The Arkema group has a regular, local relationship with residents near its industrial sites. Every year Arkema involves them a little more in discovery and open dialog initiatives.
Common Ground® initiatives
The Arkema group intensified its local communication program. In 2019, more than 1,000 Common Ground® initiatives were organized.
Viewing industrial sites through the eyes of Chinese children
In the fall of 2008, the production site for oxygenated water in Shanghai welcomed children from the nearby primary school Cao Hang as well the children of the facility’s personnel. The children visited the production units, laboratories and a control room. Following the visit, a drawing contest was organized on the theme of “A factory seen through the eyes of a child”.
Fifty drawings were collected and 18 of them were selected and then reproduced on one of the facility’s walls.