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Safety, health and environment

Safety is fundamental at the Baton Rouge Complex, where we have a simple goal: “Nobody gets hurt.”

The safety of our employees, contractors, visitors and the surrounding community is our core value. We believe that no business objective is so important that it will be pursued at the sacrifice of safety. We strive for an incident-free workplace and a culture that complies with our clear and simple objective: Nobody Gets Hurt. It is a vision through which our employees and contractors accept personal accountability for their own safety, and are willing to intervene to ensure the safety of all.

Our commitment to safety yields results. In 2016, three ExxonMobil Baton Rouge chemical plants were the recipients of national American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers (AFPM) Distinguished Safety Awards (DSA). Of the six national finalists for the top honor, four were ExxonMobil Chemical sites, and three of those were in Baton Rouge. The Polyolefins Plant received the platinum version of the award for the top honor in the country. The Chemical and Plastic’s Plants received the elite gold award, which recognizes the top one percent in the industry that have exhibited a superior level of safety performance and program innovation.

ExxonMobil Baton Rouge integrates the Loss Prevention System (LPS) safety program into employee and contractor work processes. LPS is a system to prevent or reduce losses using behavior-based tools and proven management techniques. Along with LPS, long standing committees like the Joint Health and Safety Committee, Department Safety Committees, and others meet regularly to discuss safety and health issues.

We also take environmental responsibility and reducing our energy use seriously. We conduct our business in a manner that is compatible with the balanced environmental and economic needs of the community. In 2015, the Baton Rouge Refinery received the Environmental Leadership Program (ELP) Award in Pollution Prevention for investing in the innovative Biox Basins project that reduced nitrate emissions, yielding an 80 percent reduction in emissions from 2014 to 2015.