Across Intel’s 145 sites worldwide there is a network of Corporate Services employees who are responsible for everything from site selection, security, and cafeteria services to managing the Intel Air Shuttle and everyday operations.
This Corporate Services (CS) group, which has thousands of employees, delivers world class factory and office infrastructure at Intel’s multiple sites ensuring one of the safest and coolest workplaces in the world.
In Ireland there are more than 200 CS employees working at the Leixlip campus and recently they all took part in a Global CS Giveback Day which set the ambitious target of having every CS employee across the world take part in a volunteering activity to support the communities in which Intel operates.
The Ireland CS Giveback Day took place in September and saw employees pool their efforts into a number of different activities that all took place within a short time period.
Most of the employees participating in the Giveback Day supported activities in conjunction with Leixlip Tidy Towns Association who had identified a number of different projects for the Intel team to complete.
These projects included fence painting at Oaklawn housing estate, painting and tidying the Captains Hill and Confey areas, painting and litter picking near Barnhall roundabout, painting and tidying the Old Hill and painting and litter picking in the main town area.
The Intel employees were split into a number of teams who were each assigned a different area and over the space of a few hours each of the projects was completed. The weather too played it’s part as a beautiful sunny day ensured that all the outdoor work could be successfully completed.
Leixlip Tidy Towns Association were delighted with the support provided by Intel employees and speaking of their behalf, Berni Brennan, who is Chairperson of the association said; “What can I say! We had a fantastic day with all the Intel volunteers. Every group did a brilliant job and we are delighted with how well the different areas in Leixlip are looking after the projects”.
Some of the CS employees who work at the Leixlip campus support the shift pattern of work and sustaining operations and so their involvement in the Giveback Day took on a different approach. These employee packed 400 food packs which were shared with the Inner City Helping Homeless (ICHH) charity in Dublin.
When each of the projects were complete, 100% of all the Ireland CS employees had participated in volunteering activities and supported the Giveback Day.
Congratulating the CS group on this fantastic achievement Intel Ireland External Relations Manager Lisa Harlow said “we have a long and proud tradition of volunteering at Intel and we were delighted to be able to complete such a significant Giveback project to support our local community here in Leixlip. The Tidy Towns associations do such wonderful work in our local areas and I hope that by supporting projects like this that the whole community will share the benefit. I would also like to share on behalf of Intel, our congratulations to Leixlip Tidy Towns on their recent success as gold medal award winners in the National Tidy Towns Competition”.
This latest volunteering activity comes after Intel Ireland recently received the prestigious Excellence in Community Volunteering award for the Intel Involved – Volunteers Making a Difference programme at the annual Chambers Ireland Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) awards.
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