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

Earth Day Clothing Drive

Now – April 21, 2022

Missouri Research Park Location

We will be collecting donations of

  • Gently Worn Clothes
  • Books
  • Toys
  • Small Household Items

Every year, the U.S. alone creates over 292.4 million tons of waste per year. In other words, that equals roughly….4.9 pounds per person, per day! Help us do our part to reduce waste and make a positive impact on our planet by recycling gently used clothing and household items.

Your donations will be recycled for sale and 100% of the collection proceeds enable Family Forward to continue providing innovative programming to build safer, healthier relationships for children and families in the St. Louis area.

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

Waste Reduction & Recycling

We recently set a new goal for ourselves: recycle at least 80% of the non-hazardous waste at our production facilities. We have achieved that goal!

The team at our St. Peters facility has worked to refine their production processes resulting in 20% less waste being produced by pultrusion production.

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.

Water Recycling

Our Guadalajara site recycles over 95% of the water used in the production and services process and our Nyergesújfalu location reduced water consumption by optimizing its process. The facility now treats not only the water consumed by the plant but also the wastewater generated by the city of Nyergesújfalu.

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.