A LyondellBasell Industries plant making polymer catalysts recently was honored by the Chemistry Council of New Jersey.
LBI's plant in Edison, N.J., makes chemical catalysts used to make polyethylene and polypropylene resins. The site shared CCNJ's 2017 Chairman's Award with LBI's Newark, N.J., plant, which makes denatured alcohol for a variety of industries.
The award recognized LBI for demonstrating excellence and commitment to community, customer, shareholder and employee expectations in the areas of safety, health, and environmental performance.
CCNJ Executive Director Dennis Hart said in a news release that Houston-based LBI operates its facilities in a manner that protects people and the environment.
In recent years, LBI has worked with CCNJ by serving on its board of directors, chairing the CCNJ Environment Committee and supporting CCNJ workshops and the Annual Conference.
Edison site manager David Schrutka and Newark site manager Terry Mallory accepted the award on behalf of LyondellBasell. Schrutka also is a CCNJ board member.
"We are truly honored to accept this award on behalf of the people who work tirelessly every day to make LyondellBasell one of the very best chemical companies in the world," Schrutka said.
LBI ranks as the world's largest polyolefins maker. The firm employs 13,000 worldwide and posted sales of $29.2 billion in 2016.