Supporting Our Communities

Dixon is a Top United Way Supporter

DIXON IS A TOP UNITED WAY SUPPORTER

Dixon, Illinois
The United Way of Lee County recognized our facility in Dixon, Illinois, as one of its Top 3 Corporate Donors. For over 20 years, employees in Dixon have built homes, run in 5k events, participated in blood drives and volunteered for a wide variety of United Way agencies. In 2016, employee and company donations exceeded $17,000. Thank you for supporting your local community!

Donating to SOS Children’s Village

DONATING TO SOS CHILDREN'S VILLAGES

Pyongtaek, South Korea
Employees held an in-house auction to support the nearby SOS Children’s Village in Seoul. Together with company contributions, over $11,000 was raised to support hospital expenses for the 70 children at the facility. BorgWarner Pyongtaek is planning several charity events including baseball games, job fairs for teenagers and more fundraising.

Building Homes with Habitat for Humanity

BUILDING HOMES WITH HABITAT FOR HUMANITY

Dixon, Illinois
After helping build a home for a mother and her three children last year, BorgWarner’s facility in Dixon, Illinois, contributed $1,200 to Habitat for Humanity and committed to helping with the 2017 project. During a typical Saturday, the BorgWarner team graded and prepared the driveway for paving, and installed insulation, siding, baseboard moldings and doorknobs.

Partnering with SOS Children’s Villages

PARTNERING WITH SOS CHILDREN'S VILLAGES

Worldwide
To help children and teenagers on their life’s journey, BorgWarner Turbo Systems is entering into a partnership with SOS Children’s Villages, an international charity. With nearly all of its 15 facilities conveniently located near an SOS Village, employees can participate in local volunteer projects as well as worldwide fundraising campaigns and global initiatives. BorgWarner also matches employee donations to the charity.

Supporting Schools in India

SUPPORTING SCHOOLS IN INDIA

Kakkalur, India
Underprivileged and disabled children and adults are grateful for the generous donations provided by our facility in Kakkalur, India. Learning materials, hearing aids, therapy equipment and furniture were distributed to two schools. “Delivering our donations to the schools was a heartwarming experience,” said Plant Manager R. Murali. “We are pleased to promote education for people with special needs in our local community.”

BorgWarner Helps Fund ‘Urban Agrihood’

BORGWARNER HELPS FUND ‘URBAN AGRIHOOD’

Detroit, Michigan
BorgWarner helped launch the Michigan Urban Farming Initiative’s crowdfunding effort with a $10,000 donation to support America’s first sustainable urban agrihood in Detroit’s North End. Through all-volunteer efforts, vacant land is already producing fruits and vegetables. Now, in an area with few fresh food options, a vacant building will be refurbished to teach the importance of nutrition and serve healthy food in its café.

Rewarding Experiences in the Classroom

REWARDING EXPERIENCES IN THE CLASSROOM

Ningbo, China
At the nearby primary school, students are learning real-world lessons with help from BorgWarner Emissions Systems employees in Ningbo, China. For the first time in Ningbo, employees introduced Junior Achievement to students and are volunteering in the classroom. The students’ enthusiasm inspires them to share experiences and build the students’ character, creativity and leadership skills. It’s a rewarding experience for everyone.

Riding for the Children

RIDING FOR THE CHILDREN

Dixon, Illinois
Inspired by friends who lost a child to cancer, Building and Groundskeeper Paul Abrams from our facility in Dixon, Illinois, and his wife joined the annual St. Jude Rides event to raise funds for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Through a series of cookouts, bucket brigades, golf outings and raffles, the group of 212 motorcycle riders from six states raised $712,000. The ride began with an escort by state police. At fuel stops, people opened their hearts and wallets for the cause. Once they reached their destination in Memphis, Tennessee, people lined the streets and held signs to greet them, and doctors and children stood to cheer them on throughout the hospital. “The most meaningful thing to me is how much a small group can do to support a worthy cause. It was overwhelming,” said Paul. “I think some pretty tough-looking bikers shed a couple of tears that afternoon.”

Celebrating Pinktober and Movember 2016

CELEBRATING PINKTOBER AND MOVEMBER

Worldwide
Flash mobs and fun runs, cooking competitions and bazaars, educational presentations and free mammograms, pink T-shirts and pink nails, and, of course, whiskers! Around the world, employees found creative ways to raise funds for breast cancer during Pinktober and men’s health awareness in Movember. Nine locations ran or walked in cancer awareness events, with employees in Portugal logging over 33,000 kilometers to earn a donation for their designated charity. Awards were also presented to employees in Michigan for the most creative moustaches, and employees in Hungary and Spain for most original events.

Running around the World for Children in Need

RUNNING AROUND THE WORLD FOR CHILDREN IN NEED

Worldwide
The challenge: 200,000 kilometers in six months. The reward: $70,000 for children in need. Employees and their families in Brazil, China, France, Germany, Hungary, Japan, Mexico, Poland, South Korea, the United Kingdom and the United States logged every kilometer they ran, hiked or walked, competing to earn their portion of a $70,000 donation for a children’s charity in their country. “Once again, we shattered our goal of five times the globe or 200,000 kilometers, achieving a total of 643,115 kilometers!” said Frédéric Lissalde, President and General Manager, BorgWarner Turbo Systems. “It’s amazing to see what we can achieve together.”

Providing Free Vision Care in India

PROVIDING FREE VISION CARE IN INDIA

Villagers in Putlur, India, were grateful to see BorgWarner support the local community with free vision care. BorgWarner Morse Systems India teamed up with Sankar Nethralaya Eye Hospital to provide over 350 free eye exams and more than 200 prescription glasses during the three-day clinic. The event also provided an opportunity to educate villagers about vision health.


Second Annual Collection Fills Crib with Baby Gifts for Families in Need

EMPLOYEES COLLECT BABY GIFTS FOR FAMILIES IN NEED

Auburn Hills, Michigan

Employees in Auburn Hills, Michigan, donated enough diapers, wipes and baby formula to fill an oversized crib and playpen to help local families in need. In addition, they donated over $7,000 (including the BorgWarner match) to purchase educational toys for babies and toddlers to support cognitive and physical development. The donations were distributed by Lighthouse of Oakland County, a partner agency of the United Way.

