A Sign of Intel-ligence
Eight high tech firms, including Intel, Microsoft, AT&T, and 3Com, have agreed to boycott products from old-growth forests. Intel said the pressure to make the policy came from within the company and from shareholders. At least one company, Yahoo!, declined to join the boycott, which is being organized by the group Forests Ethics. Savvy Grist readers might ask — Wait, just how many old-growth products do high-tech companies use? Come now, don’t be so skeptical. It’s true that both Microsoft and Intel have yet to uncover any suppliers who are selling them products made from old-growth. But it’s the image that counts, right? Todd Paglia of Forest Ethics said he hopes the companies will set the norm for all of corporate America.