ROTTERDAM, The Netherlands -- LyondellBasell announced that it will contribute up to $250,000 toward relief efforts in Japan by matching employee contributions to agencies providing disaster relief services.

LyondellBasell said that its matching program for Japan will contribute dollar-for-dollar donations made by its 13,000 employees worldwide toward relief efforts in Japan. The company's matching contributions will be directed to the American Red Cross, Save the Children, International Medical Corps and UNICEF.