MEGlobal receives Award of Excellence for 2020 employee charities campaign

OYSTER CREEK – Employees of MEGlobal Americas Inc. (MEGlobal) are celebrating a bright spot in a historically-challenging year, having been named an Award of Excellence recipient by the United Way of Brazoria County.

MEGlobal raised more than $35,000 for the United Way of Brazoria County and Greater Houston in their first-ever Employee Charities Campaign in 2020.

“We know 2020 was tough for everyone and it’s heroes like you and the MEGlobal team that help make our community stronger,” the award certificate reads. “Your investment means a better quality of life for all Brazoria County residents and United Way of Brazoria County is proud to present you with the Award of Excellence!”

MEGlobal Campaign Chair Farhan Shariff said the award was a surprise honor.

“It was our first ever campaign, and it was in the middle of the pandemic so we really didn’t know what to expect,” he said. “Our employees showed incredible generosity and enthusiasm through virtual fundraising events and individual contributions. We are so happy with the impact that will have on people in our communities that suffered great hardship due to the pandemic.”

The campaign included MEGlobal staff from both the Oyster Creek and Sugar Land locations with MEGlobal matching employees’ contributions.

The campaign organizers, nicknamed “Team Awesome” by Shariff (Trish Thompson, Shelley Bielamowicz, Monica Jones, Austin Turner and Catrina Thomas), held a variety of events aimed at raising funds as well as awareness about the United Way and other local non-profits.

“We had an online auction, a candy guess jar and several prize drawings,” he said. “But one of our most fun events was the ‘Leader Pie in the Face’ that let employees contribute funds toward seeing their leader get a pie in his or her face. The leaders were great sports and in the end, they all participated.”

Shariff will continue in his role as campaign chair for 2021.

“Our second Employee Charities Campaign is going to be even bigger and better than 2020,” he said. “We are all looking forward to getting together in person, having a great time and supporting important activities that meet the needs of our communities.”

About MEGlobal:

MEGlobal is a global leader in the manufacture and marketing of ethylene glycol (EG). With a worldwide network, MEGlobal markets its products throughout Asia, the Americas, Europe and the Middle East. MEGlobal embraces the principles of Responsible Care®, focusing on the safety of employees, neighbors, communities and the environment in every aspect of its operations. As a subsidiary of EQUATE Petrochemical Company (EQUATE), MEGlobal is part of the EQUATE Group which is the world’s second largest producer of EG. Visit for more information.