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The Lubrizol Corporation, a Berkshire Hathaway company, is a technology-driven global company that combines complex, specialty chemicals to optimize the quality, performance and value of customers’ products while reducing their environmental impact. It produces and supplies technologies to customers in the global transportation, industrial and consumer markets. These technologies include lubricant additives for engine oils, driveline and other transportation-related fluids, industrial lubricants, as well as additives for gasoline and diesel fuel. In addition, Lubrizol makes ingredients and additives for home care and personal care products and pharmaceuticals, and specialty materials, including plastics technology and performance coatings in the form of specialty resins and additives. Our products for the oilfield market include technologies for exploration, production and transportation. With headquarters in Wickliffe, Ohio, Lubrizol owns and operates manufacturing facilities in 17 countries, as well as sales and technical offices around the world. Founded in 1928, Lubrizol has just under 9,000 employees world wide.... Read more


To be the leader at combining market insights with chemistry and application capabilities to deliver valuable solutions to customers and their end users.... Read more


We improve lives as an essential partner in our customers’ success, delivering efficiency, reliability or wellness to their end users.... Read more

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Our core values date back to 1928, the year Lubrizol began. Our founders believed that everyone we interact with should be treated with dignity and respect. This corporate philosophy has served as a touchstone for Lubrizol’s leadership and employees ever since. The values and vision embodied by our founders can be seen through our actions, results and impact. We focus on improving lives, being essential every day and continuing to deliver innovative, market-driven solutions for customers. As a diverse, global organization, Lubrizol strives to ensure that each employee feels valued and understands his or her importance in reaching the company’s strategic goals and objectives. Our business and technology innovators are supported by a culture that fosters collaboration and encourages continuous learning.
In 2017, we began an initiative to refocus our culture on personal accountability, to empower employees and complement our longstanding reputation as safe, ethical and respectful. The five Cultural Beliefs of our accountable culture are: All In, Lead Decisively, Take Action, Think External, and Be Courageous. All In encourages employees to take accountability by asking “what else can I do.” Lead Decisively challenges team members to make timely and informed decisions, and Take Action encourages timely action and adaptability. Think External accelerates success by exploring new ideas and diverse perspectives. Finally, Be Courageous enables employees to challenge the status quo, take risks and learn from failures.
In 2017, we began a series of workshops for employees to ingrain our Cultural Beliefs in our daily actions. By 2018, 100% of Lubrizol’s approximately 8,700 global employees were trained on the Cultural Beliefs facilitated by 100 employee culture ambassadors leading the session.
Our culture is a key factor in our reputation as an outstanding employer. We are a global enterprise, and our people bring a wide range of expertise, experiences, backgrounds and world views. We celebrate these differences while working together toward a common goal. Through instituting culture champions, and creating sustainable opportunities to engage teams, our cultural shift has helped to encourage greater accountability, empower employees and position us to achieve our performance goals.

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Market-driven innovation
We combine our understanding of what end users want with our knowledge of chemistry and capabilities in formulation and application development to offer practical innovations that improve the lives


Wickliffe, OH


4,841 US Employees


Chemicals / Paint

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