28/11/2013

100 Intel Workers Join MoEP's Civilian Cleanup Enforcement Crew
 
 
Employees of ​Intel Israel have joined the ranks of the MoEP’s Civilian Cleanup Enforcement Crew. Over the past month, some 100 Intel workers have become members of the volunteer group, which gives them the authority, under the Maintenance of Cleanliness Law (1984), to report to the ministry when they see someone throw garbage out of a car.

​The trainings took place at several Intel offices: Jerusalem, Kiryat Gat, Haifa, and Petah Tikvah. This was within the framework of Intel’s "Green Days" program, which also included environmental activities aimed at increasing workers’ involvement and raising awareness about Intel activities to promote green industry in Israel.

Intel is also in the midst of a process to receive the Green Label, a voluntary standard for products or services that have met a certain set of environmental criteria.

The Intel trainings were part of a Ministry of Environmental Protection project to involve hi-tech workers in the volunteer enforcement crew. Trainings involve a 2-hour course, and those who complete it receive a certificate, signed by the environmental protection minister, giving them authority to officially report those who litter from vehicles.