University Students Use Business Skills to Support Communities

UNIVERSITY STUDENTS USE BUSINESS SKILLS TO SUPPORT COMMUNITIES

BorgWarner China provides financial support as well as volunteers for Enactus, a non-profit organization that challenges university students to use the power of entrepreneurial action to improve the lives of people in need. Since 2009, BorgWarner China President Tom Tan and Human Resources Director Shelley Yu have served as judges in the national competition, recognizing the teams that best use entrepreneurial action to create opportunity. “As a national judge, it is very exciting to watch these teams grow over the years,” said Tan. “Truly, we can see the leaders of tomorrow making a positive impact on their communities today.” Marketing Manager Ivan Sun and Human Resources Managers Tracy Huang, Fiona Cheng and Cherry Zhu have also served as judges in regional competitions. 

FILLING BACKPACKS TO GO BACK TO SCHOOL

To help kids get ready to go back to school, BorgWarner bought 200 backpacks, and employees filled them with school supplies. Working with the local United Way, the facility in Asheville, North Carolina, has stocked backpacks for 600 students over the past three years.

RUNNING RINGS AROUND CANCER

As the largest team in the Tompkins County Relay for Life, employees and their families took turns circling the track at Ithaca College’s Butterfield Stadium in Ithaca, New York, to raise funds for the American Cancer Society. A proud sponsor of the annual event, BorgWarner is teaming up with employees to raise a combined total of $25,000 in 2016 through numerous fundraising efforts throughout the year.

STUDENTS COMPETE IN TURBO SYSTEMS CHALLENGE

This year, 26 teams with 78 students accepted the challenge to compete in the fifth annual BorgWarner Turbo Systems Goes to School event in Kirchheimbolanden, Germany. In addition to hands-on vehicle design and racing, teams presented vehicle, concept and cost break-downs to BorgWarner judges. Teachers and parents joined in the day, and everyone is looking forward to next year’s event.

BUILDING TEAMS, SUPPORTING CHILDREN

Managers and their families helped build a petting zoo shelter and fence for hamsters, rabbits and goats at the SOS Children’s Village near Kirchheimbolanden, Germany. The international organization supports orphaned and abandoned children. The project gave employees the opportunity to work together while supporting the local community.

RECYCLING PROJECT FUNDS NEW VAN FOR THE DISABLED

Employees in Arcore, Italy, used funds raised from recycling paper, plastic and wood to buy a new minibus for the Pyramid Association, a local organization that supports disabled adults and children. “The boys at the center received our donation with tremendous joy and enthusiasm,” said Gloria Gasparotto, a member of the facility’s Environment and Communities Group. “For everyone at BorgWarner, their smiles were the greatest gift.”

BORGWARNER DONATES BIKES FOR KIDS

Information Technology Services Europe, representing all six BorgWarner locations in Germany, donated six bikes to refugee children. Three bikes were donated to the Campaign for Integration in Ludwigsburg and another three bikes were given to Volunteer Network Refugee Relief in Monsheim. Both organizations provide a variety of resources for refugees, including language courses, social interaction and after school programs.

Donating Flood Relief Suppliers in India

DONATING FLOOD RELIEF SUPPLIES IN INDIA

Following devastating floods in the region, employees from the BorgWarner Morse Systems facility in Chennai, India, distributed relief supplies to 1,400 families in a local village. Each package donated by BorgWarner contained basic living necessities such as rice, sugar, refined oil, bedsheets and biscuits.  

Going Back to School

GOING BACK TO SCHOOL 

Employees in Ningbo, China, teach lessons on a variety of topics, from plants and animals to literature and currency, to students at the local grade school. Led by teams of employees, each lesson involves up to 45 children. In one lesson, students learned the scientific definition of a machine, watched a fun video, heard a lecture on engine timing systems and assembled spare parts. 

EMPLOYEES SUPPORT MEN’S HEALTH DURING “MOVEMBER”

Over 220 employees sported moustaches during “Movember,” an international fundraising event to build awareness for men’s health issues. First held in 2013, the annual competition has grown from one to 10 locations around the world. Together, employees and BorgWarner Emissions Systems raised nearly $18,000 to support men’s health.

EMPLOYEES RACE AGAINST CANCER

Over 30 employees and family members from our Emissions Systems facility in Vigo, Spain, participated in the Contra el Cancer, a race against cancer. Two employees finished in the top 15 in the 10 km event. Proceeds will fund a local cancer research program at Vigo University.

EMPLOYEES CELEBRATE “PINKTOBER” TO PROMOTE BREAST CANCER AWARENESS

Employees in Seneca, South Carolina, and Vigo, Spain, found very creative ways to promote breast cancer awareness during “Pinktober.” In Seneca, employees raised over $4,500 through a bake sale, cookout and spirited competition between departments to raise the most donations. The losing maintenance team painted their fingernails pink to show their support for breast cancer awareness. In Vigo, employees participated in a variety of events in collaboration with the Spanish Association against Cancer, including attending cancer prevention seminars, wearing pink badges, selling pink sunglasses, collecting donations in a pink piggy bank and decorating the building with a giant pink ribbon.

BABY GIFTS HELP SOLVE POVERTY, ONE FAMILY AT A TIME

Employees in Auburn Hills, Michigan, donated enough diapers, wipes and baby formula to fill a giant, oversized crib plus a portable crib to overflowing! Over $7,500 in cash donations - including proceeds from a “quarter war” among employees, an anonymous employee match and the BorgWarner company match - purchased educational toys for babies and toddlers to support cognitive and physical development. The donations were distributed by Lighthouse of Oakland County, a partner agency of the United Way.

MEET UP AND EAT UP WITH THE DETROIT LIONS

Jump rope, hula hoops, hop-scotch and team sprints were all part of the fun when 15 employees from BorgWarner locations in Auburn Hills, Michigan, joined 35 kids for a morning of games. The highlight of the event was when three Detroit Lions football players bounded in with their mascot, Roary. After a morning of exercise, the third grade students watched the Lions’ chef demonstrate healthy cooking and had the opportunity to select locally grown fruits and vegetables from the largest historic farmers’ market in the country. Known as “Meet Up and Eat Up,” a United Way initiative focused on healthy nutrition, the volunteer opportunity was championed by Stefan Demmerle, President and General Manager, BorgWarner Power Drive Systems.
 

