Corporate Citizenship

As a socially committed company, we consider as a voluntary approach to make an ongoing positive contribution to the development of the local communities in which we operate. Corporate Citizenship, understood as our voluntary commitment to these communities, is therefore a key component and one of the six pillars of our CSR strategy.

Based on the ten principles contained in the UN Global Compact, the OECD’s (Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development) UN Millennium Development Goals and the UN Local Agenda 21, Infineon has created the so-called Corporate Citizenship Guidelines .

This Corporate Citizenship Guideline helps us to ensure that our donations make a sensible contribution to the communities supported and are carried out in accordance with transparent criteria and that the final activities supported comply with the ethical standards which orientated our business.

Please find bellow the amount spent in 2019 fiscal year with our Corporate Citizenship initiatives:

In addition to monetary and material donations, we are proud of the commitment of our employees in voluntary activities supported in all these fields of initiatives.

Education for Future Generations

This field of corporate citizenship support young talents with their studies and development, provides endowment of professorships and chairs at recognized universities and also provide support to students to improve their education condition, expanding their knowledge and experience. In 2019 fiscal year some of the initiatives supported were:

  • Support for the “Lakeside Research Days 2019”: Research event to promote exchange between science and industry (Austria)

  • Sponsorship of the prizes for the “Smart Model Car Contest” held at Hanyang University (Korea)

  • Support for the “I.E.C.T. Summer School on Entrepreneurship”: The objective of the Summer School is to support scientists, researchers and early-stage start-ups and to show them how they can bring their ideas and research to market readiness (Austria)
  • Support for “Politecnico di Milano” university in the development of a joint research program (Italy)

  • Support for the “International School Carinthia”: Promotion of education in an international environment (Austria)

  • Volunteer activities at “Beach Cities Robotics”: Support for STEM education and robotics competitions (USA)

Local Social Needs

This field support cultural events and activities to improve quality of life of people of surrounding cities and communities. It also support and maintain social programs and organizations that support people in vulnerable conditions. Others initiatives focus to contribute to the economic development of surrounding regions. In 2019 fiscal year some of the initiatives supported were:

  • Support for the “Second Harvest Food Bank”: Fighting hunger (USA)
  • Donation to “Lebenshilfe Pirna-Sebnitz-Freital e.V.”: The association represents in particular the interests of those with mental or multiple disabilities, with chronic psychological illnesses in all age groups as well as their parents, family members and guardians (Germany)
  • Donation to the charitable home “Rumah Amal Kulim”: The home used the donation to purchase a van which brings special-needs children to their daily education (Malaysia)
  • Support for the “Vobis” association: Promoting language skills and integration of refugees and immigrants in Carinthia (Austria)
  • Support for the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital: The St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is a world-renowned and leading hospital for malignant illnesses, in particular acute leukemia, in children (USA)
  • Volunteer activities at the “SDN 5 Sei Beduk” school in Batam (Indonesia): Support for renovation of restrooms and for planting trees in order to inspire young people and encourage them to care for society in the future (Indonesia)

Environmental Sustainability

Our aim is to support environmental initiatives for the awareness of the population regarding the importance to protect the environment and the ecosystems. In 2019 fiscal year some of the initiatives supported were: 

  • Support for planting mangroves in Kedah state in order to conserve the forests for upcoming generations (Malaysia
  • Sponsorship of the “Rende Foundation” with a focus on environmental protection (China)
  • Support for the “Plant-for-the-Planet Foundation”, which plants trees for a better world (Germany)

 

Targets and Achievements

 

 

Responding to Natural and Humanitarian Disasters

These focus areas are supplemented by our commitment in the field of emergency assistance in the event of natural and humanitarian disasters. In 2019 fiscal year some of the initiatives supported were:

  • Support for the UNICEF water program in South Sudan, in which the creation of permanent access to a water source in a crisis zone provides children and families with clean water (South Sudan)
  • Donation to the organization “Lifewater International” for providing the village of Gohjota with clean water (Ethiopia)
  • Donation to the “American Red Cross”: Humanitarian aid for disaster areas affected by the wildfires in California
    (USA)