Our employees are our most valuable asset, and excellence as a company fundamentally starts with people. Employees at all levels can benefit from our talented employee development programs, like Leadership Development, Frontline Leadership, internship programs, and even specialized programs like Certified Plastics Ambassadors.
Diversity & Inclusion
Together, we are building a culture where everyone feels welcome and connected so that we have continuous improvements in productivity, innovation, and employee work experience.
We strive for an inclusive workforce, so that our employees feel welcomed, connected, and included in order to maximize their contribution to our Company through a positive and productive work experience. Our ERGs celebrate diversity, the ways we are both similar and different, and encourage unique perspectives and ideas to help fuel innovation.
Our ERGs include:
- Onyx (for employees who decend from the worldwide collection of communities that have originated from Africa and their allies)
- Ignite (to connect, educate, and advance women)
- AccessAbility (for employees with disabilities of all types and levels)
- U.S. Veterans
- Spark (for emerging leaders).
Through our diversity and inclusion program, plugIN, the number of our Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) expanded around the globe. From providing employees with special accommodations in Nashville, Tennessee to promoting gender equality efforts in the EMEIA region, last year’s global performance left us feeling inspired for 2020.
Employee Development Programs
Our employees are our most valuable asset. Fundamentally, company excellence begins with the people who create our products. Employees at all levels can advance their careers through our employee development programs.
Certified Plastics Ambassadors Programs
One of the greatest assets we have in the plastics industry is our employees, so in 2017, we introduced the Plastics Ambassadors initiative. Plastics Ambassadors was built to equip employees, customers, vendors, and even friends to appreciate the power of plastics. Through Plastics Ambassadors, we have shined a light on the benefits of plastics.
- Are widely recyclable
- Make products that help save and enhance lives
- Produce lower greenhouse gas emissions than alternatives
- Use a fraction of the energy and natural resources of alternatives
- Allow for lightweighting and increased efficiency in transport and freight
Since then, we have taken this initiative to the next level by adding Certified Plastics Ambassadors. This program empowers employees to advocate for the many benefits of plastics. Graduates of our Certified Plastics Ambassadors attended a full week of training at the University of Michigan's Erb Institute. These Ambassadors have since administered projects in their respective areas to make a difference in our sustainable future. From everyday safety and convenience to advanced technologies, plastics offer a pathway to improving sustainability. Expanding upon the shelf life of products and offering a way to support a circular economy through product recyclability, our ambassadors help inform the public about the many benefits of plastics.
Leadership Development Program
We believe that an investment in our employees is not only beneficial for their careers, but is also a great benefit to our Company. For those employees who hope to embrace leadership roles, we created the Leadership Development Program. This program targets key leadership competencies with a goal of driving excellence for mid-level leaders.
For those at the forefront of product manufacturing, we provide training for leaders in our plants. Employees in this program develop their careers through one of our most important values-safety. At the core of our beliefs, excellence in plant leadership can lead to operations productivity as well as a safe and responsible work environment.