Occidental Petroleum Corporation
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. OxyChem`s market position is among the top three producers in the United States in 2016 for the principal products it manufactures and markets. Based in Dallas, Texas, the company has manufacturing facilities in the U.S., Canada and Latin America.
OxyChem and Oxy Vinyls, LP 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 operates a 1.2 billion pound-per-year capacity ethylene cracker at its plant in Ingleside, Texas, along with pipelines and storage at Markham, Texas. The cracker, a 50/50 joint venture with Mexichem that was constructed on time and on budget, began commercial operations in 2017. OxyChem will use the ethylene to manufacture vinyl chloride monomer, which Mexichem will use to produce polyvinyl chloride (PVC) and PVC piping systems.
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 is a five-time winner of the American Chemistry Council's top safety performance award, including the 'Responsible Care® Company of the Year' award in 2015, in recognition of outstanding achievements in environmental, health, safety and security performance.
Eighteen OxyChem facilities, including the headquarters facility in Dallas, have achieved Star Status identifying them as among the safest work sites in the U.S. under the Occupational Safety & Health Administration's (OSHA) Voluntary Protection Program.
OxyChem's Injury and Illness Incidence Rate (IIR) was 0.58 in 2016. Since 2000, OxyChem has achieved a 50 percent reduction of emissions of nitrogen oxides (NOX), sulfur oxides (SOX) carbon monoxide (CO), particulate matter and volatile organic compounds.
Partner of Choice®
Occidental has earned a reputation for consistently delivering results that add value. We strive to be a trusted partner everywhere we operate, recognized for our expertise, experience and ability to collaborate for success.
To achieve excellence in our industry as THE leader, globally respected, financially sound and positioned to generate future value for Occidental's stakeholders.
To develop energy resources safely, profitably and responsibly to maximize value.
At Occidental, what we do is important — and how we do it is even more so. Guided by our values of integrity, innovation and investment, we work hard to earn the high regard of our partners, investors and other stakeholders around the world.
We demand integrity and personal accountability at every level of the company with an unwavering commitment to safety and environmental stewardship.
We promote innovation that improves processes and results. Setting high standards for everyone who works at Occidental, we reward top performance and ingenuity.
We strategically invest in our assets around the world, and we invest in our employees to ensure they have every opportunity to grow professionally and excel.