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 encorage and support the active participation of our employees in their communities, support the quality of life in communites in which we operate, and enhance the company's reputation as a good corporate citizen within the community. Although we are relatively new to Ascension Parish, we are proud of the efforts and impact we have made thus far in our local community.
 
Methanex has had three very successful United Way campaigns in which the company matched employee's generous donations. Not only are our employees proud to donate monetarily, but we are also passionate about being active in giving back to our community with our time. For the last two years, we have also participated in the Capital Area United Way's Day of Caring. Through our efforts with United Way, we were able to partner with them to participate in local community outreach projects.

In addition, we have donated time and money to many community events in support of organizations such as Big Buddy, ARC of East Ascension, Ascension Parish Schools, the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank, Junior Achievement, the Greater Baton Rouge Literacy Coalition, the Salvation Army, Volunteer Ascension, Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office's Christmas Crusades Program, Leadership Ascension, ChemFriends, Caring Parents of Geismar, LSU College of Engineering and Our Lady of the Lake's Children's Hospital.

Methanex has also adopted Pecan Grove Primary School in Gonzales and our employees have volunteered at numerous school events including Read Across America Week, Teacher Appreciation Week and the Pecan Grove Field Day.

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 Public Affairs Manager at gei-pa@methanex.com.

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