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Powering the Next Generation of Scientists
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Powering the Next Generation of Scientists
Tomorrow’s chemical engineers and scientists will power the circular economy and innovate our business in new and creative ways. However, the pathways to achieving STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) degrees show there are too many roadblocks for women and minorities, and in particular for Black students. LyondellBasell provided scholarships to 10 students pursuing STEM education at Historically Black Colleges & Universities (HBCUs) through the Future of STEM Scholars Initiative...
Committed to Reducing Our Carbon Footprint
Sustainability
Committed to Reducing Our Carbon Footprint
LyondellBasell is working to reduce our operational CO2 footprint and collaborating with our value chain partners to deliver more sustainable solutions, products and technologies to the market. In our 2018 sustainability report, we committed to a 15% reduction in CO2 emissions per metric ton of product produced compared with 2015 levels. This represents our first step as we do our part to support the ambitions of the Paris Agreement and the transition to a low-carbon economy. While we current...
LyondellBasell Supports COVID-19 Crisis in India with Donation to U.S. India Friendship Alliance
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LyondellBasell Supports COVID-19 Crisis in India with Donation to U.S. India Friendship Alliance
LyondellBasell is donating $100,000 to the U.S. India Friendship Alliance , helping the organization provide 250 oxygen concentrators to hospitals and medical facilities across India. Amid the country’s COVID-19 crisis, patients are in serious need of oxygen with demand increasing every day. “We cannot battle the ongoing crisis alone,” said Gaurav Verma, treasurer, US India Friendship Alliance. “Deepening private sector partnerships with organizations like LyondellBasell will undoubtedly help...
Keeping Pellets, Flakes and Powders Out of the Environment
Sustainability
Keeping Pellets, Flakes and Powders Out of the Environment
We sell our polymer products in the form of pellets, flakes and powders. They are handled at multiple points from creation to customer delivery. To meet our goal of zero loss of these materials into the environment, we are working with our employees, contractors, transportation partners and customers in a way that is collaborative and transparent. We are a member of Operation Clean Sweep® (OCS), the plastics industry’s global initiative that promotes collaboration, training, and education in...
Renewing Plastics and Ghanaian Women’s Livelihoods
Sustainability
Renewing Plastics and Ghanaian Women’s Livelihoods
Ending plastic waste in the environment is an ambitious goal that can only be achieved through industry collaboration and partnering with non-profits like the Alliance to End Plastic Waste (the Alliance), who share our passion for harnessing the power of circularity. As a founding member of the Alliance, LyondellBasell provides project funding and leverages our industry network to engage the technical leaders, engineers, scientists and practitioners needed to advance innovative solutions arou...
CORINE DE FARME personal care products packaged in renewable-based plastic
Sustainability
CORINE DE FARME personal care products packaged in renewable-based plastic
In 2019, LyondellBasell achieved the first parallel production of polypropylene and low-density polyethylene made from renewable raw materials as an alternative to fossilderived resources. Since that time, we have expanded our renewable-based polymers to help our customers create packaging that appeals to consumers who prioritize sustainability, which is approximately 26% of the global marketplace according to a recent Harvard Business Review survey. For Laboratories Sarbec whose purpose is t...
Recycled plastic used in Dove and Rexona deodorant packaging
Sustainability
Recycled plastic used in Dove and Rexona deodorant packaging
LyondellBasell and our mechanical recycling joint venture Quality Circular Polymers (QCP) are working with Unilever, a leading global consumer goods company, to develop packaging materials made from recycled plastic waste for Unilever’s newly introduced Dove roll on and Rexona deodorant product lines. For these two applications alone, it is estimated that 940 metric tons of post-consumer resins will replace previously used fossil-based resins in 2021. The packaging for both deodorants can be...
LyondellBasell Australia Collaborates to Create Food Packaging Prototype with Recycled Content
Sustainability
Innovation
LyondellBasell Australia Collaborates to Create Food Packaging Prototype with Recycled Content
LyondellBasell joined a group of companies to co-develop a prototype KitKat wrapper made with 30% recycled soft plastic. This innovative prototype was created to demonstrate what is technically possible in Australia, driven by the collaborators’ desire to drive a circular future for soft plastics in Australia. The demonstration project started with a collection trial on the New South Wales Central Coast of Australia, where soft plastic waste was collected from households via a dedicated bag...
Celebrating the Courageous Men and Women Who Keep Us Safe
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Celebrating the Courageous Men and Women Who Keep Us Safe
“The role of a firefighter in today’s society – be it urban, rural, natural environment, volunteer, career, industrial, defense force, aviation, motor sport, or other is one of dedication, commitment and sacrifice – no matter what country we reside and work in. In the fire service we fight together against one common enemy – fire – no matter what country we come from, what uniform we wear or what language we speak.” ~Lt JJ Edmondson, 1999 Fearless, strong, noble and selfless - these are just ...
LyondellBasell Advances Circularity
Sustainability
Innovation
LyondellBasell Advances Circularity
Celebrating Excellence
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Team LYB Spotlight
Celebrating Excellence
When I think of excellence, I think of striving to be the best and delivering outstanding performance.  Every two years, LyondellBasell holds an employee awards ceremony to recognize and celebrate the positive business outcomes and teamwork behind our achievements. The EXCELLENCE Awards represent the highest honor an employee can receive from our company. The awards are given to individuals and teams who exemplify our company’s values of excellence, ownership, teamwork.    This year’s...
LyondellBasell Supports the Next Generation of Women in STEM
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Team LYB Spotlight
LyondellBasell Supports the Next Generation of Women in STEM
As the world honors and reflects on the accomplishments and progress of women for National Women’s History Month, there is pride in knowing our company is focused on being part of the forward movement. LyondellBasell supports initiatives that advance education and careers for women in areas where they are often underrepresented - Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM). Through its global corporate citizenship program,  Advancing Good , LyondellBasell sponsors job training facilities...
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