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 234 activities worldwide in the 2022 fiscal year. 9 percent of the donations were local investments in the communities with which we interact, and 91 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 2022 fiscal year some of the initiatives supported were:

  • Support for the Girls‘ Day hosted by Frauenförderwerk Dresden to promote education for young girls in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics subjects (Germany)
  • Support for Yokohama National University to promote teaching of technical subjects (Japan)
  • Support for the Politehnica University of Bucharest for the organization of student competitions in MINT subjects (Romania)
  • Sponsorship of the X-STEM San Diego conference to promote education in MINT subjects for young people (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 2022 fiscal year some of the initiatives supported were:

  • Donation to the Center for Great Expectations to support young mothers (USA)
  • Donation to the Asociaţia Dăruieşte Viaţă to support vulnerable children (Romania)
  • Donation to the Hungarian Red Cross to help homeless people (Hungary)
  • Donation of everyday hygiene products and food to various foundations in Batam during the coronavirus pandemic (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 2022 fiscal year some of the initiatives supported were: 

  • Support for planting trees in a forest reserve in Batam for the preservation of nature and habitat (Indonesia)
  • Donation to the Society of Entrepreneurs and Ecology (SEE) for reforestation projects and the restoration of panda habitats (China)
  • Support for planting mangrove trees to protect the natural tsunami barrier and prevent sea and river erosion (Malaysia)

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 2022 fiscal year some of the initiatives supported were:

  • Donation to various organizations in Europe to support refugees and victims of the war in Ukraine (Germany, Romania, Hungary)
  • Support for victims of devastating floods (Malaysia)

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