MATAGORDA, TEXAS – May 7, 2021 – LyondellBasell’s Matagorda Complex today announced the company was awarded the American Fuel and Petrochemical Manufacturers’ (AFPM) 2020 Elite Gold Safety Award for industry-leading safety performance. Workplace safety is one of the Matagorda Complex’s highest priorities, driven by an unwavering commitment from its employees. Petrochemical plants honored with the Elite Gold Safety Award have demonstrated superior and consistent safety performance, program innovation and leadership.
“Recognitions like this are not about the awards themselves, but the commitment our teams demonstrate each and every day when it comes to safety,” said Mark Bookmyer, Matagorda Complex site manager. “We never take safety for granted, and awards like this are a reminder of our commitment to each other, our families and the community where we operate.”
The AFPM Safety Awards Program is part of a comprehensive safety program developed to promote accident prevention in the petroleum refining and petrochemical manufacturing industries. Winners were announced on April 26.
The LyondellBasell Matagorda Complex is one of five sites to be recognized with the AFPM Elite Gold Award. The other LyondellBasell facilities making the list include:
- Chocolate Bayou Polymers Plant, TX;
- Corpus Christi Operations, TX;
- Victoria Plant, TX; and
- Tuscola, Ill. Plant
One LyondellBasell facility was honored with AFPM’s newest distinction, the Innovation Award. LyondellBasell’s Clinton Complex received this award for their continued engagement around process safety, including additional training around life-critical procedures. The AFPM Innovation Award recognizes petrochemical facilities, and their contractors which have unique and innovative programs or practices that effectively improve the site’s safety performance for either occupational or process safety.