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Intel in its communities
 
 
Our advancements in technology and innovation have been possible thanks to our investment in two crucial resources: our communities and our people. At the heart of our CSR program is our belief in enabling individuals and communities to lead the change that they want to see in the world and inspiring others to do the same.

The cornerstone of any CSR program is the ability to give back to your community. This year, we couldn’t think of a better way to give back to our Intel Malaysia community than to host a series of celebrations to mark our 40 years of operations in the country and say thank you to the more than 9,000 employees and their families who have made this possible…Read more
 
Enriching Lives through Technology
 
 
Innovation and technology literacy are essential to our ability to meet the critical challenges we face in the future. To help countries in the Asia Pacific region meet this rising challenge, this year we connected communities across the region, extended technology to reach the underserved, and partnered with governments and NGO’s on a new program to enhance digital literacy in multiple countries including India, Malaysia, Pakistan and the Philippines. We achieved many important milestones toward our mission to create and extend computing technology to connect and enrich the lives of every person on earth. Read more
 
Disaster Relief
 
 
When natural disasters affect our communities in Asia Pacific, Intel and its employees are quick to respond with generous donations of time, expertise, finance and technology. This year we had four major relief efforts in the region – Australia, New Zealand, Japan and Thailand. Intel and its employees provided funding to support recovery efforts for those affected by the flooding in Queensland, Australia, which left most of the state underwater, and the earthquakes that devastated Christchurch, New Zealand.

The scale of the devastation caused by the earthquake and tsunami that hit Japan in March this year stunned our region. It will take years for those areas affected by the devastation to recover fully. Intel’s emergency response was not just about giving money, it was about personal commitment on the ground. On the morning following the earthquake a team of Intel volunteers went out into the tsunami-stricken zone. Through the use of their expertise and our technology, they set-up communication links – providing a lifeline for those searching for their loved ones and wanting to communicate with the outside world. Read more
 
Hospice Nurses Needed PC Skills: Intel Education and Community Initiatives Respond
 
 
Hospice nurses in India needed PC skills to improve patient care. Intel community volunteers use the Intel® Easy Steps program to respond. Read more
 
Intel Community Support for Japan
 
 
Intel extends its heartfelt sympathy and support to the people affected by the earthquake and subsequent tsunami that took place in Japan on March 11. The devastation stopped the world in its tracks, with people from all over world coming together to offer their support. Read more
 
Kids Develop Technology and Creative Skills in Taiwan
 
 
In February, Intel Taiwan took the children from its Intel Computer Clubhouse program to visit the Intel Visual Gallery. The visit is part of the company’s commitment to ensuring that children are provided the educational opportunities to develop the skills that are necessary to succeed in the work place of tomorrow. Read more
 
Intel helps bridge the 'digital divide'
 
 
In Pakistan, Intel is working with government and the private sector to enhance digital literacy and bridge the 'digital divide', by helping students use technology more effectively, and up-skilling adults working within sectors including education, commerce and healthcare.

Intel has recently signed a number of agreements with government bodies facilitating the expansion of the Intel Teach® program, whereby Intel helps teachers understand how, when and where to bring technology tools and resources into their classrooms.

For example, Intel has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Government of Sindh's IT department to assist in the development of 'digital fluency' through Intel's ‘Easy Steps Program’ which aims to address deficiencies in IT literacy among the country's adult population. Intel will provide the program curriculum free to the Government, and will conduct an initial training session for its trainers and representatives. In turn, these representatives will run community training sessions across the Sindh region.

Intel helps bridge the 'digital divide'Under the Intel® Teach and Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) programs, Intel has also signed a MoU with The City School, a network of private schools with branches in more than 20 cities. The agreement will enhance use of ICT in education through 'awareness workshops' and technology planning workshops, reaching out to principal representatives from more than 43 rural districts. In turn, these representatives will train more than 6,000 teachers, who will pass on the skills to their students. For the Intel ISEF component, Intel will run a series of workshops which promote participation in the fair, the world's largest international pre-college science competition.

 
Intel honoured by Malaysian Prime Minister for corporate citizenship initiatives
 
 
In early 2010, Intel Malaysia was recognised for its contribution to society by the country’s Prime Minister Dato' Sri Mohd Najib.

Intel was honoured at The Prime Minister’s CSR Awards, which recognise businesses that demonstrate a commitment to ensuring that their operations have a positive impact on the community.

Intel Malaysia won the Environmental Category and received honorable mentions in the Education and Best Workplaces categories.

Intel was the only organization to join the Prime Minister on stage three times, the last of which led the Prime Minister to comment “Oh, you’re up again!”

Intel has carried out a number of initiatives that seek to improve educational standards, build stronger communities and address environmental issues. Included amongst the programs that have been introduced are:

Intel® Teach Program - Intel® Teach has trained more than 60,000 teachers to effectively integrate the use of technology in the classroom to facilitate and enhance teaching and student learning.

Intel Higher Education Program - Intel Malaysia collaborates with universities in the country to accelerate the advancement of research and curriculum to meet rapid technology changes.

