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

Virtual Food Drive

March 27-April 3, 2020

Zoltek will be hosting a virtual food drive to give back to those in our community affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. All items collected will benefit our local community via the St. Louis Area Foodbank.

Our community has been affected in many different ways during this COVID-19 outbreak. Many of our hardworking neighbors are left unable to work after their business was forced to close. Let’s give back by participating in a virtual food drive.

This is a safe way for everyone to give back and improve the lives of our neighbors. Please give generously.

Click here to shop the virtual market.

The process is simple:

  1. Click the link above.
  2. Shop the virtual market.
  3. Click the checkout button and pay for your items.

That’s it! It’s a simple process that goes so far to help our friends and neighbors who are in need of assistance.

*Please note that no in person donations will be excepted for this event. 

St. Louis Area Foodbank
With the dedicated partnership of over 500 hunger-relief programs and local agencies – including soup kitchens, food pantries, shelters, and residential programs – SLAF responds to hunger in communities across 26 counties in Missouri and Illinois by distributing food to more than 392,000 people every year. SLAF has grown to become our region’s largest food distribution charity. Visit for more information.


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.