Pasadena Plant Community Activities
As your neighbor, Albemarle cares about the community of Pasadena.
We’ve always committed ourselves to being a responsible corporate citizen, and we took our commitment a step further. Every year, member companies of the American Chemistry Council submit Responsible Care® goals. They typically promise to decrease environmental emissions or have a better safety record. Albemarle did submit these types of goals, but we decided it was time to make another type of public commitment to our communities.
We submitted an additional goal to the Chemistry Council of sponsoring at least one educational project in each of our plant communities – a goal that none of the other chemical companies included. We’re pleased to report that our Pasadena employees have exceeded this goal. This year and in years past, our employees have been giving back to the community, and we want to share their efforts with you. We care about Pasadena, and it shows.
A few years ago, Albemarle’s Pasadena plant adopted Jackson Intermediate School as our partner in education. Employees participate in book drives, uniform contributions and science fair judging, as well as:
- Computer Parts Program
The plant donates used computer parts to the school, allowing students to build computers for personal use.
- Essay and Art Contests
Albemarle sponsors art and essay contests about topics such as the environment and recycling, supplying the judges and awards.
A monthly program that enables students to have adult interaction.
- Red Ribbon Week
The annual one-week school district campaign against drugs.
Employees help tutor students with algebra on a weekly basis.
The Pasadena plant focuses on other educational programs as well, including:
- Environment Education Workshops
- A K–12 teacher training program on air quality.
- H.O.S.T.S. (Helping One Student to Succeed)
- Employees serve as tutors to help elementary school students overcome reading difficulties.
- Life Skills
A program that allows disabled students to work with warehouse personnel.
- National Chemistry Week
Employees perform chemical demonstrations at local schools to show students how fun science can be.
- Newspapers in Education
A program that places newspapers in area schools.
- Pen Pals
A program that encourages at-risk students to stay in school and focus on their future goals.
Several Pasadena employees are involved in local organizations, offering their expertise and leadership to help the community, including:
- Channel Industries Mutual Aid
We provide emergency assistance equipment, personnel or support to member companies in need.
- East Harris County Manufacturers Association
An organization that promotes the health, safety and economic well-being of plant employees and local community residents.
Albemarle currently has employees serving on the Education Subcommittee, Community Relations Committee and Environment Committee.
- Local Emergency Planning Committee
- Pasadena Citizen’s Advisory Council
- Texas Chemical Council
Pasadena plant employees are also involved in local and national volunteer opportunities, including:
- American Heart Association Heart Walk
- Blood Drives
- Hazardous Waste Collection Day
- Pasadena Clean-Up Day
- Salvation Army Food Drives
- Texas Recycle Day
- Trash Bash