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 .

Infineon supported 277 activities worldwide in the 2023 fiscal year. 17 percent of the donations were local investments in the communities with which we interact, and 83 percent were donations to charitable purposes.

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.

Corporate Citizenship areas of activity

Infineon has defined four areas of activity in the field of corporate citizenship: Environmental Sustainability, Local Social Needs, Education for Future Generations and Responding to Natural and Humanitarian Disasters.

These focus areas of engagement are contained in our Corporate Citizenship and Sponsoring Rule. This Rule ensures that our corporate citizenship activities are performed transparently and in line with our ethical principles. We have also appointed a citizenship representative for this topic at all our major sites. The request and approval process in the area of corporate citizenship is also defined in the Corporate Citizenship and Sponsoring Rule, which is binding worldwide. This Rule describes the opportunities for involvement and specifies the role of central functions and of the Management Board as part of the request and approval process.

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 2023 fiscal year some of the initiatives supported were:

  • Support for the Hackaburg 2023, a hackathon with the motto “Goes Green” (Germany)
  • Support for the Greene Scholars Program to promote higher education in STEM1 subjects (USA)
  • Support for the Kedah STEM Fair & Expo 2023, promoting scientists and engineers of the future (Malaysia)
  • Support for the Great Engineer Camp at Jiangnan University, a platform for training students to be engineers of the future (Mainland China)

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 2023 fiscal year some of the initiatives supported were:

  • Donation to the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital to support research and treatment for children with cancer (USA)
  • Donations to various food banks and soup kitchens in Warstein to support the hungry (Germany)
  • Donation to Shenzhen Futian Charity Association to support its efforts for rural revitalization (Mainland China)
  • Aid for the Banca de Bine Association to reintegrate children from challenging social backgrounds into society (Romania)

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 2023 fiscal year some of the initiatives supported were: 

  • Support for planting trees in Warstein to counter the massive forest dieback caused by bark beetles (Germany)
  • Support for cleaning the coast in Porto to prevent the spread of invasive plant species (Portugal)
  • Support for the Zentrum für Umwelt und Kultur e. V. (ZUK), a center for the environment and culture, to preserve the moor, an essential ecosystem for climate protection (Germany)

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 2023 fiscal year some of the initiatives supported were:

  • Support for those affected by the earthquake in Syria and Turkey
  • Aid for the American Red Cross (USA)

Know more about this topic in our Sustainability Report page 44-45.