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LyondellBasell Employees Earn Top Company Award for Advancing Sustainability
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LyondellBasell Employees Earn Top Company Award for Advancing Sustainability
Recognizing employees and celebrating their successes and ingenuity is an important part of LyondellBasell culture. The company recognizes employees’ achievements through its biannual EXCELLENCE Awards ceremony. This awards ceremony represents one of the highest company honors an employee or team can receive acknowledging those who have gone above and beyond to innovating, problem-solving and making an undeniable impact on the business and community, all while exemplifying the company’s value...
LyondellBasell Employees’ Volunteer Efforts Help Protect and Improve Environment
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LyondellBasell Employees’ Volunteer Efforts Help Protect and Improve Environment
LyondellBasell is committed to Advancing Our Planet by cleaning beaches, preserving ecosystems and treating injured marine mammals. Employees from around the world have been engaged in delivering on that commitment through volunteer work aimed at reducing environmental impacts. Since the beginning of 2021, LyondellBasell employee volunteers and their friends and families have dedicated over 400 hours to cleaning neighborhoods, parks and beaches around the Greater Houston area. Through the pow...
3D Printing Meets Sustainability
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3D Printing Meets Sustainability
3D printing is an undeniable trend and is being adopted by an increasing number of industries. While 3D printing is often associated with the production of single items, such as prototypes or customized parts, it is also used for large-scale custom manufacturing. An example of how 3D printing is being adopted with an added sustainability benefit in major end markets is LyondellBasell’s recent collaboration with a few key partners. The company worked with the automotive manufacturer, Audi, and...
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
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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...
Keeping Pellets, Flakes and Powders Out of the Environment
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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...
LyondellBasell Advances Circularity
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LyondellBasell Advances Circularity
LyondellBasell Celebrates World Water Day
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LyondellBasell Celebrates World Water Day
Water means a variety of things to different people, environments, and cultures around the world. Whether it is being used for health and hygiene, industry processes or nature preservation, water is something the world cannot live without. As the world continues to modernize and the global population increases, there is an even greater demand for this natural resource. In recognition of World Water Day, we want to emphasize how our deliberate steps toward sustainability and conservation help...
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