We are a human oriented company always looking to the future. That is why we constantly challenge ourselves to create innovative and sustainable solutions that improve people’s lives and make the world a better place.
From the birth of our company in 2002, sustainable innovation has been in our DNA. Braskem has always been committed to the betterment of the world around us and we are dedicated to finding industry leading solutions that drive us towards a more sustainable future.
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We recently took another important step in our sustainable development strategy: we signed an agreement with the French multinational company Voltalia to purchase solar energy, which will be consumed at its industrial units in Brazil. Braskem committed the purchase of solar energy for 20 years, the amount of CO2 transport in 130 million over the period of the contract.
In 2019 Braskem started, in partnership with the German company Siemens, the modernization of its Petrochemical Plant located at the ABC Complex, in São Paulo. With a total investment estimated at R$ 600 million, the project foresees the replacement of steam turbines, which today supply the plant, with high-performance electric motors, and the installation of a cogeneration plant that will consume residual gas from Braskem's production process.
Braskem, which aims to be among the best chemical industries in the world in terms of energy consumption intensity, defined a series of energy efficiency initiatives in its operations with a consequent reduction in carbon emissions and improved competitiveness.
Our green products. In 2020 we celebrate ten years since I’m green™ was released. A pioneer and innovative brand, I´m green™ bio-based made from sugarcane, a renewable source, and has the advantage of capturing up to 3.09 tons of carbon dioxide during its production process. Over the last decade, the brand evolved and transformed, reinforcing Braskem's commitment to Circular Economy. We have expanded our portfolio and, since 2019, we now offer I´m green™ recycled - made from post-consumer plastic - and I´m green™ bio-based & recycled.
Together with EngePol - COPPE / UFRJ Polymer Engineering Laboratory (Alberto Luiz Coimbra Institute for Graduate Studies and Engineering Research at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro), SENAI CETIQT, through the SENAI Institute for Innovation in Biosynthetics and Fibers and the Fábrica Carioca de Catalisadores; we participated in research on chemical recycling of plastics with a total investment of R $ 2.7 million.
In addition to preventing 36 million plastic containers from reaching landfills annually, this partnership allows them to be recycled and return to the market as a raw material option.
We support the promotion of any national recycling chain with initiatives aimed at social inclusion and the socioeconomic development of waste pickers and cooperative members. We support 149 recycling cooperatives, benefiting 61 thousand people.
We are board members of the Alliance to End Plastic Waste, an initiative that promotes the engagement of all actors in the plastic value chain with the aim of reducing waste rates.
On December 2019, Braskem announced one more important step for its sustainable development strategy signing an agreement for 20 years with Voltalia, a French multinational. Through this agreement, Braskem will buy solar energy that will be consumed in its industrial units in Brazil for a period of 20 years. The contract will enable the expansion of the Solar Complex named Serra do Mel in Rio Grande do Norte.
In line with the company's sustainable energy strategy, which considers the constant search for opportunities to add value by improving energy efficiency and using renewable sources to supply its industrial units, Braskem announced a partnership with Canadian Solar, one of the largest solar energy companies in the world, enabling the construction of a solar plant in Minas Gerais.
Investing in the diversification of its energy matrix, in 2019 Braskem started the operation of its first distributed generation plant based on solar energy in Bahia.
In a long-term commitment with EDF Renewables, from Brasil, one of the country's leaders in the renewable energy sector Braskem will enable the installation of the first phase of the Folha Larga Wind Complex.
Gold rating in the greenhouse gas (GHG) earnings tax.
25 best companies in Brazil in promoting Diversity and Inclusion.
Best Brazilian company in promoting women in leadership.
Listed for the 9th time on B3's ICO2 indicator, composed of companies that adopt transparent practices regarding the transfer of Greenhouse Gases (GHG).
Leader in Sustainable Development High commitment to the UN Global Compact.
Leader in water, climate, supplier engagement and supply chain rankings.
One of the most sustainable companies in the world by the yearbook of RobecoSAM.
Recognized by ECLAC and “Rede Brasil do Pacto Global” as one of the most transformative cases in the production of I'm green™.
One of the companies that adopts the best practices and obtains the best results in corporate sustainability.