As a company built by innovators, Applied Materials understands the importance of investing in the entire education pathway, from reading and writing to math and science and from teacher professional development to project-based learning. The company's Education Initiative focuses on key inflection points in a student’s academic trajectory: entering kindergarten ready to learn and succeed, performing at grade level in English language arts and mathematics in early elementary school, staying on academic track in middle school, and pursuing a college-preparatory curriculum in high school.
Being an industry leader isn’t just about market share, technology prowess or the size of a company’s workforce; it’s also about the way we interact with our employees, customers, local communities where we operate and the environment we share. It is about acting responsibly.
Support of the arts reflects our belief that creativity and innovation play an important role in fostering vibrant, healthy communities. Applied’s involvement with the Institute of Contemporary Art was recently featured in a Corporate Social Responsibility & The Arts report.
I’m pleased to announce Applied Materials was once again named a World’s Most Ethical Company® by the Ethisphere Institute, a leader in defining and advancing the standards of ethical business practices.
The 2014 Applied Materials Silicon Valley Turkey Trot consisted of 26,533 trotters including elite runners, wheelchair athletes, CEOs with teams of employees, parents with strollers, and visitors from around the world. Most importantly, this event brought together the diversity of the Valley to benefit those in need, served by Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties, the Healthier Kids Foundation, the Housing Trust, the Health Trust and Second Harvest of Santa Cruz County.