Our efforts are recognized globally by several institutions that list Braskem among the companies with the best practices and results in the social, environmental and governance spheres.

Indexes and Recognition

Chemical Week

In 2020, we won the first ever Sustainability Award from the Financial Perspective & Sustainability Forum during the U.S. Chemical Week in the Best Sustainable Initiative category for our circular economy product portfolio known as: I’m Green™. Our production of bio-based I'm greenT polyethylene, a renewable plastic created from sugarcane, has been recognized by the UN Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) and the Global Compact Brazil Network as one of the most transformative innovations in sustainable development in Brazil in the Industry & Energy category.

ECLAC of the UN

Our production of I’m green™ bio-based polyethylene, a plastic of renewable origin made from sugarcane, was recognized by the UN Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) and the Global Compact Network Brazil as one of the most transformative innovations in sustainable development in Brazil, in the Industry & Energy category.

Corporate governance trade action index

We are part of the IGCT (Governance Corporate Trade Index) portfolio, which recognizes issuing companies with differentiated corporate governance practices, with additional criteria to the IGC (Differentiated Corporate Governance Stock Index).

Carbon efficient index (ICO2)

Since 2011, we have been part of the B3 Carbon Efficient Index portfolio, which demonstrates commitment by companies to transparency in their emissions.

CDP Global Sustainability Program

CDP is an international non-profit organization made up of major investors who are interested in evaluating the performance of companies in the face of environmental challenges involving climate change, water resources and forests. Braskem received an A grade in 2022 for CDP Water and a B grade for climate change.

S&P/B3 ESG index

Since 2011, we have been part of the B3 Carbon Efficient Index portfolio, which demonstrates commitment by companies to transparency in their emissions.


Tasked with assessing and managing sustainability practices in supply chains. Braskem ranked in the 92nd percentile in 2022 according to the survey, earning a score of 68 out of 100 points.

Diversity Exame guide

For the second time in a row, we received the nod as the best company in the Chemical and Petrochemical sector in practices to promote diversity. We obtained above-average grades in all assessed criteria, which include gender, people with disabilities, ethnic-racial and LGBTI+. The award is one of the fruits of our Diversity & Inclusion Program, designed to promote a work environment that is free from discrimination. In addition to the two consecutive acknowledgements in the Guia Exame de Diversidade, Braskem's work in combating inequalities within the corporate environment has also been hailed over the last few years. In 2019, the company received the WEPs (Companies Empowering Women) Award from UN Women, as well as the Will Award (Women in Leadership Latin America), which spotlights companies boasting positive practices in promoting gender equity and the inclusion of women in leadership roles.

Sustainability Yearbook

We were selected for the 9th consecutive year in 2020 for the Sustainability Yearbook of the Dow Jones Sustainability Index, in recognition of the environmental sustainability policies implemented by the company. The ranking is considered a benchmark for investors.

LCA Network

Brazilian LCA (Life Cycle Assessment) Business Network: We were one of the founders and are proud members of the LCA Network, an association looking to mobilize companies and encourage and promote the use of LCA as a tool to determine the sustainability of products.

Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index

For the third year in a row, Braskem has been chosen to be part of the index, which evaluates companies for their promotion of female leadership and talent, gender pay equality, and an inclusive culture. The indicator evaluates and highlights successful companies that are taking action to promote these aspects.

Ranking Forbes

Braskem was picked as one of the best companies in the world to work for through the Forbes Ranking. Forbes has partnered with the market research company Statista in order to compile the list, which interviewed more than 170,000 employees working for multinational companies and institutions in over 50 countries. In 2021, Braskem ranked 586th out of 750 companies.

Pro-Gender and Race Equity

Braskem is recognized for gender equality at work in the 6th edition of the Gender and Race Pro-Equity program, awarded by the Ministry of Women, Family and Human Rights (MMFDH), UN Women and the International Labor Organization (ILO)

External recognition

Braskem Idesa was recognized by Amitai and Fortune's Magazine in the Most Ethical Companies 2020 category, in Mexico. We also recognized two Compliance professionals (CCO and Compliance Leader for South America) with the Compliance on Top award, given to the most admired executives in the sector in Brazil.

Recovery of investment grade

In 2021, the risk rating agencies S&P Global Ratings and Fitch Ratings will raise Braskem's rating on a global scale for BBB-, with a stable perspective, or that it becomes a major investment company. The increase better reflects two indicators of profitability and cash flow, the commitment to the growth and the expectation that the company will continue to benefit from two better petrochemical spreads in the short term.

Partnerships and associations

Brazilian business council for sustainable development (CEBDS)

We were one of 37 companies that signed a manifesto registered with the President of the Republic to demonstrate concern for the country’s environmental policy, in particular for deforestation in the Amazon.

Ethos institute

We are part of the Climate Forum, which provides incentives for reducing greenhouse gas emissions and increasing energy efficiency.  Further, we are not only part of the group of companies associated with the Ethos Institute since 2016, we are also a reference in their annual index of Integrity, Prevention and Combating Corruption.

Alliance to End Plastic Waste

We are part of a group of 57 major companies to join efforts to prevent the incorrect disposal of plastic waste in the environment.

ICCA & Responsible Care

We are partners in the International Council of Chemical Associations (ICCA) Responsible Care program to ensure environmental and economic sustainability in our processes. In Brazil, the Responsible Care program is promoted by ABIQUIM - the Brazilian Association of Chemical Industries. Braskem has been a signatory of the Responsible Care® Program since it was founded in 2002.

Global un pact

We implement the 10 Principles of the Global Compact, relating to human rights, labor rights, environmental protection, and anti-corruption.

Carbon Pricing Coallition

We are part of this World Bank initiative aimed at assisting in carbon pricing to redirect investment accordingly and manage investment risks and opportunities.

CEO Water Mandate

Platform of the UN Global Compact that brings together a community made up of more than 150 companies from all over the world committed to the advancement of water management.