– Intel Malaysia recorded over 936,000 volunteer hours, disbursed over RM13.75 million to communities since 2006.
Intel and Malaysia
This year we are celebrating a truly remarkable milestone – Intel Malaysia’s 50th (IM50) anniversary. Our journey began when Intel Corporation chose Malaysia as its first offshore site in 1972, starting with an initial investment of USD320,000 and 100 employees. Intel has invested over USD8 billion in Malaysia since then, with an additional USD7 billion investment for the next 10 years. Our site continues to expand, and we are home to a 15,000-strong workforce.
Embracing our community
The Intel Volunteer Matching Program is an integral community engagement pillar that empowers our employees to volunteer their skills and time where the Intel Foundation will match US$5 for each qualifying hour volunteered. Our CSR focus areas in 2022:
- NGOs, schools, local communities – signature programs like ‘Back to School’, ‘Give a Gift to Orphans’, ‘Festive Cheers’, ‘One Community Day’
- Environment – ‘Mangrove Tree Planting’, ‘Be A River Ranger’, ‘Meet My Ocean’ programs
- Science and technology – support Intel’s participation at the Penang STEM Showcase and Penang International Science Fair’
We have clocked over 936,000 volunteer hours, and disbursed over RM13.75 million to NGOs and schools in Malaysia since 2006. Our volunteers contributed around 47,000 volunteer hours since January 2022 as we aspire to achieve the 50,000 volunteer hours target by December 2022.
We strive to make a positive global impact and be good corporate citizens through our RISE 2030 (Sustainability/ESG) initiative. Read more here.
It was a joy to help spread cheer among 30 underserved recipients at the Penang Social Welfare Department in Balik Pulau, Penang at the Intel Malaysia Hari Raya Aidilfitri Festive Cheers program as recipients took home goodie bags containing daily necessities. As part of the celebration, 78 children from the BEDAYA and Rumah Anak-Anak Yatim Bekas Perajurit orphanages in Kulim, Kedah received their brand-new traditional attire from Intel Malaysia to match this colorful occasion.
Intel Malaysia partnered with Yayasan Salam Malaysia (Salam), Kulim Industrial Tenants Association (KITA) and Buddhist Tzu-Chi Merits Society Malaysia (pictured here) to support victims of the massive floods (which happened towards the end of 2021) in the central and east coast regions of peninsular Malaysia. We managed to raise RM296,000 through the Disaster Relief Fund Matching Program organized by the Intel Malaysia Public Affairs team and Intel Foundation. Intel also donated RM100,000 to Salam and RM20,000 to KITA to support their flood relief efforts.