Methanex regularly invests in supporting and building healthy communities that are great places to live and work. Our community investments include supporting health and safety, environment, and community sustainability initiatives; opportunities for our employees to give back; and regional educational development.
Investing in our Community
Our Responsible Care Community Investment Program responds to the needs of the local community. Methanex's core Responsible Care Community Investment pillars are:
1. Health and Safety: Enhancing personal and workplace health, wellness, and safety
Strong communities start with healthy and safe communities. Investing in programs that enhance and strengthen the health and well-being or encourage the safety of individuals in our communities is one of our top priorities. We support programs that advance continued health and safety for individuals. Emphasis is put on results-oriented programs that empower people to achieve healthier and safer lives.
2. Environment: Fostering environmental innovation, conservation, and awareness
The future relies on healthy and resilient communities that respect the environment. By supporting and partnering with organizations that advance environmental innovation, conservation or awareness, we contribute to the strength and sustainable growth of our community for years to come.
3. Community Sustainability: Building capacity for a strong and prosperous future
We invest in programs that contribute to a vibrant, dynamic future for our community. We aim to address issues that impact the sustainability of our community to fuel healthy growth for years to come.
Our annual Social Responsibility Investment Program Summary Report provides a detailed overview of all the investments made that year.
Partnering with Employees Program
Through our Partnering with Employees Program, we encourage our employees to volunteer in the community and to raise money for non-profit organizations.
Scholarships support students on their path to education and they also support the recruitment of potential future candidates for employment. Methanex's scholarships and awards are established in areas of study that relate to our business functions. In addition, Methanex has opportunities for student summer internships and co-op work terms.
In 2018, Methanex established three-year scholarship pledges with the Medicine Hat College, the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT), and the University of Alberta. Our donation supports two scholarships at each of these institutions for students in a field relevant to our operations, including power engineering and chemical, mechanical, material, and electrical engineering.
Community Advisory Panel
Community outreach and awareness is a key component of our Responsible Care commitments. Building sustainable relationships with the community is important to us. Our Community Advisory Panel (CAP) is a vital link to our local communities and a conduit for feedback and information sharing. Our CAP comprises of individuals from Medicine Hat who have the background and expertise to enable them to assist Methanex in obtaining a broader understanding of the needs and concerns of the general public, especially at the community level. Panel members may include a neighbour, a consumer, an environmentalist, an educational professional, a business person, an emergency responder, or an individual from another special interest area.
The CAP meets five times a year to review and discuss our facility's operations, environmental concerns, safety, emergency preparedness, social responsibility investments, community involvement and any other issues of concern. CAP members are encouraged to share the information with their community contacts.
If you are interested in applying to join the Community Advisory Panel, please contact Danielle Semrau-McLean, Stakeholder Relations Advisor, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
* Members must be from Medicine Hat or the surrounding communities (ie. Redcliff, Cypress County, Dunmore).
Methanex Medicine Hat CAP
(September 2019 - May 2020)
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