• swagelok corporate sustainability

    Sustainability and Community Involvement

  • swagelok corporate sustainability

    Sustainability and Community Involvement

Sustainability and Community Involvement

Our sustainability mission is straightforward: We actively work to minimize our impact on the environment and make our communities better.

Photos courtesy of Swagelok associates.

Each year at our facilities we recycle more than 15 million pounds of alloys and divert more than 50 percent of general waste from landfills. Plus, the products we develop and the services we offer enable our customers to reach their own sustainability goals.

Our commitment to community is visible throughout our organization. We support STEM education in local schools, create opportunities for engineering students at the university level, and offer internship programs for students with a passion for science and engineering.

Through more than $5,000,000 in annual donations to local charities, we provide substantial support to organizations such as Harvest for Hunger, Susan G. Komen®, and Habitat for Humanity®. Members of our leadership team share their time and talent, serving on more than 70 local non-profit boards, including American Red Cross, Boys and Girls Club of Cleveland, College Now, Junior Achievement, MetroHealth Foundation, Ronald McDonald House of Cleveland, and Towards Employment.

In 2017, Swagelok was the first company in the U.S. to implement the UK-based Bloodhound Ambassador program, which engages children with exciting STEM curriculum.

Swagelok sponsored BLOODHOUND SSC—a team based in Bristol, England pursuing a 1,000 MPH world land speed record attempt. Watch the video to learn how Swagelok associates and BLOODHOUND staff worked with a Northeast Ohio school district to integrate BLOODHOUND content into a STEM curriculum.

Swagelok Company’s immersive Engineer-for-a-Day Program helps Eagle Scout candidates experience life as an engineer.

Every year, Boy Scouts of America – Lake Erie Council helps Eagle Scout candidates connect with mentors to explore their interest in specific careers. For over a decade, Scouts interested in the field of engineering have benefitted from mentoring that includes Swagelok Company’s immersive Engineer-for-a-Day program. Lake Erie Council considers Swagelok’s group-effort mentoring a model for other companies.