We believe that everyone in society wins when individuals are afforded the opportunity to realize their potential and positively contribute to their communities. KAKE news reports on how we are looking to share this approach with other companies, making a positive impact in Kansas and beyond.
Thanks to the dedication of our employees, we're proud to share that we have earned the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) 2021 ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year Award. The award recognizes organizations that have made outstanding contributions to protecting the environment through energy efficiency, and is the highest honor jointly granted by the EPA and United States Department of Energy.
“I needed to find that thing that makes me who I am and be happy.” Lifelong learning and continual transformation are engrained in our philosophy at Koch. No one embodies this better than Pedro Osornio, a programmer at Koch-Glitsch whose deep curiosity and unique talents helped him transform his career - from working on the night shift cleaning crew to programming high-tech laser-cutting machines.
Employee Appreciation Day is the perfect time to thank our employees across Koch companies. This past year, they've showed us how to be resilient, adaptable, flexible, and patient - just to name a few. We look forward to continuing to learn and transform together.
Across our companies, more than 9,000 engineers put their experience and training to work every day to help improve lives. For National Engineers Week, we asked some of our engineers what makes them tick. Hear from Daniel Frank, a production engineer at Koch Ag & Energy Solutions, LLC, on the importance of being curious, building trust and embracing an experimental mindset.
Everyone has something to offer to the world – they just need to be empowered to do so, Charles Koch says in a new interview with David Rubenstein on Bloomberg TV. “I wanted to help everybody have the benefit of the ideas that transformed my life and enabled me to achieve more than I ever believed possible and have done so for many others.”
Today is Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day. This day feels even more powerful this year, given the challenges we’ve faced as a nation. Many of the qualities Dr. King advocated for – Humility, Respect, Integrity and Courage – are found within our Guiding Principles. As we work together to improve people’s lives, we need to identify and remove barriers to give everyone an equal chance to contribute to transforming our future and continuing Dr. King’s work to make society a better place.
Eddie has worn many hats on our team at Flint Hills Resources, while finding fulfillment and helping others unleash their potential along the way. “Self-actualization gave me the ability to try multiple roles within this organization. The ability to lead people. The ability to train people. Just the opportunity to continue to grow and learn myself.” https://www.kochind.com/potential
Christina Long didn’t just have a dream of entrepreneurship for herself, she wanted to help build a community for other entrepreneurs to flourish in Wichita. Turning her passion into a career, she founded the Create Campaign to give minority entrepreneurs access to resources that might otherwise be out of reach. "Create Campaign does have a focus around minority business enterprises and minority entrepreneurs. However, we serve everyone who wants to come and be around an inclusive environment for entrepreneurship." Read more at http://koch.news/ChristinaLong
On Veterans Day, we send our gratitude to the members of the U.S. armed forces, whether veteran or active duty. A special salute to our employees who serve in the National Guard and Reserves, many of who were called to serve during the COVID-19 crisis. Click our link to read some of their stories.