Good Health and Well-Being

Goal 3. Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages.

A key tenet of how we conduct our business is to protect the health and safety of our employees, contractors and the communities where we operate. We are committed to our employees and their safety, and to ensuring that all of our colleagues get home safely every day.

We take seriously our responsibility to prevent incidents that could harm workers, the community or the environment. We continually evaluate risks and have detailed emergency plans in place. Our manufacturing sites maintain their own emergency response teams, including teams trained to respond to medical incidents, fires or releases of hazardous materials. Site workers are trained on the proper procedures to follow in the event of an emergency and regular drills are conducted to test these procedures. We also coordinate preparation and planning with local government agencies and emergency responders. Our in-house emergency response teams not only keep our own people and facilities safe, they also support local fire departments.

As the products we manufacture are used in thousands of everyday applications, it is also critical that our products be handled and used safely by our employees and customers. We operate a worldwide product stewardship program that aims to make health, safety, and environmental protection an integral part of the development, manufacture, distribution, use, recycling and disposal of all our products. We also work closely with our suppliers, carriers, distributors and customers to help them maintain high safety and environmental standards by providing technical assistance, training and logistic support as well as health, safety and environmental information.

We are a member of the voluntary chemical sector initiative Responsible Care®, which aims to improve the environmental, health, safety and security performance of our industry. We implement the principles of Responsible Care® across our operations every day through GoalZERO, our commitment to operating safely and with zero incidents, zero injuries and zero accidents. In recognition of our innovative practices and leadership in these areas, LyondellBasell received the American Chemistry Council's (ACC) highest distinction, the 2020 Responsible Care® Company of the Year Award. To be eligible for the Company of the Year Award, ACC members must demonstrate they have met and surpassed Responsible Care performance criteria in their U.S. operations, including: achieving a safety performance rating in the top 10 percent of companies in their size category, with no significant process events in the previous year; positive performance measures in the areas of transportation safety, process safety and emissions reduction; and demonstrated improvements in EHS&S performance, product stewardship, distribution safety and emergency preparedness. This was LyondellBasell's second time to be named ACC's Responsible Care® Company of the Year, having previously received the award in 2014.

Additionally, we were recognized once again by the American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers annual Safety Awards. In 2019, nine LyondellBasell facilities were recognized for their efforts in maintaining a superior level of safety in the petrochemical manufacturing and refining industries. The highest honor, the Distinguished Safety Award (DSA), is awarded to the top sites with outstanding safety performance, program innovation and safety leadership. The Elite Gold and Elite Silver awards honor those that demonstrate safety excellence, and that have demonstrated superior and consistent safety performance, program innovation and leadership. The Elite Gold recognizes facilities with safety performances in the top one percentile, and the Elite Silver in the top five percentile.

- Distinguished Safety Award for exemplary level of safety performance: Chocolate Bayou, Texas Channelview, Texas Clinton, Iowa
- Elite Gold Award for exhibiting a superior level of safety performance and program innovation: Houston Refinery, Texas Matagorda, Texas
- Elite Silver Award for exhibiting excellent safety performance and program innovation: Corpus Christi, Texas Victoria, Texas Morris, Illinois Lake Charles, Louisiana