Albemarle Foundation Global
A Strong Tradition of Protecting, Serving and Empowering Our Communities...
Across the world, we believe that nurturing our communities and promoting our employees’ philanthropic efforts are among our most important responsibilities. In 2019, we announced the expansion of the Foundation to include Albemarle Foundation Global, formalizing the outstanding and ongoing efforts of our employees at Albemarle sites around the world.
Throughout 2020, the Foundation will partner with Community Outreach Councils at our international sites to expand employee engagement, community outreach and volunteer opportunities.
Around the globe
A team of employees, named the Geppettos, Grow the Good for Pinocchio - a local charity whose mission is to help children who have suffered burn-related injuries by contributing funds to relieve families from the high cost of treatments, surgeries and medical products needed for recovery. The Geppettos regularly organize activities to raise funds for the organization. One of their most recent fundraising
initiatives included collecting participation fees for the annual 20km marathon
of Brussels, which provided a 1650€ contribution for Pinocchio. In total, the Geppettos have proudly collected more than 32,486€ for the Pinocchio organization!
Employees in Shanghai recently participated in a “Pick in Red" event to help cleanup Shanghai's coast. The event coincided with World Cleanup Day and the International Coastal Cleanup Day. On the day of the event - Typhoon Tapah was passing through, which brought heavy wind and rain. Although the weather was bad, it didn't stop employees from showing up ready to volunteer. According to Shanghai United Foundation, a total of 908.5 kilograms of dry garbage, 80.64 kilograms of recyclable waste and 653 pieces of hazardous waste were removed during the event. Thanks to the employees who participated in this event by showing the Courage to brave the bad weather and the Care to help make a difference in their local community.
Employees at the Langelsheim site recently collaborated to raise money for more than 18 local organizations and associations that benefit youth. After volunteering at the Day of Chemistry events in Germany, the team donated the remuneration for the hours worked - resulting in a gift of 7,500 Euros to help Grow the Good. The amount - which was then doubled by the company - resulted in a grand total donation of 15,000 Euros. Representatives from all 18 recipient organizations traveled to the Langelsheim plant to receive the donations from local Plant Manager, Jörg Kielhorn, and the rest of the Langelsheim team.
Employees in Australia recently volunteered for the 2019 National Science and Engineering Challenge held in Bunbury, Western Australia. The Science and Engineering Challenge is a nationwide STEM outreach program for high school students presented by the University of Newcastle in partnership with communities, Rotary clubs, universities and sponsors like Albemarle. The event provided an opportunity for students to speak directly with those in the industry and to understand the world of science and engineering outside of classroom education. Thanks to our employees in Australia for using their expertise to help Grow the Good for students!
Albemarle's Singapore office recently volunteered for Willing Hearts, a secular, non-affiliated charity completely run by volunteers.Willing Hearts' vision is to improve the lives of the underprivileged and marginalized by providing them with their “daily bread" and to help them become contributing members of our society. Without the support of volunteers, it would be difficult for Willing Hearts to fulfill its vision. Volunteers participate in various ways, including the preparation of ingredients, packing of lunch boxes and cleaning. The volunteers from Albemarle were assigned to prepare ingredients for the next day's meals. A total of 75% of Singapore Albemarle employees participated in the event. Thanks to the employees who volunteered and helped Grow the Good for the underprivileged and marginalized in Singapore!