Broadcom India Employees Rally to Package 30,000 Meals for Chennai Flood Victims

By | December 14th, 2015|Broadcom Foundation, Corporate Social Responsibility|

Stop Hunger Now India Floods RESIZEIn rapid response to the devastating floods in Chennai and other parts of Tamil Nadu, India, Broadcom employees teamed up with Stop Hunger Now to package some 30,000 meals in just two hours, meals that will provide much needed relief to more than affected 5,000 families in the stricken region.

Broadcom Foundation’s emergency response reserve fund enabled 100 Broadcom employees and their families to pack highly nutritious meals that include locally grown rice and spices, dal and provide 23 essential vitamins and minerals.

“We thank the Broadcom team for their immediate response to the flooding that has prevented several thousand families from going back to their homes and starting normal lives again,” said Dola Mohapatra, Director of Stop Hunger Now in India. “With Broadcom’s support, we opened the first Stop Hunger Now facility in India early this year, which positioned us to respond to emergencies in this area. Otherwise, we could not have acted so quickly to bring relief.”

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Newsweek: Broadcom Ranks Among Greenest Companies in the U.S. and the World

By | June 5th, 2015|Corporate Social Responsibility|

Broadcom has come a long way in its commitment to reduce climate change and that change is now being recognized on the global stage. This week, Broadcom was included in Newsweek’s Top Ten rankings of the world’s most sustainable companies. For 2015, Broadcom is ranked as the No. 4 greenest company in the U.S. and No. 8 globally on the prestigious 2015 Newsweek Green Rankings.Newsweek Green Rankings 2015

It’s an impressive rise for Broadcom, which first landed on the list in 2009 and broke the Top 100 among U.S companies in 2014 with the No. 80 spot, up from No. 376 in 2012. (Newsweek did not publish a list in 2013).

Over the years, Broadcom has improved its performance across green sustainability indicators, such as reductions in site-level energy, water, waste and greenhouse gas emissions. The company has continually strived to enhance its strategic approach to minimizing the environmental impact of its business.

The Newsweek Green Rankings are one of the world’s most […]

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Broadcom Bangalore’s Project LOTUS Delivers Meals to Schools

By | March 11th, 2015|Corporate Social Responsibility|

With some 66 million primary school-age children around the world who regularly attend classes hungry, every meal counts.

That statistic — as staggering as it looks on paper– is just one of the reasons why volunteers from Broadcom’s Project LOTUS community group recently joined efforts with Stop Hunger Now in India.

Project Lotus, Stop Hunger Now Broadcom’s Project LOTUS volunteers package meals for schoolchildren in India.

Broadcom employees packed more than 45,000 meals at the formal launch of Stop Hunger Now in India last week and Broadcom Bangalore’s Project LOTUS team personally distributed more than 2,000 meals at four LOTUS-sponsored schools.

“Project LOTUS began as a grassroots initiative by Broadcom employees because we wanted to improve education for underprivileged children studying in Bangalore’s public schools,” said Rajiv Kapur, senior director of business development, sales, at Broadcom. “Nothing is more rewarding than now going into these schools knowing that a healthy meal will increase their chances of succeeding.”

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One Million Meals: Foundation Sponsors Stop Hunger Now Facility in Bangalore

By | March 4th, 2015|Corporate Social Responsibility|

For the past three years, Broadcom Foundation has teamed with Stop Hunger Now to host meal-packaging events where Broadcom employees live and work.

Now, Broadcom is sponsoring a new permanent home for the nonprofit in Bangalore, India, a strategic location for ending malnutrition on a global basis.  The Bangalore facility will be the first center in India and will work closely with schools to provide the nutrition that children need to learn.

SHT, Paula Golden, Bangalore, India Photo credit: Stop Hunger Now

To celebrate the opening of the new facility, Broadcom and SanDisk have partnered to host the first meal packaging event at the Broadcom Bangalore office. This week, more than 150 employee volunteers packaged more than 45,000 meals that will be distributed throughout India in schools, medical clinics and orphanages.

“Because our employees volunteer at local Bangalore schools including Project LOTUS, we are gratified that Stop Hunger Now works closely with schools as a point of food distribution to young […]

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Paula Golden in Smart Business: “Direct Corporate Philanthropy to What Your Company Knows Best — Your Product.”

By | February 19th, 2015|Broadcom Foundation, Corporate Social Responsibility|

Editor’s NoteBroadcom leaders often weigh in on popular topics on industry sites around the Web. Below is a reprint of a story that appeared in Smart Business, in which Paula Golden, President and Executive Director of Broadcom Foundation and Director of Broadcom Corporation Community Affairs, talks about how corporations can use their strengths for targeted giving in their communities and beyond. 

From Smart Business:

Corporate social responsibility is a buzzword we hear a lot about these days.Many executives in the C-suite are aware that stakeholders on Main Street and Wall Street are scrutinizing what they do for the local or global community more closely.The challenge for corporate executives is not if they must spend both financial and human capital in philanthropy, but how. Giving away money is easy — giving away money smart is more difficult.

