Our People

The driving force for Hexion’s success comes from an engaged global workforce where associates are empowered to drive innovation that benefits customers, fellow associates, the communities where we operate, and various stakeholders. Hexion is committed to fostering a culture of safety, well-being, integrity, and respect for others.

Safety Engagement and Culture

Policies, standards, and guidelines can be viewed as just words. However, the safety mindset of Hexion’s associates is what turns those documents into effective practices.  We firmly believe that winning means each associate returns home safely, every single day. 

Our Get Zero Get Home safety culture initiative continually looks for ways to promote hazard recognition and exposure reduction.

Labor and Human Rights

The 2022 EcoVadis sustainability assessment rated Hexion as having “advanced performance” for the Labor and Human Rights subcategory. The company expanded its Code of Conduct with policies on Human Rights and require annual DEI associate training.

Associate Attraction, Engagement & Retention

Hexion’s continued success is based on its ability to recruit, develop, and maintain an exceptional and diverse workforce. Here's how we do it.

Voice of the Associate Survey

Hexion associates are the best source of knowledge of regarding the company’s strengths and opportunities to improve.  More than 85 percent of associates completed the 2022 Voice of the Associate Survey, a global survey that provided associates a channel to voice their opinion anonymously.  The company utilizes this feedback to develop strategies to further create a safe, engaging, and inclusive environment where associates are empowered to do their best work. 

Intern Program

The company’s internship programs support the education of the next generation of promising potential future associates. Hexion strives to teach values of teamwork, creative solutions, process excellence, project leadership and integrity, while benefitting from new ideas that these exceptional students bring to the workplace. Interns also gain critical experience while working on cross-functional projects with a focus on sustainability.

Pipeline Development Program  

Hexion’s Pipeline Development Program (PDP) is designed to accelerate the personal and professional growth of recent graduates through hands-on project-based learning, under the leadership of industry experts. PDP introduces each participant to the diverse functions of a dynamic chemical manufacturing business through the completion of four separate six-month long projects in several functional areas.


Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Hexion is committed to building a diverse and inclusive workforce, while fostering an environment of support, respect, and belonging. This focus enables associates to bring their authentic selves to work each day leading to the success of their own careers and the Company.

In 2022, Hexion introduced its Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) brand -- “For All” -- to amplify the work behind its DEI strategy and to underline the invaluable contributions of the Business Resource Groups (BRGs). “For All” is intended to communicate the experiences, voices, faces, and backgrounds of Hexion’s associates.