Pride of Place Competition
The Pride of Place competition encourages ideas, projects and initiatives put forward by community groups in the areas local to the Intel campus in Leixlip, Co. Kildare.
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 a technology industry innovator and a leader in corporate responsibility, we continually look for ways to create a positive impact in the communities where we live and work.
Each year a large percentage of our employee population across Ireland volunteer their time in local communities. In the last 5 years employees have volunteered nearly 500,000 hours supporting a variety of community based initiatives and projects.
Each year Intel Ireland selects two signature charities, giving employees the opportunity to volunteer their time and raise funds through specially organised activities, for those organisations. For 2019, the selected charities were Saplings and Dublin & Wicklow Mountain Rescue Team and over €75,000 was raised in total. For 2020, the selected charity is CMRF Crumlin.
The Intel Involved Matching Grant program awards cash grants to schools, charities, and non-profit organisations where Intel employees volunteer their time. The grants are accrued based on the number of hours that are volunteered by Intel employees at organisations, which are registered as part of the program. As of 2019, more than €5 million has been donated to charities, schools, sports clubs, and non profit organisations across Ireland.
At Intel Ireland we strive to be a valued and conscientious member of the community. In support of that objective we established the Community Advisory Panel (CAP) in early 1994. The purpose of the CAP is to ensure there is an active two–way flow of information and consultation between Intel and the community in which we work. The CAP meets regularly to review new developments on the Leixlip campus, to raise issues, which may potentially affect the community, and to help set the direction for Intel's community efforts.
Every 2 years Intel Ireland conducts a community perception survey amongst members of our local community (Lexlip, Maynooth and Celbridge). 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.
Intel Ireland has been recognised with a number of awards over the past year including recognitions at the Green Awards, the Community Council awards and the Kildare Chamber Business Awards.