In the best of all worlds, a smart businessperson views philanthropic opportunities as one to build his or her brand as a business thought leader rather than simply garnering local goodwill that may be short lived. Let’s […]

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Broadcom Records Best Score Yet in Latest Carbon Disclosure Project Report Thanks to Better Utility Tracking

By | September 23rd, 2014|Corporate Social Responsibility|

With the polar vortex still in recent memory for East Coasters and California mired in unprecedented drought, our role in the changing climate is top of mind.

As individuals, the everyday actions we take to help the environment — shorter showers, turning off lights and raising the thermostat — can make a difference, but what makes those small actions powerful is their collective impact.

For companies the size of Broadcom, the principle is the same: small changes can have measurable benefits. With more than 10,000 employees in 17 countries around the world, Broadcom is keenly aware of its global impact and responsibility to be good stewards in the areas where our employees live and work.CDP 2014 Report

Over the past few years, the company has taken steps to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from its labs, offices and data centers. Those actions are further underscored by being publicly accountable for operating in a socially responsible way.

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Newsweek: Broadcom Boosts Green Rankings, Places Among Top 100 U.S. Companies

By | June 6th, 2014|Corporate Social Responsibility|

Saving water, lowering energy use, and tracking at the environmental footprint of the supply chain are all important parts of Broadcom’s corporate social responsibility efforts. But most important, perhaps, is transparency.

That’s the theme that takes center stage in this year’s Green Rankings by Newsweek. The rankings look at corporate sustainability and environmental impact practices at the 500 largest publicly-traded companies in the U.S. and around the globe. The list is an important bellwether for measuring the many ways in which the private sector plays an increasingly important role in mitigating the effects of climate change.

Broadcom first landed on the list five years ago and has made a stellar ascent on the Newsweek Green Rankings. The company broke the top 100 U.S. companies list this year, with a ranking of No. 80. That’s up from a 2012 ranking of No. 376. (Newsweek did not publish a list in 2013).

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The Newsweek Green Rankings consist of two separate rankings based on publicly available data. The U.S. 500 ranks the 500 largest publicly-traded companies […]

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Broadcom Helps Old Electronics Get a Second Act in California Schools

By | April 22nd, 2014|Corporate Social Responsibility|

Broadcom’s focus on research and development means that technological innovation is at the forefront of everything we do. But “out with the old, in with the new” doesn’t have to mean the end for thousands of usable electronics.

Broadcom’s Earth Day efforts in Southern California are taking a new twist on electronic waste recycling this year. The company is partnering with Chico, Calif.,-based Computers for Classrooms, a non-profit group that collects and refurbishes electronics for students in California schools, nonprofits and low-income families.

Earth Day Recycling CPU Towers CPU towers collected for Earth Day recycling and re-use.

Starting this year, Broadcom is donating its retired PCs and servers from its Irvine and San Jose data centers to Computers for Classrooms. In addition, there are plans to begin partnerships with more reuse organizations in other locations.

The program with Computers to Classroom is already having an impact:

  • In the second quarter alone, Broadcom donated approximately 800 servers.
  • To date, Broadcom has collected and donated more than 54,000 […]
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Philanthropy and Volunteerism are Important Elements of Broadcom’s Corporate Social Responsibility

By | February 7th, 2014|Corporate Social Responsibility|

At Broadcom, we strive to develop the innovative technologies that change the world. In doing so, we also work hard to make sure we’re a good corporate neighbor – within our communities, our industry and on the planet.

An important component of this comes from Broadcom’s community support efforts, whether through philanthropy or volunteerism. Today, we’re happy to unveil our Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Scorecard for 2013, a self-audit of our efforts to measure and continuously improve our performance across four quadrants:  business, community, workplace and environment. In 2013, the company is proud to have improved its CSR goals – as determined across 19 different “indicators” – by 30 percent.Broadcom employees celebrate Diwali

The scorecard specifically highlights the initiatives of the Broadcom Foundation, which manages the company’s philanthropic contributions as well as its commitment to advance STEM (Science, Technology, Education and Math) education. In 2013, the fund under management of the Broadcom Foundation has grown to $100 million, up from $75 […]

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Broadcom Boosts Scores Ranking with Carbon Disclosure Project, Reduces CO2 Impact

By | September 27th, 2013|Corporate Social Responsibility|

Sometimes, it’s the little things – like adjustments to lighting, or heating and cooling systems in office buildings, among other things – that have a big impact.

This week, the Carbon Disclosure Project, the world’s largest database of primary corporate climate change information, released its yearly ratings of participating companies, and Broadcom is proud to report a substantial improvement in its performance.

For the fifth consecutive year, Broadcom’s disclosure score has improved – jumping to 92 this year, up from 82 in 2012, and a letter grade of B. The score is determined by a number of factors, including transparency about measuring and managing a company’s carbon footprint, climate change strategy, and risk and opportunity assessment processes and outcomes.

“We have made great strides toward proactively managing our environmental footprint and we continue to implement long-term programs to cut greenhouse gas emissions, water use, energy use and waste production,” Broadcom President and Chief Executive Officer Scott McGregor said. “We also actively encourage our employees to identify new opportunities to improve operational efficiency.”

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