Taking Climate Action

Addressing climate change is one of the most pressing challenges our world faces and we believe collective action and a sense of urgency are needed.

As a leader in our industry, we have an important role in driving change. We support the objectives of the Paris Agreement to limit global temperature rise to well below 2°C above pre-industrial levels and to pursue efforts to limit the temperature increase even further to 1.5°C.

We are committed to reducing GHG emissions from our global operations and value chain, and to delivering solutions which advance our customers’ climate ambitions and support society’s transition to a low carbon world. We believe a commitment to net zero scope 1 and scope 2 emissions by 2050 and a credible pathway to 2030 for scopes 1, 2 and 3 are critical to the long-term success of LyondellBasell.



Our Approach

  • Integrate proven solutions to improve the efficiency of our manufacturing processes and switch to less carbon intensive fuels

  • Assess opportunities in electrification of our processes and in carbon capture technology

  • Increase our use of renewable and low carbon energy primarily through power purchase agreements and collaboration with our utility suppliers · Help accelerate the scale up and deployment of breakthrough technologies to reduce the carbon footprint of chemical processes to net zero by 2050 · through collaboration

  • Advance our use of circular and renewable-based feedstocks and engage with suppliers to support scope 3 emissions reductions

  • Continue to integrate climate impacts into our business processes and strategy

  • Engage with governments and industry peers to support effective policies to help achieve the goals of the Paris Agreement and our global climate ambitions


Our Goals

  • Achieve net zero greenhouse gas emissions from our global operations by 2050
  • Reduce absolute scope 1 and 2 greenhouse gas emissions by 42% by 2030
  • Reduce absolute scope 3 greenhouse gas emissions by 30% by 2030
  • Procure a minimum of 50% of electricity from renewable sources by 2030
    Based on 2020 procured levels.

    ¹Our 2050 net zero GHG emissions goal includes scope 1 and 2 emissions.

    ²Relative to a 2020 baseline.
    ³Relative to a 2020 baseline.
    ā“Based on 2020 procured levels.


Read more in our Sustainability Report