Methanex strives to be a respected and valued corporate citizen by creating positive and sustainable impacts in the Ascension Parish community.
Social Responsibility is a top priority for Methanex and an important initiative company-wide. Methanex is committed and dedicated to supporting charitable and community non-profit organizations to support the community in which we operate. To this end we encourage and support the active participation of our employees in their communities, support the quality of life in communities in which we operate, and enhance the company's reputation as a good corporate citizen within the community. We are happy to be a part of Ascension parish and are proud of the efforts and impact we have made thus far in our local community.
Methanex has been an active supporter of the Capital Area United Way, Greater Baton Rouge Cancer Services, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital and the Ascension Veteran's Association through our employee payroll giving campaign, Methanex GIVES. We are also proud to be the first plant to become a Flagship Sponsor for our area St. Jude Run/Walk to End Childhood Cancer in 2017. In 2019, we completed our donation to Our Lady of the Lake Children's Hospital in which the Emergency Family Room Waiting Area was named in our honor. In addition, we have donated time and money to many community organizations such as Big Buddy, ARC of East Ascension, Ascension Parish Schools, the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank, Junior Achievement, the Geismar Fire Department, Volunteer Ascension, Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office's Christmas Crusades Program, Leadership Ascension, ChemFriends, Caring Parents of Geismar, Youth Oasis, Baton Rouge General Foundation, The Life of a Single Mom, American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, and Mary Bird Perkin's Cancer Center. We have also established our Scholarship Program for students in our community wishing to pursue higher education. Our Scholarship Program offers a one-time stipend to a graduating senior from each of the four public high schools in Ascension Parish attending a four-year college university or a two-year technical college.
As a member of the joint-company Geismar Community Advisory Panel (CAP), Methanex contributes our voice to the ongoing dialogue among Ascension residents and representatives of the plants operating in the Geismar area. The CAP currently meets six times per year.
Methanex is also a member of the Ascension Chamber of Commerce, the Louisiana Chemical Association, the Greater Baton Rouge Industry Alliance, Geismar Area Mutual Aid, and Community Awareness and Emergency Response.
To learn more about our community engagement and social responsibility activities, please contact our Geismar Stakeholder Relations Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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