Monthly Archives: February 2014

Daily gratitude can bring out the smiles in us all

Thank you. These two little words carry so much power and are sure to brighten the day.

Although we are a global company, it’s easy to show appreciation and embrace an attitude of gratitude – being grateful for others and their part in our daily lives. In our efforts to embrace our changing culture, I encourage everyone to acknowledge the little things every day that we can…

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The Celanese Foundation: Where We Have Been and Where We Will Go

I can’t believe it’s already been over three years since we launched our Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) program, Celanese Connects.  I believe it has truly changed the culture and attitude here at Celanese.  It’s amazing what we can accomplish by coming together as one to make our communities a little better each day through programs like Global Impact Week, Celanese International Impact Program (CIIP) and our many volunteer efforts around the globe.

This is great, but how can we make an even bigger difference?   Seems like a difficult question considering the amount of time and effort we have put into our local communities over the past three years with over 25,000 volunteer hours contributed.  The answer?…

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Communicating change: “Me” before “we,” then “us”

I can’t believe I’m going to do this. I’m about to share my secret weapon for change communications. When I tell you my methods you’ll say, “Right, I knew that all along.” But the real question is, do you apply what you know?

Early in my career, I worked at a heavy-manufacturing plant. We were implementing a new product line intended to improve quality, cost and competitiveness. In one way or another, everyone’s job would change.

The communication team was responsible for delivering a program to help the 2,000 employees support the new product. The changes touched all aspects of…

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Chemical engineering students partner with Celanese to produce video on the romance of chemistry

When you think of chemistry, the first thing that comes to mind is science. However, a group of chemical students from South East China University of Science and Technology (SECUST) gave a different answer – chemistry is romantic!

This is the second year that Celanese has participated in the National University Chemical Video Contest, this time partnering with Mumian Pie (Kapok pie,) a team of three SECUST chemical engineering students. The contest is jointly organized by…

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