EQUITY@INTEL

At Intel, we recognize our shared responsibility to deploy our technologies and expertise in a way that helps build a more equitable world. To do this, we commit to advocating for all of our stakeholders and honoring our corporate mission and purpose to solve challenges by producing world-changing technologies that enrich the lives of every person on earth.

Equity@Intel is where we talk about social issues and explore how technologies and public policy can work together to drive systemic change that enables full inclusion at Intel and across the globe. Our views are data-driven and informed by the lived experiences of our workforce. This is part of our effort to be the most responsible, inclusive, and sustainable company.

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The technology sector has always been at the forefront of solving society’s most pressing challenges. Today, because of the global pandemic, an equitable digital transformation is one of those challenges. And we know that supporting greater access to broadband, devices, and STEM training, and education for women and underrepresented demographics are critical steps.

Public Policy Principles: Intel supports public policies and public-private partnerships that make STEAM education, devices, and high-quality, high-speed broadband more affordable and accessible. We will advance policies that ensure emerging technologies such as AI are responsible and ethical. And, Intel demands a policy environment that protects user’s data and customer’s privacy rights.

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Intel knows that diverse teams with diverse perspectives are critical to producing world-changing and equitable technologies. That is why by 2030, we will increase women in technical roles to 40% and double the number of women and underrepresented minorities in senior leadership. We recognize that economic equity isn’t just a question of who we employ; it’s also about businesses that make our supply chain resilient, power research and help us drive economic equity.

 Public Policy Principles: We support public policies that strengthen and provide greater access to capital for diverse, women, and veteran-owned businesses. Additionally, we will continue to support efforts that provide financial literacy and education initiatives.

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Intel has always prioritized the safety, health, and wellness of our workforce. Still, the global pandemic has highlighted alarming disparities and biases within healthcare that have impacts on our employees, especially our employees of color. We take protecting our employees seriously, and that means doing our part to combat inequity in healthcare and the social determinants that impact health outcomes.

Public Policy Principles: We support legislative actions that make it easier for people to access quality and affordable healthcare. And, we support public policies that expand access to telemedicine, mental health treatment, and that address inequity within healthcare, such as medical trials, cancer treatment, and maternal health.

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Full inclusion is our goal. Achieving this demands equal access to quality education and STEM training. As we move deeper into the fourth industrial revolution, Intel remains committed to helping upskill and retool our workforce, ensuring that every person can compete for the jobs of the future.

Public Policy Principles: We support policies that provide greater access to early education.  And we will continue to advance measures that provide equitable funding for minority-serving institutions and HBCUs. We will continue advocating for community colleges and certification and apprentice programs.

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Intel thrives when our employees, customers, and communities thrive.  Intel supports social equity, racial justice, and bipartisan efforts to improve the criminal justice system. We are proud to support the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act. Additionally, we are using our core competencies as a data-centric company to push for greater data collection and analysis to power data-driven change. We also believe that healing happens one person at a time and to that end, our Legal and Policy team actively supports a wide variety of pro bono opportunities that provide free or low-cost legal services to underserved communities. In particular, the Legal and Policy teams are focused on ‘second chance’  or expungement pro bono efforts and legislation to provide communities disproportionately impacted by the criminal justice system with better access to economic, housing, and civic opportunities.

Public Policy Principles: Intel supports a more equitable and just world where our employees, customers, and communities can thrive.

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The global pandemic has driven home a long-known but under-appreciated reality that low-income and communities of color bear the brunt of most environmental problems in the US and globally. Upcoming federal climate policy, energy policy, and infrastructure appropriation deliberations present opportunities for us to begin addressing these systemic inequities.

Public Policy Principles: Intel supports environmental equity provisions as central elements of future climate, energy, and infrastructure legislation. We will support policies that enable the role of the Internet of Things (IoT) and other technologies in monitoring and addressing environmental equity issues. We accept our shared responsibility to enable all communities worldwide to monitor their neighborhood environmental conditions to inform efforts to improve those conditions.

 

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Intel is proud to be a member of Civic Alliance, Business for Voting Rights, and Make Time to Vote. Our commitment to civic equity includes providing our US workforce with paid time off to make their voices heard by voting.

Public Policy Principles: We oppose discrimination in all forms, including any legislation that seeks to reduce the voting rights or opportunity of any group of citizens.  Our country is stronger with more voting, not less, and with the evolution of technology, voting can be more secure and equitable.

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