Caring for Our Communities
Wabtec is committed to making meaningful, sustainable impact in the communities where we live and work.
Moving the world is just the beginning. Wabtec is also committed to improving the quality of life for people in the communities where we live, work and serve.
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.”
Making time to give back
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.
Local grants for our communities
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.
Donating to causes we care about
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.
Our commitment to sustainability is at the heart of everything we do.
At Wabtec, we are committed to leading the way in creating a more sustainable freight and passenger transportation network. And because operational excellence and environmental stewardship are among our priorities, we also conduct business in a way that is sustainable for our employees, customers and the communities in which they work and live. For a comprehensive look at Wabtec’s sustainability journey: