Arch Chemicals, Inc. is committed to long-term growth and prosperity for all those connected with us. In our communities, we strive to be responsible neighbors and to contribute to social and economic prosperity:
Following are the programs that form the basis of Arch Chemicals’ Community Outreach. If you'd like to learn more about Arch's Community outreach efforts, please contact us.
Community Advisory Panels
Purpose: To enhance dialogue with the communities in which we operate; to proactively address issues and concerns of the community; to share information and participate in community activities. For more information about our Community Advisory Panels, please click here.
Employee Matching Contributions
Purpose: To encourage and support employee contributions and citizenship; to maximize access to employees and to maximize employee participation at all levels of the organization; to maximize community relations and loyalty through employee involvement.
Employee Volunteer Recognition
Purpose: To encourage and support employee volunteerism; to maximize access to employees and to maximize employee participation at all levels of the organization; to maximize community relations and loyalty through employee involvement.
Local Community Contributions
Purpose: To provide support to local initiatives that respond to community needs; to provide each location with decision-making authority on a planned and budgeted basis.
Purpose: To provide charitable donations to communities in need.
Arch Chemicals, Inc. Scholarship Program
Purpose: To encourage and support employee children toward higher education achievements; to recognize employee parents who have guided their children to high accomplishments; to provide name recognition for Arch Chemicals when listed on key contributors for the National Merit Scholarship Corporation.
Chemical Educational Foundation (CEF)
Arch will sponsor the on-going development and implementation of community based educational outreach in product stewardship and the business of chemistry. The Community Award for Chemical Safety Program entry requirements will be given to the CAPs to discuss in their meetings for nominees. Arch is a major sponsor of the You Be The Chemist program including the national You Be The Chemist Challenge (www.chemed.org).
Science Screen Reports Videos
Arch sponsorship provides video reports of current science topics (www.ssrvideo.com). These quality supplemental materials enhance the traditional science curriculum for Arch partner schools, including:
|• Meade County Elementary – Brandenburg, KY||• Kalama Elementary – Kalama, WA|
|• McMinn County Elementary – Charleston, TN||• Norwalk Elementary – Norwalk, CT|
|• Walker Valley High School – Charleston, TN||• Rochester Elementary – Rochester, NY|
|• Cheshire Elementary – Cheshire, CT|
National Foundation for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE)
Arch sponsorship will be directed toward this national organization whose focus is providing low-income & minority youth (14-18) with a solid foundation of business skills; math, reading, writing, and critical thinking
In early 2005, Arch Chemicals won a prestigious award from the Committee to Encourage Corporate Philanthropy for our innovative community support initiatives and for our vital, life-saving work with the Red Cross, the Water Relief Network (a partnership of the global chlorine industry and the Red Cross and other nonprofit relief agencies) and other agencies to provide clean drinking water to people in undeveloped and crisis-stricken regions.
Arch continues to support strategic programs that fund the development and implementation of safe drinking water in remote and disadvantaged areas, including Bangladesh, Honduras, Haiti and Guatemala. Through the American Red Cross, International Center (International Rural Water Association), and the Centers for Disease Control, Arch has funded proven, low-tech water-treatment systems that local villages and even families can easily maintain, helping to create a sustainable infrastructure. Additionally, Arch is working in Mali with the non-profit organization, Eau Lambda, to provide water treatment systems to villages of 5000 citizens.
In addition, Arch is involved in other international civic and charitable projects and programs:
Chemical Heritage Foundation
Arch sponsorship will be directed toward this organization whose focus is to serve the community of the chemical and molecular sciences, and the wider public, by treasuring the past, educating the present, and inspiring the future.
American Chemical Society (ACS)
Arch sponsorship will be directed toward chemical educational outreach including the ACS minority scholarship program.
Arch provides a sustaining donation to honor the environmental stewardship work of the Conservation Fund.