The Vigeo Eiris (V.E) agency has just disclosed to each company assessed its rating according to a very in-depth questionnaire on environmental, social and governance (ESG) dimensions.
Arkema has made significant progress across the whole assessment, in particular as regards the environment and governance, and obtains a perfectly balanced performance in all three dimensions.
With a score of 67/100, the Group thus ranks in first place out of the 42 companies assessed in the chemicals sector worldwide, and 49th out of 4,952 companies all sectors included (1st percentile).
Arkema is committed to creating value for its entire ecosystem of stakeholders, thanks to its offering of sustainable solutions driven by innovation, its initiatives in terms of safety, health and the environment and an open and close dialogue with its suppliers, customers, employees and partners. This V.E rating is a recognition that values the commitments and progress made by Arkema in terms of Corporate Social Responsibility, the governance of which is integrated into the Group’s governance with a roadmap, performance indicators and objectives that are defined and validated by the Group’s Executive Committee.
In particular, Arkema has been committed to taking action for the environment for many years. With regards to the major issue of climate change, the Group has set 2030 objectives that are in line with the Paris Agreement, including notably a 38% reduction in its greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.
Since 2015, Arkema has been listed on the Euronext V.E Eurozone 120 and Euronext V.E Europe 120 indices, which bring together the 120 best-performing listed companies in terms of social responsibility in the Euro zone and in Europe.
In 2021, Arkema joined the CAC® 40 ESG on the Paris Stock Exchange, a new index based on V.E ratings and which lists the 40 companies that have demonstrated best ESG practices.
 In absolute terms vs 2015 for Scope 1 and Scope 2 emissions as defined in the Kyoto Protocol and substances listed in the Montreal Protocol.