Our employees have played a role in recent disaster relief initiatives, giving money to help the victims of both the Haiti earthquake and the Asian tsunami. On both occasions, EADS itself has matched employees’ donations. At Airbus, individuals have played a role in shaping the activities of the Airbus Corporate Foundation, suggesting many of the projects it has embarked upon. Volunteers are important to projects such as the 2010 biodiversity initiative in India. Many of the projects to help children around the world require employees to donate their time. For example, staff will mentor the children selected from Paris suburbs to be supported through education by the EADS Corporate Foundation. In the UK, Airbus employees willingly give up their spare time to helping local school children to read, write and gain in conﬁdence. Airbus in the UK also has an active employee fundraising and involvement scheme, the Airbus Charity Challenge. Since its inception, this programme has raised more than £3 million for charities chosen by employees, and has provided much-needed support to local people through employee volunteering.