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Community Relations

Community Relations

Westlake in the Community

Westlake recognizes the importance of supporting the communities in which we work and live and makes it a priority to take an active role in making these communities better. We support and encourage our employees to volunteer their time and efforts in worthwhile causes and donate funds to assist various charitable groups and educational efforts.

Community Outreach

Westlake and its employees have a proud history of supporting the communities that surround its various facilities. In the Houston area our activities include support of the Houston Grand Opera, the United Way, Junior Achievement, the Health Museum, Asia Society, Madre a Madre, the Houston Food Bank, Memorial Park Conservancy, American Red Cross and various other fundraisers.

Our companies NAPCO, Westech, Vinnolit in Europe and Huasu in China also reflect the Westlake spirit of involvement. These companies have given generously of both time and product to Habitat for Humanity, the United Way and other local entities.

Westlake Global Service Month

Westlake Chemical celebrates an annual global Service Month where each location participates in a local community service activity. In April 2017, approximately 1,800 employees and their families participated. Westlake recognizes the importance of supporting the communities in which it operates and makes it a priority to take an active role in making these communities better.

Click HERE to read more about the local service project in Lake Charles, Louisiana and those employees who planted trees and flowers for eleven local schools, or click HERE to read about how employees from our Cologne, Germany location cleaned up debris and garbage thrown into the Rhein River.

Educational Efforts

Westlake partners in Education, University Endowments, Scholarships, Junior Achievement and is a supporter of various other educational initiatives.

In Louisiana we are one of the highest per-capita contributors to the United Way. These operations also support the Adopt-A-Family toy and food drive, the American Cancer Society, Habitat for Humanity, as well as various college scholarship funds and volunteer fire departments.

In Kentucky, Westlake ranks among the top company contributors to the Calvert City United Fund Program, the Marshall County Relay for Life, and the McCracken County March of Dimes Walk America. The company has launched a program to help provide Automatic External Defibrillators to area schools, which has already saved the life of a man at Murray State University. Westlake also makes donations to the Four Rivers Performing Arts Center in Paducah, Kentucky.

Our corporate commitment is augmented by the dedication and generosity of our employees. They regularly teach Junior Achievement at inner-city schools, they have adopted two schools in need, they provided mentoring to at-risk elementary school children, and they have volunteered their time as Big Brothers and Big Sisters.