LyondellBasell Global Care Day Renews Commitment to Community
JACKSON, TN. – Sept. 12, 2018 – LyondellBasell Jackson Plant employees and their families renovated the Salvation Army playground as part of their Global Care Day efforts. Now in its 19th year, the event encourages LyondellBasell staff around the world to collectively participate in community service projects.
“This project was especially heart-warming to participate in because it benefits so many local children,” said Rebecca White, Jackson Plant site manager. “Our employees are always excited to help, but at the end of the day when we stepped back after a hard day’s work, it was well worth our efforts to see kids have the opportunity to get outside and play.”
LyondellBasell’s Jackson Plant volunteers made improvements on the playground by replacing the swings, painting the playground equipment and benches, mulching, planting trees and performing various landscaping activities.
All supplies and equipment were provided by LyondellBasell.
“Global Care Day is one of our facility’s favorite events and we devote hours to planning and organizing before we ever pick up a hammer or paintbrush,” said Terry Spears, volunteer coordinator. “We can provide so much manpower and expertise and help an organization that would ordinarily need weeks and a lot of extra funding to do the same type of work that we accomplished in one day.”
Over the past 19 years, approximately 30,000 LyondellBasell employees and their families have donated more than 190,000 volunteer hours in support of their communities on Global Care Day.
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LyondellBasell (NYSE: LYB) is one of the largest plastics, chemicals and refining companies in the world. Driven by its employees around the globe, LyondellBasell produces materials and products that are key to advancing solutions to modern challenges like enhancing food safety through lightweight and flexible packaging, protecting the purity of water supplies through stronger and more versatile pipes, improving the safety, comfort and fuel efficiency of many of the cars and trucks on the road, and ensuring the safe and effective functionality in electronics and appliances. LyondellBasell sells products into more than 100 countries and is the world's largest producer of polypropylene compounds and the largest licensor of polyolefin technologies. In 2018, LyondellBasell was named to Fortune magazine’s list of the “World’s Most Admired Companies.” More information about LyondellBasell can be found at www.LyondellBasell.com.
About LyondellBasell’s Jackson Plant
The Jackson PP Compound Plant covers approximately 26 acres, contains a 127,000 square foot building, a rail spur, container yard, and employs 106 people. The Jackson plant combines polypropylene resin with other materials to enhance the physical properties and prepare them for specific customer applications, such as parts for interior and exterior automotive applications and home appliances.
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