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Airbus : What's taking shape at the Airbus Foundation

06/22/2021 | 11:09pm

Q. You were named Managing Director of the Airbus Foundation in 2021. Can you describe your role?

My first responsibility is to continue the amazing work the Airbus Foundation has carried out over the years - much of which is still going strong today, from humanitarian aid to youth development - while also developing the new 'environment' pillar. The Airbus Foundation is the company's principal vehicle for corporate philanthropy, so we're committed to bringing together Airbus products, services and people to help address the challenges of today's society. One way we do this involves strategic partnerships with well-established global and key local organisations. My priority is to ensure we're working with our partners in a constructive and efficient way, while staying on top of evolving trends and addressing the increased challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, which touch all three of the Foundation's pillars. And, of course, in the short term, my role is to implement the new strategy that was validated by the Board in 2020.

Q. Can you describe this new 'environment' pillar in more detail?

The environment is an area in which the Airbus Foundation has worked in the past but our emphasis has since shifted. Now, we're focusing on supporting existing partners and collaborating with new ones to help address climate change and human impact on the environment.

To be clear, as a corporate foundation, we don't carry out work that directly supports Airbus' business objectives. However, through Airbus, we have access to products and services in climate assessment and prediction that are immensely valuable. Our goal is to pursue partnerships that will bring the power of our products and services to help in the fight against climate change.

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Airbus SE published this content on 22 June 2021 and is solely responsible for the information contained therein. Distributed by Public, unedited and unaltered, on 23 June 2021 03:08:01 UTC.

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