Bombardier Supports Charitable Berlin Food Bank Project

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Bombardier Supports Charitable Berlin Food Bank Project

More than 50 employees volunteered to gather food at the end of the Fruit Logistica trade fair in Berlin
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Thursday, February 14, 2013 - 9:10am

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February 14, 2013 /3BL Media/ - More than 50 employees of rail technology leader Bombardier Transportation supported the charitable food bank project “Berliner Tafel” in gathering fruit and vegetables in the Berlin exhibition halls last Friday. Employees from the head office of Bombardier Transportation in Berlin and from Europe's largest Bombardier site in Hennigsdorf, Brandenburg, participated in the project for the third time in a row.

Under its Corporate Social Responsibility strategy, Bombardier Transportation focuses its community activities on projects related to education, environment and entrepreneurship.The Berliner Tafel project addresses the environmental responsibility of redistributing fresh food to people in need instead of disposing of it.

The Bombardier volunteers helped the Berliner Tafel to collect the food from all exhibition halls in a matter of hours so the project could distribute the food to collection points in Berlin and Brandenburg at the weekend. Last year, the initiative collected a total of 130 tonnes of food for this charitable cause.

“The commitment of our employees to the Berliner Tafel project is founded on our company’s global approach to give something back to the communities in which we operate,” said Michael Clausecker, Chairman of the Management Board, Bombardier Transportation Germany. “Employees at our head office also serve as role models for the entire organization. During the past year, we took part in a tree-planting event in a park in the immediate neighbourhood of the head office as well as supporting the German children’s charity “Die Arche” (The Ark). Our employees’ big volunteering effort at this year's Berliner Tafel project encourages us to continue our community engagement in 2013.”

About Bombardier Transportation
Bombardier Transportation, a global leader in rail technology, offers the broadest portfolio in the rail industry and delivers innovative products and services that set new standards in sustainable mobility. BOMBARDIER ECO4 technologies – built on the four cornerstones of energy, efficiency, economy and ecology – conserve energy, protect the environment and help to improve total train performance for operators and passengers. Bombardier Transportation is headquartered in Berlin, Germany, and has a very diverse customer base with products or services in more than 60 countries. It has an installed base of over 100,000 vehicles worldwide.

About Bombardier
Bombardier is the world’s only manufacturer of both planes and trains. Looking far ahead while delivering today, Bombardier is evolving mobility worldwide by answering the call for more efficient, sustainable and enjoyable transportation everywhere. Our vehicles, services and, most of all, our employees are what make us a global leader in transportation.

Bombardier is headquartered in Montréal, Canada. Our shares are traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange (BBD) and we are listed on the Dow Jones Sustainability World and North America indexes. In the fiscal year ended December 31, 2011, we posted revenues of $18.3 billion USD. News and information are available at or follow us on Twitter @Bombardier.

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