Corporate Responsibility

Corporate Responsibility

​Blending our chemical capabilities with a strong, downstream building products business, Westlake delivers life-enhancing products that benefit lives every day.  From our polyethylene that is used daily in food packaging like bread bags, cheese wrapping and milk cartons, to our PVC pipe which is used to deliver clean drinking water or to irrigate fields, to our caustic soda which is used in pulp and paper manufacturing like carton boxes, our products make a difference in the world.  With our core value of being a good corporate citizen in our local communities, we are committed to being a leader in sustainable practices and a responsible environmental steward.

In the News Recently

Vinnolit Awarded Gold for Practiced Corporate Social Responsibility

Our commitment to sustainable principles was most recently recognized through an independent assessment of our European subsidiary, Vinnolit.  For the third time, the independent platform EcoVadis (www.ecovadis.com) evaluated Vinnolit’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) performance and again Vinnolit achieved an excellent rating (“Gold Recognition Level”).

During the assessment, Vinnolit’s activities in the areas of environmental protection, labor practices and human rights, fair business practices, and sustainable procurement were examined. The rating, encompassing 21 criteria, is based on international CSR standards such as the United Nations Global Compact, the Global Reporting Initiative, and ISO 26000. Scoring 64 out of 100 possible points in the assessment, Vinnolit ranks significantly above the industrial average of 42.5 points and is in the top 4 percent of all companies worldwide (over 40,000) that have been reviewed by EcoVadis.

To read more about this recent accomplishment, click here.

Our Commitment to

People

At Westlake, we transform Earth’s basic elements into the building blocks for essential products that benefit society. Through our company values and sustainable practices, we strive to positively impact the well-being of our employees, the communities where we operate, and the people around the world who have come to rely on Westlake to protect and enhance their quality of life every day.

Products

Environmental stewardship, safety, and innovation are core values at Westlake. These are exemplified by our manufacturing process and the high quality, long lasting, and low maintenance products that we provide in the marketplace. With a focus on sustainability, our employees are developing new products that offer leading-edge solutions that are socially and environmentally responsible.

Planet

We are dedicated to protecting the world around us and preserving our natural resources and quality of life.

Westlake Chemical is a proud member of the Boston College Center for Corporate Citizenship.