COLUMBUS, Ohio--Hexion volunteers recently pitched in to create a new area designed to promote outdoor learning at Sully Primary School in Sully, Wales, UK. The new outdoor area includes a mural that combined the winning entries from a student contest.
Located in close proximity to Hexion’s facility in Barry, Wales, UK, the school serves about 400 students.
“As an important business partner with our stakeholders, we regularly support projects that benefit the communities where we live and work around the globe,” said Karen Koster, Executive Vice President, Environmental, Health & Safety. “Our employees appreciate the opportunity to take a hands-on approach to making a difference for children in Sully by providing an outdoor area where they can spend time.”
Hexion’s approach to corporate social responsibility includes charitable contributions and activities primarily focused on causes that support children, the less fortunate, health and wellness and STEAM education (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) at all levels. For example, Hexion’s Columbus, Ohio associates are working with the staff and students at an elementary school serving underprivileged children by providing school supplies and supporting an ongoing reading mentorship program. In addition, the Hexion team in Cali, Colombia is helping build a more socially sustainable community by donating paint and providing volunteers to help beautify an impoverished community. Since 2010, Hexion associates in Montenegro, Brazil, have also partnered with school and community leaders to establish several environmental education programs.
“These projects reflect Hexion’s approach to embracing our interdependent relationship with the world around us in communities like Sully and many others,” Koster said “This commitment extends to responsible stewardship of our assets, the environment, our products and our social responsibility.”
About the Company
Based in Columbus, Ohio, Hexion Inc. (formerly known as Momentive Specialty Chemicals Inc.) is a global leader in thermoset resins. Hexion Inc. serves the global wood and industrial markets through a broad range of thermoset technologies, specialty products and technical support for customers in a diverse range of applications and industries. Hexion Inc. is controlled by investment funds affiliated with Apollo Global Management, LLC. Additional information about Hexion Inc. and its products is available at www.hexion.com.