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Intel wins CommonWealth Magazine’s Corporate

Citizenship Award for seven consecutive years

Intel Taiwan won the CommonWealth Magazine’s 2016 Corporate Citizenship Award for its various social care programs as well as ongoing encouragement of employee volunteerism to support the Intel Involved Matching Grant Program. In 2015, more than 8,000 volunteer hours logged in Taiwan won the recognition from the CommonWealth Magazine’s judging panel for Intel Taiwan to become a third-place winner in the 2016 award’s category of foreign companies in Taiwan.

The Corporate Citizenship Award has four criteria, company governance, corporate commitment, social engagement, and environmental protection. Since 2010, Intel has been a winner in the category of foreign companies in Taiwan for seven years.  Since 2011, the company has been one of top-five winners in the category for six years.

In 2006, Intel commenced its Intel Involved Matching Grant Program in Taiwan to encourage employees to dedicate themselves to public interest volunteer activities.  For every 10 volunteer hours dedicated, the Intel Foundation will donate US$100 to the organization that a volunteer has worked for. Intel Taiwan engages in environmental protection, community service, and innovation programs for young people, providing a variety of volunteerism to encourage employees to care for the society.

 

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Deborah Yen, Director, Public Affairs Group, North Asia, Australia, and New Zealand, Intel, receives the CommonWealth Magazine’s Corporate Citizenship Award from Lee Ying-yuan, Minister of the Environmental Protection Administration.

 

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For seven consecutive years, volunteers from Intel Taiwan have been visiting the aquatic plant sanctuary in Wanli on the second Saturday of every month, cleaning up footpaths, getting rid of invasive alien plants, and digging ponds and embanking water to develop an environment where aquatic plants can propagate.  Read more

 

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Elementary schools in remote rural villages are always a community outreach focus at Intel Taiwan. Intel volunteers combine LEGO with Scratch to teach programming to the students at Neiwan Elementary School in Hsinchu County to strengthen their autonomous learning of programming, and English picture books are also combined with a variety of game playing to enable happy and intuitive English learning. Read more

 

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Working with the Taiwan Fund for Children and Families, World Vision Taiwan, and Intel Computer Clubhouse, Intel Taiwan provides stationery gift packs and other necessities to underprivileged children every year to support their ongoing education. Read more

 

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In order to encourage teachers to make good use of Intel development boards to develop the maker spirit while learning from one another, the Intel Maker Teaching Contest organized by Intel Taiwan in conjunction with the Department of Computer Science and Information Engineering, National Taiwan Normal University is divided into three phases, maker teaching practice, conceptualization of teaching units, and demonstration of winning works, to effectively stimulate the innovative teaching momentum of teachers throughout Taiwan. Read more
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