Cristal is committed
to not only preserving, but enriching lifestyles in every region where our offices,
manufacturing plants, or other facilities are located. By protecting the environment,
providing jobs, and giving back through philanthropic efforts, Cristal strives
to be a valuable and responsible corporate citizen.
Just a few of our program highlights
from around the globe:
Ashtabula, Ohio, USA
After School Discovery
Cristal supports an 'After School Discovery' program that provides enrichment
programs for elementary students in grades one through six during and after school.
Our Ashtabula site is a significant contributor to After School Discovery, providing
funding and volunteers for the program’s Ashtabula River to Life Symposium.
Brazil Recycling for Education
Cristal partners with Amorvoc (Association of Volta do Robalo Residents)
to support selective waste collection. All materials collected are sold to a Recycling
Cooperative and proceeds are used to maintain an educational program for local children
in the low income communities of Arembepe, Brazil.
Europe Community Awareness Committee
Cristal has a very active 'Community Awareness Committee' at our Stallingborough,
UK site that engages with schools, community groups and institutions. The committee
volunteers have been involved with and sponsored several significant local projects
on playground improvements and community building restoration in the last few years.
A specific initiative with schools is 'Young Enterprise', where volunteers promote
business awareness and leadership to groups of young entrepreneurs.
Western Australia Mentor Program
Cristal's Bunbury site
has partnered with the Australind Senior High School since 1990 and Dalyellup Beach
Primary School since 2005. We provide work experience opportunities, annual awards
and incentives to students to encourage excellence in performance. We have established
a Mentor Program with both schools in which our employees mentor students in their
areas of interest.
Our employees also work with the Leschenault Catchment Council on the Linking Communities
Project. This community project has seen the restoration of the Kemerton wetlands
and landscaping of native vegetation along the Collie River.
School Visitation Days
Our Thann site provides on-site and school-site mentoring several times per year
for local students interested in pursuing careers in chemistry-related fields. Our
employees provide academic and career guidance to Alsace area students. Additionally,
the mentoring program includes introduction to safety and environmental topics as
well as plant operations.