Communities

Investments in Communities

We understand our role in the world and strive to act as agents of change. Our social investment, which is made in the form of donations or sponsorships, focuses on programs that maximize the positive social impact caused by our activities and that contribute to the sustainable development of local communities and society as whole.

Programs we support:

Global Volunteer Program

We at Braskem share a passion for serving people and the purpose of improving people’s lives. This passion and purpose also are the essence of our Global Volunteer Program, which was launched in 2017. Drawing on our team members’ collaborative way of thinking, we contribute to local communities. The actions conducted by our volunteers are aligned with Braskem’s 10 sustainable development macro goals, and the institutions benefitted from the program are chosen from among those located near our operations.

Visit the website of the Global Volunteer Program. https://voluntarios.braskem.com/

Edukatu

The first online learning network for conscientious consumerism and sustainability. The content promoting conscientious consumption and post-consumption targets both teachers and students in public schools nationwide.

Location: cities nationwide / Brazil Partners: Google, Sabesp, Braskem Braskem’s partnership: since 2014 Causes: Sustainable Consumption and Post-Consumption

Environmental Station

Environmental stations are green areas located adjacent to Braskem units in the Brazilian states of Alagoas, Bahia and Rio Grande do Sul. They function as spaces for learning about sustainability, product life cycles and biodiversity through a series of initiatives conducted onsite.

Location: Alagoas, Rio Grande do Sul Causes: Local Development, Sustainable Consumption and Post-Consumption

EcoFashion Community

Focusing on conscientious consumerism, EcoFashion Community promotes give new meaning to and reusing discarded materials. With a youthful perspective and in a lighthearted environment, what before was trash is transformed into fashion apparel. The EcoFashion Community is the final phase of the Braskem Environmental Education Program.

Location: Mauá and Santo André, São Paulo Partners: Instituto Ecotece, Braskem Parceria Braskem: desde 2012 Causes: Local Development, Sustainable Consumption and Post-consumption, Innovation, Sustainable Entrepreneurship

Ecobarrier

A Ecobarreira é uma solução sustentável para a retirada de resíduos do rio Guaíba, no Rio Grande do Sul (RS). O projeto, além de ter papel importante na despoluição do rio que abastece a cidade de Porto Alegre, recebe o apoio da Braskem em ações de educação ambiental por meio de visitas focadas em conscientização sobre consumo e pós-consumo.

Location: Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul / Brazil Partners: Braskem Braskem’s partnership: since 2017 Causes: Local Development, Sustainable Consumption and Post-consumption

Som+Eu

Promoting social inclusion through music and culture, the Som+Eu Project offers after-school activities to youth. The project includes the Tubônica Orchestra, which fabricates and uses musical instruments made from PVC plastic pipes.

Location: Duque de Caxias, Rio de Janeiro / Brazil Braskem’s partnership: since 2017 Causes: Local Development

SECI Social Project + AZO Cultural Center

Sports and culture for youth living near Braskem’s units in the ABC Paulista region of Greater São Paulo. That is the focus of the SECI Social Project and AZO Cultural Center, which since the 1990s have been a reference in the community.

Location: Santo André, São Paulo / Brazil Partners: Mercedes-Benz, DiaGroup, Cabot Braskem’s partnership: since 2017 Causes: Local Development

Honey Fishermen

The program teaches a new vocation to those who before lived solely from fishing. The technical qualifications they receive enable them to complement their income, which promotes social inclusion, improves quality of live and stimulates the local economy.

Location: Maceió, Barra de São Miguel, Marechal Deodoro and Coqueiro Seco, Alagoas / Brazil Partners: Uniprópolis, Braskem Braskem’s partnership: since 2016 Causes: Local Development

Braskem Women Entrepreneurs

The project offers technical training to women living near Braskem’s industrial units. The goal is to empower the women economically with a focus on entrepreneurship in a one-week course and monthly mentoring sessions over six months.

Location: Mauá and Santo André, São Paulo / Brazil Causes: Local Development, Sustainable Entrepreneurship Partners: Rede Mulher Empreendedora Braskem’s partnership: since 2019

Ser+

The project promotes the social inclusion and socio-economic development of workers at recyclable material picking centers by supporting the development of the national recycling chain.

The program is conducted in all states where Braskem has operations in Brazil.

Location: Bahia, Alagoas, Rio Grande do Sul and São Paulo / Brazil Partners: Braskem Braskem’s partnership: since 2014 Causes: Sustainable Consumption and Post-Consumption, Innovation, Sustainable Entrepreneurship

Lagoa Viva Environmental Education Program

The program offers environmental education workshops and technical training to support the restoration and conservation of habitats, generate income for local residents and promote the local culture of Maceió, Alagoas. Over the years, the project has played a significant role in improving quality of life in the local community and works to influence public policy in cities throughout the state.

