Many of our sites support their local schools by giving educational and career talks, raising money, or by giving a helping hand to upgrade facilities. Below are a few examples of activities held in 2017.

Our Personal Care technical team based at Ellesmere Port in the UK took time out to inspire 81 students during the ‘Chemistry at Work Week’, held at the Catalyst Science Discovery Center in Widnes in the UK. The team developed a ‘Showering with Surfactants’ workshop for the museum’s education program targeted at children aged 7 to 11. The group also took part in ‘Science in Industry’ day for 48 children, aged 13 to 14, at the local Whitby High School in Ellesmere Port.

At Castiglione, Italy, the site provided five students from the local high school with three weeks’ work experience in their laboratory, working on analytical techniques for surfactant detection. Our High Point, US, facility supported the local Fairview Elementary School by organizing a school supply drive where employees donated stationery and equipment to give to pupils from disadvantaged families. Our Vernon, France, site sponsored the ‘4L trophy’ humanitarian rally event. The event sees over 2,000 students, aged between 18 and 28, take part in a rally, driving Renault 4 cars across Morocco raising money to provide children with school supplies and access to education.