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer

MAKING STRIDES AGAINST BREAST CANCER 

More than 120 BorgWarner employees and their families from World Headquarters, the Powertrain Technical Center and Livonia walked 5 km (3.1 miles) in the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer event to benefit the American Cancer Society in Detroit, Michigan. Employees held a variety of events to promote the walk and collect donations. Three employee-led teams raised over $1,000 each, and one raised over $2,600! As a platinum sponsor, BorgWarner donated $5,000 to the event and matched employee contributions for a combined total of over $30,000 to fight breast cancer. “I think most people know someone who is battling or has fought this disease,” said Vice President, Human Resources, and event champion Kim Jenett. “Every year more employees participate and show their support for this important cause. Our employees are terrific! They generously give their time, talent and wealth to help others. I couldn’t be more proud of everyone at BorgWarner.” 

Building Communities with Habitat for Humanity

BUILDING COMMUNITIES WITH HABITAT FOR HUMANITY 

Thanks to 16 volunteers from Morse Systems and Habitat for Humanity in Livonia, Michigan, a disabled military veteran and AmeriCorps volunteer will have a home to call her own. The team put in windows, attached foam insulation to the exterior walls and repaired the chimney in the home. They also installed vinyl siding and a new roof on the garage among many other projects. “Habitat for Humanity is a down-to-earth organization with an important cause,” said Joe Fadool, President and General Manager, BorgWarner Morse Systems. “Our team had a blast. I believe this will become an important part of committing our time and talents to the community in the future.”  

EMPLOYEES DONATE BLOOD IN SPAIN

The Safety and Wellness Team in Vigo, Spain, worked with the Galician Transfusion Center to organize a blood drive. The center’s medical bus visited the BorgWarner facility, where over 60 employees volunteered to donate blood. The donations will be used to perform 23 surgeries, transfer platelets to nine cancer patients and provide 11 liters of plasma to treat hemophilia.

RAISING OVER $11,000 FOR PROSTATE CANCER RESEARCH

BorgWarner Transmission Systems organized and sponsored a charity golf outing in Michigan, raising over $11,000 to support prostate cancer awareness and benefit the Prostate Cancer Foundation. Twenty-six employees joined 42 customers, suppliers and supporters on the links. BorgWarner and other area businesses sponsored holes and donated awards, prizes and auction items. Suggested by an employee whose father died from the disease, the Prostate Cancer Foundation is the world’s leading philanthropic organization dedicated to funding research to develop better treatments and, ultimately, a cure for this disease that strikes one out of every six American men.

FILLING BACKPACKS TO HELP STUDENTS GO BACK TO SCHOOL

Partnering with the United Way, BorgWarner’s facility in Asheville, North Carolina, purchased 200 backpacks, and employees donated school supplies to fill each one for children in need. In all, the United Way collected over 1,350 backpacks from area businesses and distributed them to local children’s charities and schools. About 25% of children in the county live in poverty. These school supplies provide the tools students need to learn and succeed.

SAFETY AWARD INSPIRES SYKES FAMILY TO ESTABLISH CHARITY

When a facility earns a BorgWarner CEO’s Safety Excellence Award, employees traditionally donate the financial prize to a local charity. After Eric Sykes’ suggestion of The Children’s Society was approved for the Bradford plant’s 2012 award, he was inspired to begin his own charity. Earlier that year, his daughter and her friend were tragically murdered. To memorialize his daughter’s compassionate spirit, Eric and his wife established the Samantha Sykes Foundation Trust. The charity helps exploited children receive private counseling and sponsors private tutoring for children to help them enter the local university. “Obviously, our personal loss has been a key driver, but I honestly believe that it was the CEO’s Safety Excellence Award that inspired the formation of our charity. I offer my sincere gratitude to BorgWarner for that,” said Eric.

FEEDING THE HUNGRY IN MEXICO

BorgWarner’s campus in Ramos-Arizpe, Mexico, donated food to the Bancos De Alimentos De Mexico, an organization dedicated to fighting hunger. The donation fed 55 families living in three suburbs in the region. Employees at this campus support their local communities in many ways throughout the year, bringing hot chocolate, coffee, bread and blankets to hospital patients and donating toys and candy to poor children.
 

STAMPING OUT HUNGER IN MICHIGAN

BorgWarner employees and their families joined an annual food drive to “Stamp Out Hunger” by helping unload, sort and pack thousands of pounds of food for families in several local communities. Every year, the U.S. Postal Service collects nonperishable food items from mailboxes around the country and delivers the food to local pantries such as the Lighthouse in Michigan. A partner agency of the United Way, Lighthouse provides a variety of services to families in need, from food to housing. BorgWarner is one of the most prominent financial supporters of the United Way in Southeast Michigan, and this volunteer event is an extension of that support.
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TAKING STEPS TO FIGHT HEART DISEASE

BorgWarner employees, family members and friends took steps to promote healthy lifestyles and raise funds to fight heart disease and stroke during the American Heart Association’s Heart Walk in Detroit. Employee donations and matching contributions from the BorgWarner Foundation are expected to total over $18,000.
 

SHOWING COMPASSION FOR THE HUNGRY

Three times a year, BorgWarner employees in Water Valley, Mississippi, help pack groceries for Compassion Ministries, a local non-profit food bank. During their most recent volunteer opportunity, 18 co-workers packed over 100 boxes which were distributed to needy families across two counties. BorgWarner’s Water Valley facility also makes a financial donation during the holiday season to help the organization buy additional groceries for the hungry.

BORGWARNER HELPS ESTABLISH MASTER’S DEGREE IN TURBOCHARGING ENGINEERING

Over the past 10 years, BorgWarner’s facility in Bradford, United Kingdom, has teamed up with the University of Huddersfield to offer students internships and research projects. Faced with growing demand for turbochargers and skilled engineers who specialize in the technology, BorgWarner and the university have taken their relationship to a new level, developing what may be the world’s first master’s degree in turbocharging engineering. The program offers an opportunity to train new hires and enhance the skills of existing engineers to support BorgWarner’s long-term needs, not just in the United Kingdom, but globally. The first students represent Germany, Poland and the United Kingdom.

