Social Sustainability

ADI strives to have a positive social impact, not only within our walls for our employees, but in our communities as well.

Employee Health and Safety

Employee health and safety is a priority for ADI. We have EH&S committees or work groups at our manufacturing sites composed of representatives from different functional groups to ensure this. ADI workers are not involved in occupational activities with high incidence or high risk of specific diseases. There have not been any known or reported incidents related to high risk diseases. ADI's industrial hygiene surveillance program minimizes and prevents exposures in the workplace and reduces the risk of specific diseases. We use two industry standard metrics to assess injury performance and trends worldwide.

Incident rate: Number of reportable incidents per 100 employees working a full year
Lost workday case rate: Number of incidents requiring time away from work per 100 employees working a full year.


Our 2017 incident rate and lost workday rate decreased by 11% and 29% respectively from the previous year, and our overall safety performance has been historically better than industry average.


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*2017 Data not available for US Semiconductor Industry and US Manufacturing Industry


Training and Education

At ADI, we work in conjunction with our employees to support social well-being and human rights by giving back to our communities and upholding a high standard of business and labor practices.

Training

  • HR Learning and Development Training averaged 22 hours of training for those applicable.
  • In 2015, 76% of trained employees were male, while 24% were female. In 2016, 75% of trainees were male, while 25% were female. (2017 data not available)

Contributions

ADI offers tuition reimbursement for all full-time employees, up to $5,250 for undergraduate education and $7,500 for graduate education annually in the United States (amounts vary outside the U.S.).

  • Tuition Reimbursement for North America totaled $696,147 in fiscal 2016 and $1,000,205 in fiscal 2017.
  • Education and Development Global Learning Spend: $2,249,833 (2015); $6,313,520* (2016); $2,143,342 (2017)

ADI supports education in science technology, engineering, and math (STEM) through various programs, including:

  • Facilitation of Transition Year Engineering Schools teams
  • Student Robotics Competition
    • 30 primary schools; 1,200 participants; 80 finalists
  • DEIS School programs (delivering equality of opportunity in schools)
    • Time to Count (pilot program engaging 25 students from local – Limerick site – school
    • Time to Read (pilot program engaging 12 students from local – Limerick site – school
  • Schools Business Partnership with CBS Sexton Street
  • Job preparation program
  • Limerick for Engineering
    • 30 company collaboration featuring 20 ADI volunteers
  • National sponsor of Young Scientist
    • 20 ADI volunteers

ADI also offers higher education benefits at ADI Limerick.

  • UL Scholarship program
    • R McAdam bursary program
  • LIT Scholarship program
    • Higher education opportunities for financially constrained
  • UCD Scholarship program
  • Limerick CBS
    • Eamon Dillon bursary awards

Education and Continued Growth

ADI strives to provide resources for employees to continue their professional growth through programs and events, including:

  • LinkedInLearning (digital learning library)
    • Offers thousands of digital learning modules on a variety of topics including technical, leadership, management, soft skills, creative and productivity software
  • ADI Technical University
    • Broadening the experiences of our engineering population and increase engineering engagement throughout the company
  • Software Special Interest Group (SIG)
  • Internal and External Executive Coaching
  • New College Graduation program (NCG)
  • ICBE Networking opportunities (Limerick)
  • Management Essentials and Advanced Management equip new and existing managers with the core skills to engage, motivate, inspire and lead their teams to success.
    • These pathways take a unique approach to learning by blending peer learning, learning distributed over time (vs. a “one and done” classroom), micro-learning, virtual classroom and small group coaching.
  • Global Early Employee Exchange (GEEC)
    • Targeted for employees with 5 years or less career experience.
    • Business skills development and expanded professional networks
  • Annual General Technical Conference (Boston)
    • Showcasing engineering talent and innovation
    • Technical presentations, interactive workshops, and hands on-demonstrations.
    • Regional Conferences
      • China Technical Conference (CTC) – Limerick Engineering Conference (ADLEC) – ADI Philippines Technical Symposium (ADTS) – Layout Technical Conference – ADI West Conference – India Technical Conference (ITS).
  • Engineers Ireland
  • MBA association (Limerick)

Diversity and Inclusion

The mission of ADI Diversity and Inclusion is to drive a culture of inclusion that values and leverages the uniqueness the broad perspective of each employee to develop and grow ADI. Diversity and Inclusion is recognized as an important business imperative not only to ADI but to stakeholders alike.

Organizational Integration

Integration of Diversity and Inclusion into the organization is demonstrated by the ADI organizational structure. The Director of Diversity and Inclusion is also an HR director, who, during the reporting period, directly reported to the CPO (Chief People Officer) (previously SVP and Chief Human Resources Officer), an executive officer of ADI, demonstrating cross functional integration and access to the highest governing level.

Diversity and Inclusion Programs at ADI

ADI is committed to a work environment where employees are treated with respect and fairness. ADI will not discriminate in hiring, promotion, employee compensation, and employment practices based on race, color, religion, age, nationality, social or ethnic origin, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, marital status, pregnancy, disability, military status, or other categories protected by applicable law. In addition, workers or potential workers at ADI will not be subjected to medical tests that could be used in a discriminatory way.

  • Pay it Forward
    • A program open to High Performing or High potential women at ADI to help with mobility into higher grades by providing them with a mentor, in exchange we mobilize these women to help increase pool size of female applicants by sending them to different university programs, giving them a female intern over the summer, and encouraging the participants to find other ways of paying it forward—many volunteer with their local schools, participate in Girls that Code, etc.
  • Diversity Networks at ADI
    • Our Global Employee Networks connect professionals with one another and provide mentoring, learning, and development opportunities. They also give professionals access to role models that help them develop and advance. Employee Networks are voluntary, employee-led groups dedicated to fostering a diverse and inclusive work environment.

External Diversity and Inclusion Initiatives

  • Catalyst
    • Catalyst is a global nonprofit working with some of the world’s most powerful CEOs and leading companies to build workplaces that work for women. Catalyst helps organizations remove barriers and drive change with pioneering research, practical tools, and proven solutions to accelerate and advance women into leadership.
  • Grace Hopper
    • The Grace Hopper Celebration is the world's largest gathering of women technologists. For the past two years ADI has sponsored the Grace Hopper Conference, had a booth for recruiting, and sends a number of women to participate in the conference.
  • UMASS Boston Female Engineering Camp
    • Engineers utilize their training to make the world a better place. Students will learn about innovation, sustainability, product design and performance analysis. This program is designated for female students interested in pursuing engineering. Students entering 10th, 11th, or 12th grade in the Fall of 2018 are eligible to apply. ADI sends female engineers for a day at this week long camp to interact with the campers, answer questions, and talk about their careers in engineering.
  • iWish
    • I Wish is an initiative to inspire, encourage and motivate young secondary school female students to pursue careers in STEM. iWish features a conference and interactive exhibitions. The conference consists of workshops, daily keynote and engaging talks by women who are at the top of their field in STEM. The showcase event combines talks and interaction with female role models (superstars and graduates) with interactive exhibition spaces where companies engage with the students directly with experiments and demonstrations of what they actually do.

Community Engagement

ADI engages with the local community and interacts with its local environments to demonstrate what it means to be of the highest quality corporate citizen through programs and initiatives sampled here.

Medical, Dental, and Optical Mission

  • ADI Philippines volunteers conduct medical, dental, and optical missions in its nearby communities every year.
  • Annually, over 450 individuals benefit from the event.

Smocks Upcycling

  • In line with our commitment to support the different sectors of our community, we’ve partnered with Sisters of Mary School on a project where they could use our used clean room garments and turn it into useful products. The school is a non-stock, non-profit, non-paying, live-in secondary institution for the marginalized poor of the country. The school is maintained and supported mainly by donations, gifts, and bequests coming from noble, selfless and well-meaning persons and entities, local and foreign.
  • Since our partnership in 2016, we have donated a total of 1900 pcs of used smocks and cleanroom garments that were made into bags, pillow cases, plant holders, aprons, toque, placemats, etc.

