Covestro, the Biggest Winner of 2022 US PR News Social Impact Awards
- Received a total of 8 awards out of 28 categories
- Three winner awards in “Diversity and Inclusion Series”, “In-House Diversity and Inclusion Campaign”, and “Campaign by a Non-US Based Company” categories
- Five honorable mention awards for “Grandparent-Grandchild Science Camp” and “MagicMaterial School”
Covestro announced today that Covestro Taiwan is the winner of “Diversity and Inclusion Series”, “In-House Diversity and Inclusion Campaign”, and “Campaign by a Non-US Based Company” at the renowned American PR News 2022 Social Impact Awards. In addition, its “MagicMaterial School” and “Grandparent-Grandchild Science Camp” also received five honorable mention awards. A total of 8 awards out of 28 categories make Covestro Taiwan the biggest winner of the 2022 PR News Social Impact Awards. The winners were just announced on April 20 East US time.
“Chemical reactions do not only happen in science, but also in people’s hearts. We are delighted to see our CSRs in Taiwan have been recognized by the PR News judges panel,” said Matthias Poth, Global Head of Corporate Communications & Public Relations of Covestro. “Children are our future, and we believe if they are given the chance to witness the capability that different people demonstrate, there is a real possibility of changing their attitudes in DE&I and impacting their entire lives.”
The global social impact judges committee of PR News consists of a group of experts in diversity, equity, inclusion, and CSR. PR News points out that the unique inspiring, innovative, diverse, and impactful nature of both the Grandparent-Grandchild Science Camp and the MagicMaterial School has won the approval of the judges panel.
Chemistry Lights Up Diversity – Science Education for Children
With diversity, equity and inclusion at the heart of Covestro’s working culture, Covestro Taiwan has developed two CSR initiatives from these concepts: the first series, the MagicMaterial School, which is designed for hearing impaired students, aims to ignite children’s curiosity in science, and to lead children to respect others through realizing that everyone has unlimited possibilities. The second inititative is the Grandparent-Grandchild Science Camp, a project which aims to shorten the distance between grandparents and grandchildren, as well as to encourage lifelong learning. Both the initiatives combine the company’s expertise in science, and a total of 5,252 people have been assisted by 320 volunteers in the past eight years.
The winners and honorable mention list for the 2022 PR News Social Impact Awards: 2022 Social Impact Awards - PRNEWS (prnewsonline.com)
Covestro is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of high-quality polymer materials and their components. With its innovative products, processes and methods, the company helps enhance sustainability and the quality of life in many areas. Covestro supplies customers around the world in key industries such as mobility, building and living, as well as the electrical and electronics sector. In addition, polymers from Covestro are also used in sectors such as sports and leisure, cosmetics and health, as well as in the chemical industry itself.
The company is committed to becoming fully circular and aims to become climate neutral by 2035 (scope 1 and 2). Covestro generated sales of around EUR 15.9 billion in fiscal 2021. At the end of 2021, the company had 50 production sites worldwide and employed approximately 17,900 people (calculated as full-time equivalents).
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