In 2010, our total community investment was more than £3.3m. This includes donations in cash as part of our Company Giving and Charity Challenge programmes.
We are committed to working effectively with charitable partners to benefit our customers and the communities near our operations. Our Company Giving Policy focuses on supporting the armed forces, veterans and their families as well as education projects with a science, engineering and technology focus.
The Company makes donations to local, national and international charities and other not-for-profit organisations. Charity Challenge is our Company-wide employee fundraising and volunteering programme. In the UK, US and Australia, employees elect partner charities for two years.