Across the globe, good corporate citizenship is a core value of The Boeing Company and integral to the way its business is conducted. Giving back to the communities in which we live and work is essential, and in Australia, this is no exception. Boeing in Australia provides grants to civic, environment, health and education organizations including:
- The Australian War Memorial (AWM) is an iconic Australian institution widely regarded as being the custodian of its nation’s soul. Most recently, Boeing has funded the AWM’s Centenary of Anzac – Stories from the Western Front Exhibition, a representation of the ANZAC’s involvement in the First World War, and a Virtual Reality project which allows the Australian War Memorial to use modern-day innovative and immersive technologies to educate visitors about past historical stories.
- The Great Barrier Reef Foundation’s Junior Land and Sea Rangers Project supports and grows Junior Ranger activities across Indigenous Land and Sea Ranger groups in Queensland to ensure Indigenous perspectives and values for country are combined and integrated into educational programs.
- FIRST Australia and Kiwi FIRST are not simply about building robots! Student team members are equipped with skills such as leadership and collaboration through their love of innovation with real-world engineering project competitions.
- The Centre for Sustainability Leadership’s Future Environmental Leaders Program is a hands-on, experiential leadership development program for high school students in Years 9 and 10 who are passionate about addressing local environmental and social issues. Equipping them with skills in critical thinking, teamwork and action-orientated learning, students are encouraged and provided with guidance on future educational and career selections.
- Invictus Games: The Invictus Games is about much more than just sport – it captures hearts, challenges minds and changes lives. They harness the power of sport to inspire recovery, support rehabilitation, and generate a wider understanding and respect for veterans who have served their country.
- Soldier On's Veteran and Family Support Program provides frontline, hands-on services to veterans and their families which ensure successful experiences and employment outcomes as they seek to reintegrate into civilian life.
- The YMCA Canberra Space Camp introduces students in Years 7-9 to STEM professionals working in the Australian Space Industry, and provides hands-on opportunities to learn about design, engineering, robots, drone piloting and geo-mapping.
- Lauriston Girl’s School will host the Fablearn Australia Conference 2018 in the FabLab (fabrication laboratory), providing a vehicle for STEM educators from primary, secondary and tertiary arenas, researchers and designers to present, discuss and learn about digital fabrication, hands-on learning, electronics, programming and design-thinking principles to encourage STEM subjects from pre-school to year 12 and beyond.
- Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Foundation - Building 21st Century Food Education across Australia allows the Foundation to reach new audiences and grow the positive impact of health and educational outcomes within early years, primary and secondary students in Australia via valuable and practical educational resources that inspire and encourage educators to implement SAKGF's food education programs within their school or centre.
- Legacy is proudly supported by Boeing Defence Australia. Legacy provides services to Australian families suffering financially and socially after the incapacitation or death of a spouse or parent, during or after their Defence service.
- Mission Australia provides services to reduce homelessness and strengthen communities across Australia, by helping people secure jobs, receive an education, find housing and develop important life skills.
- Beyond Blue is supported by both Boeing Defence Australia and Boeing Aerostructures Australia. Beyond Blue’s objective is an Australian community that understands depression and anxiety, empowering all Australians, at any life-stage, to seek help.
- White Ribbon Day is supported across all Boeing Australia entities to help build a future free from violence and abuse. White Ribbon Day supports vital prevention work in schools, workplaces and communities.
Boeing Australia employees also support charities throughout the year during fundraising or awareness drives. Further, Boeing employees can make contributions to charities through Boeing’s workplace giving program.
Being part of a community also means being there when times get tough, and Boeing has played a part in making financial donations to communities at times of great need in Australia.
At Boeing Australia, whether it’s with civic organisations or during times of emergency, our 3000-plus employees are here to help.