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Global Care Day
On Saturday, Sept. 19, 2015, LyondellBasell employees from around the world joined together with their families and friends and made a difference in their communities as part of LyondellBasell’s Global Care Day.
This day is about spending time together doing meaningful work to build bonds between the Company and the communities where employees live and work. Volunteers at LyondellBasell facilities worldwide will participate in projects that focus on the Company’s Elements of Engagement focus areas: health, environment and education.
“One of the distinguishing characteristics of LyondellBasell is our employees’ compassion for their neighbors and the well-being of the communities we call home. This year marks the 16th annual Global Care Day, a special opportunity for employees to join together across numerous time zones to extend a helping hand in our local communities,” said Mike VanDerSnick, senior vice president, Manufacturing Europe, Asia and International (EAI) at LyondellBasell.
Global Care Day began in 2000, as a way to reach out and support local communities where the Company operates, and since its inception, employees have donated more than 160,000 volunteer hours across 20 countries. This year, thousands of LyondellBasell volunteers rolled up their sleeves and painted, landscaped, built, restored and cleaned-up to help meet the needs of people in the communities. The work is challenging but the satisfaction at the end of the day is invaluable.
“I’m so proud to work for a company that really believes in giving back to the community and actually shows it by organizing events like these,” said Judy Hickey, senior accounting manager, at the La Porte Complex in Texas at LyondellBasell. “This is a special day for employees as we can really make a difference in our own neighborhoods.”
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2014-15 United Way Campaign (U.S. only)
The 2014-15 LyondellBasell United Way Campaign raised a total of $2.662 million to support the communities where we work and live. Specifically, employees raised and contributed more than $1.162 million and the company matched their gifts up to $1.5 million. The campaign also received strong and visible support from employees that gave at the Leadership Giving level ($1,000 or more) and had more than 60 percent participation.
22nd Annual River, Lakes, Bays ‘N Bayous Trash Bash Sponsored by Texas Conservation Fund
LyondellBasell participated in the largest single day waterway cleanup in the state of Texas at the 22nd Annual River, Lakes, Bays ‘N Bayous Trash Bash on March 28, 2015. Trash Bash volunteers collected 6,625 pounds of trash and 725 pounds of recyclable materials and 53 tires from Armand Bayou at Bay Area Park. Trash Bash started in 1993 with 7 sites and 3,000 volunteers, and since has grown to 17 sites across the Galveston Bay Watershed with more than 5,000 volunteers annually. In 2015, LyondellBasell increased employee volunteerism compared to the previous year by 47 percent. The River, Lakes, Bays ‘N Bayous Trash Bash mission is to promote environmental stewardship through hands-on educational activities and partnerships with public and private organizations.
2015 BP MS150 LyondellBasell Cycle Team
Since 2000, LyondellBasell has taken part in the BP MS150 two-day bike ride from Houston to Austin, Texas. The ride raises funds for Multiple Sclerosis programs and research, in addition to supporting the families and people crippled by this disease to improve their quality of life. In 2015, the LyondellBasell cycle team had a total of 130 registered riders. The team consisted of riders from various site locations including:
Chocolate Bayou site
Houston Technology Center
La Porte site
In addition, the event could not have been completed without the amazing staff of volunteers from the LyondellBasell Tower, Bayport complex, Channelview site, Houston Refinery, La Porte site, Mansfield site and Markham site.