Hexcel employees reflect our values in the time they contribute to make the communities in which they live and work better. Our employees are involved in dozens of activities such as building houses for low-income families, running races to fund cancer research, and raising money for local community and youth organizations. Here are some of the events in which Hexcel employees participated in recently:
Whenever a natural disaster affects a community in which we live and work, it affects our employees, their families and their friends, as well. At Hexcel, we believe in responsibility – in fact, striving to be good citizens in the communities in which we live and work is one of our four Values. To that end, Hexcel has established a matching contributions program that will match dollar-for-dollar employee contributions made to the American Red Cross after a natural disaster affects an area near one of our U.S. locations.
One way that participants in our Early Career Leadership Program (ECP) learn project management skills is through a community service project. Over the past three years, efforts have been focused on children and in particular with the Boys & Girls Club of Decatur (Alabama).Projects have included building bikes, renovating the homework room, creating a teen room and revitalizing the lobby to create a more welcoming atmosphere. In addition, ECP employees have focused efforts on addressing childhood hunger by creating a social networking campaign to bring awareness to the problem and by donating, building and stocking a greenhouse that supports a local community garden. To support their own community interests, ECP employees are awarded up to $250 that they are encouraged to use to support a charitable cause of their choice.
Hexcel awards renewable scholarships of $2,000 to $5,000 a year to the children of Hexcel employees who plan to pursue post-secondary education in college and vocational programs at any accredited post-secondary institution of the student's choice. Since 1987, scholarships totaling $1.57 million have been awarded, with $86,000 awarded in 2017.
Hexcel is proud to support the various colleges and universities worldwide from which we recruit our best talent by providing limited quantities of our raw material products such as carbon fiber tow, reinforced fabric, honeycomb, resins and adhesives in support of research and other student-led projects. Some of our most recent donations have been made to the Univerisity of Alabama, Texas A&M University, the Rochester Institute of Technology, the University of Washington, the University of Utah, and Drexel University.