Measuring our Impact
Limnological survey of the Rye Water
The Rye Water like all rivers has been intimately linked to the inhabitants of its valley through time, from the water-powered mills of centuries past to the present technologically advanced computer age. The Rye Water is one of the significant salmon spawning tributaries of the Liffey and an important and valued environmental feature of the Intel Leixlip campus.
Each year Intel commissions AQUENS Ltd., who provide independent service for assessment of environmental issues in inland surface water, to conduct a limnological survey of the Rye Water. In 2014 the survey was undertaken by AQUENS Ltd. in June and July and the subsequent report represented the findings of the twentieth survey that has been commissioned by Intel Ireland, which is one of the longest standing river surveys in Ireland. The main focus of the study is to assess the water quality of the Rye Water and a main tributary upstream of Intel Ireland Ltd. using the macroinvertebrate community as bioindicators and to assess the salmonid populations in the long-term surveyed stretches.
The annual fish survey contributes important data to the long term dataset of the water allowing trend analysis to determine how fish populations fluctuate over long periods of time in response to prevailing environmental and water quality conditions. This assessment also serves to determine if any short-term impacts are occurring along the Rye Water near Intel or if any significant impacts are originating further upstream. These surveys provide a very valuable long time data series for both the macroinvertebrates and salmonids, which is unique in this respect as no similar long-term assessment has been made anywhere else on the island of Ireland.
Click here to read the 2014 report.
Click here to read the Remarkable Rye publication, a collection of Rye monitoring data from the past two decades.
Working together with our communities
Community Perception Survey
Every 2 years Intel Ireland conducts a community perception survey amongst members of our local community. This survey has been conducted by Intel Ireland since 1995 and aims to gauge the reach and success of Intel community activities, to determine sources of information relating to Intel, to identify any areas of concern for those in our locality and to determine current attitudes toward Intel.
This door to door survey is carried out in Leixlip, Celbridge and Maynooth by an independent consultant who choose a random selection of respondents with broad quotas in relation to sex and age. This data is presented to the Intel Management team to increase our awareness on attitudes towards Intel in the community and to inform future planning.
We would like to thank members of the community who have participated in the survey and supplied us with invaluable feedback, your contribution is greatly appreciated.
Business in the Community Impact Map
In conjunction with Business in the Community Ireland, we regularly measure the impact that Intel Ireland and our employees are having on the communities where we live and work across Ireland. To view the map click here.
The Business Working Responsibly Mark
In 2011 Intel Ireland was one of the first four companies in Ireland to achieve the Business Working Responsibly mark which is Ireland’s only certification of responsible and sustainable business. The Mark is facilitated by Business in the Community Ireland which is the country’s only dedicated network for responsible business.
In 2013, Intel Ireland were among four companies to be re-accredited with the Mark which allows us to benchmark our sustainable policies against other companies and ultimately gain certification for high standards within this area.
The analysis brings a management framework and structure to a company’s responsible practices. In addition, the company’s responses must be externally verified by the National Standards Authority of Ireland in order to achieve the mark. The mark is valid for two years. Read more here.
Corporate Responsibility Report
At Intel we believe that corporate responsibility is simply good business. Our strategy is to ‘care for our people, care for the planet, and inspire the next generation’.
As we look to achieve our vision for this decade, we produce annually a Corporate Responsibility report which serves as a guide that covers our corporate responsibility performance each year, including our strategic approach to key environmental, social, and governance indicators.
Ireland specific report is available – click here to view.
Local Citizenship Newsletter
Intel Ireland produces a bi- annual Citizenship Newsletter which is delivered to almost 20,000 local homes providing updates on the latest news and information from Intel in Ireland. Click the links below to read the latest editions: