Pittsburgh, June 5, 2019 — Rebecca Lucore, head of sustainability and corporate social responsibility at Covestro LLC and a leading voice in Corporate America for leveraging employee purpose to drive the UN Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs), reports on Pittsburgh’s ongoing journey to become an inclusive, sustainable city for all in a new piece published on Medium.
The blog also offers other companies a blueprint for how to implement the UN SDGs in their local communities.
Globally, Covestro signed on to the UN SDGs when they were first introduced in the fall of 2015. Around the same time, the City of Pittsburgh developed its resilience plan, OnePGH, around the UN SDGs. To support the city’s efforts and help introduce the UN SDGs to a wider audience, Covestro launched its THINC30 summits to “take the global goals local’ by introducing them to businesses, organizations and individuals throughout southwestern Pennsylvania.
With THINC30, Covestro has focused its efforts on Goal #17 – Partnership for the Goals. The summits are designed to create new collaborations among non-traditional partners from the public and private sectors to address critical local issues outlined by the UN SDGs, such as poverty, food insecurity and social justice.
Read the full blog post at http://bit.ly/2XqOMqM.
In her role, Lucore is responsible for innovating new approaches to social programs, philanthropy and donations, community relations and sustainability initiatives in North America. She is the architect of the company’s award-winning THINC30 series, a centerpiece program of i3 (ignite, imagine, innovate), Covestro’s corporate social responsibility program in the U.S. i3 aims to spark curiosity, to envision what could be and to help create it. Its three focus areas – i3 STEM, i3 Engage and i3 Give – leverage the company’s current and future workforce, the communities in which it operates, and its partners and collaborators to create sustainable and lasting impacts.
About Covestro LLC:
Covestro LLC is one of the leading producers of high-performance polymers in North America and is part of the global Covestro business, which is among the world’s largest polymer companies with 2018 sales of EUR 14.6 billion. Business activities are focused on the manufacture of high-tech polymer materials and the development of innovative solutions for products used in many areas of daily life. The main segments served are the automotive, construction, wood processing and furniture, electrical and electronics, and healthcare industries. Other sectors include sports and leisure, cosmetics and the chemical industry itself. Covestro has 30 production sites worldwide and employed approximately 16,800 people at the end of 2018.
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