LyondellBasell Celebrates 15th Anniversary of Global Care Day

May 13, 2014

Employees and Families in 20 Countries Serve Local Community Needs

HOUSTON and LONDON, May 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — LyondellBasell volunteers in 20 countries will demonstrate their commitment to community service on Saturday, May 17 as part of the company’s 15(th) annual Global Care Day.


The event encourages employees worldwide to collectively participate in community service projects across the globe on one day. Each participating LyondellBasell site selects a project that is aligned with one of the company’s community relations focus areas of health, education and environmental stewardship.

Over the past 15 years, approximately 25,900 employees and their families have donated more than 162,800 volunteer hours in support of their communities on Global Care Day.

“We have a significant number of important community projects organized for this year’s Global Care Day,” said Jim Gallogly, LyondellBasell Chief Executive Officer. “I look forward to working with our employees and their family members as we take time to make a positive impact on the life of a child, a senior citizen, or someone in need or to beautify the communities where we live and work.”

Some of the activities planned for May 17 include:

    --  Feeding the hungry served by the Houston Food Bank, and improving
        outdoor recreation space at the Galena Park Early Head Start - Becker
        Early Childhood Center in Houston.
    --  Planting trees and shrubs at the Thomas Bell Foster Park, highway
        clean-up and trash removal, and engaging senior citizens at a local
        nursing home in Channelview, Texas.
    --  Tree-trimming, weeding, painting and refurbishing picnic tables at The
        Ark shelter for abused and neglected children in Corpus Christi, Texas.
    --  Revamping the schoolhouse, expanding the library and painting at the
        Boys Village for at-risk youth in Lake Charles, Louisiana.
    --  Mulching, weeding and planting spring flowers at the Nature Park in
        Cincinnati and painting swing sets and planting flowers at the McKinley
        Elementary School in Fairport Harbor, Ohio.
    --  Landscaping a playground at the Greater Newark Charter School in Newark,
        New Jersey.
    --  Refurbishing and landscaping a playground at North Ward Elementary
        School in Tuscola, Ill.
    --  Preparing and serving hot meals to the homeless at The Margins Project
        in London and collecting canned food, baby products and household items
        for the poor served by the Wesley Mission Center in Mansfield, England.
    --  Installing internal fire doors and planting shrubs at the 1(st) Flixton
        Scout Group building in Manchester and litter clean-up at Mount Farm
        Lake in Buckinghamshire, England.
    --  Beach clean-ups in Hong Kong, Singapore and Etang de Berre, France.
    --  Creating an urban green space by planting trees in Barcelona and
        Tarragona, Spain.
    --  Collecting food, clothes and medical supplies for the needy served by
        Opera S Francesco Per i Poveri in Milan.
    --  Teaching children at the Entenfang-Schlosschen kindergarten about
        electricity and chemistry, and planting a vegetable garden at the Villa
        Kunterbunt kindergarten in Wesseling, Germany.
    --  Replacing a fence around the donkey field and painting the chicken barn
        at the Children's Farm Beestenboel in Rozenburg, South Holland.
    --  Partnering with Rotterdam (Netherlands) Cares to host a day at the zoo
        for elderly living at the Laurens Nursing Homes.
    --  Preparing hot meals and providing school supplies and personal hygiene
        kits for children in Pasig City, Metro Manila, Philippines.
    --  Clearing a hiking trail in the Bukhansan National Park in Seoul, South
    --  Cleaning trash at the Neidong National Forest Recreation Area in the
        Wulai Township of Taipei County in Taiwan.
    --  Painting, repairing playground equipment and collecting books for needy
        children at the Wat Chak Pak Kood School in Rayong, Thailand.
    --  Planting trees and picking up litter in Jiaomen Park in Guangzhou,
    --  Refurbishing a playground and hosting a "beauty day" for children living
        at the Abrigo Analia Franco shelter in Sao Paulo.
    --  Hosting a food drive for the hungry and homeless served by Fair Share in
        South Yarra in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.

Follow LyondellBasell Global Care Day on social media:

Twitter: www.twitter.com/lyondellbasell

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GlobalCareDay

LyondellBasell (NYSE: LYB) is one of the world’s largest plastics, chemical and refining companies and a member of the S&P 500. LyondellBasell (www.lyondellbasell.com) manufactures products at 55 sites in 18 countries. LyondellBasell products and technologies are used to make items that improve the quality of life for people around the world including packaging, electronics, automotive parts, home furnishings, construction materials and biofuels.


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