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Change Starts With Each One of Us
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Change Starts With Each One of Us
This is one of the most difficult messages I’ve written during my time as CEO. While I typically don’t comment on social or political issues, the shocking and brutal death of George Floyd at the hands of police officers in Minnesota has impacted me so personally that I feel the need to share my thoughts with you.   Frankly, I am outraged that this happened in my country. This week, people took to the streets across America in protest and citizens are frustrated with the divisions in our...
Our company's response to COVID-19
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Our company's response to COVID-19
Each day we are presented with new challenges with the COVID-19 pandemic. As we learn more from the World Health Organization (WHO), Centers for Disease Control (CDC), European Centers for Disease Control (ECDC) and other health authorities about this virus and how it is spread, we are making decisions to help protect our LyondellBasell family and the communities where we operate in every way we can. It’s times like these when it’s important to express our gratitude. Thank you to our workforc...
Protecting Us and Our Loved Ones
Innovation
Protecting Us and Our Loved Ones
All around the globe, citizens have been advised to wear face masks to protect themselves and others from COVID-19. While many of us have grabbed sewing machines to make home-made facial coverings out of textile, surgical and respirator face masks are made industrially. What is the difference between surgical and respirator masks? Surgical masks are fairly loose-fitting face coverings that can be bought in pharmacies. The edges of the mask do not form a seal around the nose and mouth. This is...
LyondellBasell Asia Provides Local Community Service during COVID-19
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LyondellBasell Asia Provides Local Community Service during COVID-19
During the COVID-19 crisis, LyondellBasell (LYB) has been committed to community service. Team LYB India and Indonesia opened their hearts to support locals through food and charitable donations. LyondellBasell India donated food packages and cash with a total value of $15,880 USD (1.2 million INR) to the Chief Minister Relief Fund-COVID-19 and local government collector offices. The donation is utilized to support three regions: Nashik, Vadodara and Kancheepuram, where LyondellBasell India...
LyondellBasell Office-Based Personnel Adjust to A New Normal
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LyondellBasell Office-Based Personnel Adjust to A New Normal
After weeks of working remotely, LyondellBasell employees in downtown Houston, TX and Rotterdam, the Netherlands are gradually being reintroduced to office life, where new safety measures and processes are a reminder of the new normal COVID-19 has forced upon all of us. “Return to the workplace does not mean a return to normal, but rather to a new normal,” said Richard Roudeix, senior vice president, olefins and polyolefins, Europe, Asia and International. “Although in most countries the peak...
Virtual Training and Education Solutions During COVID-19
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Virtual Training and Education Solutions During COVID-19
Training is essential for industrial companies, especially given the general shortage of skilled workers. When approximately 150 apprentices at LyondellBasell’s Wesseling/Knapsack site in the south of Cologne, Germany, were sent home in mid-March due to contact restrictions related to COVID-19, suspending the training and education needed was not an option. LyondellBasell is nationally recognized in Germany for the quality of its training program, and the team was intent on creating new...
Plastic Sustainability Needs Innovation…But It Can Also Drive It
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Sustainability
Plastic Sustainability Needs Innovation…But It Can Also Drive It
No one I know wants waste plastic in the environment, and everyone I know wants to find a solution to this problem. The good news is LyondellBasell is working in earnest to accelerate the circular economy, create innovative chemical recycling processes, and develop new business models like our mechanical recycling QCP joint venture . Even during this challenging period of COVID-19, our company remains committed to our sustainability strategy and related actions.  Around the world, I think mos...
Employees Extend Their Generosity to Seniors and Families During Pandemic
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Employees Extend Their Generosity to Seniors and Families During Pandemic
Senior citizens are among the highest populations to be the most vulnerable during this pandemic with a higher risk of developing serious complications from COVID-19. To avoid becoming infected, many seniors are isolated from their loved ones, which can cause them to feel lonely and anxious. To help ease some of the stress and anxiety seniors may be experiencing, LyondellBasell employees teamed up with Love for the Elderly  in the U.S., Rotterdammers voor Elkaar  in the Netherlands and...
LyondellBasell Celebrates World Oceans Day 2020
Sustainability
Leadership Corner
LyondellBasell Celebrates World Oceans Day 2020
Just half a year ago, my family and I moved to the Netherlands after 12 years in Switzerland and I started a new chapter in my career as Associate Director of Global Sustainability at LyondellBasell. After getting to know the country a little bit better, we decided to move to The Hague, one of the larger cities here. The Hague is spacious, close to LyondellBasell’s Rotterdam offices and most importantly; close to the beach and the ocean. World Oceans Day symbolizes the need to protect this pa...
Making Instant Noodle Packaging and Food Preservation Possible
Innovation
Making Instant Noodle Packaging and Food Preservation Possible
According to the World Instant Noodle Association , instant noodles are one of the most popular pre-cooked foods in the world with 80% of the supply being consumed in Asia. Although instant noodles were born in Japan, did you know that as many as 290 million servings are eaten globally every day? Europe, the Americas, the Middle East and Africa have joined Asia as some of the top consumers, making instant noodles and the various unique flavors a global favorite. While enjoying your favorite...
LyondellBasell Gets Creative with Educational Support During Global Pandemic
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LyondellBasell Gets Creative with Educational Support During Global Pandemic
The COVID-19 pandemic has adversely impacted educational systems worldwide. Students have been thrust into a world of disappointment from school closures to learning virtually to having extracurricular events put on hold. Graduation ceremonies are either postponed or cancelled. During these challenging times, our employees have found creative ways to continue their support for education, including holding virtual graduation ceremonies, hosting online classes and engaging in knowledge sharing...
LyondellBasell Implements Innovative Safety Measures Globally to Combat COVID-19
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LyondellBasell Implements Innovative Safety Measures Globally to Combat COVID-19
All across the world, people have sprung into action to join the fight against COVID-19. From donating food supplies to making facial coverings, our employees are in the thick of it helping their neighbors and communities. Recently, our employees banded together to develop innovative safety measures to minimize coronavirus transmission in the workplace. “The bottom line is that we are not only colleagues, we’re a family,” said Daniel Pichette, HSE manager for the Channelview Complex. “It’s be...
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