Our commitment as a socially responsible company means that we operate our facilities in a manner that protects people and the environment and preserves our world for future generations.

LyondellBasell is committed to continuous improvement in safety, security, environmental performance, reliability and open communication.

Operational Excellence

Operational Excellence is LyondellBasell’s broadly institutionalized and disciplined management system to achieve reliable and measurable performance that enables us to drive continuous improvement in every aspect of our business. This management system includes the Manufacturing Operational Excellence Principles of Safety and Health, Environmental Quality, Reliability, Cost and Efficiency, People and Community.

Safety Performance and Recognition

Our employees value safety and have demonstrated this with an injury-free site in 2014. For more than a decade, the Matagorda plant has been a prestigious STAR site in OSHA’s Voluntary Protection Program (VPP). This is OSHA’s highest level of recognition for outstanding safety performance and processes in the workplace. Matagorda’s safety performance received recognition from Texas Chemical Council with a Safety Distinguished Service award and a Caring for Texas award for achieving exemplary results and demonstrating an ongoing commitment to safe operations, community awareness, and pollution prevention. Also, the American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers honored the plant with a Distinguished Safety Gold Award for 2014 for exhibiting superior safety performance and program innovation.


We are committed to being an environmentally responsible neighbor. We have implemented several projects  designed to improve our environmental performance,  such as improved recycle/re-use of raw materials, and a robust leak detection and repair program that includes the periodic use of mobile infrared cameras to detect volatile organic compound (VOC) vapors.  

Energy Efficiency

We have a team dedicated to finding ways to be more energy efficient. Since 1998, we have improved energy efficiency with energy savings of nearly $2 million per year. Our goal is to continually reduce our energy costs each year.

Waste Minimization

Increased production resulted in some additional waste generation. However, the Matagorda site continues to actively seek alternative uses for waste products through recycle and reuse programs.