We recognize that being a socially responsible member of the community requires maintaining an open door for dialogue with our community and actively working to support community needs.
Plant managers meet monthly with the Citizen's Advisory Panel to La Porte Industry, a group of citizens from La Porte, Morgan’s Point and Shoreacres, to discuss community expectations and concerns.
Explore & Experiment
Through LyondellBasell’s Explore & Experiment program, our employee volunteers offer hands-on science activities to local classrooms, sparking student interest in science. We also offer area teachers science-training workshops that help them use our Explore & Experiment curriculum in the classroom. The E&E volunteers attend career days in La Porte schools to speak about their careers and demonstrate science at work everyday.
Global Care Day
Thousands of our employees, worldwide, work to make a difference in the world by joining this annual community-service day.
This year, Bayport Choate volunteers repaired facilities, performed gardening, planted shrubs, and painted at Bay Area Turning Point. Also they worked to remove brush and trees, repair the sprinkler system, and to refurbish the nature center at Jennie Reid Elementary School.
Our employees open their hearts and wallets to support local organizations. For example, they generously support local community-service agencies through an annual payroll-pledge campaign that benefits United Way. The plant hosts an annual holiday party for senior citizens without families, during which volunteers cook and serve dinner, provide entertainment and give gifts.
We encourage our employees’ engagement in the local community. They are active in the La Porte Neighborhood Center, La Porte Rotary Club, Rebuilding Together, the La Porte and Clear Creek independent school districts, and the La Porte and Clear Creek Education Foundations. Plant employees partner with several local schools.
Collectively, our employees spend hundreds of hours each month in volunteer service. They serve as firefighters, volunteer emergency-medical technicians, science-fair judges, referees, Scout leaders and coaches. They also serve as board members of civic and educational groups.
Together with the company’s other Bay Area plants, the Bayport Choate Plant was recognized by the city of Shoreacres with LyondellBasell Day in 2010, honoring the plants for their community service for several years, especially for help after Hurricane Ike.
Bayport Choate has been recognized for its commitment to community service through awards such as the Seabrook EcoAward, Industry of the Year awards from both the La Porte and Pasadena chambers of commerce; and community-service awards from Clear Creek Independent School District, the University of Houston-Clear Lake,Galveston Bay Foundation, Harris County Precinct 2, Adopt-a-Beach, the City of Houston and the United Way.