Ashland Global Holdings announced a new program called Responsible Solvers that brings together the  company’s global philanthropic commitment to science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education, with additional STEM funding and a paid employee volunteer program. Closely aligned with the company purpose to Responsibly solve for a better world, the Responsible Solvers program is designed to put the power of Ashland people and products in the hands of the communities where employees work, live and play.

“The increased funding is not just a philanthropic investment,” said Guillermo Novo, chair and chief executive officer, Ashland. “It is a strategic part of our business model. Ashland’s transformation shows why leading on environment, social and governance (ESG) issues is vital for our company’s long-term future. We are problem-solvers and integrating issues like climate change, inclusion and diversity, and corporate transparency into our business model allow us to play a critical role in some of the greatest challenges on the planet — challenges that are reshaping our markets as we speak where our solutions expertise and the Responsible Solvers™ program add real value.”

The customizable program allows Ashland manufacturing sites and regional teams to create and support programs that address their specific communities’ and cultures’ most pressing local issues.

The company is confident that by standardizing the global program and localizing its focus, Ashland can both increase employee engagement on critical issues and focus community impact where it matters most in every region of the world. Ashland expects to share more success stories and best practices from the Responsible Solvers™ program in the weeks and months to come.

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