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Held amidst the backdrop of the coronavirus pandemic, economic uncertainty, racial justice reckoning and the ever-increasing impacts of the climate crisis, Covestro’s THINC30 summit illustrated that when it comes to sustainability, the 17 United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs) and their interconnectedness are spot on. In her latest Medium blog, Rebecca Lucore, Covestro LLC’s head of CSR and Sustainability, reflects on sustainability as a thread that ties physical health with economic health with environmental health and the health of our social institutions.
To read Lucore’s full blog post, please visit: https://rebeccalucore.medium.com/be-the-change-438cc06ee928.
Covestro’s THINC30 2020: The UN SDGs in the New Now: Relevance and Recovery took place over three morning sessions on October 15th, 20th and 22nd. During that time, nearly 45 speakers, from national to local, shared concrete ways for the Pittsburgh region – and, indeed, any region -- to achieve social, environmental and economic equity. In her piece, Lucore recaps some of the key takeaways from each day, invites people to watch each day’s summit and inspires them to be changemakers in their communities. For more information or to watch the videos, please visit: www.covestro.us/thinc30-summit.
THINC30 is part of Covestro’s award-winning i3 (ignite, imagine, innovate) corporate social responsibility program in the U.S. i3 aims to spark curiosity, to envision what could be and to help create it. Its three focus areas – i3 STEM, i3 Engage and i3 Give – leverage the company’s current and future workforce, the communities in which it operates, and its partners and collaborators to create sustainable and lasting impacts.
About Covestro LLC:
Covestro LLC is one of the leading producers of high-performance polymers in North America and is part of the global Covestro business, which is among the world’s largest polymer companies with 2019 sales of EUR 12.4 billion. Business activities are focused on the manufacture of high-tech polymer materials and the development of innovative solutions for products used in many areas of daily life. The main segments served are the automotive, construction, wood processing and furniture, electrical and electronics, and healthcare industries. Other sectors include sports and leisure, cosmetics and the chemical industry itself. Covestro has 30 production sites worldwide and employed approximately 17,200 people at the end of 2019.
Find more information at www.covestro.us or https://www.covestro.us/en/csr-and-sustainability/overview.
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Covestro LLC is one of the leading producers of high-performance polymers in North America and is part of the global Covestro business. Covestro manufactures high-tech polymer materials and develops innovative solutions for products used in many areas of daily life. The main segments served are the automotive, electrical and electronics, construction, medical and sports and leisure industries. i3 (ignite, imagine, innovate) is Covestro LLC’s companywide corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiative that aims to spark curiosity, to envision what could be and to help create it. Built on the three pillars of philanthropy (i3 Give), employee volunteerism (i3 Engage) and STEM education (i3 Give), i3 seeks to create sustainable and lasting impacts.
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