Annual Report

Annual Report


With a global presence, Braskem works to ensure that chemicals and plastics contribute tocreating sustainable solutions that help improve the quality of life.

In order to report the relevant themes of the Company in the period from January 1st to December 31st, 2015, Braskem launches the Annual Report based on the G4 version of the GRI guidelines.

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Braskem in figures

Braskem em Números

40 industrial units - 29 in Brazil, five in the United Sates, four in Mexico, and two in Germany

16 million - tons/year of thermoplastic resins and other chemical and petrochemical products

Annual revenue of R$ 54 billion

2015 Highlights

Financial Performance

R$9.37 billion and US$ 2.8 billion

67% growth compared to the previous year

Revenue from the foreign market

represented 43% of Braskem's total revenue, reaching R$ 22.7 billion year to date, of which R$ 10.2 billion were from exports

Consolidated net profit

of R$ 2.89 billion in 2015


  • 2 Technology and Innovation Centers (one in Triunfo, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, and one in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in the United States)
  • 23 laboratories
  • 7 pilotplants
  • 300 specialists
  • R$ 280 million million investment in Innovation and Technology
  • 276 projects in the technology and innovation pipeline
  • 903 patentdocumentsregisteredworldwide


  • 7.995 Team Members:
  • 6.401 worked at industrial units and offices located in five Brazilian states
  • 680 in the United States
  • 701 in Mexico
  • 174 in Germany
  • 39 in international commercial offices

Health, Environment and Safety

Investimento de R$ 114,43 million were invested in Health, Environment and Safety projects.

Occupational Health and Safety

The rate of accidents with and without lost time:with an accrued reduction of 93% between the years 2002 and 2015, the rate was 0.68 per million hours worked (including Team Members and Partners).

This figure represents an improvement of 32% compared to the result in 2014 and exceeds the goal of 0.80 established for 2015.


Waste generation had the best result in the history of Braskem. During the year, 32,900 tons of liquid, solid, and sludge waste were generated at Braskem plants, representing a 10.3% reduction compared to 2014.

The water efficiency savings reached R$ 5.5 million, achieving R$ 3.1 million by adjusting consumption, and R$ 2.4 million by reducing expenses on effluent disposal.

Water reuse: Aquapolo, station of water reused production for industrial purposes, enabled the reuse of approximately 8.3 billion liters of water, treated domestic sewage water, accounting for 50% of Braskem's total water reuse.

Social and Environmental Development

Investment of R$ 26 million in social responsibility projects in Brazil

100,000 people benefited in Private Social Investment projects

ser+realizador project: initiative that aims to increase the recycling of post-consumer waste in Brazil. In 2015, 70 cooperatives were benefited by the project. Of this total, 48 received guidance and managed to send more than 25,000 tons of waste for recycling

Fábrica de Florestas: more than 116,000 seedlings were produced, and approximately 39,000 were planted and are being monitored.

Climate change

Considering the differences between actual emissions between 2009 and 2015 in comparison of 2008, the aggregate emissions avoided totaled 5.3 million tons of CO2e, which is equivalent to planting 35 million trees in the period.


Selected for the 11thtime to participate in the Corporate Sustainability Index (ISE) of BM&FBovespa.

Chosen for the fifth consecutive time to be part of the Carbon Efficient Index portfolio (ICO2) of BM&FBOVESPA.

Considered the best Brazilian company in carbon management, ranking second in 2015 prepared by the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP).

For the fifth consecutive year, won the Category GOLD classification in the Brazilian GHG Protocol Program.

For the fourth consecutive year, maintained its position in the list of companies in the Dow Jones Sustainability Emerging Markets Index, sustainability index for emerging countries of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE).

One of the best places to start a career, according to Você S/A magazine in partnership with Cia de Talento and FundaçãoInstituto de Administração (FIA).

Fourth most innovative company in the country according to the Yearbook Innovation Brazil, ranking prepared by Valor Econômico newspaper and the consultancy Strategy &.

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