Earth Day Celebration

  • ADI Philippines in cooperation with the City Government of General Trias through the City Environment and Natural Resources Office supported the Annual Global Earth Day Celebration through tree planting and river clean-up along the streambank of Ylang-Ylang River at Brgy. Navarro, General Trias.
  • A total of 47 ADI employees participated in the event.

Emergency Preparedness and Response Lecture and Drill

  • In 2017, ADI Philippines site conducted a lecture and facilitated a drill on Emergency Preparedness and Response in Manggahan Elementary School in line with National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) National Disaster Resilience Month celebration.
  • A total 250 students and faculty members benefited from the program. Basic emergency equipment – 2 megaphones, 2 First Aid Kits and 300 pcs whistle with flashlight were also donated.

Adopt-a-tree

  • ADI encourages employees to help protect the environment in the simplest way – adopting a tree and nurturing it. Every year, our ADI Philippines employees are given the opportunity to bring home fruit-bearing saplings that they could plant and nurture right in their own backyard.
  • The program was launched in 2012 and by the end of 2017, over 3900 trees have been adopted.

Charity Partners Program

  • Employees are offered the opportunity to make nominations for consideration of sponsorship and donations under the categories of Educational, Social/Charitable, and Cultural/Artistic.

The Analog In Action (AIA) program sponsors a variety of events each year to support the communities in which ADI operates.

  • Back to School Drive
    • Each year we ask for donations of school supplies from the ADI Wilmington site to fill backpacks that have been generously donated.
    • We donate these to local organizations in the Lowell, Lynn, and Wilmington areas. These backpacks are donated to elementary school level children.
  • The Giving Tree
    • ADI employees donate gifts to The Professional Center for Child Development and residents of the Veteran’s Hospital in Boston.
  • Rosie’s Place
    • ADI collaborates with Two Men and a Truck on their annual Movers for Moms drive
    • Donations are collected for women staying at Rosie’s Place. (Wilmington, Chelmsford, and Norwood)
  • Food Drive / Coat Drive
    • Every other year, ADI Wilmington alternates sponsorship of a food drive for the local Wilmington Food Pantry and a Coat Drive.
  • Wilmington Middle School Tech Fair
    • Several ADI Wilmington Employees volunteer at the Wilmington Middle School Technical Fair
    • Employees spend the day demonstrating various experiments with the hope of encouraging students to enjoy science.
  • Habitat for Humanity – Rebuilding Lowell Together
    • ADI Wilmington volunteers work with representatives from Habitat for Humanity to help make improvements on designated houses in need.

ADI Sponsorship addresses both environmental and social community needs

  • Ipswich Watershed Association
    • ADI donates annually to the Ipswich Watershed Association to ensure their ability to protect nature and support the availability of clean water for people, fish and wildlife, today and for our children and theirs.
  • Wilmington School Business Partnership
    • The Wilmington School Business Partnership board has two ADI employees as members.
    • ADI donates to various drives such as the annual Golf Tournament to raise money for Teacher Grants, as well as to drives to help the students involved in the DECA organization attended regional and national competitions.
  • Wilmington Manufacturing Intern Scholarship Program
    • ADI works with Wilmington High School and Shawsheen Tech guidance offices to encourage students interested in an engineering career to apply for our Intern Scholarship program, which gives a small annual scholarship as well as an intern position during summer and college breaks.
  • Cradles to Crayons
    • Corporate sponsored participation where several ADI employees from both the Norwood and Wilmington sites go to Boston and help fill backpacks for underprivileged elementary school level children.
  • Tree Planting Grant to Town of Wilmington
    • ADI donated to the Town of Wilmington toward the planting of several new trees along high profile areas of Town in the spring of 2018.
  • ADI Wilmington is a member of the Wilmington Chamber of Commerce.