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The method developed by Arkema is based on the methodological guide issued by the WBCSD* and looks at the whole of the value chain. It is deployed by each of Arkema’s activities as well as business expertise teams, R&D and regulations.

For each solution, it initially establishes the potential risks, whether these are related to regulatory trends or market demands. If a risk is identified for a solution, we define the best actions such as alternative development or substitution. If the solution presents no risk, we assess its contributions (positive or negative) to the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDG).

The assessment takes into account, as far as knowledge allows, the entire value chain from raw materials to the end of product life including manufacturing processes. It is carried out by unfolding three sets of criteria: