In our Communities

Community Involvement

Around the world, in more than 100 sales, manufacturing and regional offices, PolyOne and its employees are committed to being a positive presence in the communities in which we work and live.
Charitable, civic and professional organizations that approach us for assistance find a shared commitment to community involvement held at every level of our organization. The majority of our corporate officers serve on non-profit boards, while scores of other PolyOne associates also volunteer their time to serve organizations in our communities around the globe.



PolyOne supports charities and community groups worldwide that are committed to making quality of life improvements for their communities, fostering sustainability, innovation and environmental stewardship. Of particular note, PolyOne associates have rallied around fundraising and support for the United Way, with the majority of our North American associates donating to the organization. Including company contributions and other fundraising activities, PolyOne has raised more than $6 million for United Way and affiliated agencies since 2006. From blood drives to food drives, and from elementary classrooms to high school mentorship programs, PolyOne associates pitch in to help make where we live a better place.

As PolyOne began our transformation into a specialty company, we also embarked on another important transformation – that of becoming a leader in our communities through our continuous and extensive cooperation with United Way. Driven by the generosity and dedication of our North American associates, PolyOne has since significantly grown our participation and contributions to the United Way. We’ve done so by hosting local fundraising and awareness campaigns at roughly 60 PolyOne locations in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico. As a result we’ve donated more than $6 million since 2006, and our campaign now consistently raises more than $1 million each year. These funds are allocated locally where we have facilities – to countless non-profit service organizations making a difference in the lives of our neighbors. At PolyOne we work hard to “Live United” through volunteering of our time and talents, as well as the generous financial contributions of our associates, company and suppliers.


Community Service Team 

The Community Service Team at PolyOne shares one unified goal: to lead associates in actively contributing to the communities in which we operate. By pursuing volunteer opportunities that inspire and support the people around us, we simultaneously foster an internal culture of service, compassion and collaboration. The

Community Service team has worked with the following organizations to make a positive difference in the world:

  • Big Brothers and Big Sisters of America
  • Community Resource Services 
  • Friendship Animal Protection League 
  • Grace’s Kitchen
  • Habitat for Humanity 
  • MedWish
  • Neighborhood Alliance 
  • Operation Gratitude
  • Second Harvest Food Bank 
  • Valor Home Lorain County