Embraer today announced the establishment of the Embraer Foundation, in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, at the Company’s U.S. headquarters. The new foundation is a sister organization to the Brazil-based Embraer Institute (Instituto Embraer), which has led the social investment initiatives of the Company since 2001.
“The Embraer Foundation will consolidate our ongoing investments in social and environmental projects in the US,” said Gary Spulak, President, Embraer Aircraft Holding, Inc. “Our vision is to leverage our employee volunteerism and strategic partnerships to create a positive impact in our communities.”
The Embraer Foundation will raise funds for social and environmental projects through the Company’s partnership program, and continue to inspire employees to volunteer in local initiatives with social organizations.
“In Brazil, the Embraer Institute has developed educational programs created to inspire the next generation for over 15 years now,” said Mariana Luz, President, Embraer Foundation. “The Embraer Foundation will organize and offer a new approach for our social responsibility initiatives in the United States, where Embraer has had a strong presence for almost 40 years.”
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About The Embraer Foundation
The Embraer Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization based in the U.S., focused on enriching the communities where Embraer employees live and work. Motivated by one of the Company’s core values—We build a sustainable future—the foundation is driven by a quest for innovative social and environmental transformation.
The four pillars of the foundation are volunteering, partnerships, entrepreneurship, and education. Through volunteering, Embraer employees make a difference in developing local communities throughout the U.S. Through partnerships, Embraer creates a positive impact in the communities where it is present, via social and environmental projects. Through opportunities in entrepreneurship, Embraer fosters innovation among a new generation of students. Through education, Embraer qualifies and prepares students to become professionals in their communities.
About The Embraer Institute
The Embraer Institute was established in 2001 to invest the Company’s social capital in educational programs with three focal points: education, engagement with the community, and historical preservation.
The Embraer Institute develops the majority of its programs in the Brazilian states where Embraer is present: São Paulo, Minas Gerais and Rio de Janeiro. In the State of São Paulo, the Embraer Institute operates two high schools with an entrepreneurial learning model to prepare students for higher education.
Embraer is a global company headquartered in Brazil with businesses in commercial and executive aviation, defense & security. The company designs, develops, manufactures and markets aircraft and systems, providing customer support and services.
Since it was founded in 1969, Embraer has delivered more than 8,000 aircraft. About every 10 seconds an aircraft manufactured by Embraer takes off somewhere in the world, transporting over 145 million passengers a year.
Embraer is the leading manufacturer of commercial jets up to 130 seats. The company maintains industrial units, offices, service and parts distribution centers, among other activities, across the Americas, Africa, Asia and Europe.
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