Stepping out from behind the corporate curtain

I’m in my early 20s and slowly learning the DOs and DON’Ts of daily corporate life.

As I am trying to learn as much as possible, I have found myself caught in a bit of a trap. I’m watching each step I take so carefully, with a fixed gaze on my feet, I have forgotten to look up and look in the mirror. I sometimes work to reflect this corporate image I have in my mind, rather than the…

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Making an impact in Irving, Texas and Beyond

What event at Celanese could bring individuals from the United States, Germany, China, Hungary, Columbia, Nigeria, Pakistan, and Puerto Rico together?

An event focused on serving others!

Last week, the Dallas Engineered Materials Team, made up of 22 individuals with backgrounds from all over the world, came together to make a local impact, at the Irving Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.  The team painted, made a personalized cork board for each resident, and played Bingo with the residents.  While they were excited about the work we did at the nursing home, they were even more excited about…

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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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