SUPPORTING ENGINEERING STUDENTS IN SOUTH KOREA

SeohanWarner Turbo Systems, a BorgWarner joint venture in South Korea, sponsors Doowon Technical College students in the annual Korean Society of Automotive Engineers Baja & Formula competition. Students design, build and race their own Formula style race cars. BorgWarner has hired several technicians from this college who have demonstrated their skill and passion for the automotive industry.
 

PROMOTING HEALTH

BorgWarner donated a new 1,400-square-foot (130-square-meter) gym complete with functional training equipment to the YMCA in Ithaca, New York. Designed for youth, women, seniors and those with special needs, the equipment uses a person’s body weight to increase strength, agility and endurance using a variety of colorful, diverse and fun exercises. For many years, BorgWarner has supported the YMCA, providing scholarships to those who could not otherwise afford a wellness program, swimming lessons or sports activities. In 2000, BorgWarner also helped establish a college-sized gym for basketball, volleyball and other sports.

COLLECTING BOTTLE CAPS

Employees at the BorgWarner plant in Vigo, Spain, collected plastic bottle caps to raise funds for medical and household equipment for disabled children. In just four months, they collected 36 tons of caps, raising over $10,000 (9,000 Euros). Employees also collected food, clothing and toys for the needy.

FIGHTING CANCER

Employees in Dixon, Illinois, supported Breast Cancer Awareness Month by encouraging employees to buy pink T-shirts that could be worn to work on Fridays. The shirt sales raised money for a local breast cancer support organization. Inspired by an employee at the plant in Ithaca, New York, employees launched a campus-wide Relay for Life program to support the American Cancer Association and raised $9,000 through employee-led initiatives.

CLEANING UP OUR COMMUNITIES

Employees in Mexico showed community commitment by paving two main streets and cleaning up nearby areas. In South Korea, 24 employees participated in a community service project for St. Joseph House, and in Japan, employees joined in the Nabari City Clean Day and picked up trash in the area near their manufacturing facility.

A CULTURE OF GIVING

A group of employees spent an October morning helping those in need near the Powertrain Technical Center in Auburn Hills, Michigan. The effort supported Lighthouse of Oakland County, an organization providing assistance to the less fortunate in the community. Employees cleared landscaping from a home site that was being refurbished, picked up furniture donations and assisted at a food pantry and day care facility.

EMPLOYEES “FACE OFF” TO SUPPORT MEN’S HEALTH

In an effort to change the face of men’s health, BorgWarner employees in Spain and the United States grew moustaches during “Movember,” an international fundraising event held during November. Known as “Mo Bros,” the teams participated in a friendly “face-off” to build awareness, increase detection, diagnoses and treatment, and ultimately reduce preventable deaths from male cancers. The Spanish team was declared the winner, and BorgWarner donated $1,500 to the Movember Spain charity organization. We are looking forward to seeing the movement grow in popularity in the future.

CREATING HAPPY HOLIDAYS AROUND THE WORLD

BorgWarner employees around the world spread good cheer to those in need during the holiday season. For example, in Portugal employees delivered baskets full of traditional Christmas foods to Centro Social Riba Lima, a local organization dedicated to serving the elderly, infants and needy families. In Mexico, they visited children in hospitals bearing gifts of blankets, hot chocolate and cookies. In the United States, employees donated toys, mittens, winter coats and gift cards to charities such as the Salvation Army, the Make-A-Wish Foundation and other local organizations.

EMPLOYEES SAVE MOTHER AND THREE CHILDREN

On their way to work at the BorgWarner Engine Timing Components facility in Ithaca, New York, two employees rescued a family from a nearly tragic accident. In the predawn darkness, the vehicle missed a sharp turn, flipped and landed in a ditch filled with two to three feet of water. Trapped inside were a mother and her three daughters, ages 10 years, 8 years and 11 months. The employees credit their ongoing safety training for their ability to react quickly and save the family. “We are extremely proud of their heroic efforts,” said Joe Fadool, President and General Manager, BorgWarner Morse TEC.

BORGWARNER JOINS ROAD RALLY TO RAISE FUNDS FOR ORPHANS

BorgWarner sponsored a car in the adventurous 1,550-mile (2,500-kilometer) Złombol road rally to raise funds for orphanages. Over 400 cars and vans built from the 1950s to the 1980s traveled from Poland to Spain. Led by a BorgWarner engineer, the team successfully completed the eighth edition of the Złombol, raising $1,500 (5,000 złoty) for local orphans.

BORGWARNER MAKES STRIDES AGAINST BREAST CANCER

Employees and their families from the Powertrain Technical Center and World Headquarters in Auburn Hills, Michigan, joined 15,000 participants in a 5 km walk to Make Strides Against Breast Cancer at Ford Field in Detroit. As a platinum sponsor, BorgWarner matched every donation over $50, helping employees raise more than $18,000 for the American Cancer Society. The donations will enable investment in groundbreaking breast cancer research, free information and services for women diagnosed with the disease, and access to mammograms for women who need them.

GIVING THE GIFT OF WARMTH

As the first chills of winter began to blow across Michigan, BorgWarner employees at the Powertrain Technical Center and World Headquarters in Auburn Hills gave the gift of warmth to local families in need. Several large boxes of gently used coats for children and adults were donated by each facility to Lighthouse of Oakland County, a local United Way charity that provides a variety of services, from food to shelter. One coat now clothes a homeless man sleeping under a bridge, and another belongs to a very grateful 18-year-old homeless girl. BorgWarner employees volunteer at Lighthouse regularly.

BUILDING SAFETY AND BREAST CANCER AWARENESS

Employees at the BorgWarner plant in Seneca, South Carolina, gathered to see the unveiling of a pink forklift. Painted by the plant’s Awareness Team, the eye-catching vehicle not only reminds employees to pay attention to traffic in the plant, but memorializes those who have battled breast cancer. Over 50 names have been written on the forklift, transforming an ordinary plant vehicle into a personal tribute.

FUNDING FIREFIGHTERS

Employees in Dixon, Illinois, donated $10,000 from their BorgWarner Global Star Safety Award to the Dixon City Fire Department to help purchase a new Fire Safety House, equipped with interactive features for safety training for all ages. The Dixon Fire Department has supported the plant’s safety efforts over the years by participating in annual drills and providing fire extinguisher training.

