Covestro LLC and University of Pittsburgh collaboration earns ‘Societal Contribution’ award from ACC
Submitted by Covestro LLC
June 8, 2022 /CSRwire/ -The American Chemistry Council (ACC) recently announced the winners of its Sustainability Leadership Awards, which recognizes chemical industry leaders for initiatives to advance sustainability in areas such as environmental protection, circularity, product safety, innovation and transparency, and societal contribution.
Covestro LLC earned the Societal Contribution award for its collaborative work with the University of Pittsburgh to develop and launch a graduate-level program dedicated to the advancement of circular economy concepts.
To learn more about Covestro Circular Economy Program at the University of Pittsburgh, watch this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xPzUctPbVEU.
The Covestro Circular Economy Program at the University of Pittsburgh represents the first graduate-level circular design academic program in the U.S. to specifically address the challenge of global waste and material use. The program focuses on research, education, and innovative advancement of circular economy principles that provide students with the opportunities and skillsets they need to design a more sustainable future.
“Through the Covestro Circular Economy Program at the University of Pittsburgh students will have the chance to become experts in creating and applying circular solutions,” said Haakan Jonsson, chairman and president of Covestro LLC. “The next generations of leaders are passionate about sustainability, and we want to encourage them to challenge assumptions and use their creativity to solve problems we may not even know exist yet.”
Covestro and the University of Pittsburgh recognize that circularity technologies are continually evolving and welcome organizations that are interested in becoming involved with the program.
The first cohort of students are set to begin coursework in the fall of 2022.
About Covestro LLC:
Covestro LLC is part of the global Covestro business, which is among the world’s leading manufacturers of high-quality polymer materials and their components. With its innovative products, processes and methods, the company helps enhance sustainability and the quality of life in many areas. Covestro supplies customers around the world in key industries such as mobility, building and living, as well as the electrical and electronics sector. In addition, polymers from Covestro are also used in sectors such as sports and leisure, cosmetics and health, as well as in the chemical industry itself.
The company is committed to becoming fully circular and aims to become climate neutral by 2035 (scope 1 and 2). Covestro generated sales of around EUR 15.9 billion in fiscal 2021. At the end of 2021, the company had 50 production sites worldwide and employed approximately 17,900 people (calculated as full-time equivalents).
Find more information at www.covestro.us.
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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 STEM), i3 seeks to create sustainable and lasting impacts.
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