LyondellBasell works closely with industry and government agencies on a global basis to address potential threats. We upgrade our security systems to comply with changing regulatory requirements; and constantly assess possible weaknesses, strengthening the security at our facilities, throughout our supply chain and within our information systems.
We strongly support legislation by all nations to establish uniform, risk-based security standards and our corporate efforts are aligned with these goals.
Many of our employees are required to travel, sometimes to places where there are security risks or an increased chance of illness. Our integrated approach to travel, health and security services provides appropriate information and assistance to employees. This helps to minimise risks to our employees, as well as improving access to assistance should an unfortunate event occur during a business trip.
We understand that we must protect our people and the environment as we conduct our business, and furthermore that our operations have the potential to create emergency situations.
Although we focus on prevention, we also constantly prepare for emergency events that could harm workers in our plants, or impact the surrounding communities and the environment. We prepare for this by regularly coordinating with local governments, mutual-aid groups and other emergency response organizations.
We assess our manufacturing sites to evaluate risks and supply the resources they need to reduce risk. In addition, many of our sites maintain employee teams who are trained to respond to medical incidents, fires and releases of hazardous materials.
High standards of emergency training and drills are maintained through global cooperation amongst our offices and manufacturing sites.