We embrace diversity, equity & inclusion (DEI), which we believe fosters innovation through new ideas and perspectives. We will continue to source from diverse slates for 100% of our external salariedpositions, including executive management and board of director level appointments. We engage in efforts aimed at hiring diverse talent, including targeted university recruitment and attendance at conferences promoting racial and gender diversity in engineering. We have also implemented policies and training focused on non-discrimination and harassment prevention.


Diversity Sourcing

We source diverse slates for 100% of our external salaried positions, including executive management and board of director level appointments.


Workforce Diversity

As of December 31, 2023, approximately 40% of our global workforce self-identifies as female or a U.S.-based person of color.


We embrace diversity, equity & inclusion (DEI), which we believe fosters innovation through new ideas and perspectives.


Executive Officers Identify as Gender/Racially Diverse


Directors Identify as Gender/Racially Diverse*

*One female director self-identifies as Asian (Indian), Scottish, and African (Black)


Protecting the health and safety of our workers is a top priority, and we are committed to providing a safe working environment. We use worker inputs, incident data and trends, and leading indicators to create systemic improvement plans to reduce hazardous conditions and at-risk behaviors. We also use employee feedback to best serve our workforce. Members of our Human Resources department regularly review benefits to ensure we are supporting the well-being of our employees and their families.

Our goal remains zero injuries in the workplace. To achieve this goal, we have committed to reducing workplace injuries by at least 50% between 2019-2030 and in 2023 -- by continuing to improve our processes and raise awareness -- we achieved our safest year on record. 


Each year, Hexcel recognizes two sites for EHS excellence to encourage and reward safe work practices. Recognized for excellence in 2023 were Hexcel Parla (Spain) and Hexcel Casablanca (Morocco).

Safety Council Award

Hexcel CEO Nick Stanage was recognized by the National Safety Council (U.S.) as a CEO "Who Gets It."

STAR Hexcel

Employees celebrate Safety Month each year and recognize milestones such as achieving a year without a safety incident.

Safety Live By It

Our award-winning "Safety. Live By It." awareness campaign helps employees connect the benefits of working safely to doing the things in life that they enjoy.


We provide recurring training on relevant ethics, compliance, diversity and inclusion, and environmental health and safety topics as well other pertinent topics and laws affecting our global business. In addition, we require targeted groups of employees to complete online training to reinforce their understanding of specific values, laws or regulations that are highly relevant to their roles, such as anti-corruption, antitrust/competition, harassment/discrimination, conflicts of interest and trade compliance.

Strong Communities

We recognize our responsibility to help make the world a better place for us all through both charitable giving and volunteerism. Every day, Hexcel employees live our Values and fulfill our Purpose as we build houses for low-income families, run races to fund cancer research, cook meals for the hungry, provide needy children with school supplies, and so much more. Each year, every site is challenged to donate at least $50 per employee to local charitable organizations. In addition, sites donate thousands of volunteer hours to support their communities. These decisions to donate time and money are recommended to local leadership by employees who comprise Hexcel Community Involvement Councils, established at every location to foster deep relationships within the communications where we do business.

Read more about our recent collaboration with the Auvergne Rhone Alpes (AURA) Handisport League.

Student Research Support

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. Click to make a request.


Hexcel Stamford employees volunteered in 2023 for the Boys & Girls Club 5K run/walk to raise funds for the organization.


Hexcel Salt Lake City raised more than $16,000 for the Granite School District from food and raffle sales during its annual Hot Dog Palooza in May 2023.

Hartford Build

Hexcel Hartford employees volunteered in June 2023 to build cabinets at The Bridge, a local food pantry.


In 2023, Hexcel Seguin employees donated more than 390 pounds of food to the New Braunfels Food Bank to help families in the surrounding areas.

Duxford Food Drive

Hexcel Duxford donated bags of food (almost 120 items) in 2023 to support the local charity, Cambridge Sustainable Food, which provides healthy and sustainable food for everyone.


In September 2023, 31 employees at Hexcel Stamford spent a morning doing chores at Soundwaters, a local educational and environmental organization dedicated to protecting the future of Long Island Sound.

The Hexcel Foundation

Our Hexcel Foundation is committed to investing in local communities around the world by supporting organizations with a global focus on STEM education, health, hunger and homelessness. Our grants to these organizations were 10% higher in 2023 compared to 2022 and will continue to be 10% higher each year through 2025, reflecting the company's commitment to strong communities as part of our 2030 sustainability goals. Grants were made in 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022 and 2023 to:

  • The Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum for its STEM in 30 program, an Emmy-nominated webcast series that engages middle school students across the globe in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) topics in just 30 minutes. Museum curators, astronauts, and experts in various STEM fields connect to classrooms with real-world, relevant content to show students that science extends beyond the walls of their school. Hexcel has sponsored four programs -- Buzz the Tower: Bees and Aerospace, Dream Jobs: Careers in Aerospace, From Hubble to Webb: Observatories in Space, and Written in the Sky: The History & Future of Aerial Advertisement.
  • The Cancer Research Institute which works with a global network of leading researchers, supporters, patients and advocates to fund the most promising clinical and laboratory research in fighting cancer through immunotherapy in hopes of harnessing the power of our immune systems to control and potentially cure all types of cancer.
  • Convoy of Hope for its Children’s Feeding Initiative, providing nutritious meals and monitoring the health and growth of children in multiple countries around the world. The Initiative also works to provide clean and safe water and healthy living environments.

Matching Contributions for Natural Disaster Relief

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.

Hexcel Foundation Scholarship Program

Hexcel awards renewable scholarships of $2,000 to $5,000 a year to the children of Hexcel employees in the U.S. 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 more than $2 million have been awarded.

Educational Gift Matching Program

Hexcel matches cash contributions made by employees, dollar-for-dollar, from a $25 minimum to a $500 maximum per employee in any calendar year to accredited nonprofit institutions of higher learning in the U.S. 

2023 Grants