HOUSTON, September 22, 2021 – LyondellBasell Greater Houston-area employees and their families demonstrated the impact of collective action, with a multitude of projects in and around the Greater Houston area on Sept. 18 for the company’s 22nd annual Global Care Day, a company-wide day of service.
“Serving the communities where we operate is ingrained in our culture and a reflection of what is important to us,” said Michael McMurray, Executive Vice President and CFO, Global Care Day sponsor, LyondellBasell. “We care deeply about making positive impacts to address the needs of our communities . The level of effort, energy and passion demonstrated by our volunteers is inspiring and makes me proud to be a part of this company.”
The following Global Care Day projects took place around the Greater Houston Area:
The Bayport Complex assisted Armand Bayou Nature Center, repairing and painting the porch on its Hanson House farmhouse and laying a new gravel walkway in its butterfly garden.
The Channelview Complex took to the streets to clean up trash along Wallisville and Sheldon Roads.
The Houston Engineering Center supported James B. Havard Elementary School with a number of projects including creating a sustainability garden, restriping the parking lot, painting stencils on sidewalks, laying new sod and sprucing up flower beds and the front entrance.
The Houston Refinery supported the City of Pasadena at Memorial Park and Sunset Park with various projects including installing recycle bins, painting two restroom buildings, re-stripping the basketball court, and adding mulch to the playground.
The La Porte Complex partnered with Today’s Harbor for Children to beautify their outdoor space. This included repainting portions of their outdoor walkway, painting outdoor light fixtures, and relocating some trees so that the space could be more functional. The team setup the posts for an outdoor volleyball court for the kids to use.
The Equistar Pipeline (EPO) team at multiple locations teamed up with Adopt-A-Beach program cleaning up our Texas beaches. The EPO Clear Lake group attended the Morgan’s Point Beach cleanup, while the EPO Markham group attended the Palacios Beach cleanup, and the EPO Corpus Christi group attended the Port Aransas Beach cleanup. These teams assisted the Adopt-A-Beach program with picking up over 600 bags of trash off our Texas beaches.
Many of this year’s Global Care Day efforts were inspired by World Cleanup Day, which was on Sept. 18, and centered around sustainability. LyondellBasell volunteers from around the world cleaned up plastic waste and litter from beaches, waterways and parks, as well as planted trees and gardens and educated school-aged children about sustainability.
Global Care Day began in 2000 to encourage worldwide volunteerism in the communities where LyondellBasell operates. Since 2018, LyondellBasell employees have spent more than 43,000 hours enriching their communities during Global Care Day.
For more photos and video of LyondellBasell volunteers from around the world in action during Global Care Day, click here. For additional information about LyondellBasell’s community investments, visit the company’s Advancing Good webpage.