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CSR initiative recognized by specialized rating agencies

The Group's approach to CSR is regularly assessed by external stakeholders, in particular by customers and non-financial rating agencies (CDP, EcoVadis, Vigeo, RobecoSAM, Oekom, Sustainalytics).

Furthermore, in 2015 Arkema was included in the FTSE4Good non-financial global index which lists exemplary companies around the world, and so reflects the Group's sound performance in CSR matters.

Operating ethically

United Nations Global Compact

Arkema is a signatory of the United Nations Global Compact, a program addressing such issues as respect for human rights and international labor standards, environmental protection, and the fight against corruption.

In addition to the principles of the Global Compact, the Group's values also extend to those of the 1948 Universal Declaration of Human Rights and those expressed by the International Labour Organization and in the OECD's Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises.

The 10 Principles of the UN Global Compact

ARKEMA SUSTAINABILITY BROCHURE

UNIVERSAL REGISTRATION DOCUMENT 2020

Responsible Care®

Arkema endorses the Responsible Care® program. Launched under the auspices of the International Council of Chemical Associations (ICCA), this initiative reflects the voluntary commitment of the world’s chemical industries to safeguarding health and the environment, in particular through the product stewardship approach.

thierry-le-henaff-portrait.800-600.jpg"Arkema has made tremendous progress in corporate social responsibility. By significantly prioritizing safety and the personal involvement of all Group employees, our records in this area have improved considerably so that they now feature among the best in the industry.
We have also set ourselves ambitious targets to minimize the environmental footprint of our manufacture, and we assist our customers, through our technologies and our solutions, in addressing the major challenges of sustainable development. In 2016, we also enhanced our CSR commitment to include a further two targets, namely boosting the number of women as well as international diversity among the Group's management."

THIERRY LE HÉNAFF
CHAIRMAN AND CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

Ambitious targets

 

Target year

Target

2021

2020

2019

2018 

SUSTAINABLE SOLUTIONS

 

 

 

 

 

 

Percentage of ImpACT+ sales (1)
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2030

65%

51%

50%

46%

43%

Percentage of sales frome products made from renewable raw materials

 

 

10%

10%

9%

9%

RESPONSIBLE MANUFACTURER

 

 

 

 

 

 

Percentage of AIMS audited sites
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2025 100%

86%

82% 80% 74%

Safety

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total recordable injury rate (TRIR)(2)

2030

< 0.8

1.0

1.0

1.4

1.3

Process safety event rate (PSER)(3)

2030

< 2.0

3.1

4.0

3.7

4.4

Environmental footprint
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Greenhouse gas emissions - scopes 1 + 2 (4) (absolute value compared to 2019)

2030 0.54

0.77

0.88 1 not available

Greenhouse gas emissions - scope 3 (5) (absolute value compared to 2019)

2030 0.54 0.63 not available 1

not available

Volatile organic compound emissions (EFPI compared with 2012) *

2030 0.35

0.50

0.58 0.60 0.62

Chemical oxygen demand (EFPI compared with 2012) *

2030 0.40

0.45

0.45 0.50 0.59

Net energy purchases (EFPI compared with 2012) *

2030 0.75

0.85

0.90 0.91 0.88

OPEN DIALOGUE

 

 

 

 

 

 

Employee development and diversity
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Percentage of women in senior management and executive positions

2024

2030

26%

30%

24%

23%

23%

21%

Percentage of non-French nationals in senior management and executive positions

2030

50%

40%

41%

40%

39%

Durable purchases

 

 

 

 

 

 

Percentage of the amount of purchases from relevant suppliers covered by a TfS assessment
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2025

80%

71%

68%

68%

N/C

(1) The percentage of sales contributing significantly to the United Nations SDGs (ImpACT+) was calculated on the basis of an assessment of 85% of the Group’s third-party sales in 2021, 72% in 2020 and 44% in 2018 and 2019.
(2) The TRIR includes injuries to both Group and subcontractor employees.
(3) The PSER is calculated in accordance with the criteria set out by the International Council of Chemical Associations (ICCA) and the European Chemical Industry Council (CEFIC).
(4) Greenhouse gas emissions cover direct scope 1 emissions and indirect scope 2 emissions.
(5) Scope 3 includes upstream and downstream activities (purchases of raw materials, goods and services, transformation, use and end-of-life treatment of our products, etc.)

* Reference value EFPI 2012 = 1

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