KBR and its employees show their commitment to their communities by doing more than making donations. They are actively involved with many charitable causes, constantly working to help those who need it most by planning, staffing and taking part in hundreds of events, including:
IMPACT Green Week. IMPACT Green Week had regional offices take part in various events to gain awareness and explore positive actions for preserving natural resources and living sustainably. For one week during the summer, KBR offices across five continents actively volunteer and coordinate a number of diverse activities, covering a range of topics related to the environment. Activities each day revolve around different environmental themes, such as Ecology and Biodiversity, Water Resources, Energy Efficiency, Waste and Recycling, and Carbon Footprinting.
Employees Race and Walk for Fight Against Breast Cancer. Employees in Arlington, Va.; Raleigh, N.C.; and Leatherhead, UK, participated in local fundraisers held to help find a cure for breast cancer.
Annually, nearly 100 employees and family members participate as walkers or runners in the Race for the Cure. Over the years, the employee picnic after the event has become part of the business unit's larger commitment to the Race for the Cure. It is preceded by the 5K walk/run in Washington, D.C. In the past, more than 40,000 people have participated and US$4.3 million has been raised for the fight against breast cancer. Arlington's IMPACT organization employees also have raised thousands of dollars through raffle ticket sales, jeans passes, dunk tank tickets and individual and team donations. As a result of overwhelming employee participation, KBR placed among the top 10 fundraising teams in the Washington D.C. area.
In Raleigh, N.C., BE&K employees and their friends and families joined nearly 23,000 registered racers and thousands more spectators and volunteers in their local Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure. Raleigh IMPACT members joined in the activities by acting as course monitors for the event. Additionally, the people living along the route came out to cheer on the participants.
Leatherhead employees participated in the Annual MoonWalk, with 15,000 other walkers, all wearing bras adorned with feathers, glitter, sparkles, beads and other colorful decorations.
The Moonwalk raised money for Walk the Walk Worldwide, a charity that makes grants for research into the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of breast cancer, as well as providing funding for equipment and facilities for cancer patients. Breast cancer is the most common cancer in the UK and, within the UK, almost 46,000 women are diagnosed with breast cancer each year. Walk the Walk has encouraged over 160,000 people to take on a walking challenge and raised in excess of US$75 million. The MoonWalk in London is now over 10 years old and continues to support Breakthrough Breast Cancer with specific research projects, particularly The Generation Study. This is the largest study of its type and aims to track the health of over 100,000 women over a period of 40 years.