Celanese Corporation

Celanese Corporation

Celanese Corporation is a global technology leader in the production of differentiated chemistry solutions and specialty materials used in most major industries and consumer applications. With sales almost equally divided between North America, Europe and Asia, the company uses the full breadth of its global chemistry, technology and business expertise to create value for customers and the corporation.

Celanese partners with customers to solve their most critical needs while making a positive impact on its communities and the world. Based in Dallas, Texas, Celanese employs approximately 7,400 employees worldwide and had 2013 net sales of $6.5 billion. Celanese serves customers through operations located primarily in North America, Europe and Asia with twenty-six production facilities and an additional nine strategic affiliate production facilities.

Celanese's highly-diversified product portfolio serves a broad range of end-use applications including paints and coatings, textiles, automotive applications, consumer and medical applications, performance industrial applications, filter media, paper and packaging, chemical additives, construction, consumer and industrial adhesives, and food and beverage applications.

Celanese's products hold leading positions in the industries it serves worldwide and are complemented by a large global production capacity, operating efficiencies, proprietary production technology and competitive cost structures. Many of Celanese's products help reduce energy consumption in other industries.

Sustainability is a core value at Celanese, reflecting the company's belief in the importance of making a positive impact on communities and fellow human beings. Energy usage reduction has been and continues to be a core objective of Celanese operations. The company's products also help its customers achieve their energy cost reduction goals from automotive to many other sectors.

Over the years, Celanese has been recognized for industry leading contributions and achievements such as the American Chemistry Council’s Company of the Year and Responsible Care® Performance Award and Responsible Care Safety Awards for five U.S. facilities.

Celanese partnered with the Better Plants Program by signing a voluntary pledge to reduce energy intensity by 25% over ten years. With a baseline year of 2007, Celanese had until 2017 to reach this goal. The company met this goal in 2013 well ahead of its target date. It followed up by joining the Better Plants Challenge, agreeing to provide additional transparency around its energy performance data and best practices, and taking on a new goal of 15% reduction by 2020 from a 2013 baseline.

Celanese received a 2018 Better Practice Award for developing a sophisticated Energy Assessment Matrix to measure and track the strength and continuous improvement of energy management systems.

Celanese received a 2019 Better Practice Award for implementing the Celanese Energy Community program and engaging and educating 98% of the company workforce on energy reduction.

Celanese received a 2020 Better Practice Award for developing "Energy Sparks" fact sheets covering a wide variety of manufacturing-based energy topics to educate and engage employeesPractice Presentation.

Celanese received a 2021 Better Practice Award for creating a sustainability checklist that is being rolled out for all new capital projects greater than $50,000 across the company.


Plants Challenge Commitment
Better Plants Energy Performance
25%Reduction in Energy Intensity
Better Plants Energy Performance
15%Reduction in Energy Intensity
28%Cumulative (vs. Baseline)