We are an active corporate citizen
We support scientific research, especially where our aerospace and defence technologies can be leveraged. We are actively supporting the scientific education of young people in our home countries, seeking to promote engineering and science for the good of their economies. We strive to be a long-term reliable partner and investor in the countries where we operate, contributing to their economies and societies. We are mobilising our people and our specialist equipment where we believe these can make a difference worldwide, starting with crisis and disaster relief.
We help and sponsor
All of our Divisions and national subsidiaries pursue initiatives to provide sponsorships and donations, loans of equipment and employee time. In some cases this happens through our foundations – the EADS Corporate Foundation and the Airbus Corporate Foundation – and in others it is organised by the Divisions or Business Units. Astrium, for example, sponsors students on the Légion d’honneur foundation’s programme, providing money and mentorships. We also support students near Astrium’s Les Mureaux site, in France. In the past ﬁve years, Airbus and Eurocopter have helped to airlift supplies to major natural disasters, including the 2008 earthquake in China’s Sichuan province, the Myanmar ﬂooding in 2006, Hurricane Katrina in 2005 and the 2004 Asian tsunami. Additionally, the Cassidian and Astrium Divisions have respectively provided mobile ﬁeld hospitals and satellite images of disaster zones.