KIDS AT WORK

Nearly 100 children joined their parents for Bring Your Kids to Work Day at the Powertrain Technical Center in Auburn Hills, Michigan. Following breakfast and a photo with mom or dad, the kids learned about sales and advertising, toured the lab, watched 3D printing and robotics demonstrations, raced remote controlled cars and “job shadowed” with their parent. The day ended with popcorn and a screening of the movie Turbo, the story of a snail that dreams of winning the Indianapolis 500 and his place on the Borg-Warner Trophy™. Coordinated by human resources and the local Great Place to Work Committee, the annual event provides children with the opportunity to experience potential careers and learn how their parents help create a cleaner, more fuel-efficient world.

BORGWARNER SPONSORS SIX COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIPS IN 2014

Acting on our belief in supporting our communities, BorgWarner proudly awards scholarships to children of its employees each year. In 2014, BorgWarner sponsored scholarships for six children of U.S. employees, based on the high school graduates’ academic excellence, leadership and community service. The annual scholarship competition is conducted by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation, an independent, not-for-profit organization. Winners are selected based on their PSAT/NMSQT score, academic records, community service, extracurricular activities, essays and references. Since 1997, BorgWarner has sponsored 116 college scholarships for commendable students who have pursued careers in a wide range of fields from medicine and education to business and engineering.

BORGWARNER AND EMPLOYEES RAISE OVER $12,000 TO FIGHT HEART DISEASE

Despite the cold and rain, 44 BorgWarner employees and family members participated in the American Heart Association’s Heart Walk at Ford Field in Detroit, Michigan. Employee donations and matching contributions from BorgWarner totaled over $12,000. The event promotes improved health through walking while raising funds to help fight heart disease and stroke. According to the American Heart Association, more than 600,000 Americans die each year from heart disease. The association funds research, provides cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) training, and offers life-saving health information to help individuals learn how to avoid heart disease, recognize the warning signs of heart attack, and talk to doctors about critical health choices.

PROVIDING DISASTER RELIEF AND SUPPORTING SCHOOLS IN MEXICO

When hurricanes and storms struck the nearby community, employees in Ramos, Mexico, delivered water, clothes and other essentials to the victims. Employees also donated school supplies to communities in need at the start of the school term, delivered blankets and hot chocolate to hospital patients, and donated toys to children in nearby communities.

BIKING IN THE TOUR DE CURE

A team of employees from Ithaca, New York, participated in the Tour de Cure, a bicycling event to support the American Diabetes Association. Their participation in the race sparked campus-wide diabetes awareness initiatives.

WORKING WITH THE DISABLED IN SOUTH KOREA

Each quarter, employees in Pyongtaek, South Korea, visit St. Joseph’s House where they work with hearing impaired senior citizens and help collect trash at an annual clean-up activity.

HELPING THE INJURED SON OF A FELLOW EMPLOYEE

The son of an operator at the BorgWarner plant in Dalian, China, was injured in an accident and faced significant medical expenses. Dalian employees provided both moral and financial support, and BorgWarner matched the employees’ donations.

SUPPORTING CHILDREN AND THE HOMELESS

As part of their 50th anniversary celebration, the team in Dixon, Illinois, held several fundraising events to support community organizations, including a car show, raffle and silent auction. Employees donated the proceeds to a homeless shelter and children’s center.

BUILDING AWARENESS FOR BREAST CANCER

Employees in Frankfort, Illinois, cooked chili, baked desserts and donated raffle prizes at their annual Chili Cook-off. Many wore pink that day and all enjoyed sampling the different chili recipes. Proceeds from the sales of food and raffle tickets supported breast cancer awareness.

HELPING COLLEAGUES COPE WITH TRAGEDY

Employees in Ludwigsburg, Germany, supported a colleague and his family who lost their home in a fire, and employees in Muggendorf, Germany, provided assistance to a family in need after a family member was involved in an accident.

DONATING TOYS FOR THE HOLIDAYS

During the plant-wide Christmas party in Seneca, South Carolina, employees donated more than 500 toys to a shelter for battered women and children.

SUPPLYING LOCAL FOOD BANKS IN SPAIN

Employees in Vigo, Spain, donated more than 700 kg (1,500 lbs.) of food to support their local food bank and collected plastic caps for recycling to help disabled children obtain items that make their lives easier.

WALKING FOR A CURE IN FRANCE

A team of 20 employees from Tulle, France, participated in a walk to raise funds for Ligue contre le cancer, a non-profit organization dedicated to fighting cancer. The plant also hosts blood donation drives twice each year.

HELPING ORGANIZATIONS PREPARE FOR EMERGENCIES

Employees in Auburn Hills, Michigan, painted and delivered food for Lighthouse, an emergency food and housing provider for needy families in the area. Interns also packed boxes of food at a local food bank for the needy.

DONATING $120,000 IN SAFETY AWARDS TO LOCAL CHARITIES

Employees in Hungary, the United Kingdom, Mexico, China and the United States donated $120,000 in safety awards to local charities to benefit cancer patients, needy children, schools, the blind and disabled, the Red Cross, local firefighters, food pantries, veterans and organizations that help victims of natural disasters.

SUPPORTING ORPHANS IN SOUTH KOREA

Employees in Ochang, South Korea, have been long-time supporters of a local orphanage, where they hold their annual team-building event on the organization’s soccer fields. At the end of the event, employees and the company made a financial donation to support the children.

ENCOURAGING TOMORROW’S ENGINEERS

Over 60 high school students in Kirchheimbolanden, Germany, took part in a BorgWarner competition to build a vehicle without any on-board drive source that could travel as far as possible across a gym floor after accelerating from a quarter pipe. Students also made technical presentations on their idea selection methods, creativity and vehicle designs. “Events like this provide an opportunity to spark an interest in engineering and prepare young people for technical professions,” said Arno Schwarz, Vice President, Manufacturing Strategy and Quality, BorgWarner Turbo Systems.

ACCELERATING ENGINEERING OPPORTUNITIES

As the title sponsor of the University of Michigan—Ann Arbor’s Formula SAE MRacing team, BorgWarner provides financial support as well as technical advice for engineering students who design, build, test and race formula-style racecars. MRacing exposes students to new technologies, software and materials, allowing them to apply theories learned in the classroom to practical situations. Alumni of Formula SAE teams work at BorgWarner as interns and engineers, and some continue to provide today’s MRacing team with technical guidance.

