Chevron Phillips Chemical Achieves Best Ever Safety Performance

THE WOODLANDS, TEXAS – Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LLC (Chevron Phillips Chemical) announced today that in 2009, employees and contractors working at 36 manufacturing facilities located worldwide, set a new company-wide record for safety. At the end of the calendar year, the company’s Recordable Injury Incidence Rate was 0.18. This achievement ranks the company among the industry’s most elite in safety performance.

“At Chevron Phillips Chemical, we value safety above all else and we strive for target zero, which translates to zero injuries and incidents in the workplace,” said President and CEO Greg Garland. “During 2009, our company made great strides toward this target and I am very proud of our employees’ and contractors’ demonstrated commitment to continuous improvement in safety,” he said.

To achieve its record-breaking results, the company held numerous training seminars on process and personnel safety, along with many hours of hands-on safety training that was reinforced by safety messaging campaigns, behavioral-based safety processes, and rigorous safety audits. These efforts were guided by the company’s Operational Excellence system.

“In previous years, our safety metrics have been consistently ranked in the top quartile of our industry,” Garland said. “However, in 2009, we improved personal safety for employees and contractors, further reduced process safety incidents, and as a result turned in truly outstanding safety results. This improvement required the focused efforts of all employees and has made Chevron Phillips Chemical an even better place to work,” he said.

Chevron Phillips Chemical additionally participates in the U.S. Occupational Safety & Health Administration’s (OSHA) Voluntary Protection Program, which promotes and recognizes effective facility safety and health programs. Eighteen wholly-owned and two joint venture sites have been designated as OSHA VPP “Star” sites, for demonstrating outstanding safety practices in the workplace.

About Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LLC
Chevron Phillips Chemical is one of the world’s top producers of olefins and polyolefins and a leading supplier of aromatics, alpha olefins, styrenics, specialty chemicals, plastic piping and polymer resins. The LLC and its affiliates own over $7 billion in assets and employ 4,600 people at 34 manufacturing and research facilities in nine countries. Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LLC is equally owned by Chevron Corporation and ConocoPhillips, and is headquartered in The Woodlands, Texas. For more information about Chevron Phillips Chemical, visit