Our business succeeds when our employees across the world thrive.
The future of our business depends on our ability to create a high-performance culture to deliver on our commitments. As we build a talented workforce, we need our people to develop their skills and be highly motivated, engaged and resilient.
The new Bombardier Academy of learning brings our learning and development programs under one umbrella for all our employees around the world.
The new Academy will progressively include leadership and self- development learning solutions and will encompass different Bombardier Faculties focused on functional skills development in specific areas.
We believe that employee input and feedback is integral to strengthening our operations and our culture.
In recent years, we launched a new biannual employee engagement survey to gather honest feedback on what’s important to our employees and what we need to focus on as an organization to improve. The results from the survey direct our actions.
We reinforce our performance-based culture through the revamp of our employee performance management system. The upgraded system provides our team with new categories of performance objectives aligned with our corporate objectives, as well as simplified performance review tools. This will help instill a high-performance culture.
Today, our global workforce of 68,000 employees worldwide represent 141 nationalities. To continue our growth as a world-class organization, our ambition is to be recognized as an inclusive, accessible and attractive employer.
As part of our gender diversity focus, our ambition is to have at least 25% of management positions and 30% of Board positions held by women. We also continue to work collaboratively within the transportation sector to promote diversity. We have reached our goal for Board representation, but despite our best efforts, women have remained under-represented in our workforce, an area we plan to improve. In 2018, we integrated diversity as a criteria in selecting sponsorship opportunities and we signed the UK Women in Aviation and Aerospace Charter to increase gender balance across the sector. Moving into 2019, we will re-energize our global inclusion and diversity strategy by focusing on impactful targeted initiatives that will contribute to a cultural shift.
Leading an Health, Safety and Environmental Preventive Culture
Identifying, assessing and preventing occupational risks is a top priority for Bombardier. We strive to be a leader in Health, Safety and Environmental (HSE) Preventive Culture, which, for us, means taking a highly proactive approach to limiting HSE risks and creating an environment where innovation and productivity flourish.