Analog Devices Contributes to the Global COVID-19 Fight
By Marnie Seif, Chief People Officer, Analog Devices
Responding to a Global Crisis
At a time of unprecedented events, Analog Devices focuses on being part of the solution with more than $4 million in donations to COVID-19 relief efforts.
These days, it isn’t easy to take a moment and reflect on everything that has happened so far this year. Analog Devices (ADI) first anticipated the scale of the COVID-19 outbreak back in January and immediately put processes in place to ensure the safety of our 16,000 global employees and to ensure ADI’s business kept moving forward. I want to acknowledge the efforts of our entire workforce that are enabling the company to continue operating remotely, as well as the frontline workers who have kept our factories open to produce essential technologies and equipment.
Once we felt sure that our employees were safe and we had processes in place to respond to employee and customer needs in this new environment, we reflected on our strengths and set out to do what we do best: solve problems.
As our CEO Vince Roche has said so well, “It is our moral obligation and duty to support the essential work of organizations making a difference in combating this pandemic.”
For ADI, this starts with the essential technology for medical equipment that our employees continue to produce, which is used in devices such as ventilators, respirators, diagnostic test systems, infusion pumps, patient monitors as well as in imaging systems, such as CT scanners and digital x-ray – all crucial for the treatment of COVID-19 patients. We have dedicated manufacturing lines to increase production of these healthcare components to meet the higher demand from healthcare customers and have prioritized shipments of critical equipment.
Additionally, ADI has been able to provide funding to aid medical workers and R&D efforts through the Analog Devices Foundation.
Earlier this year, ADI launched the Analog Devices Foundation, which aims to support organizations, initiatives and partnerships that advance its mission to engineer a more sustainable future for our people and planet. Through a variety of programs including matching community gifts, volunteering gifts, and community grants, the Foundation aims to provide resources and monetary support to causes that advance research, education and initiatives focused on protecting and regenerating ecosystems, empowering people and their communities, and helping tackle societal challenges.
Analog Devices Foundation is proud to provide support to COVID-19 relief efforts. Key among them is a $4 million donation to the World Health Organization (WHO)’s Solidarity Response Fund, powered by the UN Foundation. This contribution to the WHO will be used to support countries to prevent, detect, and respond to the pandemic as well as ensure patients and frontline workers get the resources they need.
As the Chief People Officer at ADI, I am especially proud of the contributions from our employees. We have actively encouraged our employees to get involved anyway they can, and both ADI and the Analog Devices Foundation matched employee donations made to the World Health Organization’s Solidarity Response Fund at a 3x multiple.
Additionally, the Analog Devices Foundation recently donated $500,000 to fund research at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH)’s Vaccine & Immunotherapy Center (VIC). True to our engineering roots, ADI and the VIC will seek ways to leverage our sensing technologies to develop rapid care tests and real-time remote vital signs monitoring for COVID-19 patients in quarantine.
On behalf of everyone at ADI and everyone involved with the Analog Devices Foundation, we want to thank those on the front lines of the COVID-19 response – from healthcare workers to researchers to essential workers across numerous industries who are doing their part during this extraordinary time.
We hope that, through our donations and the work from our team, we will continue to make a difference in the lives of those who need it most.
From our family to yours, stay safe and stay healthy.
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