LyondellBasell site is first Operation Clean Sweep Europe certified site in the Nordics

March 19, 2024

ROTTERDAM, 19 March 2024 – The LyondellBasell site in Astorp, Sweden, which produces color masterbatches, proudly announces a significant achievement in its commitment to environmental stewardship. The company has successfully attained the Operation Clean Sweep (OCS) Europe certification, becoming the first OCS Europe certified site in the Nordics.

Commenting on this remarkable milestone, Jonas Luckmann, Site Manager of the color masterbatch site, Astorp, stated, "We are thrilled to be recognized as the first OCS Europe certified site in the Nordics. This achievement reflects our unwavering commitment to sustainability and responsible business practices. We are determined to continue leading the way in creating solutions that promote everyday sustainable living."

The certification comes as a result of an external audit conducted by DNV, a renowned global quality assurance and risk management company. This accomplishment aligns seamlessly with the company's strategic goal to "create solutions for everyday sustainable living."

The OCS Europe certification underscores the company’s dedication to environmental stewardship, waste reduction, and responsible plastic management. Operation Clean Sweep is an international program designed to help companies in the plastics industry prevent pellet, flake, and powder loss by ensuring that such materials are handled with care to prevent their release to the environment.

With this milestone, LyondellBasell sets a benchmark for other companies in the region to follow suit and embrace similar practices in their operations.

Upon receiving the OCS certificate for the Astorp site, LyondellBasell now has four certified sites under its umbrella, the remaining three being Bayreuth and Münchsmünster (Germany ) and Tarragona ( Spain).  Furthermore, two more sites are in the process of certification.

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About LyondellBasell
We are LyondellBasell – a leader in the global chemical industry creating solutions for everyday sustainable living. Through advanced technology and focused investments, we are enabling a circular and low carbon economy.

Across all we do, we aim to unlock value for our customers, investors and society.

As one of the world’s largest producers of polymers and a leader in polyolefin technologies, we develop, manufacture and market high-quality and innovative products for applications ranging from sustainable transportation and food safety to clean water and quality healthcare.

About Operation Clean Sweep (OCS):
Operation Clean Sweep is an international program designed to prevent plastic pellet, flake, and powder loss during the production, transportation, and handling of plastic materials. Companies that achieve OCS Europe certification demonstrate their commitment to environmental stewardship and responsible plastic management.