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 2017 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.

Please find below examples of initiatives in this field in the 2017 fiscal year:

  • Support of the Endowed Chair for Power Electronics of the Technical University of Munich (Germany)
  • Support of the German-Chinese university education program on microcontrollers and embedded systems at
    Tongji University (China)
  • Support for the “Students League” of the Electronics Faculty at the Politehnica University in Bucharest (Romania)
  • Support for the Soong Ching Ling foundation to provide education to children in mountainous regions (China)

Addressing 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.

Please find below examples of initiatives in this field in the 2017 fiscal year:

  • Support for the “Deutsches Global Compact Netzwerk” foundation
  • Support for the “International School Carinthia” in Villach ( Austria)
  • Support for the organization “Charity Meets Challenge e.V.“ in Oberschleißheim (Germany)
  • Support for campaigns against hunger by the aid organizations “Meals on Wheels” and “Food Forward” in El Segundo (USA)

Activities in the field of ecological sustainability

Our aim is to support environmental initiatives for the awareness of the population regarding the importance to protect the environment and the ecosystems.

Please find below examples of initiatives in this field in the 2017 fiscal year:

  • Sponsor of the “Ren De” foundation, focusing on environmental protection (China)
  • Annual volunteer tree-planting campaign by Infineon employees in collaboration with BADEPAL Environmental Ministry
    in Batam (Indonesia)
  • Support for the Alpen-Adria-University in Klagenfurt and its department of Production, Energy and
    Environmental Management (Austria)
  • Support for environmental protection projects in Acadia National Park in Livonia (USA)

 

 

Emergency aid for the victims of 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 2017 fiscal year Infineon and its employees provided support for the victims of the following events:

  • Support for various initiatives for the integration of refugees (Germany)
  • Donation to the German Red Cross: Famine relief in Africa
  • Donation to UNICEF Sweden for vaccination packages against measles and polio

 

Targets and Achievements