2015 Corporate Responsibility Report

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Innovation

Innovation Ecosystem

We implemented an Innovation Ecosystem that engages our creative and entrepreneurial workforce with challenges and opportunities. The effort has resulted in 394 innovation proposal submissions and nine awards, a 57 percent increase in results from 2014. We recently created an innovation "FabLab" that now has more than 1,100 members. These participants volunteered for and received more than 2,000 hours of training. They also participated in five hack-a-thon/build-a-thon events throughout the company. The innovation pipeline has resulted in 25 funded innovation projects. The goal with all innovation efforts is to transform ideas into inventions and unleash new ways of designing, manufacturing and collaborating.

Our ongoing innovation projects have driven innovation throughout the company while also producing cost-saving outcomes.

Partners and Professional Associations

In conjunction with direct customer efforts, we maintain affiliations with organizations including those listed below to enhance business performance, collaboration, community involvement, diversity and inclusion, employee relations, the environment, health and safety, sustainability strategies and initiatives, innovation and supplier relationships.

  • 100,000 Jobs Mission
  • AbilityOne
  • Aerospace Industries Association
  • American Indian Science and Engineering Society
  • Asian American Engineer of the Year
  • Asian Business Association
  • Association of Climate Change Officers
  • Association of Corporate Contributions Professionals
  • Black Business Association
  • Black Engineer of the Year
  • Boston College Center for Corporate Citizenship
  • Capital Area Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce
  • Corporate EcoForum
  • Conservational International Business & Sustainability Council
  • Department of Veterans Affairs Center for Verification and Evaluation
  • Great Minds in STEM
  • International Aerospace Environmental Group
  • International Audit Protocol Consortium
  • Latin Business Association
  • Military Spouse Employment Partnership
  • National Association of Asian American Professionals
  • National Association of Environmental Management
  • National Association of Women Business Owners
  • National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development
  • National Society of Black Engineers
  • ORC Health, Safety & Environmental Strategies
  • Out and Equal Workplace Summit
  • Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer programs
  • Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers
  • Society of Women Engineers
  • United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
  • U.S. Business Leadership Network
  • Women of Color in Technology
Note: Partial List