Game-changing innovation will always be at the heart of Boeing. And just as our business has evolved to meet the challenges of a global marketplace, so has our approach to community engagement.
Through purposeful investments, employee engagement and thoughtful advocacy efforts, Boeing and its employees support innovative partnerships and programs that align with our strategic objectives, create value and help build better communities worldwide. This includes improving access to globally competitive learning as well as workforce and skills development, sustaining the environment, and supporting our military and veteran communities.
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Our Future: Tomorrow's Innovators
By leveraging our total resources, including corporate grants, partnerships with higher educational institutions and employee volunteerism, Boeing is committed to helping children and youth achieve their potential through educational enrichment and support programs that promote academic success, independence and economic sustainability, with a particular focus on science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).
In the UK, Boeing proudly supports education projects such as The Schools Build a Plane Challenge and the Falcon Initiative in partnership with The Royal Aeronautical Society (RAeS), Achieve clubs and Get Started with Product Design with The Prince’s Trust, Centennial Wings in collaboration with the Air League and the RAF Cadets and Connecting STEM Teachers with the Royal Academy of Engineering.
Our Heroes: Veterans & Their Families
Not only do we deliver innovative and agile equipment, capability and services to our nation’s military, we are committed to making sure that our armed forces continue to have the advantage after their service is done. From our hiring and employment programs to our grants and volunteer activities, we want to help them and their families’ transition successfully into civilian life. In 2013 Boeing and The Air League decided to collaborate on a new programme for wounded veterans in collaboration with Aerobility, which provides flying lessons in specially modified aircraft that can accommodate wheelchairs and power-chairs. Since 2012, a total of 100 flying scholarships have been awarded.
Our Homes: Dynamic Communities
Maintaining a local focus and flexibility to respond to local needs is vital to Boeing’s charitable investment and employee engagement strategy. In order to succeed on this front, we focus our expertise and employee volunteerism on issues that are of importance to each site and region of the world our company operates.
The air itself is our element, so it’s not surprising that we maintain a deep commitment to protecting the natural resources we all share. Boeing’s focus on technology, innovation and environmental leadership, demonstrate our strategic drive to align everything we do - from community engagement to our products and services and our business practices - toward a cleaner world. Better environmental performance is not just good for the planet, it’s good for our business and for our communities worldwide.
As a committed, responsible environmental leader focused on healthy global growth, we collaborate with research institutions, customers, universities and governments to solve problems and educate our communities about the importance of environmental protection and preservation. Every day, thousands of Boeing employees around the world lead activities and projects that create continuous improvements in the areas of energy, water and materials conservation.
Going beyond financial support, Boeing employees across the UK share their time and skills to build better communities worldwide through mentorship, community service projects and board service to nonprofit organisations.
Global Month of Service, held every July, demonstrates how we can play a significant role in our global communities beyond our performance as a corporation. Every year thousands of employees around the world give their time and talents to support hundreds of projects that help communities thrive.
As a stakeholder in the success of our communities, we lead responsibly to help address challenges that are bigger than any one company’s interests. Our contributions and efforts are focused on making a significant difference in the lives of people around the world–now and for generations to come. We support organisations that are leaders in what they do, demonstrate innovation, and align and collaborate with others to achieve workable solutions to community issues. Our community investments are managed locally and grant making strategies are tailored to address the specific needs of the UK.
Please visit our global community page to learn more about Boeing’s processes and priorities for each specific area of giving.