Good Corporate Citizenship is a core value of The Boeing Company. The commitment to investing in the communities where we have a presence is an essential element of who we are. As a responsible business leader, it is our duty to improve the quality of life in communities where our employees live and work. These efforts focus primarily in the areas of health and human services.
Here are some of the organizations that we support:
Skilling India for the future of aerospace
Skilled workforce in the aerospace sector is the need of the nation as it moves towards realizing the ‘Make in India’ agenda. To address this critical need for skills development, Boeing is partnering with the National Skill Development Corporation India (NSDC) and the Nettur Technical Training Foundation (NTTF) to provide world-class vocational training to frontline factory workers, and also offering on-the-job training for them with its industrial partners.
Inspiring the next generation of aerospace engineers
Being an aerospace leader, Boeing sees a role inspiring the next generation of engineering talent in India. Boeing launched a national aero-modeling competition for engineering universities across India in 2013 to build real-time machines. The competition now in its third year, teaches young talent to integrate their classroom lessons across engineering disciplines, into a fully functional model aircraft. Such practical preparation teaches students to compete and deliver for the global aerospace industry. More than 670 students participated in the competition just in 2016. A current priority for Boeing is to rapidly scale up its advanced engineering center in Bangalore.
Startup India – fostering entrepreneurship
Evolved partnerships with academia and industry have resulted in establishing two research centers - Aerospace Network Research Consortium (ANRC) at Bangalore and National Centre for Aerospace Innovation and Research (NCAIR) with IIT Bombay in Mumbai. NCAIR has spurred technology entrepreneurship in aerospace manufacturing for the industry and encouraged a startup culture in the country. Furthermore, Boeing has been able to promote cutting-edge research and technology in wireless networks, developing patents and several research papers at ANRC.
Boeing – a responsible corporate citizen
As a responsible business, Boeing is committed to improving the quality of life in the communities where it operates. The company and its employees are actively involved in various education and health programs in India. The two major initiatives include support of cancer patients with CanSupport promoting public health and hygiene, as part of the ‘Clean India’ mission, with Sulabh International.
As we continue to move forward, we see exciting advancements in our relationship that would enable the Indian aerospace industry to become the economic growth engine, it aspires to be.