HOUSTON, March 23, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- LyondellBasell (NYSE: LYB), one of the world's largest plastics, chemical and refining companies, today announced a donation of $1.9 million to the United Way of Greater Houston for its 2015 campaign. As part of the company's 2015 effort, LyondellBasell held United Way campaigns at 22 company sites across the U.S. and raised a total of $2.7 million.
"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."
Donations to the United Way of Greater Houston come from multiple LyondellBasell manufacturing sites, including the Channelview Complex, the Houston Refinery and the La Porte Complex, as well as the company's operational headquarter offices in downtown Houston.
"LyondellBasell continues to be one of United Way's top corporate contributors, and we appreciate the hard work of their campaign leaders and the generous hearts of their employees," said Marc Watts, chairman of the board of the United Way of Greater Houston.
"LyondellBasell is a model for giving in our community," said Debbie Moseley, executive director of Bridge Over Troubled Waters, a United Way agency located in Pasadena, Texas. "Not only do they provide financial support through their annual United Way campaign, but LyondellBasell employees have volunteered to paint, make repairs to our building, weed and install new landscaping," she added. Bridge Over Troubled Waters provides emergency shelter, long-term housing, childcare, women's services and educational programs for victims of domestic violence.
In addition to supporting the United Way, in 2015 approximately 2,900 LyondellBasell employees and family members around the world participated in Global Care Day, the company's annual day of service. LyondellBasell also plays a leadership role in supporting many other Houston area organizations including Junior Achievement of Southeast Texas, the Houston Independent School District's Energy Institute, San Jacinto Community College, the Pasadena Independent School District and the Houston Food Bank. In addition to the United Way, in 2015 LyondellBasell donated $ 1.7 million to 1,030 non-profit agencies in the U.S.
LyondellBasell (NYSE: LYB) is one of the world's largest plastics, chemical and refining companies, with more than 4,000 employees in the greater Houston area. The company manufactures products at 55 sites in 18 countries. LyondellBasell products and technologies are used to make items that improve the quality of life for people around the world including packaging, electronics, automotive parts, home furnishings, construction materials and biofuels. More information about LyondellBasell can be found at www.lyb.com
About the United Way of Greater Houston
For more than 90 years, United Way of Greater Houston has been a leader and trusted partner in improving lives, tackling key community social issues and making a lasting difference. United Way of Greater Houston, last year alone, touched the lives of more than 2.4 million people in the Bay Area and in Fort Bend, Harris, Montgomery and Waller counties. United Way focuses on strengthening the community by developing children and youth to their full potential, creating strong families and safe neighborhoods, sustaining senior independence and rebuilding people's lives in times of crisis. For more information go to www.unitedwayhouston.org.