One of Microchip Technology’s Guiding Values is ‘Professional Ethics and Social Responsibility Are Practiced.’ As such, Microchip and its global workforce of over 22,000 employees give back to the communities where they live and work. Microchip Technology (Nasdaq: MCHP) today announces its Wafer Probe and Final Test facility in Calamba City, Philippines, is the recipient of the Outstanding Community Project Award by the Republic of the Philippines.
The award was presented to Microchip Technology at the PEZA 28th Annual Investor’s Night in Pasay City on November 22, 2023. Tereso O. Panga, Director General of PEZA said, “We wholeheartedly extend our sincerest gratitude to your company for its notable efforts towards undertaking social welfare programs that greatly benefit the Filipino community.”
Greg Fisher, Manufacturing Country Manager of Microchip Philippines, said, “For over 19 years, Microchip has practiced corporate social responsibility in the region to enrich the Filipino community. We are honored to be recognized by the Republic of the Philippines with the Outstanding Community Project Award. We would also like to extend our sincere gratitude to PEZA for your support and dedication to the community.”
One of several community projects Microchip’s Philippines facility supports is with Laguerta Elementary School. Since 2019, Microchip’s involvement at the school has entailed mentoring students, providing school supplies and other essential items like health kits, as well as participating in beautification projects at the school.
Rodelio Hernandez, School Head of Laguerta Elementary School, said, “It is not only the immediate impact of the help received that we are grateful for, but also the lasting effects it has on the lives of our students. The support we received from Microchip Philippines has empowered us to regain control over our situation and restore our hope in a brighter future for our students.”
Other community projects Microchip participates in to serve the community in the region include donations and support for disaster relief, tribal minority groups, blood drives, local schools and university relations.
Since 2004, Microchip has invested in the Philippines where it continues to have sites for R&D, Assembly, Wafer Probe, and Final Test operations. Microchip Philippines’ social responsibility initiatives in the community aim to strengthen its partnership with the host country and bring about a more sustainable and lasting positive impact in the area.
For more information about Microchip’s Environmental Social Governance (ESG), visit: www.microchip.com/en-us/about/corporate-responsibility.