Occidental Chemical Corporation (OxyChem) is a leading North American manufacturer of polyvinyl chloride (PVC) resins, chlorine and caustic soda – key building blocks for a variety of indispensable products such as plastics, pharmaceuticals and water treatment chemicals. Other OxyChem products include caustic potash, chlorinated organics, sodium silicates, chlorinated isocyanurates and calcium chloride. For every product it markets in the U.S., OxyChem’s market position is No. 1 or No. 2. Based in Dallas, Texas, the company has manufacturing facilities in the United States, Canada and Latin America.
OxyChem, Oxy Vinyls, LP and INDSPEC Chemical Corporation are wholly owned subsidiaries of Occidental Petroleum Corporation. Armand Products Company, a joint venture between OxyChem and Church & Dwight Co., Inc., sells potassium carbonate and potassium bicarbonate.
OxyChem has been an active participant in the American Chemistry Council's Responsible Care® initiative since its inception in 1988. Demonstrating their commitment to attaining the highest levels of safety and environmental achievement, Responsible Care companies implement world-class management systems, measure performance based on industry-wide metrics, and are subject to review by independent auditors.*
OxyChem achieved an employee Injury and Illness Incidence Rate (IIR) of 0.79 in 2012, an improvement of more than 14 percent since 2001. Also, since 2000, OxyChem reported a 41 percent reduction of emissions of nitrogen oxides (NOX), sulfur oxides (SOX) carbon monoxide (CO), particulate matter and volatile organic compounds. Eighteen of OxyChem's facilities, including the headquarters facility in Dallas, have achieved Star status under the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s Voluntary Protection Program as among the safest work sites in the U.S.
“OxyChem” is a registered trademark of Occidental Chemical Corporation. “OxyVinyls” is a registered trademark of Occidental Petroleum Corporation.“Responsible Care” is a registered service mark of American Chemistry Council, Inc.
*Read OxyChem's statement (PDF) regarding its compliance with the California Transparency in Supply Chains Act of 2010.