Corporate Social Responsibility : WFS WORLDWIDE FLIGHT SERVICES

Corporate Social Responsibility

Our commitment to integration

Our commitment to the training and development of our employees, our policy of equal opportunities for all and to protecting the environment extends across the entire WFS business.

This includes our support for charitable initiatives and humanitarian aid missions.

Our approach to corporate and social responsibility also extends into the local communities where we operate around the world and this was formally brought together in 2012 with the creation of the WFS Foundation to support social and professional integration.

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The WFS Foundation

The WFS Foundation awards grants for professional training and integration of young people through culture, sport, citizenship, education and training.

The causes we support are wide-reaching but all aim to inspire young people from challenging backgrounds to learn new skills and to support them as they look to enter the workplace. This may be by participating in programmes to help other people in need in communities, helping them to learn to drive, developing IT skills, understanding how to make and sell products, and learning interview skills.

All of these outstanding initiatives ultimately help to integrate young people into the community and employment with partner companies.

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Supporting the communities we work in

WFS stations around the world and the partners we work with regularly support local charities.

One of the best examples of this is Bangkok Flight Services’ (BFS) annual Cargo Awards Gala Dinner in Bangkok. Now in its fifth year, this leading regional event to recognise those who have contributed greatly to the air cargo industry both locally and internationally raises money for an outstanding local charity. In 2015 alone, the event raised five million baht for the Foundation for Slum Child Care (FSCC) under the Royal Patronage of H.R.H Princess Galyani Vadhana Krom Luang Naradhiwas Rajanagarindra.

Through its five years of support for the Foundation, BFS, a joint venture between WFS and Bangkok Airways, has supported the building of a new FSCC childcare centre in On-Nut called the ‘House of Hope’, which is due to open in 2015. They money raised at this year’s awards is being used to purchase an adjacent plot of land to build a new playground to improve the quality of life for children in the On-Nut slum area.

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The Washburne Innovation Award
for Equal Opportunities

In 2013, the Embassy of the United States of America in France, in partnership with the American Chamber of Commerce in France and the French-American Foundation, presented its annual Washburne Innovation Award for Equal Opportunities to WFS.

WFS received the award at a special ceremony in Paris by Charles Rivkin, Ambassador of the United States of America in France and Fleur Pellerin, Delegated Minister of Productive Recovery, responsible for SMEs, Innovation and the Digital Economy. The event at the Ambassador’s residence was attended by more than 250 guests representing leading businesses, civil society, government and the media.

First presented in 2012, the award promotes equality of opportunity in the workplace by rewarding those who excel in the recruitment, training and career advancement of all employees.