Social responsibility is par for the course here at Rakar. Our goals are to help to increase the representation of women, young women and girls in the Aerospace Industry, providing opportunities for advanced education to our workforce, offering internships to College and University Students, and participating with National and International organizations on efforts that impact our world, the message is clear: we care about the positive impact we can create in our local community and beyond.

RAKAR CARES

 

Our Response to

COVID19

Rakar, its clients and suppliers form a part of the 16 critical infrastructure sectors whose assets, systems, and networks, physical and virtual, are considered so vital to the United States and its allies that our incapacitation or destruction would have a debilitating effect on security, national economic security, national public health or safety, or any combination thereof. Presidential Policy Directive 21 (PPD-21): PPD-21 identifies 16 critical infrastructure sectors.

"The Defense Industrial Base Sector is the worldwide industrial complex that enables research and development, as well as design, production, delivery, and maintenance of military weapons systems, subsystems, and components or parts, to meet U.S. military requirements. The Defense Industrial Base partnership consists of Department of Defense components, more than 100,000 Defense Industrial Base companies and their subcontractors who perform under contract to the Department of Defense, companies providing incidental materials and services to the Department of Defense, and government-owned/contractor-operated and government-owned/government-operated facilities. Defense Industrial Base companies include domestic and foreign entities, with production assets located in many countries. The sector provides products and services that are essential to mobilize, deploy, and sustain military operations. The Defense Industrial Base Sector does not include the commercial infrastructure of providers of services such as power, communications, transportation, or utilities that the Department of Defense uses to meet military operational requirements. These commercial infrastructure assets are addressed by other Sector-Specific Agencies."

Our operations have been uninterrupted since 1951. Through global upheaval, peacetime, and globalization our company has never closed its doors. This is because we have created a culture of responsibility from our entry-level positions to our C Suite, we understand that every action we take, and service we provide contributes to critical systems that power National Defense Sytems for the US and its allies, the Medical Industry, Automotive Industry as well as the consumer industry. That motivates us to do everything we can to always remain mission ready. For day to day operations, we refer to the Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration's (OSHA https://www.osha.gov/)  Guidelines including but not limited to: 

- Social Distancing and work from Home Policies 

- Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

- Improved Sanitation and Housekeeping Protocols 

- Additional Personnel

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INDUSTRY REPRESENTATION

Our approach deals with three main issues: To increase the percentage of women in aerospace-related careers, to eliminate the wage gap, to engage women, young women and girls to careers in STEM, at any age under any circumstance. 

In 1983 Astronaut Sally Ride made history as the first American woman in space since then women have slowly continued to break new ground in the aerospace field, we have not yet made the giant leaps forward in all spheres of science, technology, engineering, math (STEM) that we are capable of. Our goal is to assist our industry in the efforts to create equality in representation thus assisting women, young women, and girls in their goals towards careers in STEM, particularly fields related to the Aerospace Industry whether it is in manufacturing, administration, engineering, rocket scientist, or indeed an astronaut like Sally Ride.

As part of the Rakar Cares initiative, we have partnered up with the Ainjelux Foundation (www.ainjeluxfoundation.org) as a medium to support organizations and individuals through funding, mentorships, and connections within the aerospace industry. 

Links:

https://www.forbes.com/sites/bonniemarcus/2014/10/29/women-in-aerospace-challenges-and-opportunities/#6afde0f81617

https://www.heraldnet.com/business/ratio-of-women-in-aerospace-unchanged-for-20-years/

 

https://airandspace.si.edu/stories/editorial/women-aerospace-numbers

https://www.aerotime.aero/stella.lincoln/24229-encourage-more-women-to-join-aviation-and-aerospace

https://www.aerotime.aero/kirsty.ferguson/22436-the-strengths-that-women-bring-to-aviation-they-bring-to-all-wom

https://www.wai.org/resources/waistats

https://datausa.io/profile/soc/aerospace-engineers

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EDUCATION & INCLUSION

Our approach deals with three main issues: To increase the percentage of women in aerospace-related careers, to eliminate the wage gap, to engage women, young women and girls to careers in STEM, at any age under any circumstance. 

