Building community on the mountain
To celebrate Earth Day, Eastman teamed up with Bays Mountain Park at our global headquarters in East Tennessee on a series of service projects to demonstrate support for environmental conservation and community collaboration. More than 35 volunteers participated in this “Hinge Project” – a series of community collaborations that support how innovative and impactful partnerships improve the quality of life in our communities. Reinforcing the statement “small hinges swing big doors,” these projects highlight how collectively investing in our communities builds trust, goodwill and long-term success for all.
Caring for community
Good neighbors know it’s important to talk to each other. At Eastman, our manufacturing site communities are more than just places we work—they’re our homes. And for 28 years, community leaders have been involved with Eastman Community Advisory Panels (CAPs) around the world. They have helped us keep the lines of communication open, ensuring we keep our neighbors informed and their best interests in mind. We offer an invitation for all our communities to share your thoughts at 423-229-CARE or firstname.lastname@example.org
Because workforce diversity and inclusion are of utmost importance at Eastman, we recently joined the National Center for Women & Information Technology Pacesetters campaign and hosted an inaugural "Sit With Me" event. This initiative’s broader purpose is to encourage gender parity in the technical fields, particularly information technology. We believe an inclusive, global culture in which everyone can do their best work makes our company and communities stronger. Learn More at www.eastman.com/sitwithme.
Inspiring young minds
Today’s global economy demands that students leave high school prepared for college and the workforce. Eastman partners strategically with educators, offering information, tools and experiences that prepare and guide students, while also giving them needed skills for living successful adult lives. When business and education come together, remarkable progress occurs.
Building a strong workforce
Eastman and other manufacturing companies sought to fill an impending skills gap in Northeast Tennessee by teaming up with government entities and Northeast State Community College to form the Advanced Manufacturing Partnership. This unprecedented collaboration led to construction of a 26,000 square-foot facility called the Regional Center for Advanced Manufacturing. The facility provides training in the latest methodologies and equipment used in advanced manufacturing to meet workforce needs.
Strength in numbers
Eastman team members have a long history of donating personal time and talents to projects that help communities. Currently, more than 400 of our employees serve on philanthropic boards around the globe. In addition, team members donate tens of thousands of company-paid hours annually to help local service organizations achieve goals.