenship’s Executive Forum and the Net Impact Advisory Council. Follow Suzanne on Twitter at @sfallender.