Framing innovative and sustainable customer solutions in the Building Materials world

In a recent blog, Stephanie Daigle, vice president of U.S. Public Affairs for Celanese, introduced us to the important work being done in the American Chemistry Council’s Value Chain Outreach (VCO) initiative and explained the leading role Celanese is playing. Beyond staying informed, the ACC (and by extension, Celanese) is actively working to influence key stakeholders so that we can better anticipate the needs of our customers regarding important evolving issues. These stakeholders in the area of building materials include architects, building owners, contractors, environmental NGOs (non-government organizations) and government organizations at the federal, state and local levels.

Building materials is an exciting and dynamic segment. Over the last decade, many building codes, environmental mandates and voluntary green building rating systems have had an extraordinary…

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What my drive to work taught me about the Internet of tomorrow

It is not uncommon for my conversations with Gen Xers and Baby Boomers to touch on the idea that technology might hamper our ability to connect with others.

I guess it is because I work in enterprise Information Technology (IT). Conversations tend to shift toward technology and a lot of people only see the consumer side of the industry – a side dominated by social media. It’s probably natural to wonder why everyone seems to be focused on a smartphone instead of physically interacting with the world around them. It’s like talking about the weather –a topic none of us will really disagree on.

“Yes, it is hot outside.” “Yes, two kids might stand next to each other and communicate via text message instead of actually talking.”…

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Celanese Collaborates with Industry for Greater Transparency

Our industry is changing rapidly.  Not surprisingly, we’re being shaped by significant social, environmental and economic forces.  Our goal is to be at the forefront of these innovative and transformative changes that will result in more transparency and openness within our industry and with the public.

Working with the American Chemistry Council (ACC), Celanese and others have undertaken an ambitious project to partner with and educate stakeholders with a direct interest in the safe use of chemical ingredients. Together we have built ties with direct customers, competitors, manufacturers, retailers and consumers. We want to help them make…

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Learning the value of Values: An intern’s perspective

When we started working on the Celanese Values Challenge, a two-week competition we hosted at our company headquarters in Dallas, we set out with a charge: to educate Celanese employees about our new values so they could internalize and connect with them. We expected employees to learn about our values by participating in the challenge; however, in the end, we realized how much we had internalized those values ourselves.

Our managers demonstrated to us how much they valued Employee Growth, one of Celanese’s six values, by giving us the responsibility of not only coming up with the idea of a competition from scratch, but also finding creative solutions to implement every step of the way no matter what roadblocks we faced. When push came to shove, we learned…

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Celanese Foundation Annual Giving Fair – Giving Hope!

Recently at the Celanese company headquarters in Dallas, more than 40 non-profit organizations in the areas of health, education, hunger and shelter spent two hours sharing their organizations services with more than 250 employees and visitors at the Celanese Foundation Annual Giving Fair. The event was followed up with a survey allowing employees the opportunity to provide feedback on agencies and areas they want the Celanese Foundation to financially support in the future.

Hope is so important to this endeavor, and it was encouraging to see hope in action. As an event planner for Celanese, setting up and preparing for the organizations, employees and guests — and then watching everyone…

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