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A Sustainable Future Starts with Education
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A Sustainable Future Starts with Education
Education is key to advancing sustainability and innovation, especially for future generations. LYB has supported the education of students in our local communities as part of the first LyondellBasell Sustainability Research & Development (R&D) Summer School in Ferrara, Italy, and the “Meine Position ist spitze” program in Wesseling, Germany. The LyondellBasell R&D Summer School took place in September. Twenty international students at the University of Padua pursuing a Master’s Degree in...
Challenge Met: Growing Food in A Desert
Innovation
Challenge Met: Growing Food in A Desert
Deserts are known for their dry and arid temperatures which can make food production seem virtually impossible. The feasibility of having fruits and vegetables sprout up on a farm in the Baja, Mexico desert seemed like a huge improbability. The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations reports that 1.3 billion tonnes of food is lost or wasted globally each year. The World Wildlife Federation agrees stating that about 40% of food grown never gets eaten, which makes the challenge...
Employees Share Common Misconceptions of the Manufacturing Industry
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Employees Share Common Misconceptions of the Manufacturing Industry
Manufacturing Month is a time to celebrate our current and future manufacturers as well as positively influence the common misconceptions around the manufacturing industry. According to The Manufacturing Institute, manufacturers seek to fill four million high-skill, high-tech and high-paying jobs over the next decade. Inspiring the next generation of manufacturers is crucial in helping to fill those gaps. At LyondellBasell, we take pride in empowering our employees to reach their highest...
LyondellBasell Helps Keep Your Electric Vehicles Moving
Innovation
LyondellBasell Helps Keep Your Electric Vehicles Moving
When you think of electric vehicles (EVs), what is the first thing that comes to mind? Is it the new EV that was driving next to you on your way into work? Or, do you think of the EV commercial you saw last night? Rarely the answer to this question is the charge port which gives these vehicles the power it needs to keep you moving. That’s where LyondellBasell comes in – we focus on the finer details of the charge port assembly, so you don’t have to.   With consumer demand for more efficient,...
#TeamLYB Celebrates National Hispanic Heritage Month
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#TeamLYB Celebrates National Hispanic Heritage Month
At LyondellBasell, we deeply value our employees’ contributions and our company thrives when everyone is given a voice and platform. As a company, we would not be where we are without our employees. We recognize that diversity, equity and inclusion not only makes us stronger, but creates an environment where everyone feels welcomed. In celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month, we’ve asked four of our leaders from around the world to share their personal experiences and stories,...
LyondellBasell Drives Actions on Climate Protection Through Renewable Energy
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Leadership Corner
LyondellBasell Drives Actions on Climate Protection Through Renewable Energy
Every day, we repeat simple tasks embedded into our daily routine, such as turning on the lights, making breakfast or brewing our morning cup of coffee. Many people go about their day without thinking about the greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) associated with the electricity consumption of these daily, routine tasks. As electricity consumers, we all have a role to play in reducing global warming. At LyondellBasell, we also have a significant role to play. We are committed to taking bold actions...
Enhancing Tractor Functionality and Efficiency with Polymers
Innovation
Enhancing Tractor Functionality and Efficiency with Polymers
With the continued rise of food demand, coupled with the speed of technology, the evolution of agricultural equipment has accelerated now more than ever. Farmers today are looking for sustainable, efficient solutions that meet the highest industry standards and enhance cultivation activities such as sowing and harvesting. By using innovative polymers that increase vehicle functionality and comfort while driving production efficiencies on farms, LyondellBasell can bring agricultural advancemen...
Leaving Our Footprints in the Snow
Innovation
Sustainability
Leaving Our Footprints in the Snow
This time of year, the summer season can bring warmer weather for many parts of the world. After a few days of scorching temperatures, it’s easy to begin reminiscing on cooler temperatures or wishing for snow this winter, as you imagine building a snowman or hitting the slopes to make getting through the summer heat more bearable. Through a new collaborative project with sport equipment specialist TSL, LyondellBasell is thinking of snow this winter, too. TSL, using LyondellBasell Circulen...
Styrene: The Building Block of Possibility
Innovation
Styrene: The Building Block of Possibility
We usually do not think about, or simply are unaware of, the many things made possible by a single monomer. Styrene monomer, a clear, colorless liquid that is synthesized for commercial use from petroleum and natural gas by-products, helps make the world run more efficiently with uses in the energy, consumer, automotive and medical industries. LyondellBasell produces styrene at several of its manufacturing sites globally, including in Texas, USA, the Netherlands and China. “Styrene is one of...
Employees Receive Top Company Award for Life-saving Actions
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Employees Receive Top Company Award for Life-saving Actions
A group of LyondellBasell employees were recognized for their bravery and awarded the CEO Lifesaver Award during a recent ceremony. The CEO Lifesaver Award is a top company award given to employees and contractors who take heroic measures to save another individual’s life. Luke Halterman, a Health and Safety specialist at LyondellBasell’s Morris, Illinois plant, used CPR to save the life of a stranger. Halterman was on his honeymoon in St. Lucia when he leapt into action after a man went into...
Improving the World Around Us
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Sustainability
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Improving the World Around Us
Plastics are critical components of the things we use every day, such as the plastic vehicle parts for creating car bumpers to the plastic used in making cosmetic tubes to the plastic wrap found on meat packaging. By creating these materials, we are facilitating a thriving society. The global challenges around plastics are in the disposal, recyclability and overall responsible use of the material. Manufacturers like LyondellBasell are developing innovative and practical solutions to address t...
Leadership in AAPI Style
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Leadership in AAPI Style
Our employees are our company’s most valuable assets. We recognize that diversity, equity and inclusion not only make us stronger, but creates an environment where everyone feels welcomed. At LyondellBasell, we deeply value our employees’ contributions, and our company thrives when everyone is given a voice. We’ve asked four of our leaders from around the world, who identify as Asian-Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI), to share their personal experiences and stories, as well as their...
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