Intel Ireland employees have a long tradition of community engagement and 2013 was no different to previous years with 50,304 volunteer hours being recorded by Ireland employees. In total during 2013 57% of Intel Ireland’s employee population volunteered at least once during the year. A large number of these volunteered hours will be eligible to be matched through the Intel Matching Grants Program whereby $10 is donated for every one hour of volunteer time recorded at a registered non-profit organisation or school. The Matching Grants Program aims to recognise and motivate Intel employees to engage in outreach and volunteerism to make their communities better places. According to Intel Ireland, the involvement of employees in their local communities has made a huge impact on local organisations, clubs and schools through activities ranging from planting trees to participating in the annual charity cycle.
In 2013 Intel Ireland also supported two site signature charities, the ISPCC and Irish Hospices and all funds raised from its site wide events, which amounted to over €62,000, were distributed amongst the two charities. Some of the events that employees got involved in during 2013 to support the company’s signature charities included hosting Ireland’s Largest Coffee Morning, a Cake Sale, Fun Run, Annual Charity Cycle and Pool Competition to name but a few.