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 2018 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. In 2018 fiscal year some of the initiatives supported were:

  • Volunteer activities at the University of Central Florida for research in the field of solar energy (USA)
  • Support for the German Speaking Society Kuala Lumpur for educational projects and humanitarian aid for refugees (Malaysia)

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 2018 fiscal year some of the initiatives supported were:

  • Support for “Stiftung Ambulantes Kinderhospiz München”: The out-patient children’s hospice care foundation assists families with severely ill children (Germany)
  • Support for American Cancer Society: Support for research, prevention, discovery and treatment of all types of cancer (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 2018 fiscal year some of the initiatives supported were: 

  • Support for “myTREEvolution”: Project for CO2 footprint reductions (Malaysia)
  • Sponsor of the “Ren De” foundation, focusing on environmental protection (China)


Targets and Achievements



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 2018 fiscal year some of the initiatives supported were:

  • Donation to the American Red Cross: Humanitarian aid for disaster areas affected by hurricane Irma (USA)
  • Donation to Mercy Malaysia: Assistance to flood victims in the affected northern regions (Malaysia)