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 153 activities worldwide in the 2021 fiscal year. 6 percent of the donations were local investments in the communities with which we interact, and 94 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 2021 fiscal year some of the initiatives supported were:

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

  • Sponsorship of education in STEM subjects (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) and of robotics competitions (USA)

  • Support for children in need via the donation of laptops for homeschooling during the coronavirus pandemic (Singapore)

  • Support for MINT-Labs Regensburg to promote education for young people in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (Germany)

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 2021 fiscal year some of the initiatives supported were:

  • Donation to Asociaţia Dăruieşte Viaţă for the construction of a National Children’s Hospital to treat cancer, serious illness and trauma (Romania)

  • Donation to Fondazione Città della Speranza for advanced diagnostics in pediatric oncology (Italy)

  • Donation to Community Solutions to support the homeless (USA)

  • Donation to kbo-Kinderzentrum München for the construction of a new center for social pediatrics and developmental rehabilitation (Germany)

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 2021 fiscal year some of the initiatives supported were: 

  • Support for the construction of a solar-powered desalination plant, which produces around 10,000 liters of clean drinking water per day (Kenya)
  • Support for planting cherry trees in Carinthia for the preservation of nature and habitats (Austria)

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 2021 fiscal year some of the initiatives supported were:

  • Support for food aid program for the victims of the adverse weather conditions in the state of Texas (USA)
  • Support for the victims of devastating floods (Germany)

Know more about this topic in our Sustainability Report page 39.