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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...
Making a Difference One Mile at a Time
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Making a Difference One Mile at a Time
As 70 LyondellBasell employees volunteered in the Netherlands to raise money for the advancement of brain tumor treatment by running in the Rotterdam Marathon, their goal took on an even deeper meaning. Six weeks before the marathon event, a dear colleague, Jeroen Breen, sadly passed away from brain disease. The employees’ participation, along with the 11,290 euros raised became a way to honor Breen. “We will remember Jeroen as a dedicated professional with a positive and pleasant attitude,”...
Earth Day Celebration Demonstrates Collective Action Key to Healthy Environment
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Earth Day Celebration Demonstrates Collective Action Key to Healthy Environment
In alignment with this year’s Earth Day theme, “Invest In Our Planet,” LyondellBasell focused its Earth Day activities on meaningful action. The company’s aim was to help protect the environment and make progress toward its goal of replanting and distributing 6,000 trees across the greater Houston area by the end of 2022. Together with Trees For Houston and The Astros Foundation, LyondellBasell gave away 2,500 trees, enough to remove approximately 1.1 million  pounds of carbon dioxide from th...
Advancing Our Culture: Diversity Front and Center During ‘LyondellBasell Signing Day’
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Advancing Our Culture: Diversity Front and Center During ‘LyondellBasell Signing Day’
Many high-performing student athletes from across the U.S. will experience the culmination of their college recruitment journey on “National Signing Day.” This is when they append their signature to a letter of intent committing to attend a certain college or university to compete in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). On “National Signing Day,” some of the athletes even take part in news conferences for local - and national - media outlets to capture their signifying moment....
Safeguarding Employee Health Remains Focus on World Health Day
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Safeguarding Employee Health Remains Focus on World Health Day
The COVID-19 pandemic has magnified the importance of establishing and maintaining solid health and safety standards. Today, as LyondellBasell celebrates World Health Day, we reflect on the unwavering commitment our employees have demonstrated to Health, Safety and Environment (HSE) while navigating new challenges brought on by COVID-19. “Since the beginning of the pandemic, our employees have implemented additional safety measures at our global work locations, keeping our operations running...
Employees Conserving Water One Rainy Day at a Time
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Employees Conserving Water One Rainy Day at a Time
To celebrate World Water Day, LyondellBasell is reflecting on meaningful action its employees are taking to help preserve one of the world’s most precious and vital resources – fresh water. Held annually on March 22, World Water Day advocates for the sustainable management of freshwater resources. Our dedicated and sustainability-focused employees are making real impacts through their own personal commitments and actions, proving they don’t mind getting their hands dirty to keep their water...
LyondellBasell Embraces Black STEM Education
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DEI
LyondellBasell Embraces Black STEM Education
U.S. Black History Month is a time to celebrate the past and present accomplishments of the Black community. It also serves as a period of reflection to understand the progress that remains and the challenges that exist, even today, to reverse the effects of decades of injustice and underinvestment. Minorities have long been underrepresented in the science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) workforce. In fact, an April 2021 article from the Pew Research Center states in the U.S., “there...
Citizen-Scientists Support a Plastic-Free River Mersey
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Citizen-Scientists Support a Plastic-Free River Mersey
Community members, non-profit organizations and corporations including LyondellBasell collaborated to launch the Plastic Free Mersey project in July of 2021. This citizen-science initiative trains and supports volunteers to collect valuable data about the plastic found along the River Mersey and its 23 tributaries that flow from the Pennines to Liverpool Bay in the north of England. In addition, the project focuses on identifying and quantifying plastic and other litter on riverbanks and...
Unlocking Impact Through Collaboration
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Unlocking Impact Through Collaboration
The magnitude of the plastic waste issue has highlighted the urgent need for collaboration across the value chain to make a positive impact. In 2021, we established collaborations and made investments with nonprofits, capital investors and industry peers focused on scalable solutions that increase plastics recovery and recycling. LyondellBasell is a founding member of The Alliance to End Plastic Waste. In just three years, the Alliance has grown from 27 to more than 65 members that span the...
Employees’ Support and Acts of Kindness Endure as Pandemic Persists
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Employees’ Support and Acts of Kindness Endure as Pandemic Persists
With the ongoing global fight against COVID-19, communities around the world continue to experience severe health and economic impacts. LyondellBasell employees remain dedicated as ever to assisting individuals and families hit hardest by the pandemic. One example of that dedication is at LyondellBasell’s manufacturing facility in Thailand. Employees at the site sprang into action when COVID-19 cases and fatalities in Thailand hit a new peak after the Delta variant wave gripped the country. T...
LyondellBasell Annual Holiday Donation Promotes Sustainability
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Sustainability
LyondellBasell Annual Holiday Donation Promotes Sustainability
LyondellBasell is keeping generosity – and sustainability – at the forefront this holiday season. Employees around the world contributed by donating food, toys and clothes, brightening the holiday season for individuals and families in need. The company also supported initiatives to help enhance the environment, improving the landscapes around local parks and communities. In Clinton, Iowa, on Dec. 13, the company held a dedication ceremony for a refillable water station at the Riverview...
Design Challenge Drives Creativity Among Future Chinese Workforce
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Design Challenge Drives Creativity Among Future Chinese Workforce
The challenge: Bringing to life innovative solutions and technical ideas for the chemical industry. This is what the 3rd Annual University Chemical Creative Design Challenge, known as the 2021 Hackathon, aims to achieve. The competitors are all collegiate students focused on a common goal, but only one team can take home the prize. Aligning with China’s goal of reaching its carbon peak by 2030 and becoming carbon neutral by 2060, the 2021 Hackathon’s theme was “circular economy.” During the...
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