HOUSTON, May 9, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- LyondellBasell (NYSE: LYB), one of the world's largest plastics, chemical and refining companies, has been honored with the Circle of Distinction Award from the National MS Society for raising a total of $1.4 million to help people living with multiple sclerosis.
Since 1998, LyondellBasell employees have participated in the BP MS 150, a two-day fundraising bike ride in Texas organized by the National MS Society. The ride is the largest event of its kind in North America with approximately 13,000 cyclists, 3,500 volunteers and countless spectators along the route from Houston to Austin, Texas.
"At LyondellBasell, we believe in the power of many and I am extremely proud of the hundreds of LyondellBasell employees who have participated in this event over the years and helped us reach the milestone of $1.4 million dollars raised," said Jim Guilfoyle, senior vice president of Global Intermediate & Derivatives and Global Supply Chain, and a member of the LyondellBasell cycling team.
"Members of the Society's Circle of Distinction demonstrate their commitment to the Society's mission through their extraordinary financial leadership and generosity," said Mark Neagli, president of South Central Region MS Society. "We are deeply grateful to LyondellBasell and their extraordinary employees who are dedicated to bringing us closer to a world free of multiple sclerosis."
At a special event celebrating the milestone, LyondellBasell presented a framed team jersey to hang in the Hall of Fame at the National MS Society offices in Houston.
LyondellBasell (NYSE: LYB) is one of the world's largest plastics, chemical and refining companies and a member of the S&P 500. LyondellBasell (www.lyb.com) manufactures products at 57 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.
About National MS Society:
The Society mobilizes people and resources so that everyone affected by multiple sclerosis can live their best lives as we stop MS in its tracks, restore what has been lost and end MS forever. Last year, the Society invested $54 million to advance more than 380 research projects around the world. Through its comprehensive nationwide network of services, the Society also invested $122.2 million to help more than one million individuals affected by MS connect to the people, information and resources needed to live their best lives.