Intel Involved and Skills-Based Volunteering
The Intel global volunteer program—Intel Involved—identifies a variety of opportunities for Intel employees, either as individual volunteers or in teams, to volunteer in the communities where they live and work. Through this program, Intel employees volunteer their time and talent to build strong communities that are inclusive, economically empowered, and environmentally sustainable. In Ireland, more than 55% of employees volunteer their time at least once a year. From participating in classroom activities to providing IT expertise, the impact of employee volunteer efforts are felt across the country. In 2018, Intel Ireland employees volunteered over 120,000 hours.
The Remarkable Rye River
Since first establishing operations at the Leixlip campus in 1989 Intel has been aware of the rich biodiversity contained within parts of our site and also the significance of the Rye water and its Valley. Intel has a long standing commitment to the monitoring of the river through the funding of detailed annual reports that provide extensive resources on features of the Rye. This detailed monitoring of the River Rye, one of the longest running continuous freshwater assessments of salmonid populations, reached an important milestone in 2012 as it was the 20th year of reporting. To mark this occasion, and to share the wealth of unique information obtained through many years of monitoring, Intel commissioned a special publication, The Remarkable River Rye. View the online publication and download here.
Each year, Intel Ireland selects two signature charities, giving employees the opportunity to dedicate their efforts towards providing volunteer time and funds, raised through specially organised activities, to those chosen organisations. Last year, we supported Make a Wish Ireland and The Alzheimer’s Society of Ireland. Employees volunteered over 2,000 in aid of the charities and raised over €58,000. For 2019, the selected charities are Saplings and Dublin & Wicklow Mountain Rescue.
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. For every one hour that an employee volunteers the Intel Foundation grants $10 to their school, charity or non-profit organisation. As of 2018, more than €5 million has been donated to charities, schools, sports clubs, social initiatives, and community schemes across Ireland.
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.
In May 2017, the Pride of Place competition continued with the chance for local community groups to submit their proposals for projects that could help improve their own organisations while also benefiting the local communities. Six grants of €5,000 each were awarded to the winning organisations.
Intel Leixlip Site Community Visit
Go behind the scenes in the most advanced manufacturing site in Europe. See what it’s like inside an ultra-clean, highly automated silicon chip factory, and connect with technologies that give us new ways to work, learn, play, and communicate.
At Intel Ireland, we produce latest generation silicon microprocessors that are at the heart of a variety of platforms and technology advancements, which are essential to the fast-paced and technology dependent era we are living in today. We want to show you around our campus and help you to understand the complex world of silicon technology and how Intel is changing the way we live.
If you wish to attend a community visit evening, please click here.
Embracing Biodiversity at Intel
At Intel Ireland, we aim to be a leader when it comes to voluntary on-site biodiversity action in Ireland. To date, we have enhanced, restored, and created biodiverse habitats in and around our campus and ensured continual improvement by embedding biodiversity into our Environmental Management System. We have amplified the impact of these initiatives beyond the limits of our site by supporting local partnerships for nature and engaging employees in efforts to support local wildlife. Click here to view the 'Embracing Biodiversity at Intel' publication.
In 2018, we joined together with Maynooth University, St. Pat's College and the Tidy Town Committees from Leixlip, Celbridge, and Maynooth to create a map highlighting the key biodiversity features found in North Kildare. To view this map, click here.