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Bombardier Participates in Berlin Engagement Week
- Volunteer day provides opportunity to engage in local community projects - 25 members of staff support an educational and family centre in Berlin
Wednesday, September 18, 2013
Bombardier Participates in Berlin Engagement Week07:25 EDT Wednesday, September 18, 2013
BERLIN, GERMANY--(Marketwired - Sept. 18, 2013) - Rail technology leader Bombardier Transportation is participating in the Berlin Engagement Week, which runs until September 29 under the patronage of the Mayor of Berlin. 25 members of staff from Bombardier Transportation's headquarters in Berlin supported the Kreativhaus Fischerinsel, a combined theatre-educational centre and family centre for people of all ages in central Berlin. The Kreativhaus offers linguistic training at day care centres, language training and social integration for migrants as well as educational projects focusing on the environment, children's human rights and globalisation.
During the Berlin Volunteer Day, the Bombardier employees helped prepare this year's World Children's Day by creating stage decorations and costumes and producing materials for the learning and playing area. They also supported the Kreativhaus with smaller renovation work.
In line with its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) strategy, Bombardier focuses its community engagement on three themes: education, environment and entrepreneurship. This recent initiative is another example of the company's CSR commitment to be an active member in the communities where it operates. Previously, Bombardier supported local non-profit organisations such as the food bank Berliner Tafel and Die ARCHE, a children's charity. The company also engaged in initiatives in the immediate vicinity of the Berlin headquarters including the planting of trees in the Westpark Gleisdreieck.
For the seventh consecutive year, Bombardier has been chosen as an index component in two important benchmark indicators of sustainability, the Dow Jones Sustainability World index (DJSI World) and the Dow Jones Sustainability North America index (DJSI North America). In addition to both listings, Bombardier has been awarded the leadership position within its industry for the second consecutive year.
For more information about Bombardier's CSR activities and its Sustainability Report, visit www.csr.bombardier.com/en/media-centre.
About Bombardier Transportation
Bombardier Transportation, a global leader in rail technology, offers the broadest portfolio in the rail industry and delivers innovative products and services that set new standards in sustainable mobility. BOMBARDIER ECO4 technologies - built on the four cornerstones of energy, efficiency, economy and ecology - conserve energy, protect the environment and help to improve total train performance for operators and passengers. Bombardier Transportation is headquartered in Berlin, Germany, and has a very diverse customer base with products or services in more than 60 countries. It has an installed base of over 100,000 vehicles worldwide.
Bombardier is the world's only manufacturer of both planes and trains. Looking far ahead while delivering today, Bombardier is evolving mobility worldwide by answering the call for more efficient, sustainable and enjoyable transportation everywhere. Our vehicles, services and, most of all, our employees are what make us a global leader in transportation.
Bombardier is headquartered in Montréal, Canada. Our shares are traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange (BBD) and we are listed on the Dow Jones Sustainability World and North America Indexes. In the fiscal year ended December 31, 2012, we posted revenues of $16.8 billion. News and information are available at bombardier.com or follow us on Twitter @Bombardier.
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