Pittsburgh, May 5, 2020 — As the coronavirus pandemic continues to impact countries around the world, Covestro LLC is responding to the needs of the U.S. communities it calls home through a unique blend of monetary and non-monetary donations, online STEM learning opportunities, employee giving and volunteerism.
Covestro, which produces high-performance polymers that are found in thousands of applications, including many used by front line and healthcare workers, has its U.S. headquarters in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. It also has operations in Texas, West Virginia, Ohio and Massachussets.
Across its sites, Covestro and its employees have made supporting COVID-19 relief a priority. The company recently donated $67,500 to local food banks in the communities where its employees live and work. But, as a manufacturer of materials that support the production of many healthcare products, Covestro has also been able to donate raw materials for high-demand medical equipment, including specialty films for face shields and thermoplastic polyurethane for face masks.
When unable to donate materials, Covestro donated its surplus personal protective equipment, including face masks, hand sanitizer and safety glasses.
Employees, too, have stepped up to help in a variety of ways – from personal financial contributions to virtual volunteerism. Through national giving campaigns, Covestro employees have personally donated more than $16,000 to support local United Way COVID-19 response and recovery efforts and virtual food drives in their local communities.
And, the employee-hosted #StayAtHomeSTEM video series, which is now available on YouTube and Twitter, provides educational experiments for parents to do with their children while schools are closed.
“During these challenging times, it is important to Covestro to make sure we do our part to support the communities we call home,” said Rebecca Lucore, head of Sustainability and Corporate Social Responsibility, Covestro LLC. “But I’m personally proud of our employees, who continue to seek new and innovative ways they can contribute and amplify our impact. We’re truly in this together.”
Covestro will continue to explore opportunities to help the communities and organizations that need support as the coronavirus pandemic continues.
For more information about how Covestro is responding to COVID-19 locally, visit the website at: www.covestro.us/en/company/covid-19.
For more information about how Covestro is responding to COVID-19 at a global level, visit the website at: https://solutions.covestro.com/en/highlights/articles/stories/2020/coronavirus.
About Covestro LLC and i3 (ignite, imagine, innovate):
Covestro LLC is one of the leading producers of high-performance polymers in North America and is part of the global Covestro business, which is among the world’s largest polymer companies with 2019 sales of EUR 12.4 billion. Business activities are focused on the manufacture of high-tech polymer materials and the development of innovative solutions for products used in many areas of daily life. The main segments served are the automotive, construction, wood processing and furniture, electrical and electronics, and healthcare industries. Other sectors include sports and leisure, cosmetics and the chemical industry itself. Covestro has 30 production sites worldwide and employed approximately 17,200 people at the end of 2019.
i3 (ignite, imagine, innovate) is Covestro LLC’s companywide corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiative that aims to spark curiosity, to envision what could be and to help create it. Built on the three pillars of philanthropy (i3 Give), employee volunteerism (i3 Engage) and STEM education (i3 STEM), i3 seeks to create sustainable and lasting impacts.
Find more information at www.covestro.us.
Russell Glorioso, Phone: +1 412 525-9330
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