HESS Philosophy

Occidental Chemical has a long-standing commitment to the protection of people and the environment. We believe in safety, health and security excellence, environmental stewardship, and high ethical standards. These key elements are fundamental to the socially responsible and sustainable operation of our business.

We are respectful of the environment and the well-being of our employees, contractors, neighbors and other stakeholders. We are committed to keeping our facilities secure and maintaining compliance with all applicable health, environmental, safety and security laws and regulations.

The following principles are the foundation of our operating philosophy:

  • Striving to be an industry leader through utilization of HES&S systems, procedures, work practices and employee training to continually enhance HES&S performance.

  • Designing, constructing, operating and maintaining our facilities in a safe, secure and environmentally sound manner.

  • Fostering pollution prevention, minimization of waste and responsible management of waste materials.

  • Efficiently using energy and natural resources.

  • Protecting our facilities, personnel, and communities to ensure safe and secure operations as well as continued supply of product.

  • Providing information and education to foster the safe handling, use, and disposal of our products.

  • Maintaining dialogue with our communities and key stakeholders about HES&S performance and initiatives.

  • Working with stakeholders on our Sustainability efforts to ensure our chemicals deliver outstanding value to society while protecting public health and the environment.

  • Ensuring key knowledge is retained within our company to make certain a high level of HES&S performance is consistently maintained.

Exemplary commitment to these principles is integral to our success. Above all, we strive to improve HES&S performance through dedicated leadership and the involvement and accountability of all employees and contractors.

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