Intel Involved Matching Grant Programme (IIMGP) - Intel employees volunteer their time and expertise to benefit schools as well as non-profit and non-governmental organisations. Since 2006, Intel employees have raised more than RM2.8 million to donate to local communities through the IIMGP.

Intel Solid Waste Recycling Campaign - An annual recycling campaign involving school students and the community that to date has reached out to approximately 100,000 students and teachers and seen 400 tonnes of recyclable waste collected around the northern region of Malaysia.

Intel Malaysia “1 Employee: 1 Tree Program” - In 2005, Intel Malaysia collaborated with the Penang Inshore Fisherman Welfare Association (PIFWA) to launch the “One Employee, One Tree Campaign”. With 3,000 employees involved and 10,000 mangrove trees planted to date, the campaign aims to advocate marine conservation by helping the community and their employees understand their responsibility towards maintaining a healthy and sustainable coastal environment. The rehabilitation of those mangrove areas to date should one day create a habitat within the seafront that will provide food and shelter for 25,000 fish, 5000 mud crabs and 50,000 shrimp a year.

Intel honoured by Malaysian Prime Minister for corporate citizenship initiatives Intel honoured by Malaysian Prime Minister for corporate citizenship initiatives

Atul Bhargava, Managing Director of Intel Malaysia “Intel is honoured to be awarded and recognized for our corporate citizenship initiatives and endeavours through the Prime Minister’s CSR Award 2009. We are delighted with the win in the Environment Category, as well as being among the top 3 in the Education and Workplace Practices categories. At Intel, we view corporate responsibility as an integral part of how we do business. Intel’s approach to corporate responsibility is to recognise that business success comes hand in hand with the health of the planet and economies around the world.”

 
Intel continues in its mission to take IT to rural and isolated areas of Vietnam
 
 
Following an excellent initial rollout, Intel Vietnam is extending a project to bring information technology to isolated and rural areas in Vietnam. The project is part of a concerted effort on Intel’s part to improve computer literacy throughout the country and utilise IT in the development of educational standards.

Developing the Vietnamese population’s IT literacy is key to the country’s competitiveness in the industry. To meet this demand a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed with the Vietnam Public-Utility Telecom Service Fund will see Intel carry out a number of initiatives between June 2010 and June 2015, including:

  • Holding seminars and training courses to help local people improve their IT knowledge and skills.
  • Working with partners to translate office software into Vietnamese for use in target areas.
  • Compiling handbooks on how to use computers, the internet and office software, and distributing them to people in isolated and rural areas.
  • Producing reasonably priced computers for sale in three key areas.

Intel Vietnam’s General Director, Pham Do Tuan, said the MoU reaffirmed Intel’s commitment to helping Vietnam develop its IT industry.

 
Intel’s mission to tackle child road safety in developing countries enters fourth year
 
 
Intel’s support of the Asia Injury Prevention Foundation (AIP Foundation) has entered its fourth consecutive year, continuing to engage the government, private sector and local communities in a comprehensive road safety program designed to overcome social and legislative barriers.

Child road safety is a growing concern in developing countries worldwide and is especially so in Vietnam, where each year an estimated 4,000 children die and many more are injured in road traffic accidents. Though Vietnam has a mandatory helmet law, the law does not fine lack of helmet use for children. The problem is compounded by misinformation alleging that helmets are 'dangerous' to children’s spine and growth.

The road safety action plan is part of Intel’s vision for its global corporate citizenship – to help the community become a better place to live, work and learn. The program aims to create a generation of safe and smart road users by providing students, teachers and the community with education and resources.

So far under the action plan, Intel has sponsored the ‘Helmets for Kids’ programs at local schools, providing free helmets for a total of over 2,600 kids, teachers and school staff members, a traffic safety assessment and safety improvements on the school grounds.

As part of the program, Intel employees teach students how to wear helmets correctly; help set up a ‘traffic corner’ inside the school for students to learn; and to date have organised traffic safety camps for over a thousand children.

 
Intel Taiwan Participates in Global Earth Day
 
 
Intel Taiwan Participates in Global Earth Day On 18 April 2009, Intel Taiwan volunteers headed to Wazihwei in north-east Taiwan, to help clean and preserve the coastal wetland. Now in its fourth consecutive year, the event was led by the Taiwan Society of Wilderness (SOW). Intel Taiwan volunteers were also given the opportunity to learn about the wetland ecosystem and observe the damaging effects of coastal erosion on the shoreline habitats of plants and animals.




Intel Taiwan Participates in Global Earth Day More than 60 volunteers, including Intel employees, their family and friends participated in the cleanup, with almost 800 kilograms of waste removed. The volunteers then sorted the debris into recyclable and non-recyclable waste. The event helped to educate the volunteers on the importance of environmental protection and that successful conservation requires long term commitment.

 
Intel Involved in AFCSR
 
 
The Asian Institute of Management (AIM) launched its book: “Corporate Social Responsibility in Asia: Getting it Done, The Intel Way” at the annual Asian Forum on Corporate Social Responsibility. The book is a case study of our programs in India, Malaysia, the Philippines, Taiwan and Vietnam written by AIM faculty and researchers through field visits and stakeholder interviews. It is a great third party endorsement of the work that we do in the CSR space in Asia, and portrays us as a role-model.

The 2008 IACRA (Intel-AIM Corporate Responsibility Award) winner was also announced at the Forum. Intel instituted the award in association with AIM, in 2007, to honor companies, NGOs and organizations in Asia for outstanding integration of CSR in business. This year, the winner was Shakarganj Mills Ltd, a leading manufacturer of sugar and sugar by-products in Pakistan, for its “Sukh Char Programs”, a range of social action initiatives that aim to directly contribute towards safe, healthy and educated communities.

The AFCSR was held in Singapore on November 20-21. Intel is a major strategic partner at this annual event that brings together over 450 delegates from 30 countries representing 299 organizations.

The AIM book: Corporate Social Responsibility in Asia: Getting it Done, The Intel WayAnjan Ghosh (left) giving award to the IACRA winner, Shakarganj Mills, Pakistan
 
Intel Philippines Provides 80 Million pesos to 31 Public Schools
 
 
On September 15, Philippines President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo and Secretary Jesli Lapus of the Department of Education witnessed the ceremonial turnover of a check from Intel Philippines amounting to PHP 80 million (over US$1.7 million). These cash grants from Intel were generated through the Intel Involved Volunteer Matching Grant Program (IIMGP) for 31 public schools in General Trias, Cavite.

President Arroyo witnesses the ceremonious turnover of PHP 80 million in cash grants from Intel Philippines to 31 public schools in General Trias, Cavite.In her keynote Speech, President Arroyo thanked Intel for its valuable contribution to global competitiveness, and for providing a brighter future to the thousands of school children through the IIMGP fund grant.

The occasion was also a highlight of the National Competitiveness Council (NCC) Meeting, convened by President Arroyo on the same day. Leading the NCC meeting was Trade Secretary Peter Favila co-chairman of NCC, and Cesar B. Bautista, co-chair of NCC.

Since IIMGP’s implementation in the Philippines in 2004, Intel Involved volunteers have contributed more than one million volunteer hours in the community, with Intel Foundation giving some PHP 64 million (over US$1.3 million) in cash grants.

Through the IIMGP funds generated in the first two years of implementation, the 31 public schools in General Trias were able to complete the construction of 24 new classrooms, 44 comfort rooms, two multi-purpose halls, one speech laboratory, two clinics, five new libraries , five new science laboratories and five computer laboratories. A total of 350 new computer units have also been purchased by the various schools.

 
Intel Malaysia Spearheads Beach Cleanup
 
 
Intel volunteers and the Penang community cleaning up the coastlineIntel Involved volunteers in Malaysia celebrated Intel’s 40th anniversary by spearheading a beach cleanup activity on the Batu Ferringhi coast line in the state of Penang. The cleanup was in support of International Coastal Cleanup Day and was one of several corporate responsibility activities held in line with Intel’s commitment to give back one million Intel employee volunteer hours to the community in 2008.

The event gained tremendous support from the community, with over 800 volunteers participating. Participants included Intel Involved volunteers, as well as students, teachers, local government agencies, NGOs, and local hoteliers. It is the largest Intel community program involving various external organizations this year.

Intel Involved volunteers and other participants gathering before the cleanupOver 8,800 kilograms of rubbish and marine debris was collected over 1.6 kilometers of the Batu Feringgi coastline in under four hours. Over 4,000 Intel involved volunteer hours were recorded, which equated to a donation of US$16,000 to 24 participating schools by the Intel Foundation.Other activities that took place included a photography competition, as well as a coloring contest with a Mother Nature theme.

Prior to the event, the 800-strong cleanup team gathered at the Shangri La Rasa Sayang Resort and Spa. Here the event was launched by planting a tree to signify Intel’s commitment and pledge to keep the environment healthy. YB Ng Wei Aik, Political Secretary to the Chief Minister of Penang and State Assemblyman, commended Intel Penang and its employees for spearheading this initiative and for their fantastic effort in bringing other private sector members, NGOs, the municipal council and local agencies, as well as the larger Penang community together for this event.

 
Celebrating World Earth Day in China
 
 
Bruce Sewell working with students to develop an eco-friendly alternative to the plastic bag In April, Bruce Sewell, the Senior Vice President and General Counsel of Intel Corporation spent a day with the children from the China Welfare Institute Children's Palace (CWICP) to celebrate the 39th World Earth Day. Mr. Sewell joined the children in the Intel Learn classroom, where they developed a proposal that focused on reducing the use of plastic bags.

Following the meeting, a further cooperation plan was developed, which includes creating an Intel Children Science Education Base at the CWICP with the help of Intel Involved volunteers and sending children from the CWICP to visit Intel sites on exchange programs.