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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 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
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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...
Celebrating LyondellBasell’s Catalloy Process Technology
Innovation
Celebrating LyondellBasell’s Catalloy Process Technology
Thanks to the power of many, LyondellBasell proprietary Catalloy process technology was invented 30 years ago at our site in Ferrara, Italy. Considered a breakthrough innovation, LyondellBasell has since introduced countless new and innovative grades using our Catalloy process technology, many of which are still considered benchmarks in popular applications. Our research and development bench strength in polymers elevated LyondellBasell to a new level when our employees, of which many are sti...
Global Care Day 2020 Advancing Good
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Advancing Good
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Global Care Day 2020 Advancing Good
This year, I had the honor of serving as the executive sponsor of Global Care Day, our company’s worldwide day of service when employees, contractors, friends and families volunteer to improve and advance the communities where we operate. Global Care Day has been a significant part of LyondellBasell’s charitable efforts for over two decades. This year’s day of giving was different and especially meaningful, as we solely focused our volunteer efforts on food insecurity. The adverse impacts of...
The Demanding World of Caps and Closures
Sustainability
Innovation
The Demanding World of Caps and Closures
Think of a bottle of water – and what we expect from it. We want the content to be fresh and the fizz to be preserved if the bottle contains carbonated water. We also want to be able to close the cap back on after taking a drink – and we do not want to see leaks or any contamination – even if the bottle falls over or gets shaken about. The fact is bottles have important jobs to do, including keeping the contents securely enclosed and yet easily accessible. As the working part of the bottle, t...
Taking Substantive Action to Advance Our Sustainability Goals
Sustainability
Leadership Corner
Taking Substantive Action to Advance Our Sustainability Goals
As one of the world’s largest producers of plastics and chemicals, LyondellBasell’s products are used by millions of people around the world, every day. We have the potential — and responsibility — to use this scale and reach to make a positive impact across our value chains. Three years ago, LyondellBasell began a journey to advance the circular economy, help address plastic waste in the environment and enhance the overall sustainability of our company. In a relatively short time, we have ma...
We Make a Better Tomorrow Possible
Team LYB Spotlight
Innovation
Advancing Good
Sustainability
We Make a Better Tomorrow Possible
Every day, the men and women of LyondellBasell work to bring solutions to global challenges – both big and small – to life. From quality medical devices working to fight against COVID-19, to food packaging keeping our fruits and vegetables fresh, our team is dedicated to making life as we know it, better. Across the globe, Team LYB harnesses the power of many to help one another in challenging times. In the midst of a global pandemic, during an economic downturn and cleaning up after natural...
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