GRADUATE STUDENTS SOLVE REAL-WORLD CHALLENGE

In the past ten years, BorgWarner has sponsored over 20 teams from the University of Michigan’s Tauber Institute, providing graduate students with opportunities to face real-world challenges during a 14-week assignment. This year, teams investigated and implemented best practices to increase productivity, improve product quality, reduce downtime and cut waste.

FUNDING HANDS-ON STEM EDUCATION FOR GRADE SCHOOL STUDENTS

As a technology-driven company, BorgWarner actively invests in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) education, igniting the spirit of innovation in students of all ages. Since 2006, BorgWarner has contributed $345,000 to the SAE Foundation to fund the development and distribution of SAE International’s educational programs, such as A World in Motion (AWIM). This hands-on curriculum encourages grade school students to apply their math and science skills to fun projects such as building paper sailboats, balloon-powered cars or gravity-powered vehicles. BorgWarner’s donation helps the AWIM program reach 3,500 students across the United States each year including a local school district near BorgWarner’s facility in Seneca, South Carolina, where AWIM was credited with helping fifth graders increase their standardized test scores for science by 14%.

$2 MILLION DONATED TO THE UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN

The BorgWarner Foundation and retired Executive Chairman Timothy Manganello donated $2 million to the University of Michigan to create the College of Engineering’s first endowed department chair and provide funding for research and education. “The many technological advancements made in the auto industry over the past few decades have been extraordinary. Where will engineers lead us next? That depends entirely on our investment in their education now,” said Manganello. BorgWarner’s commitment toward education is reflected in the company’s partnerships with universities as well as initiatives to promote science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education for grade school and high school students around the world.

BORGWARNER SPONSORS FIVE COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIPS IN 2013

For demonstrating excellence in the classroom and their communities, BorgWarner sponsored scholarships for five children of U.S.-based employees graduating from high school this year. The annual scholarship competition is conducted by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation, an independent, not-for-profit organization. Winners are selected based on their PSAT/NMSQT score, academic records, community service, extracurricular activities, essays and references. Since 1997, BorgWarner has sponsored 110 college scholarships for commendable students. Over the years, scholarship winners have pursued careers in a wide range of fields from medicine and education to business and engineering. 

SUPPORTING VETERANS 

Employees in Frankfort, Illinois, donated their $5,000 BorgWarner Continuous Improvement Safety Award to the Manteno Veteran’s Home. Opened in 1986, the organization operates a 350-bed facility to provide skilled nursing, financial and social services to veterans of the armed forces. Two members of the plant’s emergency response team have personal connections to the veteran’s home and were instrumental in recommending the charity to employees for the donation. 

HELPING THE NEEDY IN PORTUGAL AND SPAIN 

In recognition of their strong improvements in safety, employees in Valença, Portugal, and Vigo, Spain, received BorgWarner Continuous Improvement Safety Awards. Employees in Vigo donated their $5,000 award to Missionary Brothers, an institution dedicated to helping people who are at risk of social exclusion, while employees in Valença contributed their award to Berco, which provides care for abandoned, abused or neglected children. 

EMPLOYEES DONATE TO CHILDREN’S SOCIETY AND MACMILLAN CANCER SUPPORT

In Bradford, United Kingdom, employees earned their second consecutive Chairman’s Excellence Award for Safety. Employees chose to donate their $20,000 award to Macmillan Cancer Support, an organization providing medical, financial and practical services for cancer victims and their families, as well as the Children’s Society, which helps disadvantaged, disabled and vulnerable children throughout the United Kingdom. Several employees at the plant are volunteers for the Children’s Society.

SUPPORTING LOCAL CHARITIES IN HUNGARY

In Oroszlány, Hungary, employees elected to donate their $20,000 Chairman’s Excellence Award for Safety to five organizations, including the Hungarian Red Cross which supports annual blood drives at the plant, a foundation that supports children’s health and environmental protection, an association of local firefighters that practices at the plant and provides community services for family events, a nursery school attended by many children of employees at the plant, and an organization that promotes theater arts education and performs stage productions at the facility’s family days.

CHILDREN BENEFIT IN MEXICO 

In Ramos, Mexico, employees chose to donate their $20,000 Chairman’s Excellence Award for Safety to La Casa de los Niños, an association that provides poor children with education, food and therapy. In addition, employees plan to help the charity expand its building to house a bazaar where donated items can be sold to provide added financial support.

BORGWARNER NAMED TO HONOR ROLL OF MICHIGAN'S HEALTHIEST EMPLOYERS  

Crain’s Detroit Business named BorgWarner to the 2012 Honor Roll of Michigan’s Healthiest Employers, placing BorgWarner among the top six companies with over 5,000 employees. The ranking recognizes companies throughout Michigan whose policies, programs and culture create healthy employees and workplaces. BorgWarner offers a variety of programs to improve, manage and promote employee health, including onsite clinics, wellness programs, preventive care and disease management resources. 

HELPING OUR VETERANS  

During the past five years, BorgWarner and its employees in Asheville donated over $50,000 and engaged in more than a dozen events to benefit veterans across western North Carolina. For example, the company and its employees were involved in restoring a shelter for homeless veterans, led a coat and clothing drive benefiting over 250 vets, and participated in Operation Welcome Home, a fundraiser to support job training programs for homeless veterans. On several occasions, the Asheville plant sponsored Honor Air which provides local veterans with escorted trips to the World War II Memorial in Washington D.C. and made a generous contribution to the Fisher House, a home for families to stay in while their veterans are being treated or recovering from service injuries. In addition, BorgWarner’s facility in Asheville has been diligent in giving special consideration to veterans applying for positions in the company. 

ROBOTICS TEAMS SCORE BIG 

BorgWarner employees in Asheville, North Carolina; Auburn Hills, Michigan; and Ithaca, New York, helped coach three high school teams totaling over 120 students in FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) competitions this spring. In just six weeks, students designed and built a complex, computer-controlled robot engineered to shoot basketballs into hoops and balance on bridges. Team Gorillas, with members from five high schools in Henderson County, finished eighth out of 53 teams at the North Carolina regional competition and captured the Design Creativity Award. Team RUSH, from Clarkston High School in Michigan, earned the Engineering Inspiration Award at the district competition, won the State Chairman’s Award and participated in the world championship in St. Louis. The Code Red Robotics team from Ithaca High School won the Engineering Inspiration Award as a regional semifinalist, earned the GM Industrial Design Award as quarterfinalists, and reached the division finals at the world championship.

