LyondellBasell Lansing United Way Campaign Exceeds $17,000

March 31, 2016

Communities to Benefit from Company and Employee Donations

LANSING, Mich. – March 31, 2016 – The Lansing Business and Technical Center of LyondellBasell, one of the world’s largest plastics, chemical and refining companies, recently announced donations totaling more than $17,000 to Capital Area United Way as part of its completed 2015 campaign.

“We are committed to being a responsible, good neighbor in the communities where we operate,”   said LyondellBasell CEO Bob Patel.  “We are very proud of our efforts and the generosity of our employees in giving back to their communities through charitable giving and volunteer service.” 

In 2015, LyondellBasell held United Way campaigns at 22 company sites across the U.S. and raised a total of $2.7 million. The money raised by the company’s campaign will benefit thousands of programs across the country that people in need rely upon.

“More than 120,000 individuals received critical resources last year alone right in the mid-Michigan community because of the generosity of the employees within organizations like LyondellBasell,” said Michelle Lantz, Capital Area United Way senior vice president. “That kind of impact on people’s lives simply would not be possible without those employee fundraising campaigns. Those donations allow Capital Area United Way to change lives every day and give hope to families who find themselves in difficult situations.”

In addition to supporting the United Way, in 2015 LyondellBasell Lansing employees and their families participated in Global Care Day, the company’s annual day of service, volunteering at the Walk for the Animals fundraiser for the Capital Area Humane Society.

“The United Way is a valuable community asset,” said Lansing Business and Technical Center Site Manager Matt Collier. “Our employees recognize that and we are proud to donate to such a great organization.”

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