HMTX Industries is one of two winners of the first-ever Vinyl Sustainability Council (VSC) 2020 Social Impact Award for its founding of the Halstead/Metroflor Addiction Crisis (HMAC) Charity, a nonprofit organization created to raise funds for combatting the addiction epidemic decimating individuals and their families nationwide. GEON Performance Solutions, of Westlake, Ohio is a co-winner along with HMAC.
The Vinyl Sustainability Council (VSC), a self-funded business council advancing sustainability in the vinyl industry, announced the winners at its virtual annual meeting held December 2, 2020. The VSC Social Impact Award recognizes the efforts of a VSC member that has demonstrated a strong commitment to their communities. It acknowledges a project or program that addresses a social concern utilizing a company’s resources to have a positive impact.
“Social sustainability is an important component of corporate social responsibility,” said Jay Thomas, VSC executive director. “These award recipients have demonstrated their commitment to improving the lives of people and the communities where they live and work. I’m proud to be able to present the 2020 Social Impact Award to both GEON and HMTX.”
The goal of the HMAC charity is to provide rehabilitation "scholarships" and support to families who otherwise would not be financially able to help save their loved ones suffering from Substance Addiction Disorders (SADs). The HMAC team is made up of 10 employee volunteers from several offices and companies under the HMTX Industries umbrella.
Paul Eanes, Vice President of New Business Development for Metroflor Corporation and program chair for the HMAC charity, credited Harlan Stone for beginning the philanthropic movement within the company several years ago that culminated in its formation. “Harlan is the inspiration for our initiative and without his support, our efforts via HMAC would not have been possible,” said Eanes. “We have made the difference in numerous lives in getting them the help they need. To date, we have raised more than $200,000 and distributed more than half. Our thanks go out to Harlan for the generous warm heart that you have!” The Stone family will match all HMAC funds raised dollar for dollar.”
For more details about the Vinyl Sustainability Council, visit vantagevinyl.com.
And to learn more about HMTX, visit hmtx.global.