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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...
LyondellBasell Collaborates on First Paving Project Using Recycled Plastic
Sustainability
LyondellBasell Collaborates on First Paving Project Using Recycled Plastic
Both LyondellBasell and Plastics Industry Association (PLASTICS) have goals to bring solutions to global challenges, such as helping eliminate and reducing plastic waste. Recently, both organizations came together on a project that has turned the equivalent of 71,000 plastic retail bags into the paving material of a repaved parking lot at the Cincinnati Technology Center in Ohio. This 2,885 square yard lot was made up of over 4,000 pounds of plastic waste and was the first installation of the...
Thank you, Team LYB, for Advancing Good
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Team LYB Spotlight
Thank you, Team LYB, for Advancing Good
At LyondellBasell, we believe in being a responsible, good neighbor in the communities where we operate and beyond. Due to the global pandemic, volunteer engagement looked a little different this year. While navigating a “new normal”, including working remotely, staggering and rotating work schedules and adapting to modified office and working environments, our employees’ passion and enthusiasm for giving back never waned. It’s challenging times like this pandemic that remind us to come...
LYB Channelview COVID-19 Response
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Team LYB Spotlight
LYB Channelview COVID-19 Response
The LyondellBasell Channelview, Texas Complex just started a major turnaround when COVID-19 hit the U.S. It was evident with all the extra workers at the site, our site leadership had to find new and innovative ways in keeping our employees and contractors committed to GoalZERO and stopping the spread of the virus. It was uncharted waters and #TeamLYB was up for the challenge. We are proud of our story.  
From An Environmental Challenge to Valuable Feedstock: Growing our Sustainable Solutions
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Sustainability
From An Environmental Challenge to Valuable Feedstock: Growing our Sustainable Solutions
At LyondellBasell, we believe that ending plastic waste in the environment is a critical issue of our time. By helping to advance a circular economy, we meaningfully address this challenge and also reduce resource use enabling a more sustainable future. Earlier this year, we laid out a bold ambition to produce and market 2 million tons of recycled and renewable source-based polymers per year by 2030. To help this vision become reality, in 2018, with our partner SUEZ, we purchased a company...
LyondellBasell Donation Helps Food Bank Organizations Make Significant Impacts
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LyondellBasell Donation Helps Food Bank Organizations Make Significant Impacts
The issue of food insecurity has become even more critical since the onset of the global pandemic. Food bank organizations across the globe are struggling to serve double, and in many cases, more than triple and quadruple the number of families they typically support. Recognizing the growing strain on food banks and pantries worldwide, LyondellBasell donated $1.3 million as part of the company’s COVID-19 relief efforts. The donation has enabled organizations to purchase additional food, cover...
LyondellBasell Advances Sustainable Mobility
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LyondellBasell Advances Sustainable Mobility
With growing concerns about climate change and environmental degradation, sustainability has become a strategic priority for automotive manufacturers. When the BMW Group was looking for a bumper design for a new car model, which had to meet the companies’ sustainability goals, engineers from LyondellBasell and two collaborating companies in the value chain took up the challenge. Quickly, the project team opted for a foamed part to achieve the necessary weight reduction. Thanks to the...
LyondellBasell Takes Part in Multiple Projects to Help End Plastic Waste in the U.S.
Sustainability
LyondellBasell Takes Part in Multiple Projects to Help End Plastic Waste in the U.S.
Across the world, plastics improve our quality of life and play a critical role in advancing a wide range of sustainability efforts. Yet, globally we face the growing problem of plastic waste in the environment. As a top producer of polypropylene, LyondellBasell believes that finding a solution to the plastic waste challenge requires collaboration from across the full value chain, new partnerships between industry, governments and NGOs, and focused innovation. LyondellBasell is committed to...
A Lighter Shade of Grey
Sustainability
Innovation
A Lighter Shade of Grey
Investment in QCP Grows the Market for Recycled Plastics If there is a problem, LyondellBasell aims to find solutions. One of the current challenges of recycled plastic is finding ways to help brand owners stand out from the competition while meeting consumers’ desires for a sustainable product. “Our customers request light-colored materials that have a fresh and clean appearance that supports their product brand and stands out on the shelf in the supermarket,” said Marcel van der Poel,...
Advancing Modern Product Design Through Colors
Innovation
Advancing Modern Product Design Through Colors
Color plays a pivotal role in our lives. It has an important impact on our perception, influences us emotionally, and differentiates and creates uniqueness. As a powerful form of communication, color is therefore invaluable. Traffic lights, for instance, send a universal message - red means "stop" and green means "go”. Likewise, the colors used for an item, whether it is an automotive part, packaging or a personal care item, will have a considerable impact. LyondellBasell makes its customers’...
Honoring Those Who Keep Us Safe
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Honoring Those Who Keep Us Safe
As we celebrate first responders across the country on National First Responders Day, October 28 th , it’s also a time to reflect on ways we show our appreciation to a group that risks so much for our well-being. LyondellBasell puts a real emphasis on supporting the men and women who bravely put their lives on the line for us every day. Supporting first responders is a key focus area for the company’s Advancing Good program, which also contributes resources toward advancing our communities,...
LyondellBasell Sites Receive the AFPM Distinguished Safety Award
Team LYB Spotlight
LyondellBasell Sites Receive the AFPM Distinguished Safety Award
Congratulations to our sites that have been awarded the 2019 American Fuel and Petrochemical Manufacturers (AFPM) Distinguished Safety Award. The Distinguished Safety Award is AFPM's highest award that recognizes companies that have attained an exemplary level of safety. The Selection Committee chooses the winners based on their safety performance records of individual site locations using the DSA screening and selection criteria. Our top priority is to protect the health and safety of our...
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