Volunteer Commitments

Aware of its role in society, Braskem actively participates in international forums and discussions with a view to motivate and highlight its efforts in the industry to foster sustainable development and social responsibility.

At the international level, the company participates in the Global Executive Strategy Group of the International Council of Chemical Associations (ICCA), working directly on groups focusing on energy, climate change and chemical safety, topics that are part of our day-to-day business. The company also works directly in Brazil, as one of the founders and leaders of business associations, such as the Brazilian Business Council on Sustainable Development (CEBDS) and the Global Compact Brazilian Committee.

Learn more about the main voluntary commitments to which Braskem is a signatory:

RESPONSIBLE CARE PROGRAM

This project was created by the Canadian Chemical Producers’ Association and works to improve the environmental management practices of chemical companies and the industry's chain.
To learn more, go to the site: http://www.icca-chem.org/en/Home/Responsible-care/

Brazilian Business Council for Sustainable Development (CEBDS)

Braskem is one of the founding companies of the CEBDS. Braskem also participates in the Climate Technical Chamber and, as of 2013, in the Program for Carbon Management in the Value Chain, and presides over two topic-based chambers: Social and LCA Network.

Learn more about the CEBDS:
http://cebds.org/

GLOBAL COMPACT

The United Nations created the Global Compact to strengthen the practice of corporate social responsibility in the world. Braskem is a signatory since 2007 to the Global Compact, which today has over 6,000 member institutions. In 2008, Braskem became a member of the Global Compact Brazilian Committee.

For more information go to :
http://www.pactoglobal.org.br/
https://www.unglobalcompact.org/

Business Commitment to Recycling (CEMPRE)

CEMPRE is a nonprofit association in Brazil dedicated to promoting recycling, with a focus on integrated waste management. Created in 1992 and maintained by private companies, CEMPRE conducts technical research, organizes seminars, disseminates publications and organizes databases on reducing, reusing and recycling waste.

BRAZILIAN LIFE CYCLE ANALYSIS BUSINESS NETWORK

Launched officially in October 2013, this network works to disseminate the practice of Life Cycle Assessment (LCA), organize training programs on Managing Life Cycles to ensure consumers are able to make more sustainable choices and support the creation of Brazilian databases on life cycle inventories.

Read more on our LCA page.

CARBON DISCLOSURE PROJECT (CDP)

Launched in 2000, this initiative collects and publishes data on the greenhouse gas emissions of more than 2,500 organizations in 60 countries. Since 2008, Braskem reports its emissions to the CDP, and is a supporter of this cause.

To learn more, go to
www.cdproject.net

INTERNATIONAL DECLARATION ON CLEANER PRODUCTION

Drafted in 2004, the declaration is part of the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP). Braskem was the first Brazilian company to sign the declaration, which disseminates environmentally clean policies and the practice of sustainable production and consumption.

To learn more, click here .

GLOBAL REPORTING INITIATIVE (GRI)

This methodology guides the drafting of the company's sustainability reports and enables the reporting of consistent, credible and comparable information. The Braskem Annual and Sustainability Report has improved with each passing year, and, in 2015, should attain the level of A+, which indicates how effectively the company adopts GRI guidelines in practice.

To learn more, click here .

GLOBAL PRODUCT STRATEGY (GPS)

This project, which in Latin America is led by Braskem, promotes the recognition and dissemination of the risks posed to people and the environment associated with the use of chemical products.

To learn more, click here .