Location: Maceió, Alagoas / Brazil Partners: Sesi-SP and Braskem Braskem’s partnership: since 2015 Causes: Local Development, Sustainable Consumption and Post-consumption, Innovation, Sustainable Entrepreneurship

Innovate to Build

Technical training and income generation are the goals of the Innovate to Build project. The program’s content highlights the wide range of applications for plastics in construction to broaden knowledge of the material’s versatility and advantages.

Location: Duque de Caxias, Rio de Janeiro / Brazil Partners: FIRJAN and Braskem Braskem’s partnership: since 2016 Causes: Local Development, Innovation and Sustainable Entrepreneurship Braskem’s partnership: since 2015

Rede de Maré

Braskem supports the Rede de Maré Project, which targets traditional communities on Maré Island in Salvador, Bahia. The project promotes sustainable management of artisanal fishing in the region and offers environmental education with a focus on marine ecosystems.

Location: Salvador, Bahia / Brazil Partners: Instituto Maré Global, Braskem Braskem’s partnership: since 2015 Causes: Local Development, Sustainable Consumption and Post-Consumption

Braskem Labs

Braskem Labs is a platform formed by three programs to stimulate Brazil’s entrepreneurship ecosystem. Since 2015, we have worked in partnership with various players to accelerate businesses and startups that cause positive impacts for society and the environment.

Partners: ACE, Innoscience, Braskem Braskem’s partnership: since 2015 Causes: Innovation, Sustainable Entrepreneurship

Seja! – Saberes da Eja

The proposition of the program Seja! - Saberes da Eja is to match talented youth with opportunities in professional training. The program efforts are concentrated in technical secondary education for youth 18 years or older who never earned their high school diploma.

Location: Camaçari, Bahia / Brasil Partners: Sesi, Senai, Braskem Braskem’s partnership: since 2018 Causes: Local Development

Sports Ambassadors

Works to promote social inclusion through sports activities for children, youth and the elderly. The program, which is concentrated in swimming, also reinforces important pillars in sports by covering topics such as discipline and teamwork.

Location: Mauá and Santo André, São Paulo / Brazil Partners: Sesi, Braskem Braskem’s partnership: since 2017 Causes: Local Development

Conscientious Harmony

The project is conducted during the Farroupilha Camp festival held each year in Harmonia Park in the capital city of Porto Alegre to celebrate the traditional culture of Rio Grande do Sul state. To goal is to manage the solid waste generated by the event and to raise awareness in the community on proper waste disposal and recycling.

Location: Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul / Brazil Partners: Braskem Braskem’s partnership: since 2011 Causes: Local Development

Submit your project to Braskem

Projects may be submitted as requests for either sponsorships or donations. Understand the difference:

Donations:

Donations of money, goods or equipment to organizations, with or without the use of tax incentives, to support socio-environmental development in communities near our operations, without necessarily any direct benefit for Braskem.

Envie seu pedido de doação

Sponsorships:

Support, with or without the use of tax incentives, to organizations for the execution of projects or events that ensure, through compensation, the activation of Braskem’s brand attributes.

Envie seu pedido de patrocínio

Braskem’s Directive on Sponsorships & Donations

All initiatives are guided by the Corporate Directive on Sponsorship and Donations, which covers investment decisions using direct funds and incentivized funds in Brazil.

The main topics, target publics and locations of the projects we support are described below:

Topics:

Sustainable innovation and entrepreneurship, Culture, Sports, Plastics, Sustainable Chemistry, Consumption and Post-consumption, Technical and Commercial, Social and Economic Development, Environment

Target public:

Braskem’s market and/or chains; local communities and region; academia; society and opinion makers.

Location:

Duque de Caxias (RJ), Santo André, Mauá, São Paulo, Paulínia and Cubatão (SP), Maceió, Bebedouro and Marechal Deodoro (AL), Camaçari, Dias d’Ávila, Candeias and Salvador (BA), Triunfo, Montenegro, Nova Santa Rita and Porto Alegre (RS).

Restrictions

Braskem does not support projects that:

  • - Promote specific political parties, politicians or religions;
  • - Encourage violence, criminality, drugs, sex, animal cruelty and bad environmental practices;
  • - Are not aligned with the values of transparency, integrity and ethics;
  • - On behalf of individuals, with only organizations eligible for support;
  • - Promote professional artists or bands.

To be analyzed, all proposals must be submitted using the registration form available on this page.