A 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.
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.
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.
"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