Joining our neighbors to cement community bonds and build a brighter shared future.
There are 26 communities that host our facilities—places where we work and live. We have a responsibility to our hometowns and to the rest of the world to be good citizens, to be upstanding stewards, and to be neighbors with unshakable integrity.
Our dedication to communities
Our commitment to our communities and neighbors begins with a dedication to a high standard for ourselves and our stakeholders. When we do what's right for our customers, shareholders, and communities, we are confident that success will follow. We hold ourselves to a rigorous standard and expect our contractors, agents, distributors, and other business partners to uphold the same principles.
Strong integrity is not enough. We must back up our behavior with our resources and an authentic commitment of employee time, dedicated programming, and in-kind donations, in addition to our financial donations. We believe investing in our communities is the right thing to do for the health of our world and our business. We also hope that our commitment to our communities will help build a pipeline of talented, diverse employees.
Improving communities and ourselves
We are always aiming to better ourselves, protect the environment, and make a positive contribution in partnership with our neighbors. We offer scholarships for high school students pursuing STEM careers, offer work-based learning programs to prepare students for technical careers, establish nature preserves around our sites, lead safety workshops for safety educators and first responders, and sponsor a company-wide day of service—to name just a few.
Working with the City of Wilmington and the Wilmington College and Career Fair, we launched the Chemours Future of Chemistry Scholarship.
The Chemours Future of Chemistry Scholarship delivers $400,000 in scholarships over three years to talented, high-potential young people who wish to pursue STEM studies at historically black colleges and universities but lack the financial resources to follow their dreams.
We are working with the University of Delaware to build the Chemours Discovery Hub, a $150MM state-of-the-art research and innovation (R&D) facility on the university's Science, Technology and Advanced Research (STAR) campus.
The wildlife volunteers at Washington Works actively manage 450 acres for improved wildlife habitats.
One hundred of those acres are set aside as a publicly accessible nature area called Washington Works Nature Trails. Opened in 1992, the public land now has 2.2 miles of trails through meadows and wetlands, around a pond, and through a hardwood forest. For the Trails’ 25th anniversary, many of the original volunteers returned to celebrate. In 2017, volunteer work continued, with Chemours employees joining site retirees and community volunteers to host 14 community events for 328 children. One additional effort, made by a local Eagle Scout with the support of his troop and leaders, improved the Nature Trails by developing a fully wheelchair-accessible trail.
Since 1992, volunteer efforts have been continuously certified by the Wildlife Habitat Council (WHC) for habitat development or educational outreach or both. Now the WHC combines the habitat development and educational outreach certifications into one as a Conservation Site certification. Washington Works received this highest-level three-year accreditation in 2015.
Read more about our 2030 Corporate Responsibility Commitment goals.
To learn more about our Corporate Responsibility Commitment and 2030 goals, we invite you to download our full report.
Read more about our 2030 corporate responsibility commitment goals.