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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...
Celebrating LyondellBasell’s Catalloy Process Technology
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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...
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...
Global Care Day 2020 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
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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
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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
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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...
Advanced Protection and Comfort for the Kids
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Advanced Protection and Comfort for the Kids
Every new parent in the world owes Marion Donovan for her genius invention of disposable diapers. Diapers not only save new parents from the repetitive tasks of changing and cleaning the cloth diapers, but also provide protection and comfort for the kids. A diaper may look common, but if you know more about it, you will be amazed by the engineering complexity that goes into the design and materials that make it the ideal solution for babies globally. In general, the diaper is a well-organized...
2020 Alliance to End Plastic Waste Progress Report: "It All Starts with Collaboration"
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2020 Alliance to End Plastic Waste Progress Report: "It All Starts with Collaboration"
LyondellBasell is proud to have a leading role as part of the Alliance to End Plastic Waste (AEPW), and with the growth of the circular economy, we have increased our focus on issues related to eliminating plastic waste. Today, we are proud to share the Alliance’s 2020 Progress Report: “It All Starts with Collaboration”. In this report, learn more about AEPW and some of our partner projects. These projects are preventing plastic waste from leaking into the environment, capturing the value of...
Hindsight is 20/20
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Hindsight is 20/20
I recently celebrated being a part of the LyondellBasell family for 34 years. What a journey it has been and I look forward to what is still to come. Looking back, I could not have predicted where we are today - both as a company and as an industry. Back in the early 2000’s, I was part of the Strategic Planning and Transactions organization and prepared sensitivities on our Long-Range Plan, using “extreme” oil price scenarios of $15 per barrel and $35 per barrel. Who would have thought that...
Preparing for Severe Weather During a Pandemic
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Preparing for Severe Weather During a Pandemic
The start of hurricane season is a reminder that our families, businesses and communities need to be ready for the next big storm. Preparedness plans make the ultimate difference for each of our sites by defining how to prepare, operate and recover in the event of severe weather, including a tropical storm or hurricane. These plans ultimately are in place to help minimize damage to the plant while maximizing employee safety. Preparing for severe weather in today’s environment poses plenty of...
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