The Honeywell UOP Baton Rouge plant participates in a number of local industrial organizations, government activities and community emergency response drills. These include the Greater Baton Rouge Industry Alliance (GBRIA), Louisiana Chemical Industry Alliance (LCIA) and the Louisiana Chemical Association (LCA). Honeywell UOP Baton Rouge also partners with many local schools in cooperative endeavors between schools and businesses to improve student career and educational development.
At the Honeywell UOP Baton Rouge site, we are committed to supporting our local fire and police departments. Each year, during National Fire Prevention Month in October, Honeywell outfits local emergency responders with top-of-the-line personal protective equipment. In total, Honeywell’s Gulf Region sites – including Baton Rouge Fluorine Products, Honeywell UOP Baton Rouge and Geismar – have donated more than $15,000 to first responders since 2010.
The Honeywell UOP Baton Rouge plant’s emergency response team (ERT) frequently participates with local police, fire, rescue and other emergency services in drills designed to test and improve our emergency planning. In addition, our ERT participates with emergency personnel from other area production facilities as part of the Baton Rouge Area Mutual Aid System (BRAMAS). This network of plant emergency teams partners with local emergency agencies to send equipment and trained responders to any area facility if required.
Science and Math Education
Honeywell is committed to delivering programs in science and math that improve our hometowns, one student, one teacher, one classroom at a time. Recently, the child of a Honeywell UOP Baton Rouge employee was chosen to participate in the Honeywell Leadership Challenge Academy at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center in Huntsville, Alabama. The Honeywell Leadership Challenge Academy program provides children of Honeywell employees with a unique opportunity to build and hone their leadership skills by tackling real-world challenges in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).
In 2010 and 2011, Honeywell awarded two area teachers full scholarships to attend Honeywell Educators @ Space Academy at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center. These teachers participated in 45 hours of classroom, laboratory and training time, focused on science and space exploration.
In 2010 and 2011, Honeywell sponsored area performances of FMA Live! for hundreds of Baton Rouge-area middle school students. The award-winning, science education program, created by Honeywell and NASA, is designed to inspire middle school students to pursue studies in science, technology, engineering and math. Since its inception in 2004, FMA Live! has traveled 92,700 miles, covering 48 U.S. states and Canada, reaching 297,300 students at 844 schools.
Housing and Shelter
At Honeywell, we have more than 100 years of experience working to create safe, secure and comfortable housing. As a leading national corporate sponsor of Rebuilding Together, we combine financial support with the hard work of thousands of our volunteers. This partnership is making life safer and more comfortable for low-income homeowners and communities across the U.S., Canada, and Mexico. Since 2004, more than 7,900 employee volunteers have helped renovate 289 homes and shelters in 42 Honeywell communities. Since 2010, Honeywell’s Gulf Region sites, including Honeywell UOP Baton Rouge, Baton Rouge Fluorine Products and Geismar, have donated more than $20,000 to revitalize various Baton Rouge communities.
Employees from the Honeywell UOP and Honeywell Fluorine Products plants in Baton Rouge participate in the Dinner Bell Club. Volunteers at this annual event deliver about 300-400 meals to low-income families in the Capital Area on the Wednesday before Thanksgiving. Employee volunteers from both Honeywell facilities come together during this time to make life more comfortable for low-income families in our community.
To learn more about Honeywell’s community involvement efforts, visit Honeywell Hometown Solutions.