Globally, Micron joins the Valuable 500 to further advance disability inclusion in its workforce.
Micron Technology, Inc. (Nasdaq: MU) today announced that it has joined The Valuable 500, a global community of over 400 CEOs who are revolutionizing disability inclusion through business leadership. In Malaysia, Micron has set the target of employing 50 team members with disabilities in 2021 and has already recruited and trained 36 hearing-impaired operators by end January 2021.
“At Micron, our commitment to diversity, equality and inclusion (DEI) supports our vision of enriching life for all,” said Amarjit Singh Sandhu, Micron Vice President of Assembly and Test who oversees operations in Malaysia. “We have made powerful commitments for 2021 and will continue to grow our culture of inclusion within the communities we live, work and play in.”
The formation of Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) within Micron has seen team members embrace diversity and inclusion across its workforce in Malaysia. Launched in October 2019, Micron’s first ERG for team members with disabilities, Capable, aims to cultivate a work environment that welcomes people of all abilities and provides access to resources, technical assistance and support to ensure they can perform their best work.
“Micron has always been committed to creating equal opportunities for everyone,” said Moorthy A/L Murugaiah, Director, Malaysia Country Human Resource Business Partner. “We’ve made significant progress ever since we embarked on our DEI journey here in Malaysia, where our team members are creating communities of understanding through their involvement in ERGs such as the Capable, Micron Women Leader’s Network and Micron Young Professionals. As we continue creating an inclusive culture for all our team members, one of our key focuses continues to be on hiring people with disabilities within the Malaysian community.”
“Working with the Malaysian government and Social Security Organisation (Socso) under the PenjanaKerjaya 2.0 hiring incentive programme, we are providing equal job opportunities to individuals with disabilities from all walks of life,” said Moorthy.
In Malaysia, Micron successfully launched a program to recruit and train 36 new operators with hearing impairment at their Malaysia sites in Muar, Johor as well as Prai, Penang. The HR team partnered with an external agency and marshalled internal resources to create an inclusive environment for the new team members through staff training in sign language and the installation of enhanced notification systems.
The Valuable 500 is part of Micron’s ongoing diversity, equality and inclusion (DEI)-related efforts rooted by well-defined commitments which include increasing representation of underrepresented groups, strengthening its culture of inclusion and improving DEI inside and outside of the company. The full list of Micron’s 2021 DEI commitments spans driving equitable pay and benefits, advocating for racial and engaging with the company’s vast ecosystem of supply chain partners and local communities.
For more information about Micron’s DEI programs and efforts, visit micron.com/dei.