by: Staci O’Connell, Environmental, Health, and Safety Manager
Today is America Recycles Day, a national program organized by Keep America Beautiful and the only nationally recognized day dedicated to promoting and celebrating recycling in the United States, so we are honored to share more about our company’s environmental citizenship and taking action to improve recycling at our sites globally.
A key component our company’s corporate social responsibility program is our community initiatives. Through philanthropy and volunteerism, we aim to create a relationship of mutual trust and respect between the company and the local communities in which we operate. Through our community involvement, we also want our employees to be proud of what they do and where they work.
Renewable energy accounts for a third of global power capacity. By the end of 2018, the total renewable energy generation capacity reached 2,351 Gigawatts (GW). This includes hydropower (1,172 GW), wind energy (564 GW), solar energy (480 GW), bioenergy (121 GW), geothermal energy (13 GW) and marine energy (500 MW). Additionally, solar energy increased by 24% (94 GW) from 2017. Asia leads in global solar growth with China, India, Japan and the Republic of Korea contributing the most.
ON Semiconductor was awarded the Award of Distinction by Arizona Forward, an organization devoted to sustainability progress for Arizona, for their outstanding contributions towards sustainability.
Arizona Forward celebrated its 50th anniversary with the community during an awards gala on Saturday 21st, which drew over 650 social influencers and innovators representing public and social interests.
At ON Semiconductor we believe that as we grow we must also further invest in our communities to make a positive and measurable impact. Our Global Corporate Giving Program, which was launched in 2016, strategically leverages our resources, talent and efforts to support non-profits and educational institutions. Each year, we fund projects and programs in order to create social value and maximize our effect on the communities through workplace giving and community grants.
At ON Semiconductor, we celebrate differences and promote an inclusive environment by valuing the contributions of all employees and through our many Affinity Network Groups, these committees serve as a resource for the company by raising cultural awareness and inclusion, promoting company values, strengthening member leadership skills, encouraging recruitment, development and retention and increasing collaboration and innovation.
“It is the right thing to do!” This is the typical line heard when companies talk about diversity and inclusion is a part of their guiding principles. While the statement is true, it is not the end of the story. At ON Semiconductor, we know that having a diverse workforce and hosting inclusive environments across the globe are the right things for our employees, both in and out of the office.
How Our Products Make a Difference in the Community
As a global company with approximately 70 sites worldwide and over 29,000 products, we are proud to showcase our accomplishments in enhancing our global community. We have components in medical devices, fitness trackers and smartwatches, autonomous vehicles, electric vehicles, charging stations, and solar inverters, some of which are capable of replacing 70 coal-fired power plants – an accomplishment for which we can all be proud!