Braskem's management and investments in the sustainability area were once again recognized by the CDP (Carbon Disclosure Program), a non-profit organization that selects the best publicly traded companies in the world in relation to the management of greenhouse gases, water consumption and forest use. The company will once again integrate the entity's "List A", appearing as the only Brazilian one with a maximum score in the Climate rankings - for the second consecutive time, and Water rankings - for the first time.
With the result, Braskem ranks among the 25 companies, in the universe of 2,452 evaluated companies around the world, that have received an A grade in both rankings simultaneously.
According to Jorge Soto, director of Sustainable Development at Braskem, the company's presence among the best evaluated in relation to the environment is a result of responsibility for the use of natural resources. "Once again, we show that our team's knowledge and engagement on sustainability makes a difference in the industry's evolution towards best practices. We believe our actions have a global impact and can influence partners, suppliers, and customers in the future", he notes.
"It's inspiring to see so many companies taking bold steps to mitigate environmental risks and to understand the opportunities that accompany the transition to a sustainable economy, which is driving the transition as we reach a turning point in environmental action", says Paul Dickinson, CDP executive.
Understand the evaluation
The CDP's evaluation of pollution control, water consumption and use of forests by the world's largest global companies is among the most important and recognized ones in the world. Each year, the organization collects data on risks and opportunities related to climate change from more than 2,000 companies with activities on all continents. The CDP questionnaire evaluates, from grades A to D, questions such as "disclosure", "awareness", "management" and "leadership" of companies on gas emissions and investments in actions to mitigate the level of pollutants released into the atmosphere, besides water consumption and impact on the preservation of forests.
Braskem is one of the world's leading plastics and chemical companies with 41 industrial plants in Brazil, the United States, Germany and Mexico. Braskem is the largest producer of thermoplastic resins in the Americas and the leading producer of biopolymers in the world, creating more environmental-friendly, intelligent and sustainable solutions through chemicals and plastics. Known for innovative solutions such as I'm greenTM Polyethylene made from renewable sugarcane and UTEC®, the company's own trademarked Ultra High Molecular Weight Polyethylene for high performance applications, Braskem's products and technologies enable the automotive, packaging, healthcare, and construction industries to produce goods that enhance quality of life for people around the world.
Braskem America is an indirect wholly owned subsidiary of Braskem S.A. headquartered in Philadelphia. The company is the leading producer of polypropylene in the United States, with six production plants located in Texas, Pennsylvania and West Virginia, and an Innovation and Technology Center in Pittsburgh. For more information, visit www.braskem.com .
ABOUT I'M GREENTM
I'm greenTM polyethylene is a bio-based thermoplastic resin derived from sugarcane. Its greatest advantage is helping to reduce greenhouse gases in the air by capturing CO2 during its production cycle.