This year, a team of employees from Air Products PRISM Membranes was assembled to volunteer a day of labor for Angels’ Arms in Saint Louis, Missouri. Our team met up at one of the 13 local foster homes to lend some elbow grease. Painting and general maintenance items were performed to help make the home more inviting for the families that call it home.
“Helping those who help others is a great investment in our community”, states Holger Carsten , Sr. Principal Process Engineer. ” We are fortunate that Air Products realizes the value in letting its employees volunteer their time to give back, which makes our city a better place to live and work.”
The PRISM Membranes employees make a point to do some good deeds in our community. By giving back, at least a little, we all benefit.
Angels’ Arms supporters are dedicated to enhancing the organization’s vision by providing service of their time and spreading awareness of Angels’ Arms mission throughout the community. Angels’ Arms strives to keep sibling groups together, and partners with foster parents, community supporters, organizations and other non-profits to provide a loving home environment and help our children become successful citizens.
Air Products prides itself on having a dynamic workforce made up of people from all backgrounds. Recently, the Inclusion Network featured our Site Director, Gretchen Swain, to gather insights from her experience in the Air Products company.
Here is a short snippet of the conversation:
Question: Why are you passionate about the Diversity and Inclusion Network at Air Products?
Answer: I have reached a point in my career/life where I recognize when people are comfortable or uncomfortable with a situation. Working to ensure an inclusive workspace, where people feel comfortable in their work interactions, leads to a higher level of participation by the team members and therefore greater success overall.
Question: What’s one thing most people don’t know about you? Answer: I wake up at 3 am to exercise before coming to work. I am also an avid reader, reading two books per week.
About the Inclusion Network In the U.S., the Inclusion Network and our Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) partner with D&I, HR, and leadership to create supportive communities that help attract and retain talent, raise cultural awareness, develop ourselves and others, and contribute to the company’s overall diversity and inclusion objectives.