A Heart for Refugees

In Germany alone, 158,000 refugees have sought protection this year. They flee their homelands because they fear war and political power struggles and consequently see no opportunities there for themselves. For this reason, we, the nine bachelor degree students at the Celanese Sulzbach site in Germany, took heart and organized a social day at Villa Anna in Eppstein during this pre-Christmas season.

The Villa Anna, which was once an addiction therapy center, was converted into a shelter for…

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Making Myself at Home

I always look forward to participating in Celanese’s Global Impact Week (GIW). Employees from around the globe volunteer simultaneously and positively to impact the people and communities where we live, work and play. This year 3,588 employees spent 17,556 hours working with local organizations that needed our help painting, planting, learning, cooking, visiting and more. Thank you for your commitment to improving the world around you!

This year, my team volunteered at Vogel Alcove. Vogel Alcove provides …

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CIIP: Improving the World Through Collaboration

In October, I had the pleasure to participate in a unique event – a great demonstration to see how we give back to our communities. During the closing meeting of the CIIP (Celanese International Impact Program) in Łódz, Poland the three Celanese  teams shared their results with representatives of the organizations we supported during this program. In the CIIP, 10 Celanese employees from across the globe spent a month with 3 different non profit groups, working on…

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Seventy-Five Years of People Making the Difference

Narrows, Virginia, is a small town located in southwest Virginia in Giles County with a population of approximately 2,000 people. The New River flows through this town crossing the Appalachian Mountains.

Narrows is part of the Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford area which is one of the fastest growing regions in the U.S. The region has been ranked on multiple occasions within the top five areas to raise children considering education, safety and economic development.

The color of the seasons could not be more vibrant around this area. From the bright greens in the Spring, through the orange and red leaves in Autumn, to the white scenery that brings the snow fall during the Winter.

A river, mountains and several hiking trails are also neighboring scenery to the world largest…

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CIIP Going Local

As a member of the Celanese Foundation Dallas Site Committee (DSC), I have been involved in numerous discussions regarding how we can embrace, grow and fulfill our core value of “Improving the World.”  These discussions have taken place in DSC meetings, over lunch with colleagues and in the hallways of LCB and DBS.

One of the exciting ideas to come out of these discussions involves taking “Local” the concept of the Celanese International Impact Program (CIIP) where we would take the knowledge and skills that we have as Celanese professionals and apply those to local NGOs for their benefit.  Of course, we always have to have an acronym for something here at Celanese, so how about this: CLIP or Celanese Local Impact Program.

I am proud to say that we are already seeing this “CLIP” concept in action. During the week beginning September 29, a team of…

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