The index composition will be in effect from Jan. 6, 2014 to Jan. 2, 2015
For the ninth straight year, Braskem, the largest thermoplastic resin producer in the Americas and the world's largest biopolymer producer, was selected as a component of the Corporate Sustainability Index (ISE) of the BM&FBovespa - Securities, Commodities and Futures Exchange.
Remaining in the index reflects Braskem's permanent commitment to best practices in corporate governance, social responsibility and sustainable development, which are core values of the Company that have been fully integrated into the management of its operations.
Braskem's consolidated results for the last ten years show substantial reductions in solid waste and wastewater generation of 61% and 39%, respectively. Meanwhile, its energy consumption decreased by 11%. The Company's average annual water consumption was 4.59 m³ per ton of product produced, which is excellent compared to the average of the world chemical industry of 25.9 m³ of water per ton produced.
The new ISE portfolio is formed by 51 stocks of 40 companies that represent 18 industries and combined market capitalization of R$1.14 trillion, which corresponds to 47.16% of the total market capitalization of companies with shares traded on the exchange at the close of trading on Nov. 26. The index composition is valid from Jan. 6, 2014 to Jan. 2, 2015.
Braskem stock is also a component of the Carbon Efficient Index (ICO2) of the BM&FBovespa. Launched in 2010, the index is formed by component stocks of the IBrX-50 index that have adopted transparent practices regarding their greenhouse gas emissions.
Internationally, the Company has also been a component of the Dow Jones Sustainability Index Emerging Markets, the sustainability index for emerging markets on the New York Stock Exchange, since 2012 (the year of its launch). The index's current portfolio is composed of the stocks of 81 companies, of which only two are chemical producers. Of these 81 companies, 17 are Brazilian.