Supporting Racial Equality
Supporting Racial Equality
In the fight against racism, a combined approach to giving ensures that The Lubrizol Foundation’s philanthropy is supporting systematic change while also addressing local needs. Donations were made to two organizations with national platforms that fight institutional racism and advocate for equality: The Equal Justice Initiative
and YWCA Stand Against Racism
. The Lubrizol Foundation also ensured local impact by donating to local Legal Aid Societies and by matching employee donations.
COVID-19 Response Activities
Teaming up with Titleist
Recently, staff from Titleist reached out to Lubrizol sharing their plans to transition from making golf balls to PPE for healthcare workers. Lubrizol's ESTANE® TPU was an essential ingredient for extruding elastic strapping for face shields and masks. We were happy to partner with Titleist on this project.
Learn how we helped.
Volunteering and Donating to the National Health Service
Hazelwood employees reallocated funds and donated to a design and print company to laser cut and 3D print PPE for local frontline workers. The donation helped create 2,000 headbands and 20,000 visors that will go to local NHS and care homes. Employees in the UK have also signed up for NHS volunteer programs.
Healing the Hands of Frontline Workers
Our teams in Barcelona helped develop and donate a new therapeutic hand cream to help heal the hands of those working on the frontlines in local hospitals during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Face Shield Donations for Medical Workers
Lubrizol together with NIKE, Inc is helping protect frontline medical workers fighting against COVID-19. To support Nike’s efforts to develop and donate full-face shields and powered, air-purifying respirator lenses to hospitals across U.S. cities, Lubrizol donated ESTANE® thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) polymers, an important element in both pieces of personal protective equipment.
Hand Sanitizer for Ohio Hospitals
GOJO and Lubrizol joined together to donate more than 16,000 liters – or the equivalent of nearly 65,000 8 oz. bottles of PURELL® Hand Sanitizer - to local hospitals. GOJO and Lubrizol worked with the CEOs of each hospital system in Cuyahoga, Summit and Wayne Counties to provide a 1-liter bottle of hand sanitizer to every patient room, for the months of April and May.
Feeding Brave Medical Personnel
Across the communities where we operate, Lubrizol is proud to support local restaurants and local medical providers. We’re purchasing meals from local restaurants and providing food to those working in our local hospitals as they provide critical care to our neighbors during the COVID19 pandemic.
Donating Medical Supplies in China
Lubrizol employees in China mobilized quickly to try slow the spread of the virus in February, purchasing and donating more than $325,000 worth of critical supplies, including 19,000 bottles of hand sanitizer and sanitizing spray, 5,000 protective medical gowns and 48,000 IV infusion sets for local hospitals and charitable organizations.
Supporting Vocational Guidance Services
The Lubrizol Foundation made a $25,000 donation to Vocational Guidance Services (VGS) in Cleveland, a vocational rehabilitation agency with a mission to prepare people with barriers to employment for a brighter future. Lubrizol’s donation will support VGS as they pivot their activities in this environment to creating gowns and masks for local hospitals, and also support some of the agency’s loss of income during this time.
Supporting Local Food Banks
Lubrizol is making monetary or food donations to food banks in all areas where it has significant manufacturing operations, ensuring those who need it have access to food. This includes a $30,000 contribution to The Greater Cleveland Food bank, and a $10,000 donation to Cleveland’s MetroHealth Foundation’s Helping Hand Fund to support immediate emergency requests for food, over-the-counter medication, household cleaning supplies and needed hygiene products.
Safely Making a Difference by At-Home Volunteering
Lubrizol has a goal for 2,020 at-home and virtual volunteer hours this year, starting in this environment. The company is encouraging all employees to donate time to identified causes or their favorite organizations from home as the world battles COVID-19.
Sending Cards to COVID-19 Patients
The children of Lubrizol employees in Spain wanted to brighten the day of patients who are in isolation while fighting COVID-19, so they created beautiful cards that were donated to a local hospital.
Contributing to the Red Cross
For employees in the U.S., we’ve established a matching gift program for all contributions to the Red Cross, as an extension of our regular matching gifts efforts. The Lubrizol Foundation will match employee contributions, dollar for dollar, up to $1,000. Employees in Singapore also donated more than $7,000 to the Singapore Red Cross to Support COVID-19 needs.
Equipping Hospitals with Protective Gear
Teams in France donated coveralls, shoe covers, protective glasses and masks to the Rouen University Hospital, the Centre Hospital of Rouvray, the CHI of Elbeuf and the Henri Becquerel Centre, among other organizations. Our Hamilton, Montana site also donated disposable medical masks to Marcus Daly Hospital in Hamilton. Lubrizol employees in Hazelwood donated latex gloves, face masks and safety glasses to the Royal Hospital in Derby.