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:
- Hexcel Salt Lake City (U.S.) -- Utah Aerospace Pathways Program (education and career development for high school students) and the Saints-to-Sinners Bike Relay (benefiting research into Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis)
- Hexcel Burlington (U.S.) -- Toys for Tots
- Hexcel Welkenraedt (Belgium) -- Vista Sports Asbl Royal Standard Cécifoot Liège (promoting sports for the visually impaired)
- Hexcel Les Avenières (France) -- Les Restos du Coeur (fighting poverty), Temps Forts Temps Libres (wheelchairs and beds for the handicapped), Movember Foundation (men's health).
- Hexcel Dublin (U.S.) -- Dublin Shamrock 5K Fun Run (benefiting local schools)
- Hexcel Duxford (U.K.) -- "Jumper Day" (raising money for Save the Children Fund), Chariots of Fire Race (benefiting Alzheimer's Research)
- Hexcel Kent (U.S.) -- FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology), and 5K Heart Walk (for the American Heart Association)
- Hexcel Pottsville (U.S.) -- 5K Run/Walk (benefiting the Avenues), 400+ mile walk for the American Cancer Society
- Hexcel Europe (Les Avenières, Dagneux, Nantes, Roussillon, Toulouse, Duxford and Parla) -- Run in Lyon (benefiting the French Muscular Dystrophy Association)
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.