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Social Responsibility

Associate engagement is important. Engaged associates serve customers better. They find solutions and innovate not for reward, but because it’s rewarding. Creating a creative, engaging environment is a core value at Hexion and several initiatives helped to improve associate engagement.

Hexion recently achieved 95 percent site participation in with its community outreach activities with more than $700,000 in charitable contributions and approximately 7,000 employee volunteer hours. 

We’ve also expanded our “Hexion Cares Day” throughout the United States. More than 250 Hexion associates spent the day volunteering with fellow colleagues to help make a difference in the communities where we operate by supporting nearly 20 national and local community organizations across the country including; Habitat for Humanity, The American Red Cross, The Mid-Ohio Foodbank, the South Side Learning Center, Columbus Early Learning Centers, Community Shelter Board, YWCA, United Way and the Homeless Families Foundation. Associates gave back to their communities by doing a myriad of projects from painting, building homes, installing smoke detectors, serving meals, organizing events for children and reading at after-school programs. 

In addition to our Hexion Cares Day, our sites were active in big and small ways in community engagement around the world. Some examples include: 

  • Hexion served as the Start Line sponsor of 2019 American Heart Association (“AHA”) Central Ohio Heart Walk in downtown Columbus.  As the Start Line sponsor for the 11th straight year, Hexion has raised approximately $185,000 for the AHA over the years at this event.
  • Hexion has been a visible partner in Pelotonia since 2012, with nearly 200 associates volunteering or riding, and raisin more than $500,000 including more than $56,000 in 2019.
  • A group of associates based in the United Kingdom participated in the Welsh 3 Peaks Challenge raising money for a local hospice.
  • The Louisville, Kentucky manufacturing site partnered with “TreesLouisville” as part of a city-wide initiative to help restore Louisville’s tree canopy. Hexion began planting trees late in 2019, and over the 12-18-month project more than 80 trees will be planted as part of the project.
  • The Moreau, New York facility adopted a family of 5 children from the Franklin Community Center in Saratoga Springs. In November the associates came together collecting books, toys, and clothing and for the holidays provided the family with all requested items on their Christmas list.
  • The Columbus, Ohio office participated in the “Fill Holiday Store with Toys’ by donating gifts and raising more than $1,200 for the Homeless Families Foundation.
  • Stafford, Texas supported the Salvation Army’s Annual Angel Tree Program by adopting 30 children and 15 seniors in need.
  • The global bee population is in serious decline, with an increasing number of beehives collapsing and many bee species becoming extinct or threatened. If this disturbing trend continues, it could lead to a global food crisis due to the vital pollination role that bees play. At the Louvain-la-Neuve site, Hexion associates wanted to make a difference, so they participated in a local Adopt-a-Beehive project through sponsoring two Hexion dedicated beehives placed on-site at the green surroundings of the Monnet Research Centre where Hexion is a tenant.
  • A team of Hexion Deer Park, Texas associates participated in the Deer Park Strides for Schools Fun Run for the third year. This event supports the Deer Park Education Foundation, which is a non-profit organization that provides grants to Deer Park ISD teachers and students.
  • Hexion continued to support mothers in need through the "No Show Mother's Day Gala” fundraiser for The Homeless Families Foundation (HFF) in Columbus. Hexion strongly supports HFF’s belief that it is unacceptable for any person to be homeless. To prevent homelessness, HFF works to stabilize families, educate children and provide a supportive community for the most vulnerable among us.
  • Hexion supported Columbus, Ohio’s’ local “Under One Roof” event which has been instrumental in raising $1.2 million needed to help provide to those in need in Central Ohio.
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