Corporate Social Responsibility

Corporate Social Responsibility

Zoltek, as a part of Toray Group, strategically practices social responsibility throughout the year. Activities are designed to improve social welfare and the environment of the communities in which we operate. A variety of organizations benefit each year with the overall goal of positively affecting the world in which we live. Check back regularly to see what new philanthropic and sustainable activities are happening at Zoltek.

Zoltek Corporate Philosophy

Contributing to society through the creation of new value by innovative ideas, technologies, and products.

Current Social Programs

Banana Bread Bake-Off

Employees at HQ will compete in a Banana Bread Bake-Off to celebrate National Banana Bread Day and benefit Meals on Wheels.

Monday, February 24, 2020
2:00 – 3:00PM
HQ Training Room

Click here to sign up to enter the competition no later than February 21st. Your entry will be judged by your peers. All who donate at least $5 to Meals on Wheels will be eligible to taste and vote for their favorite entries.

Exciting prizes available for winners!

Spring Blood Drive

We will be hosting a blood drive at our HQ location. Please join us in giving back to our community.

Tuesday, March 10, 2020
9:00AM – 12:00PM
MVRBC Donor Bus (in the HQ Parking Lot)

Click Here to sign up.

All that is required to donate is a photo ID!

Be sure to begin hydrating 24 hours in advance.

Spouses and friends over the age of 17 are welcome.

Can’t donate, but want to help?
A FREE breakfast will be available to those who sign up! If you are unable to donate, click here to volunteer to help out with the breakfast.

St. Louis Crisis Nursery Collection

Staff at St. Peters and MRP are purchasing reduced price memory foam insoles and all the money is being donated to Saint Louis Crisis Nursery. If you are interested in participating, please contact your HR rep.

The Saint Louis Crisis Nursery is committed to the prevention of child abuse and neglect and provides emergency intervention, respite care, and support to families in crisis.

Environmental Initiatives

Renewable Energy to Produce Carbon Fiber

The Zoltek facility located in Nyergesújfalu, Hungary, has begun using electricity produced from renewable resources. At 15,000 MT of annual capacity, this Zoltek location is the largest fully integrated carbon fiber plant in the world, with production of PAN precursor, carbon fiber, and downstream value added products like fabrics and pultrusion all produced at one site. By switching to electricity from renewable resources throughout the entire process chain, 5000 metric tons of CO2 is saved annually. Click here to learn more.

Switch to LED Lighting

Zoltek facilities in the St. Louis area invested in newer LED technology to light our plants with significantly less power. By making the switch to LED lighting throughout the facilities, Zoltek reduced power usage by over 1 million kW per year! This equates to 832 metric tons of CO2 emissions avoided each year.