Jim BeckerPerspectives from Our Vice President, Polymers and Sustainability, Jim Becker
Chevron Phillips Chemical’s commitment to sustainability is a continuous journey of learning and improvement. The goal of our sustainability report is to communicate our business strategy of sustainable growth and the continuous improvements we have made since our formation in 2000.
 
In my newly created role as Vice President, Polymers and Sustainability, I am excited to help shape the company’s sustainability strategy and help foster a culture of sustainability with our own employees, while seeking to join with organizations around the world devoted to developing sustainability solutions. From new product development, to sustainable practices within our facilities, we want to be actively engaged and on the forefront of advances that enrich lives and protect our environment. Chevron Phillips Chemical is in growth mode and with growth comes the responsibility to do everything we can to foster a culture of sustainability both inside our company and out.
 
The future of our industry is linked with finding sustainable solutions for global concerns, including plastics in the environment. As part of our ongoing commitment to address those concerns, we have created partnerships and assumed leadership roles with industry organizations such as the World Plastics Council, the American Chemistry Council (ACC), and the American Fuel and Petrochemical Manufacturers (AFPM). Additionally, this year, we added our name to a growing list of companies working with Materials Recovery for the Future (MRFF) to pilot improved single-stream curbside recycling of flexible plastic packaging. We are also actively engaged with customers to help them find sustainable solutions, ane we are boosting our efforts to use our world-class research and technology resources to actively find solutions as well.
 
The 2017 Annual Sustainability Report, highlights seven sustainability focal points that our stakeholders have identified as areas that are critical to our success: Health & Safety, Resource Efficiency, Emissions, Integrity & Compliance, Product Responsibility, Social Enrichment and Economic Performance. Since our first report in 2011, we have made real and measurable progress in those areas, but we know we have a long way to go. In fact, despite some of the challenges we faced from Hurricane Harvey, we celebrated several sustainability accomplishments in 2017.
 
  • Completed successful commissioning and start-up of new polyethylene units in Old Ocean, Texas.
  • Honored with 18 Texas Chemical Council awards for exemplary safety programs including “Best in Texas”.
  • Named one of Houston’s Top Workplaces for the 4th year in a row
  • The Borger, Texas, facility received Exceptional Merit recognition from ACC’s Responsible Care Energy Efficiency Awards program
I would like to thank our employees and contractors for their ongoing commitment and their work toward achieving our sustainability objectives. As always, we will strive to communicate clearly and transparently our objectives and sustainability approach. 
 
The report and additional information can be found at www.cpchem.com/sustainability.

Jim Becker
Vice President, Polymers and Sustainability
Chevron Phillips Chemical Company