Social Responsibility

Synaptics has a long history of supporting its employees, local communities and relief efforts that impact human needs around the world. That’s why ‘Passion to Make a Difference’ isn't just a core value, it’s how we actively engage with groups and organizations that reflect our high regard for social responsibility. We encourage our employees to give back to their communities in ways that they feel are important, while we provide support to global causes that positively impact people's lives.

Letter from the CEO

Today more than ever we live in a world dependent on connection. Synaptics technology and innovation is at the core of many devices that enable connection but we know that the true connection and the lifeblood of the company is the human connection. Our employees, families, communities, and customer partnerships are the heartbeat of the company and we strive to strike a balance between our dedication to the work we do every day and to serve the communities where we thrive. I am proud to lead Synaptics through the next stage of growth and connection to the world around us.

Michael Hurlston

Our employees success at work and in life depend on their holistic health, safety and security which we support throughout our global locations 

  • Health, Safety, and COVID-19
    • In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, we support our employees in making their health and their families’ health a top priority, and we provide them with resources to work remotely whenever needed. For essential labs and offices that remain open, we have instituted frequent disinfection,   temperature taking, and strong social distancing guidelines.
  • Health and Wellness
    • We offer programs to assist with employees’ personal wellness, including fitness classes, on-site gym facility, and wellness classes including yoga and massage therapy. We also offer annual health screening which when completed results in a reduction in insurance premium cost directly impacting our employees.

Our employees are the heartbeat of the company and drive the growth and innovation of our products, therefore the growth of the employee is paramount. Synaptics regularly provides extensive training and development programs for employees and monitors the success of these programs through employee satisfaction and engagement feedback. 

Synaptics employees build engagement and connection through their daily work but that connection extends beyond just the lab and the boardroom. Teams all over the world unite through company-wide celebrations such as International Women’s Day, Pi Day & Earth Day. Wellness & community events like ‘Bike to Work Day’ and Global Fitness Challenges motivate teams globally in support of health and fun competition.  And we recognize individual and team success through the Innovation Awards and the celebration of milestone anniversaries.  

We are committed to empowering our employees with a great workplace aligned to our core values: 

  • Innovation to Win: We want to make an impact in the market. Collaboration on a new idea, methodology, or product is the key to our success. We believe that combining knowledge and talent produces the best results enabling us to be the industry leader.
  • Exhilarating & Rewarding Environment: We are in a dynamic market. We must enjoy the ride! At Synaptics we make sure your hard work does not go unnoticed. We value your input, team collaboration & expertise and feel you should be rewarded for your accomplishments.
  • Building Trusted & Valued Customer Partnerships: Customers are essential to our business; they are what keeps us going. Our unrelenting focus on meeting customer needs directly impacts our success. With many competitors vying for our spot in the market, we must stay humble.
  • Passion to Make a Difference in our World: This value is two-fold. Firstly, we want to impact the world and our industry with our products. Secondly, we care about our community and we strive to support organizations that foster education and charitable giving

We celebrate the different cultures that our company unites across the globe. We support all employees, regardless of gender, gender identity or expression, veteran status, race, ethnicity, or ability. Our commitment to preserving and promoting the fundamental rights of others is reflected in our Labor and Human Rights Policy

At Synaptics, we strongly believe in a workplace and a world where diversity and equality are core values. We are vehemently against injustice and discrimination of any kind, and condemn any such acts whether within the workplace or elsewhere. Learn more about the pledge and commitment made by our CEO, Michael Hurlston.

Disaster Relief
Synaptics employees, combined with company matching donations, have contributed more than $250,000 to recovery efforts around the world, including relief for victims of typhoons and hurricanes in the Philippines, Taiwan and the U.S.; earthquakes in China, Japan and Nepal; and flooding in Thailand.

Health & Wellness:
We support national and international nonprofit organizations that focus on medical research, treatment, and service advocacy for diseases such as cancer, heart disease, diabetes, lung disease, Multiple Sclerosis and Alzheimer’s. Synaptics provides support for employees by paying entrance fees for runs, walks, marathons, triathlons, and bike rides that support these organizations.

COVID-19 Response Efforts
As a company, we are responding to the COVID-19 pandemic through donations to organizations that are critical to the global effort to combat the pandemic as well as donations to the local communities where we live and work. To date, Synaptics has donated over $200,000 in cash and in-kind donations across these key organizations:

Community Support:
We support organizations that improve the communities in which we operate, such as agencies fighting poverty and hunger, and those supporting environmental conditions, STEM education, veterans’ services, and programs dedicated to the arts. The organizations we support include: American Cancer Society, Bike for MS. Camp Haccamo for disabled youth, CineQuest, East Avenue Grocery Run for Foodlink of New York, Family Giving Tree, Habitat for Humanity, Have a Ball Golf Tournament for Cancer Research, Humane Society of Silicon Valley, Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital, Run for the Cure, Science Buddies, Second Harvest Food Banks of Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties, Silicon Valley Bike Coalition, Silicon Valley Turkey Trot, Stop Hunger Now, Turning Wheels for Kids, Veterans Supportive Services Agency, and We Teach Science.

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