SUPPORTING EDUCATION IN BRAZIL 

In partnership with Instituto Ayrton Senna, BorgWarner helps more than 500 children and teenagers with learning disabilities in several communities in Brazil, including Itatiba City where a new BorgWarner campus is being constructed. The program supplies school uniforms, tuition, educational materials and training programs for teachers. 

STUDENTS STUDY ABROAD 

Since 2009, the John F. Fiedler/BorgWarner Study Abroad Scholarship Program has helped 150 students from Kent State University’s College of Business study in Switzerland, Italy, Ireland, India, France, England, Belgium, Canada, Sweden, Norway, Uganda and China. Named in honor of the former BorgWarner Chairman and CEO, the program has provided nearly $370,000 for full-semester or summer programs for undergraduate and graduate students learning how to compete in a global economy. 

REACHING OUT TO FLOOD VICTIMS 

When rising waters and torrential rains from Tropical Storm Lee filled homes throughout southern New York state, employees from the entire Ithaca campus demonstrated BorgWarner’s belief in generously contributing to our local communities by donating household items, clothes, food, cleaning supplies, baby items and more. In addition, the company contributed $3,000 to the Food Bank of the Southern Tier and another $3,000 to the American Red Cross. “Many of our employees from the area were personally affected,” said Cathy Barron, administrative assistant and philanthropy committee member. “We received phone calls from a number of very grateful people whose homes had been completely destroyed. It was a wonderful feeling to help.” 

VOLUNTEERING IN FRANKFORT 

Employees at the BorgWarner facility in Frankfort, Illinois, helped rebuild and paint 18 picnic tables at a local environmental learning center. Other charitable activities at the plant include annual food drives, a chili cook-off supporting cancer awareness and quarterly blood drives producing donations three times greater than the general population. 

CHINA AIDS CO-WORKER WITH LEUKEMIA 

When a 27-year-old production line operator was diagnosed with acute leukemia (blood cancer), BorgWarner employees throughout China donated over 120,000 RMB ($19,000) to help pay for the expensive medicine and possible bone marrow transplant needed to treat his condition. The company matched employee contributions for a total donation of 240,000 RMB ($38,000). The employee is currently undergoing chemotherapy treatments. 

BORGWARNER DONATES $200,000 TO JAPAN DISASTER RELIEF 

At BorgWarner, we support our communities in their times of need. To aid the people of Japan devastated by earthquakes and tsunamis, BorgWarner employees throughout the world generously donated $50,000 to the Red Cross. BorgWarner matched those donations and added $100,000 for a total contribution of $200,000. These funds helped support hundreds of thousands with shelter, healthcare, food, water and relief supplies. Kuninori Matsuda, Consul General of Japan, responded, “It is with my deepest gratitude, and on behalf of the people and Government of Japan, that I express by profound thanks to BorgWarner for its generous donation. I am particularly moved that even in the midst of these challenging economic times, your organization was so quick and so compassionate in its response.” 

EMPLOYEES DONATE $80,000 IN SAFETY AWARDS  

Employees in South Korea, China and the United States earned BorgWarner safety awards for their outstanding safety records. At each facility, employees choose to donate the company’s financial award to local charities such as the Red Cross, orphanages, schools, food banks and organizations providing services for hospice care, child care, disabilities and military families. 

BUILDING BETTER NEIGHBORHOODS 

Employees volunteered to help Habitat for Humanity® restore its first home in Auburn Hills, Michigan. The team painted, caulked, hung doors, mounted hardware, and cut and installed wood trim during a remodeling project that will become home for a low-income family. “I am grateful BorgWarner provided us with this opportunity,” said employee Steve Olson. “Giving back to the community where we live and work is very rewarding. I would certainly volunteer again.” Through donations of labor, money and materials, Habitat for Humanity has built and renovated over 300,000 houses around the world for families in need since 1976. The organization may purchase two additional homes in the area, providing BorgWarner employees with more opportunities to help their local community. 

RACING HEROES GREET CHILDREN 

For children receiving treatment for cancer and blood diseases, meeting Formula Truck and Rally Cross Country champions is a dream comes true. During an awards ceremony co-hosted by BorgWarner and the Ingo Hoffmann Institute in Campinas, Brazil, families enjoyed the opportunity to talk to their racing heroes, see the racing trucks and pose for photos behind the wheel of a winning vehicle. The annual event is highly anticipated by the children and their families. BorgWarner has been sponsoring Formula Truck racing since 1997 and Rally Cross Country racing since 2007. 

KIDS AT WORK 

During the annual Take Your Kids to Work Day, employees in Auburn Hills, Michigan, hosted over 30 children between the ages of 6 and 16. In addition to “working” with their parents, the human resources department organized a number of events, including visiting the lab, building and racing paper airplanes, decorating windows and attending a health awareness talk with the on-site nurse. Since the event was held on Earth Day, the kids were also invited to plant 35 small spruce trees around the building. 

COACHING KIDS FIRST  

Employees in Auburn Hills, Michigan, coached a team of fifth graders, who researched the logistics issues of school cafeteria lunches and built a LEGO® robot to compete for points by moving objects on a game table. In Ithaca, New York, employees sponsored a team of over 35 high school students, helping them build a 120 lb. robot designed to race around a slippery surface to collect balls and deposit them in the trailers of opposing robots. With the help of three engineers from Asheville, North Carolina, 30 students from five local high schools built a working, moving, kicking robot that placed fifth out of 34 teams at the Southeast regional FIRST® Robotics Competition. 

EMPLOYEES DONATE TO YOUTH CENTER 

Nearly 250 employees in Markdorf, Germany, held a raffle and donated $1,200 (€ 1,000) to the Linzgau Children and Youth Center, a school and home for children who are difficult to educate. The funds were used to purchase equipment for the center’s music, film and radio studios. After viewing a student video about the sinking of the Titanic, Managing Director Hansjörg Herrmann invited the 10-year-old filmmaker and his friends to tour the plant and learn how BorgWarner’s technology benefits the automobile industry. “Our donation has been contributed to a very good cause,” said Herrmann. “Many of these kids are not interested in school. The youth center gives over 200 children the opportunity to learn in creative new ways.” 

