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 critical concern. Spilled pellets can end up in waterways and eventually the 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, procedures for rapid spill response and cleanup, and more.
Operation Clean Sweep Blue (OCS Blue)
Operation Clean Sweep Blue (OCS Blue) is deeply embedded in our company consciousness and operations, and has been from the beginning. 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 the video.
Alliance to End Plastic Waste (AEPW)
Chevron Phillips Chemical is proud to be a founding member of the Alliance to End Plastic Waste (AEPW). We see great promise in the projects supported by the AEPW that are working to end plastic waste in the environment. In its first Progress Report, the AEPW showcases these programs and provides detailed updates on how projects are making a difference. 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 2022.
In the recently published report, CPChem President & CEO, Mark Lashier, remarks that plastics improve our quality of life, but to fully realize benefits like access to clean water, safe food, medical care and basic transportation, we have to make sure that the issue of plastic waste is addressed. Read how the AEPW, member companies and AEPW projects are contributing to a more sustainable future in the 2020 Progress Report here.