Every day, Wabtec works to make the world a little bit better. It’s been our goal – and part of our business – for over 150 years. To have meaningful, sustainable impact, we take a holistic approach to how we invest in our communities, with a specific focus on making our environmental footprint smaller, developing the next generation of innovators and doers, and embracing the differences that make this world and our communities thrive. Our efforts go beyond charitable contributions and explore ways we can amplify our impact by engaging our team members as volunteers and sharing our Wabtec “know-how.”
Wabtec provides reliable, clean and innovative transportation products. And because operational excellence and environmental stewardship are among our values, we also conduct business in a way that is sustainable for our employees, customers and the communities in which they work and live. We measure our own sustainability goals, performance and impacts - and report it transparently.
For more, please read our Sustainability Report.
One way we connect with our communities is through local grants. Funding should focus on a local community where Wabtec has operations and, where possible, incorporate opportunities to engage local Wabtec employees in volunteerism. The Wabtec Foundation will give preference to non-profits that strategically focus on Education and the Environment. Organizations where Wabtec employees are currently engaged are also preferred. Grants are awarded only to organizations that do not discriminate based on religion, ethnicity, gender or sexual orientation.
Wabtec employees actively donate to causes they care about. In turn, we match those donations to eligible organizations under the parameters of our employee Matching Gifts program.
Wabtec employees are enthusiastic about making a difference in our communities around the world. Each year, a significant number of our employees lend their voluntary support to programs that positively impact the quality of life within our communities.