LyondellBasell Celebrates 16th Anniversary of Global Care Day

September 16, 2015

HOUSTON and LONDON, Sept. 16, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- LyondellBasell (NYSE: LYB), one of the world's largest plastics, chemical and refining companies, is celebrating sixteen years of community service on Global Care Day. On Saturday, September 19th, approximately 2,600 LyondellBasell employees and their families will mobilize to volunteer in a variety of projects in 63 cities across the globe.

Each year, LyondellBasell encourages employees worldwide to collectively participate in community service projects that exemplify the Company's Elements of Engagement philanthropic focus areas of education, environment and health.

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Houston-area employees and their families will lend their time and talents to beautify The Center, a non-profit United Way of Greater Houston agency that serves the needs of persons with developmental and intellectual disabilities. Over a four-hour period, approximately 250 volunteers will participate in a number of beautification projects such as painting, re-staining picnic tables and landscaping. LyondellBasell volunteers will also host an ice cream social for residents at The Center.

When asked why LyondellBasell chose to partner with The Center, Bob Patel, CEO said: "This is a great opportunity to partner with a local agency of the United Way of Greater Houston to give back to our local community. The beautification of The Center will be a powerful catalyst to inspire employees to participate in our 2016 United Way campaign that begins September 21."

Eva Aguirre, CEO at The Center, echoed Patel's sentiment. "A key cornerstone of The Center's mission is selfless volunteerism, something that LyondellBasell is demonstrating as part of Global Care Day. The improvements LyondellBasell employees are making will be long-lasting and help us ensure that we meet the unique needs of the people we serve and to foster opportunities for The Center community to thrive."

In addition to the 250 LyondellBasell volunteers, more than 100 Accenture volunteers plan to participate in the beautification of The Center. Dan Haas, a managing director in Accenture's chemicals business, said, "This type of teamwork amplifies the impact of LyondellBasell's volunteer efforts during Global Care Day and helps improve the sustainability of our community."

Global Care Day: Highlights from Around the World
The table below is a sampling of Global Care Day events happening worldwide, in communities where LyondellBasell operates.

COUNTRY - SITE LOCATION

NO. OF VOLUNTEERS AND DESCRIPTION OF EVENT

U.S. - Bayport (Pasadena), TX

100 volunteers will beautify the Armand Bayou Nature Center

U.S. - Channelview, TX

100 volunteers will beautify local roads and mentor residents at Bridgecrest Center

U.S. - Clinton, IA

37 volunteers will beautify the Soaring Eagle Nature Center

U.S. - Houston Refinery, TX

200 volunteers will beautify a park in the City of Galena Park

U.S. - La Porte, TX

50 volunteers will beautify a park in the City of La Porte

U.S. - Morris, IL

80 volunteers will beautify grounds on behalf of the Channahon Park Foundation

France – Berre

50 volunteers will beautify two historic buildings and educate the community

India – Mumbai

47 volunteers conducted chemistry experiments with students (Sept. 5)

Italy – Brindisi

50 volunteers will beautify a local Montessori school

Italy – Ferrara

40 volunteers will beautify a local elementary school

The Netherlands – Rotterdam

40 volunteers will assemble food packages at the Rotterdam Food Bank

About Global Care Day
Global Care Day began in 2000 as a volunteer-driven effort to encourage worldwide volunteerism in the communities where LyondellBasell operates. For this year's event, approximately 2,600 employees and their families are lending their time and talents to make a difference by participating in projects that exemplify the Company's Elements of Engagement community-based philanthropic focus areas: education, environment and health. On a cumulative basis, LyondellBasell mobilized approximately 26,000 volunteers who donated nearly 163,000 hours in support of their communities since the inception of Global Care Day. Click here to learn more about 2015 events.

About The Center
The Center is a not-for-profit agency serving persons with developmental and intellectual disabilities through innovative programs and compassionate care underpinned by our key values and vision. In addition to generous supporters and foundations, we rely on dedicated staff, selfless volunteers and an engaged board to ensure we meet the unique needs of the people we serve and to foster opportunities for The Center community to thrive.

About LyondellBasell
LyondellBasell (NYSE: LYB) is one of the world's largest plastics, chemical and refining companies and a member of the S&P 500 Index. LyondellBasell (www.lyb.com) 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.

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