Trinseo (NYSE: TSE), the global materials company and manufacturer of plastics, latex and rubber, announced today the results of its second annual Volunteer Days event, which surpassed last year’s results by 72%. This year, 781 employees, family members and friends at 23 locations in 11 countries volunteered a total of 3,444 hours—equal to 431 working days.
In May 2014, Trinseo launched its global Volunteer Days program based on the natural outgrowth of the Company’s belief in supporting and giving back to the local communities in which its employees live and work. The program spanned an eleven-day period, during which 450 Trinseo employees in 11 countries volunteered for a total of 2,004 hours—equivalent to 251 working days.
For 2015, Trinseo extended the event to span 30 days beginning on May 16 and leading up the fifth anniversary of its formation on June 17. Locally-formed volunteer committees used their creativity to coordinate activities that encompassed qualities of teamwork and problem solving, to serve as both a teambuilding exercise and volunteer opportunity.
“Supporting the local communities in which we operate has been a core value at Trinseo since we formed in 2010,” said Chris Pappas, president and CEO. “We are so proud of our employees who have demonstrated, on a global level, a deep commitment to making a positive difference in their local communities.”
For the second year, the largest event was held in Schwalbach, Germany where Trinseo volunteers, including two hairdressers, hosted an event for 250 homeless people. The event included haircuts, a luncheon with food provided by a local supermarket, and a clothing drive. Other volunteer activities covered a broad spectrum from donating blood; to cleaning up a local park, home to 300 animals; to assisting the elderly in need; to teaching, cleaning, repairing, and painting a local school; to collecting and donating money, books, and food for families in need.
At every event, volunteers wore Company provided T-shirts with the Volunteer Days logo on them, raising Trinseo’s visibility in the community while adding a splash of color to the day’s events.
“With 36% of our total workforce participating in Trinseo Volunteer Days in 2015, this program was an even bigger success than it was in its inaugural year,” said Catherine Maxey, Trinseo’s vice president, Public Affairs, Sustainability and Environment, Health and Safety. “I want to thank everyone who participated in 2015, and especially those who played a role in organizing these events and motivating colleagues to get involved. We definitely plan to continue the program next year, and hope for even greater participation.”
Visit Trinseo’s Facebook page for photos from each event.
Trinseo is a leading global materials company and manufacturer of plastics, latex and rubber, dedicated to collaborating with customers to deliver innovative and sustainable solutions. Trinseo’s technology is used by customers in industries such as home appliances, automotive, building & construction, carpet, consumer electronics, consumer goods, electrical & lighting, medical, packaging, paper & paperboard, rubber goods and tires. Trinseo had approximately $5.1 billion in revenue in 2014, with 19 manufacturing sites around the world, and approximately 2,100 employees. More information can be found on Trinseo’s website. Formerly known as Styron, Trinseo completed its renaming process in the first quarter of 2015.