Awards and Notable Events
Over the years, Infineon has won many awards from a wide range of environmental organizations, customers and other initiatives for its work in the area of CSR. Infineon is extremely proud of the awards it has been honored with.
Infineon has been included as member of the Sustainability Yearbook for the ninth year in a row and has been recognized this year as one of the top-scoring companies in the Semiconductor Industry. This shows that it is not only our innovative products that make an important contribution to facing global societal challenges such as climate protection, energy efficiency and resource management. It also recognizes the fact that we concentrate on ecologically and economically sustainable action when manufacturing our products.
The Sustainability Yearbook lists the best corporate sustainability performance by industry sector. 2686 companies from 60 sectors were assessed. This classification shows once again that Infineon is one of the most sustainable companies worldwide.
Since 2014 Infineon has been publishing information on the opportunities and risks for the company resulting from climate change in the CDP. The number of points derived is then compared with other companies in the information technology and semiconductor industry. The scoring level “Management” confirms that Infineon has defined medium and long-term objectives, has documented its progress with regard to these objectives and has implemented measures for reduction of emissions in order to achieve those.
EcoVadis, an independent rating agency that monitors the sustainability of suppliers, analyzes Infineon with regard to ecological, social, ethical and financial influencing factors. The result: Infineon is awarded the status "Gold" for the fourth time in a row.
Infineon Technologies AG has been listed in the Dow Jones Sustainability™ Europe Index (DJSI) for the 9th consecutive year. This was announced by the Sustainability Investing (SI) specialist RobecoSAM. In addition to its incorporation in the European Index, for the past four years Infineon has also been part of the Dow Jones Sustainability™ World Index. Infineon can therefore be ranked in the top ten percent of the worlds most sustainable companies. The award is a proof that our products and technologies address the challenges of the future and that future-orientation and sustainable performance are untouchable principles for our Company.
Infineon Technologies has been reconfirmed again as a constituent of the Ethibel Sustainability Index (ESI) Excellence Europe in 21/09/2018.
In the 2018 fiscal year Infineon Technologies Austria wins the EMAS award for its exemplary performance in the area of sustainability. The Infineon Technologies Austria environmental statement shows that the classical environmental topics and occupational safety both receive a high priority. The environmental program includes among other things additional energy savings, increased recycling rates for solvents as well as further improved emergency planning and additional safety training.
The prize is awarded by VCÖ for the corporate mobility management project “Green Way” in the Working World and Education category. Infineon Technologies Austria’s objective with “Green Way” is for its employees to be “greener and smarter” as early as on the way to work.
Various campaigns are launched to encourage employees to come to work more often by foot, bicycle, using public transportation or in carpools. This also entails the improvement of the bicycle parking facility to include its own service station, collective purchase of eBikes, expansion of charging infrastructure and the use of eBikes for business-related trips.
The FTSE4Good Index Series assesses performance of companies with internationally recognized CSR standards that require to meet stringent environmental, social and governance criteria. Infineon was again included in the FTSE4Good Index Series in 2018. Infineon has earned this recognition thanks to an ongoing learning and improvement process. Helping to shape global developments on a pro-active basis, good cooperation with the community and taking voluntary responsibility for people and the environment are the underlying tenets of our integrated approach. This approach is alive at Infineon - both in our strategic concepts and in our day-to-day activities.
Infineon is still ranked in the “Euronext Vigeo Eurozone 120 Index”, which lists the 120 best companies in the Eurozone in the area of CSR. As of June 2018 Infineon is also listed for the first time in the “Euronext Vigeo Europe 120 Index” as one of the most successful companies in Europe. This index includes the 120 companies with the most successful performance in the area of environmental, social and governance criteria throughout Europe.
Infineon announces the establishment of a new factory for the manufacture of power semiconductors. Electric vehicles, connected and battery-powered devices, data centers and power generation from renewable sources require efficient and reliable power semiconductors. Plans foresee a fully automated chip factory for the manufacture of 300-millimeter thin-wafers at the Villach (Austria) site in addition to existing manufacturing. Approximately 400 new jobs will be created in the new, highly efficient factory, especially in highly qualified positions.
The Infineon frontend site Kulim (Malaysia) is recognized for “Best Environmental Impact (Large Company)” by the non-profit organization EU-Malaysia Chamber of Commerce and Industry for its performance as part of a systematic program to increase energy efficiency.
The “MSCI World ESG Index” focuses on environmental, social and governance aspects. The index works according to the best-in-class principle. Infineon improves its rating from “BBB” to “A”.
The Singapore Public Hygiene Council awards the Infineon site in Singapore a certificate for Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) efforts to prevent the pollution of Singapore’s longest river, the Kallang.
The rating agency oekom research AG evaluates companies’ sustainability performance. The evaluation takes over 100 criteria into consideration. As in previous years, in the 2018 fiscal year Infineon is once again awarded “Prime” status.