We strive each day to conduct our business in a safe, secure and environmentally responsible manner. Chevron Phillips Chemical cares deeply about the environment and monitors all parts of our operations to make optimal use of the resources we consume while reducing emissions and waste.
The products that we make contribute to a sustainable future for a fraction of the environmental cost of alternatives. Through technical advances and our employees’ dedication to preserving the natural world, we are well-positioned to endure as a high-performing, environmentally conscious business.
As our company grows, we will advance sustainable solutions, continuing to explore and share best practices in our industry to guide our sustainability strategy and create a better future.
Using resources efficiently is a vitally important part of our environmental stewardship, but it’s also good business. We continually search for new ways to improve operational efficiency and minimize our environmental footprint by reducing our consumption of energy, water and raw materials.
We track and work to reduce the emissions generated through the lifecycle of our products. This includes the sourcing and transportation of raw materials, generation during production, transportation to direct customers and the use of the products through the renewal or end of their life.
Plastics have an important role in a sustainable future, but plastic pellets, powder, and flakes lost to the environment remain a concern. Spilled pellets can end up in waterways and eventually in oceans, where they pose a hazard to marine life. We take careful steps to ensure that these materials do not escape our control, including closed loading systems, sealed containers, properly designed drainage systems with sieves and screens, and procedures for spill response and cleanup.
Operation Clean Sweep® Blue (OCS® Blue)
Operation Clean Sweep® Blue (OCS® Blue) is deeply embedded in our company operations. A product stewardship program of the American Chemistry Council’s Plastics Division and Plastics Industry Association, OCS® Blue focuses on achieving zero pellet and flake loss to the environment through retention infrastructure, process improvements, and recovery and recycling efforts. Watch this video from the Plastics Industry Association to learn more about best practices for managing an Operation Clean Sweep® program.
Alliance to End Plastic Waste (Alliance)
Chevron Phillips Chemical is proud to be a founding member of the Alliance to End Plastic Waste (Alliance). We see great promise in the projects supported by the Alliance that are working to end plastic waste in the environment. The Alliance provides detailed updates on its projects and the positive change they are working torward. For example, in Jembrana, a regency in Northwest Bali, project STOP has established the regency’s first-ever solid waste management system that creates jobs and seeks to develop a sustainable waste management system by 2023.
Read about some of our recent commitments across the value chain: