- Last week Intel Ireland received the Excellence in Volunteering award at the Chambers Ireland Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) awards in Dublin.
- The awards, now in their twelfth year, recognise leading business practice of companies, both large and small, from across Ireland.
- Intel picked up the volunteering award for our comprehensive Intel Involved employee volunteering program.
Last week at the twelfth annual Chambers Ireland Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) awards in Dublin Intel Ireland received the prestigious Excellence in Communication accolade.
The CSR awards, which are held in partnership with Business in the Community Ireland, recognise leading business practice of companies, both large and small, from across Ireland.
Chief Executive of Chambers Ireland Ian Talbot is pictured with Intel’s Lisa Harlow and Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government, Alan Kelly
Intel picked up the Excellence in Volunteering award for our comprehensive Intel Involved employee volunteering program which gives our employees the chance to give something back to the communities in which they live and work.
Through the program, employees can volunteer to help with a wide range of projects which in the past have included teaching people how to use computer applications, environmental conservation, painting and refurbishing community buildings, assisting with youth and senior citizen groups and helping local charities. In 2014 Intel employees volunteered over 58,000 hours as part of this program in over 220 schools, charities and non-profit organisations across the country.
Linked to this core program of volunteering is our Matching Grant initiative which aims to encourage Intel employees to engage in outreach and volunteerism to make our communities a better place by supporting employees’ giving their time and talent to qualified non–profits organisations and schools. After a minimum of 20 hours has been accrued by Intel employees volunteering at a school or qualified non–profit organisation, a donation or “match” will be triggered from the Intel Foundation. Grants are then paid out at $10 for every hour volunteered by an Intel employee. In 2014 Intel employees volunteered just over 49,000 hours in 24 counties across Ireland that were eligible to be matched through this initiative resulting in a payout of over €431,076 for the recipient organisations. This is the seventh year that Intel has implemented the current grant scheme and in that time more than €3 million has been donated to charities, schools, sports clubs, social initiatives and community schemes across Ireland. The total number of hours volunteered by employees during this times is the equivalent of having 25 people working full time in the community for the full seven years.
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