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.

Infineon supported 197 activities worldwide in the 2020 fiscal year 3 percent of the donations were local investments in the communities with which we interact, and 97 percent were donations to charitable causes.

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.

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 2020 fiscal year some of the initiatives supported were:

  • Support for Falling Walls Foundation GmbH to promote Young Entrepreneurs in Science (Germany)

  • Support for local schools via the donation of laptops to promote the learning environment (Romania)

  • Support for the International School Carinthia to promote education in an international environment (Austria)

  • Sponsorship of numerous university scholarships (People’s Republic of 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 2020 fiscal year some of the initiatives supported were:

  • Donation to the MagiCamp Association to treat children with cancer and support their families (Romania)
  • Donation to Molnár Mária Caring Home to support children with disabilities (Hungary)
  • Sponsorship of the Special Olympics 2020 Winter Games to support and promote people with disabilities (Austria)
  • Donation to the Boys & Girls Clubs of America to provide voluntary after-school activities for children and young people (USA)

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 2020 fiscal year some of the initiatives supported were: 

  •  Support for cleaning the coastline in Nongsa Kampung Tua to protect the marine environment (Indonesia)

 

 

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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 2020 fiscal year some of the initiatives supported were:

  • Donation to various initiatives around the world to alleviate the effects of the coronavirus pandemic and to support people locally (People’s Republic of China, Germany, India, Italy, Malaysia, Austria, Singapore, Hungary and USA)
  • Support for the victims of the earthquake in Mindanao (Philippines)