Auburn Support to the Community
The Auburn Site actively supports the United Way and its agencies in the
tri-city area. Many of our employees participate in the annual Day of Caring to
help others in the community by raking leaves, painting and making repairs to
the homes of several families each year.
The Auburn Site supports the Responsible Care® initiative of the American
Chemistry Council. This public program represents our commitment to the
continuous improvement of the health, safety and environmental performance of
not only the employees on our Site, but also in the community in which we
operate. In 2006 the Auburn Site will become registered to RC14001, the
Responsible Care® environmental standard that encompasses the requirements of
both Responsible Care® and ISO14001.
Support for Education
The Dow Corning Auburn Site believes that quality education is critical to
the future well-being of our community and Dow Corning. As a manufacturer
of chemicals, the Dow Corning Auburn Site is interested in supporting
educational activities that encourage the understanding of mathematics,
science, and technology.
The Dow Corning Auburn Site/Bay City Western School Partnership works
together on identified needs, by sharing resources to expand and enrich
learning opportunities for students, teachers, and Auburn Site employees
through the utilization of business and educational resources in the community.
Annually the Auburn Site awards one scholarship to a Bay City Western high
Auburn Site employees are partnering with Longview Elementary School in the
Lunchbox Learners program. Volunteers are matched up one-on-one with a child,
with an agreement to spend 30 minutes together reading at lunchtime once a
week. The objective of the program is to help young children learn to read, but
equally important, each volunteer serves as a mentor to help the child develop
Auburn Site employees volunteer as Junior Achievement consultants in local
classrooms. Volunteers teach students about the business economy, how it
impacts their lives and how to become an active part of the business
environment as they grow up. At the high school level, volunteers assist
the students in forming a company, designing and marketing a product and then
closing the company at the end of the semester.
The Auburn Site also considers requests for funding from schools and
organizations in our immediate surrounding area. Among the items that the
site has contributed toward are the purchase of new math software and computers
for use in grade school classrooms.