Our Company
Our Operations - Baton Rouge, Louisiana


Our Baton Rouge site is ideally accessible to all major modes of transportation. Located in Baton Rouge near an interstate highway and major railroad, it operates one of the northern-most docking facilities on the Mississippi, allowing our products to be exported worldwide. The site produces its own feedstock materials, electricity and steam.

PVC production has been expanded twice, increasing production significantly with very little capital investment. The site's VCM unit is also being expanded and upgraded to meet the increasing demand for the company's products and their related intermediate raw materials.

In 2007, the site achieved the safety milestone of one million man-hours without a lost-time injury. The site achieved its two million man-hours milestone in 2009.


As an active member of the Environmental Leadership Program sponsored by the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality, the Baton Rouge site subscribes to the EPA waste management hierarchy as part of its environmental program's responsibilities.

Louisiana Environmental Leadership Program Award

Pictured (l to r): Alden Andre, Dr. Harold Legett (LDEQ Secretary), Omer Wolff and Kelly Serio.

By partnering with the U.S. EPA's ENERGY STAR® Program and participating in the ENERGY STAR Challenge, Formosa Plastics is fully committed to increasing the energy efficiency of its operations, which directly results in improved profitability, conservation of vital national resources and a positive impact on the environment.

In addition, the U.S. EPA has awarded Formosa's Baton Rouge site the prestigious ENERGY STAR Combined Heat and Power Award for the outstanding energy efficiency of the site's combined cycle power unit.

With an operating efficiency of approximately 71 percent, the unit requires approximately 26 percent less fuel than typical stand-alone onsite steam and electric power generation.  Based on this comparison, the unit also reduces CO2 emissions by an estimated 143,300 tons per year -- equivalent to eliminating emissions from 23,800 cars or planting 29,600 acres of trees. 


"It's efforts like these that demonstrate the lengths to which Formosa will go to protect the environment, reduce energy use and minimize manufacturing costs," says Mr. Jay Su, vice president of Formosa Plastics' Vinyl Division.


ISO Certifications

Information on our ISO 9001 Quality Management Systems and ISO 14001 Environmental Management System, can be found on the Dedication To Quality section of this website, where you can also view our ISO certificates.

In The Community

The facility and its employees contribute time and resources to local education and community events, including Habitat for Humanity, Baton Rouge Community College, Baton Rouge Green Friends of Environmental Education, Junior Achievement, Louisiana Special Olympics, Louisiana State University, March of Dimes Walk-a-thon, Mayor's International Heritage Celebration and Festival, North Baton Rouge Neighbor Day, Pointe Coupee Parish Adopt-A-School Program, Trash Bash and the United Way.

It also holds facility-wide blood drives once each month.

Other public policy leadership activities in the community include the Baton Rouge Mutual Aid Society, Governor's Workforce Development Commission, Greater Baton Rouge Chamber of Commerce, Greater Baton Rouge Industrial Managers Association, Louisiana Air and Waste Management Association, Louisiana Chapter of Certified Hazardous Materials Managers, Louisiana Chemical Association, Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality Environmental Leadership Program, Louisiana Emergency Preparedness Association, Louisiana Water Quality Association, North Baton Rouge Emergency Response Task Force, Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center, Ozone Task Force of Baton Rouge, Rotary Club and Safety Occupational Health Council.

Baton Rouge, Louisiana site

Our Baton Rouge, Louisiana site produces PVC resin from intermedate raw materials produced onsite. In 2009 it achieved the safety milestone of 2,000,000 man-hours without a lost-time injury.

A fact sheet provides more information about our Baton Rouge facility, operations, people and community activities.