Employee Volunteerism

EMPLOYEE VOLUNTEERISM

A Culture of Giving

We believe that the time and talent of our people is as important and impactful as any donations they give. That’s why we encourage employees to volunteer their time and skills to support local communities and organizations. Our volunteer program aligns employees with community organizations that benefit from their job skills.

Employees experience the satisfaction of making a meaningful difference, and their passion and commitment helps further community initiatives. We recognize employees for their service with:

Presidential Service Volunteer

  • Presidential Volunteer Service Award, where employees log their volunteer hours and earn recognition from Points of Light for their community efforts.

iVolunteer

  • “iVolunteer” program, in which senior leaders award Service Coins to employee volunteers who then pass them on to others whose great community work inspires them.

EMPLOYEE GIVING TO EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS TOTALED

$2.7 MILLION

IN 2017 — MATCHED DOLLAR FOR DOLLAR BY RAYTHEON.

Disaster Relief

In 2017, natural disasters contributed to an unprecedented year of humanitarian crises. As Hurricane Maria approached Puerto Rico, the Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite instrument Raytheon engineered for NASA-NOAA’s Suomi NPP satellite captured a thermal image of the hurricane’s eye.

Six Raytheon-built Coyote® UAVs also dropped out of a NOAA WP-3D Orion weather surveillance plane to record additional data from inside the eye.

We knew this storm posed a deadly threat to employees who work there and to the country at large.

Raytheon and our people stepped forward to provide broad relief support. Together, we pledged more than $600,000 to help victims of hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria. That includes direct company donations to relief organizations and matching grants for employee donations.

Raytheon committed $100,000 to the hurricane relief effort One America Appeal, a nonprofit launched by all five living former U.S. presidents. The One America Appeal will designate Raytheon's donation to the nonprofit United for Puerto Rico, established by the office of First Lady of Puerto Rico Beatriz Rossello, to help the affected citizens of the U.S. territory.

In addition, employees are supporting affected colleagues through the Raytheon Employee Disaster Relief Fund. In 2017, this fund provided individual grants of up to $10,000 to 40 Raytheon employees who are victims of natural disasters and other emergencies in federally declared disaster areas.

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Lending a Hand to Our Teammates

Raytheon has more than 30 employees in Puerto Rico, and most chose to stay and ride out the storm to work in support of our customer, the U.S. Navy, on a radar program that tracks aircraft and surface ships across the Caribbean, a service with a critical need during hurricane season. When Hurricane Maria struck the island, Raytheon used company jets to fly food, water, generators and other critical supplies to San Juan and returned with a number of people, including Raytheon family members, young children, wounded combat veterans and senior citizens.

All had been stranded and were struggling to survive since the island’s power grid had been knocked out. “The relief needed to arrive as quickly as possible,” said Rebecca Rhoads, president of Raytheon Global Business Services, who helped deliver the supplies and assisted families as they arrived to board the planes. “It was just an intense level of collaboration and commitment to support each other and our communities in a time of dire need.”

EMPLOYEE VOLUNTEERISM BY THE NUMBERS

EMPLOYEE VOLUNTEERISM BY THE NUMBERS

CORPORATE RESPONSIBILITY REPORT

Corporate Responsibility Report

This year’s report provides a detailed overview of Raytheon’s corporate responsibility initiatives, highlighting our efforts to enrich the lives of people, strengthen our performance and reduce our environmental footprint.

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