Covestro LLC is part of the global Covestro business, a leading producer of polymers and high-performance plastics. Its products range from raw materials for polyurethanes to high-performance polycarbonates and precursors for paints, coatings, adhesives and sealants. By imagining future opportunities and challenges, and then developing the materials, systems and technologies needed to prepare for them, Covestro has earned a solid reputation for leadership and innovation in the world of advanced materials. Covestro is committed to reducing the environmental impact of products and operations — as well as the impact of downstream customers — through life-cycle analysis, innovation, outreach and excellence in corporate management. Economy, ecology and social responsibility are corporate policy objectives of equal rank.
Creating and fostering ongoing innovation is consistent with Covestro’s purpose: to make the world a brighter place. Covestro recently unveiled its corporate vision to achieve full circularity. As a corporate leader, Covestro is committed to catapulting CE principles into the global mainstream. The co-creation of this program on CE design with the University of Pittsburgh will empower Covestro to do just that. In parallel, Covestro is committed to the advancement of STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) fields and recognizes the importance of educating the next generation of STEM leaders.
The University of Pittsburgh defines “sustainability” as balancing equity, environment, & economics so current and future generations can thrive. Keeping this in focus, Pitt is actively involved in sustainability initiatives and practices across disciplines, domains, and scales. Through the development and integration of curriculum, groundbreaking research, community outreach and innovation, MCSI engages students, faculty and staff as well as our community to explore and experience sustainability in practice and performance. From business operations to research collaborations to fostering vibrant student groups and activism to master planning, Pitt is earning a strong reputation for its culture of sustainability across the nation.
The Office of Industry and Economic Partnerships (OIEP) aligns Pitt's vast research capabilities and world-class expertise with the needs of industry, creating mutually beneficial partnerships that advance important science, solve industry-relevant R&D challenges, and provide channels for the commercialization of new technologies of high value and societal impact. We also partner with economic development organizations to grow opportunities for employment and regional investment.