Applied Materials has a long history of valuing global diversity. Our goal is to weave diversity into the fabric of our company, into all our processes, into day to day business practices, and company values. Incorporated into Applied Materials’ core values are two concepts that have helped shape a corporate culture that regards diversity as a competitive advantage:
Applied Materials’ global community of employees is located around the world, including: Belgium, Canada, The People’s Republic of China, France, Germany, India, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, The Netherlands, Singapore, Spain, Switzerland, Taiwan, the United Kingdom and the United States. Therefore, understanding different perspectives, taking advantage of varied approaches and working together in cross-cultural teams are intrinsic to the company and have been integral to our success.
Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors
It is our goal to actively promote a work environment where differences are valued and respected, capabilities are leveraged and employees are fully engaged.
One of our company’s greatest assets is the diversity of our global workforce. The tremendous breadth and variety of our employees’ backgrounds, skills and experience fuels creativity and innovation while providing us with a rich perspective on our markets and making Applied Materials a vibrant place to work.
To support our global products and customer community, it is critical that we continually strive to hire a globally diverse workforce. Additionally, in the U.S. we have a number of strategic alliances with organizations devoted to the education and professional development of a diverse workforce, including:
For additional information please visit our Careers web page.
Applied Materials offers all employees the opportunity to participate in an employee resource group. Each employee resource group is organized around a particular shared interest or dimension of diversity and each group takes a unique approach to addressing the specific needs of its membership. Our employee resource groups work to create an open forum for idea exchange and to strengthen the linkage to and within diverse communities in support of Applied Materials’ business objectives.
Our Employee Resource Groups are committed to providing opportunities for employees to enhance individual effectiveness and job satisfaction through networking and professional development. Additionally, each group supports and drives a strong link between Applied Materials, our employees and our communities. For example:
Applied Materials’ Hispanic affinity group (HIP) partners extensively with the Hispanic Scholarship Consortium to provide scholarships to high-school students through fundraising and volunteer events.
Applied Materials’ women’s affinity group (WPDN) partners with Girlstart, a non-profit organization created to empower girls to excel math, science and technology, to raise funds for the Girlstart summer camp program.
Habitat for Humanity
Applied Materials’ African-American affinity group (LEAD) works with Habitat for Humanity in the construction of low cost homes to provide ownership to individuals whom may not otherwise have the opportunity.
At Applied Materials, opportunity is truly global – global organizations, global recruitment, global teams and global skills. Our global development offerings address areas such as innovating and interacting across cultures, building mutual trust and respect and global language development.
Applied Materials understands the importance of social responsibility and the need to be a leader in the places we do business. Through both our core business and community efforts, we experience the profound impact we can have on improving the quality of life in our communities and the world we all share.
By donating our time, energy and resources where they can do the most good, we are collectively acting upon our belief that making a positive social contribution defines not only who we are, but what we do.
Education Initiative Targets Communities, Span Years
The award winning Applied Materials' Education Initiative helps meet the needs of students and communities and develops them for the future.
Life-Changing Innovation Earn Global Recognition
The Tech Awards, presented by Applied Materials, is a global program that recognizes innovators who use technology to address humanity’s most pressing problems around the world.
Support of Arts Promotes Cross-Cultural Understanding
Applied Materials is committed to supporting arts and culture programs in regions around the world.
Employee Giving Program
Through the Employee Giving Program, U.S.-based employees can support the nonprofit organizations or schools of their choice. For additional information please visit our Social Responsibility web page
At Applied Materials, we have policies and practices that support diversity and inclusion. These are some of the policies and practices that are helping us build a winning workplace.
Through its commitment to diversity and corporate citizenship Applied Materials over the years has earned top rankings on numerous prestigious lists including:
For additional information please visit our Awards web page.