Our European presence dates from 1968, when Phillips Petroleum opened an office in Overijise, just outside Brussels, Belgium. In 1978, Phillips began construction of an organosulfur plant in Tessenderlo, Belgium. The most recent change to our European portfolio came in 2011, with the purchase of a polyalphaolefins (PAO) plant in Beringen, Belgium.
On May 16, 2016, Chevron Phillips Chemical moved the headquarters for our Europe, Middle East and Africa region to Diegem, near Brussels. In addition, we have area sales offices in Italy, Spain, Germany, the United Kingdom, France and Turkey. We operate warehouses in the United Kingdom, The Netherlands, Belgium, Spain, Italy, Poland and Turkey.
The EMEA headquarters is responsible for sales and marketing of:
- Olefins and polyolefins:
- Normal alpha olefins
- Specialty chemicals
- Aromatics and styrene
We are committed to Operational Excellence, which means that our employees strive each day to conduct business in a safe, secure, injury-free and environmentally responsible manner. Our EMEA headquarters has an outstanding safety record and holds certification for the ISO 9001 Quality Management System.
We are committed to making long-lasting improvement in the communities where we do business. We believe that real benefits can be gained by establishing effective relationships with our neighbors. That’s why we’re dedicated to being good neighbors and a force for positive change around the world.
We embrace our responsibilities as a leading corporate citizen. That’s why we strive every day to operate in a manner that promotes economic growth and societal advancement in a safe, secure and environmentally responsible way — and we encourage the same from our customers, our suppliers and the businesses with whom we work.
We recognize that to grow our business and meet the increasing global demand for petrochemicals, we must do so in a manner that protects the world’s land, water and air resources. We have assessed baseline emissions, and our ongoing monitoring demonstrates that our energy efficiency measures have resulted in lower emissions and a reduced carbon footprint. We continue to explore innovative ways to recycle and lower our environmental footprint in the region.