March 7, 2019
| By: Christine Young
Blogger, Maxim Integrated
In our digital age, a brand’s standing among consumers can change as swiftly as the new ad campaign hits the streets, or the company’s commitment to a particular cause becomes known. You have a lot of choices in who you conduct business with, or even consider as a prospective employer. Chances are, if you’re like most consumers, you’ll be influenced by a company’s commitment to social and environmental issues.
In its 2017 study of corporate social responsibility (CSR), Cone Communications notes, “Companies must now share not only what they stand for, but what they stand up for.” Among its study’s key findings:
With a long-standing commitment to the environment, society, and employees, Maxim is pleased to issue its first annual corporate responsibility report. In its 35-year history, the company has built a reputation on innovation. Along the way, the company has also demonstrated its dedication to acting responsibility, operating sustainably, building inclusive workplaces, and contributing to the communities in which its employees work and live. As part of its environmental stewardship, for example, the company maintains programs that aim to prevent or reduce air, land, and water pollution and to continually improve environmental management systems. To help enhance the communities in which Maxim operates, for instance, the company has long been a dedicated supporter of Second Harvest Food Bank, contributing donations as well as employee volunteer hours. In addition, the company also supports science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education and robotics competitions for youth and organizes charitable contribution efforts to other selected causes. Last year, Maxim hosted the California Invention Convention, which brought 130 K-8 students to the San Jose headquarters to showcase their inventions. The company will serve as this year’s host in the spring.
Maxim employees hit the pavement in the company’s 2018 “Race to End Hunger” to raise money for Second Harvest Food Bank.
Here are some key highlights from the CSR report:
Governance and Ethics Impact
For more information, read Maxim’s corporate responsibility report and visit the company’s corporate responsibility webpage, where you’ll find the company’s CSR code as well as information on areas including environment, employees, global communities, solutions for tomorrow, partnerships with suppliers, and recognition.