The 2022 edition of the Forbes ranking placed Arkema 113th among the “world’s best employers” out of 800 companies and third in its sector. Arkema is a global specialty chemicals and advanced materials company that’s dedicated to producing sustainable polymers, adhesives, and chemicals.
This is a stable ranking compared to last year, when the company ranked 102 out of 750 companies.
To earn top status, approximately 150,000 anonymous participants must rank a strong willingness to recommend their employer to their friends and family, as well as recognize their company’s actions in terms of corporate social responsibility, talent development, and gender equality policy.
Arkema recently announces a new series of recycled high-performance polyamides. It also announced an increase in its specialty Pebax elastomer resin capacity, which will support the strong demand from partner customers in the sports, consumer electronics, medical and industrial markets.
Pebax elastomers are among the highest performing in the world. These unique polymers maintain the highly desirable combination of the toughness traditionally associated with polyamides and the flexibility/elasticity more often seen with polyethers/polyesters.
Additionally Arkema recently carried out a share capital increase reserved for employees, the eighth such operation since its stock market listing 16 years ago.