 

ENVIRONMENTAL ETHICS

As our civilization evolves, the needs, and approaches to environmental ethics and the care for the planet, its species, and resources must also evolve. The theories and practices established in the 20th century may no longer be applicable and where intervention was limited to curb the impact of human development we believe direct intervention into the health and welfare of the planet and its species is required. Focused on radically innovative approaches utilizing STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) disciplines, the Rakar Cares initiative will participate through funding and direction in the following areas.

CLIMATE CHANGE

According to Forbes:

"In the United States, about 70 million people belong to the youngest generation, Generation Z. Born between 1995 and 2012, members of this generation are between 5 and 22 years old. Organizations that are able to appeal to this highly diverse and technologically literate group will be able to secure a successful future. 

1. Climate ChangeBy or before 2100, extreme drought and heat waves are projected to occur every two to three years (currently, events of this kind occur every 20 years).

ALTERNATIVE ENERGY

FAIR LAND USE

WATER ACCESS

2. Alternative Energy

Gen Zers care about alternative energy because they see it as a way of mitigating climate change and addressing pollution. Solar panels, wind turbines, and electric cars are other “green” technologies that pique Gen Zers’ interest.  

3. Fair Land Use

Considering that Gen Zers are the most diverse generation in history, it should come as no surprise that they care about equality. [As well as,] ...how members of this generation think about land use. The Dakota Access Pipeline protests ... are one example of this kind of environmental activism.

4. Pollution

Pollution not only accelerates climate change; it can also have a number of other negative societal consequences. One study found that pollution will cause an increase in premature deaths globally by 2050. As Gen Zers start to have children, they will become more interested in solutions that reduce pollution.

5. Water Access

Roughly one in 10 people in the world do not have access to clean drinking water. This number is expected to worsen due to global conflicts and a changing climate. In fact, some project that wars will erupt because of the scarcity of water.

WASTE MANAGEMENT

CONSERVATION & RESTORATION

WILDLIFE RIGHTS

6. Land Conservation

While millions of acres of land are protected under various state and federal conservation laws, some politicians are attempting to revoke the protected status of national monuments and state parks. In response, environmentalists are insisting that protected lands remain protected for the sake of the environment and the well-being of future generations. 

7. Wildlife Rights

Millennials are known to support vegetarianism, but one study has found that Gen Zers are actually practicing vegetarianism in greater numbers than millennials. A driving reason for this is that Gen Zers care both about animal rights and environmental conservation.

8. Waste Management

There are two reasons for this. First, recycling is an important component of environmental conservation and pollution reduction. Second, some anticipate that in the future consumers will have a greater ability to customize the goods sold to them. That means that it will become possible for consumers to repurpose items that they might have otherwise discarded in previous eras.

9. Environmental Discovery

STEM, which stands for science, technology, engineering, and math, has become popular among Gen Zers. In fact, one study found that, unlike previous generations, the best Gen Z students are most attracted to STEM disciplines. Given this reality, it makes sense that Gen Zers will become interested in environmental discovery. After all, a large percentage of our own planet has yet to be adequately explored.

10. Environmental Activism

The youngest generation is a “doer” generation. According to a recent study, 37% of Gen Zers have volunteered their time or have donated money to a cause they care about in the last year. Furthermore, 26% of Gen Zers have boycotted a company that supports issues contrary to their own. Given these trends, Gen Zers are clearly willing to engage in environmental activism to support causes they care about.

 11. Nuclear Proliferation

Given recent developments related to nuclear proliferation, it is likely that the youngest and most impressionable members of Gen Z will grow to care about this issue later in life. Just as millennials have become concerned with issues of terrorism after experiencing 9/11 as children, Gen Zers will likely grow concerned about protecting the world from nuclear weapons.

View the full article at Forbes.com here.

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INDUSTRY MENTORSHIPS

A great hands-on opportunity for students or recent grads to gain experience within the industry. Rakar's robust internship program has accepted students and graduates of the Nation's top Engineering programs to work side by side with industry professionals. Requirements and acceptance vary based on curriculum and availability. Please contact us.

Rakar has specialized in molding for the most challenging applications across all essential industries for nearly 70 years. Our quality engineering & proprietary methodologies have resolved many close tolerance problems with durable products for even the highest demanding applications of the harshest environments.

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