A “Brand” New Day At Celanese
We are transforming Celanese in big and small ways. In just a year’s time, we’ve made changes that allow us to naturally act as one team working toward the same goals with passion and purpose.
Here are just a few of the things we’ve accomplished:
- Created and shared a common vision and mission, building to Vision 2016
- Established global sales, technical and manufacturing organizations
- Streamlined work processes
- Communicated better
- Reinforced the importance of employee development and social responsibility
And while we’re changing a lot, it’s important that we retain past strengths while embracing the challenges and opportunities of the future.
Recently we began looking at how we could make our brand…
Award Winning Sustainability
At Celanese, operating our manufacturing facilities to make a positive impact on our communities and the lives of those we work is core to our vision.
On April 23, Celanese was honored at the Association of International Chemical Manufactures (AICM) Responsible Care Ceremony in Beijing, China by receiving the Responsible Care Chairman Award. Celanese won the Chairman award for its dedication and leadership in the area of safety, environmental protection and health to neighboring communities and the China Society.
Two weeks later, on the other side of the world in Miami, Florida, Celanese was…
A Breath Of Innovation In The Energy Industry
Democrats, Independents and Republicans alike support a bill being re-introduced in the House today. It’s the Domestic Alternative Fuels Act of 2013 that, once passed, will push America closer to energy independence.
This act modifies the outdated Renewable Fuel Program of the Clean Air Act to allow domestic alternative fuel, such as natural gas, to be used to satisfy a portion of the required applicable volume of renewable fuel. Passing it is Congress’ chance to fix the error they made in 2007 when they…
Walk For Wishes: A Family Outing
This time last year, moving trucks were relocating 300 employees to Las Colinas. However, my son and I were busy doing more important things, participating in the 2012 Walk for Wishes 5K. As we ran past the Urban Towers we waved at the C-ball logo and the new tenant sign welcoming Celanese to the neighborhood. We even saw a few of the trucks making their way around the race.
When I heard that Celanese was sponsoring the Walk for Wishes this year, I was excited to see what had become a personal family tradition for me was now going to be an opportunity to interact outside of the office with my…
Brazil: The Rising Star Of South America
I recently returned from Brazil where I was sharing Celanese’s Vision 2016 business strategy with my Celanese colleagues, and I felt compelled to share my experiences about my visit to our facilities there. I have a deep fondness for Brazil. It may be because I lived there in the late 1990s for three years, or more than likely, because my wife is Brazilian. Through her and her family, I have come to know the people and culture of Brazil and am always happy to have a chance to visit and spend time with our Brazilian employees.
Brazil is a country with great business potential and is bursting with pride these days as it plans for the 2014 World Cup and 2016 Summer Olympics. These events, combined with significant finds of oil and natural gas, as well as being one of the leading emerging global economies, translates into…
Top Ways To Maximize Your LinkedIn Experience
Taking just a few steps on Linked In can greatly benefit your job and career. Work your way thought this list and you’re well on your way to using this social media tool to your advantage:
- Complete your profile. Fill in your background summary, current and previous positions, your academic backgrounds and contact information. Kudos to those who add more information such as professional honors, organizations and certifications.
- Add a photo. No one wants to be the one with a shadow outline for a profile photo. Add a professional photo, without…
Paying It Forward
I was recently asked to speak at the Women Chemists of Color in Industry Symposium at the Spring American Chemical Society (ACS) meeting in New Orleans. This request caused me to reflect on the theme “Pathways, Progress, and Outlook on the Future, for Women of Color” and what it means to me and my career path. The goal of the ACS Department of Diversity Programs is to “advance diversity and inclusion in the chemical sciences and increase the representation of underrepresented minorities, women, younger chemists, and chemists with disabilities into the science field.” This vision speaks to me in many ways as it provides opportunities to cultivate a diverse community and environment in the chemical industry.
My pathway to chemistry was simple, I became interested in…
Using LinkedIn To Start Or Strengthen Your Connection With Celanese
If you’re active on social media you may have noticed that Celanese has amplified its presence on Linked In with a refreshed company page and a more robust special interest group, Celanese | Current and past employees.
The refreshed company page is the go-to for information on open career opportunities at Celanese sites around the world. Additional information includes background on the company’s strategy, areas of focus and significant corporate announcements. Benefits to clicking on the “follow” button include…
We Prefer Objective Miracles
We’ve all been there….a moment with our customer, our R&D, or our business manager where they put their foot down and just say “Yes, I understand this product works…but why does it work!?” I’ve been told I’m not to use the mechanism described in the well-known cartoon by S. Harris to explain “how it works” anymore…
China Through The Eyes of Celanese, Or When You Are Not A Foreigner Anymore
I’m writing you from China where I’m first known as a foreigner, then a Westerner, then perhaps a Mexican and, if lucky, as Adrian. I don’t consider this good or bad, it’s just the way it is. As any other country, China has its own cultural nuances.
Years ago, when I got my first full-time job after law school, Celanese exposed me to the idea of thinking — and acting — globally. That was such a revelation. Until not too long ago, Mexican branches of…
Improve Impact Performance Of Thermoplastic Composites In Auto Applications With Glass Tape
Most auto makers feel the strong pressures to reduce carbon emissions and improve fuel economy for passenger vehicles and commercial trucks throughout the world. The interest and use of composites by transportation OEMs is growing. As a result, composite material suppliers are working hard to improve thermo-mechanical performance, increase processing speeds, reduce part mass and costs and enhance surface aesthetics with fewer post-mold operations. Generally, they want to make it easier to position composites against high-strength steel and aluminum.
Last year, a study conducted by European and American organizations looked at…
Site Video Series: Asia Office Visit – Shanghai Style!
If you’ve never been to Shanghai Commercial and Technology Center (SCTC), watch this video and follow our guides Michelle and Larry for a tour of the Shanghai office building. Enjoy Shanghai Style!
Site Video Series: A Visit To Budapest
Hello and greetings from Budapest! We are happy to introduce Celanese Hungary as the next feature in the video series introducing our administrative offices around the world.
We are glad to show you our beautiful city and the Budapest Business Services Center. You are more than welcome to leave your comments – enjoy the video!
Diana and Robert
Site Video Series: Introducing The Sulzbach Office Building
Hallo, as we say in Germany, Matts cool blog inspired us to show you around in our Sulzbach office building. I had a really good time during my internship at Celanese. It was great to meet so many nice people. I wish you all the very best and hope you enjoy my video,