AerCap supports a range of charities each year in the communities in which we operate. Through our social responsibility program we encourage employees to support local and national organizations that strengthen the communities in which they live and work. The company contributes by matching the funds raised by AerCap employee team efforts for the benefit of local community projects. These are some of the charities we have contributed to through employee participation and company donations.
Our current key charity partner is Orbis, a global charity fighting blindness through training, advocacy and research. One of its initiatives, the Orbis Flying Eye Hospital, is an aircraft on-board training facility that reaches developing countries and regions that otherwise may lack access to training. In 2017, AerCap employees competed in the Sporting Proud Triathlon at Brittas Bay, Co Wicklow, while in November a group of employees participated in the Great Ethiopian Run in Addis Ababa, in support of Orbis’ sight-saving work in southern Ethiopia.
Inner City Helping Homeless
AerCap together with the AerCap Tag Rugby Team supported the charity, Inner City Helping Homeless during the Tag Rugby league at Old Belvedere and Donnybrook in summer 2017. Based in Dublin, the charity provides support to those who are homeless by delivering meals, hot drinks and essential items such as clothing and toiletries.
AerCap is proud to continue its support of its charity partner, AWARE. During 2017 AerCap employees participated in a ‘dance-off’ raising much needed funds for the charity's work. In addition we continued our support of the charity’s annual golf event. Based in Dublin, AWARE provides services for those with mental health issues through educational programs and a support line.
AerCap also provided support through donations and employee participation at fundraising events to a range of cancer care charities including: The Singapore Pink Ribbon Walk, Komen Race for the cure in Los Angeles, Ireland’s Biggest Coffee Morning in aid of Milford Hospice Co. Limerick, The Pigsback Run in aid of the Marie Keating Foundation, The Movember Foundation global campaign, and the Apollo Football tournament in aid of Breast Cancer Ireland.
Environment and Sustainability
AerCap is committed to responsible and sustainable business practices from reducing environmental impact in our offices worldwide to incorporating the most advanced technology aircraft into our fleet, while deposing of older aircraft. This has a positive impact on the environment, as these new technology aircraft generate significantly less pollution than older aircraft and engines.See how we are making this change