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 2015-16:
- Hexcel Decatur (U.S.)—Dragon Boat Festival and Race to benefit the Decatur-Morgan Hospital Foundation.
- Hexcel Duxford (U.K.)—Chariots of Fire race for the East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices; Duxford Soap Box Derby to benefit Cancer Research UK; a bake sale to benefit Build It International, which is building new maternity and children’s clinic in Zambia.
- Hexcel Casa Grande (U.S.)—Back-to-School Fund Drive to collect school supplies for local children; Habitat for Humanity building day; support for the Casa Grande Fire Department Smoke Alarm
- Installation Program; supplies drive for “Against Abuse” to support survivors of domestic and child abuse.
- Hexcel Dublin (U.S.)—Adopt-A-Family, One Warm Coat drive
- Hexcel Kent (U.S.)—Seattle & Tacoma Heart and Stroke Walk
- Hexcel Pottsville (U.S.)—5K Fun Run/Walk to benefit The Avenues, which provide assistance to developmentally-delayed children and adults; Relay for Life to benefit the American Cancer Society
- Hexcel Salt Lake City (U.S.)—United Way of Salt Lake City; The Saints-to-Sinners charity cycle race to benefit research into Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS/Lou Gehrig’s Disease); Adopt-A-Highway Clean Up program
- Hexcel Stamford (U.S.)—Annual Habitat for Humanity building days; 5K run to benefit the Boys and Girls Club of Stamford.
- Hexcel Windsor (U.S.)—Clean up day at the Poudre River Trai
New Hires Practice Responsibility Early
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.