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

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.

Energy Savings

Zoltek facilities in the St. Louis area have been making upgrades to save energy. Parking lot lights and office lights were replaced with high efficiency LEDs. Additionally, both the compressed air system and the air conditioning systems were upgraded to newer more efficient models. In total, this resulted in 832 metric tons of CO2 emissions saved.