For the second time this year, onsemi employees will be engaging in virtual volunteer and team building activities for many causes through Visit.org. The onsemi global team will be making an impact on:
By Theresa Haywood-McCarley, retired senior director, corporate social responsibility at onsemi
As the senior director for corporate social responsibility (CSR) at ON Semiconductor, I am responsible for the company’s strategy covering a variety of topics in the environmental, social and governance (ESG) space and beyond. Throughout my career I have held roles across many disciplines and of increasing responsibility, starting as a quality and reliability engineer, as the warranty administrator for Delco, as the manager for returnable packaging, coordinating new product development input to the sales and operations planning, to global quality systems.
The onsemi Gresham manufacturing site earned a city of Gresham’s Green Business award for 2020. Utilizing the concept of the hierarchy of waste as the driving force, onsemi achieved a gold level certification, one of the award’s highest levels. The certification requires honorees to meet more than forty elective aspects of sustainability.
So, what do you do? That’s the question most of us get asked on a regular basis. What does your company do is probably the follow-up. It speaks to our innate curiosity about other jobs, companies, and careers.
As vehicles progress from advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) to becoming fully autonomous, a key technology enabler will be the advanced sensors that allow these vehicles to sense the world around them. onsemi has a legacy of imaging proficiency spanning over four decades with over 400 million onsemi sensors currently deployed in vehicles worldwide supporting driver assist functions.
On April 22, ON Semiconductor marked two years as a Signatory to the United Nations (UN) Global Compact. As a UN Global Compact Signatory, ON Semiconductor participates alongside other global companies to make a difference in the communities where it operates. The company recently published its 2021 Communication on Progress (COP) report, reaffirming ON Semiconductor’s commitment to the UN Global Compact.
Written by Cassandra Savel, associate analyst, corporate social responsibility
With the increasing prevalence of wildfires affecting natural ecosystems, ensuring post-fire restoration is more important than ever. Long-term recovery of fire-damaged lands is difficult to achieve naturally, but with the help of dedicated and organized efforts, the trees, vegetation and wildlife habitats once lost can be revived to their natural state.
ON Semiconductor’s corporate social responsibility program works to advance sustainability within the company’s own footprint and supports environment-focused organizations in the community through grant making. One recent grantee of the ON Semiconductor Foundation making significant strides towards sustainability while encompassing social equity and economic development concerns is Arizona Sustainability Alliance.
ON Semiconductor has been a long-time supporter of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education. STEM brings together critical disciplines, creating an inclusive learning environment that encourages all students to participate, collaborate and problem solve. This holistic approach encourages students to exercise both the left and right sides of their brains simultaneously, as they would need to do in a 21st century working environment.
Another check mark on the award list for our busy corporate responsibility (CSR) team. ON Semiconductor has been declared the winner of the 2021 World Finance Sustainability Awards Program in the category of the 'Most Sustainable Company in the Semiconductor Industry – 2021'. This is the second consecutive year that we have won this award. World Finance is a print and online magazine providing comprehensive coverage and analysis of the financial industry, international business and the global economy.