BORGWARNER STARTS UP TURBO ACADEMY 

BorgWarner Turbo & Emissions Systems joined Mannheim University of Applied Science in establishing and financing the university's new TurboAcademy to train qualified turbocharger specialists for the future.

BORGWARNER NAMED PHILANTHROPIST OF THE YEAR 

BorgWarner Morse TEC in Ithaca, New York, was named Philanthropist of the Year for its leadership gifts to the local medical center, community college, YMCA, library, museums and United Way. 

BORGWARNER HELPS MAKE WISHES COME TRUE 

BorgWarner donated $10,000 to the Make-A-Wish Foundation during the 10th Annual BorgWarner Classic Golf Outing in Auburn Hills, Michigan. Jesse McComas, who is battling lymphoma, met with golfers after getting his wish to "shop his heart out" at Best Buy. 

CHILDREN MEET RACING HEROES 

BorgWarner Turbo & Emissions Systems in Brazil treated 30 families with children ill with cancer or blood diseases to lunch and the opportunity to meet the winners of the Rally dos Sertoes, the largest off-road race in Latin America. 

VOLUNTEERS CLEAN UP 

40 BorgWarner employees and their families spent a Saturday painting and cleaning the yard at a "Grace House" in Pontiac, Michigan. The house offers shelter, child care and life skills training for the homeless. BorgWarner also provided breakfast and supplies for all community volunteers. 

BORGWARNER NAMED BEST ENTERPRISE 2008 

The Ningbo Yinzhou District recognized the BorgWarner Thermal Systems facility in Ningbo, China, for its contributions to environmental protection, technological leadership, employee safety, quality and the local economy over the past 10 years. 

BORGWARNER SENDS AID TO CHINA 

BorgWarner pledged $50,000 in aid for earthquake victims in China and will match employee donations, up to an added $50,000.

EMPLOYEES DONATED $105,000 TO LOCAL CHARITIES IN 2007 

Seventeen BorgWarner facilities earned Safety or Chairman's Awards in 2007 for achieving one year or one million hours without a lost time incident, respectively. Employees donated their $5,000 or $10,000 award to local charities, including the Seongyook Children’s Welfare Center in Korea, Special Olympics and the Alzheimer’s Society in Canada, a kindergarten and zoo in Germany, a charity caring for children infected with HIV in Mexico, and the American Cancer Society in the U.S. 

HONORING HEROES IN THE FIGHT AGAINST CANCER 

About 80 BorgWarner employees in Marshall, Michigan, raised $6,700 for the American Cancer Society during the Relay for Life, a 24-hour run/walk event. Employees honored heroes battling cancer - including two co-workers - by encouraging everyone to sign the wall on an Olympic-style podium built by the BorgWarner team. 

GENEROUS DONATIONS FILL FOUR TRUCKLOADS 

Grace Centers of Hope named BorgWarner a Corporate Volunteer Champion for the generous donation of time, resources and efforts by employees in Auburn Hills, Michigan. Donations filled four full-size truck trailers with clothing, toys, food, furniture, household goods and other items needed by the center. 

BORGWARNER LEGO TEAM STORMS MICHIGAN 

BorgWarner sponsored a team of eight sixth and seventh grade students from Clarkston, Michigan, in the First Lego League, a global program aimed at engaging kids in research, problem solving and engineering. During the 10-week challenge, the BorgWarner team identified how changing weather is affecting declining cherry production in Michigan and built a Lego robot to compete for points by moving various Lego objects to specific areas on the game table. The BorgWarner team finished 6th out of 40 regional teams and advanced to the state competition, where it finished 13th out of 50.

EMPLOYEES DONATED $105,000 TO LOCAL CHARITIES IN 2007

Seventeen BorgWarner facilities earned Safety or Chairman's Awards in 2007 for achieving one year or one million hours without a lost time incident, respectively. Employees donated their $5,000 or $10,000 award to local charities, including the Seongyook Children’s Welfare Center in Korea, Special Olympics and the Alzheimer’s Society in Canada, a kindergarten and zoo in Germany, a charity caring for children infected with HIV in Mexico, and the American Cancer Society in the U.S.

ASHEVILLE EMPLOYEES DONATE $10,000 SAFETY AWARD TO LOCAL CHARITIES 

The employees at the BorgWarner Turbo & Emissions Systems plant in Asheville, North Carolina, accumulated three million hours without a lost time incident to earn a BorgWarner Chairman's Award. As a local ABC news TV reporter pointed out, employees voted to help people in their community by donating their $10,000 award to two local charities: the Manna Food Bank and Progress Energy's Neighbor Fund for those who can't afford to pay their home energy bills. "We worked a little over two years to obtain the award," said Robbie Moore, Machinist. "It feels really good to give back to the community."

HELPING ORPHANS IN KOREA 

Employees in Ochang, Korea, washed furniture, scrubbed hallways, helped landscape the grounds and donated money to a local orphanage. One employee commented, "People may think that we gave something good to the orphanage, but I received something more valuable from them."

SUPPORTING SCHOOLS IN BRAZIL 

More than 1,300 children between the ages of six and ten attended theatre performances supported by BorgWarner's facility in Campinas, Brazil, to learn about environmental protection, saving resources and recycling. In addition, the BorgWarner facility donated over 2,000 books and 50 audio CDs to organizations that help blind children. 

MAKING WISHES COME TRUE 

BorgWarner granted the wishes of two children with a $10,000 donation to the Make a Wish Foundation. Seven-year-old Larryn, a boy living with sickle cell anemia, traveled with his family to Orlando, Florida, stayed at the Give Kids the World Resort and visited all four Disney World theme parks. For one day, living with lymphoma was a little easier for 14-year-old Emily. A limousine drove her family to Best Buy for a shopping spree where Emily picked out a laptop computer for school, an IPod, a digital camera and a cell phone. After learning Emily's favorite sports team was the Pistons, BorgWarner surprised her and her family with VIP seats at a Detroit Pistons game as an added bonus.