Mark LashierA Message from Our CEO, Mark E. Lashier
Sustainability is at the heart of our business. We have created sustainable value through our business practices for our customers, workforce and stakeholders, and we will remain focused on enhancing the performance of our operations while delivering sustainable growth. This is so core to our vision and mission, that we recently elevated a sustainable mindset as one of our four primary strategic areas and created a new officer-level position accountable for championing sustainability efforts. As part of our longstanding commitment to sustainability, we are dedicated to protecting the health and safety of our workforce, the communities where we operate and the environment. We are conscious about our impact on the environment and are determined to find long-term solutions for plastics in the environment including marine debris and other environmental concerns. We also remain steadfast in our commitment to respect human rights. Each day we strive to be a good corporate neighbor and exhibit our core value to operate with integrity.
 
For Chevron Phillips Chemical, 2017 was a pivotal year of transformation but also one faced with enormous challenges stemming from the catastrophic flooding caused by Hurricane Harvey.  We reached major milestones in our U.S. Gulf Coast Petrochemicals Project (USGC PP) following the successful startup of two 500,000 metric ton polyethylene units in Old Ocean, Texas, and mechanical completion of the ethane cracker at our Cedar Bayou facility in Baytown, Texas, with a capacity of at least 1.5 million metric tons of product annually. USGC PP represents the future of our company because it greatly expands our global reach.
 
Safety is an integral part of our company’s culture, and our risk reduction efforts have helped us make strides in Our Journey to Zero – our strategy for eliminating high-severity, high-potential process and personal safety incidents. In 2017, our employees and contractors collectively delivered our best-ever recordable injury rates. Unfortunately, we didn’t achieve zero injuries or accidents, and this serves as a reminder to us that we must always remain focused on an uncompromising commitment to safety.
 
In the company’s 18-year history, we have never seen an event like Hurricane Harvey. Forty-two percent of our employees in the region were directly impacted when Harvey devastated greater Houston as well as Brazoria, Orange, Jefferson and Chamber counties – home to multiple company facilities and many of our employees. The cities of Baytown, Pasadena, Port Arthur, Orange and Sweeny were all impacted. During that time of great need, our employees answered the call to help our communities while working tirelessly to bring our facilities back online. In response to the storm, we immediately established a $1 million-dollar emergency fund in excess of our normal charitable contributions to help the United Way and other worthy organizations offering assistance to those in need following Harvey’s devastation. We have a company full of incredible people. It is a tremendous honor to lead and work with such selfless professionals who put the needs of others ahead of their own. You can read more about these acts of courage in this report and on our website.
 
Throughout the year, our business faced many obstacles, but we overcame those challenges head on. We remain steadfast in our vision to be the premier chemical company, known as a great place to work, a reliable supplier and a neighbor our communities welcome.
 
Mark E. Lashier
President and CEO
Chevron Phillips Chemical

 

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