Core Value of Westlake Chemical
Westlake conducts its business in a responsible manner that protects the health and safety of its employees, the public and the environment in which we live.
SafetyWe are proud to have two Westlake chemical facilities that have earned the prestigious OSHA Star status. This is the highest award offered by the Voluntary Protection Plan (VPP) and is reserved for participants that exceed OSHA standards, thereby making them models for our industry. We are actively pursuing VPP certification at our other facilities.
Recent distinguished safety recognitions
Vinyl Institute Showcases Westlake ChemicalFor nearly four decades the vinyl resin industry has designed and implemented worker safety best practices and new technologies that continuously improve our facilities’ health, safety and environmental performance. In 2017, the Vinyl Institute (VI) created a video, “The Vinyl Industry's Culture of Safety," that features Westlake's Geismar, Louisiana employees and site. To view the video, click HERE.
Drive to Zero: A Cultural Belief
Our Cultural Beliefs help employees understand how they should work together to live out our Core Values and achieve our goals.
Drive to Zero, Westlake's first cultural belief, is built upon the principle, "I own your safety and mine." This cultural belief recognizes that safety is the company's number one priority, and demonstrates Westlake's ongoing commitment to the values on which it was founded.
More than 30 years ago, the words of Westlake founder T.T. Chao - now displayed on a plaque at every Westlake facility - established the company's culture of safety. He said, "We have put safety first, and it will remain our number one priority. No job can be so important or urgent that people cannot take time to work safely. Life is precious and irreplaceable."
Drive to Zero reinforces Westlake's commitment to safety, and invites every employee, at all levels of the organization, to work together to strengthen the safety of the workplace every day.Click HERE to learn more about Westlake's Drive to Zero cultural belief.