Arkema, a diversified material science and chemical company including in the development of adhesives and sealants, has been recognized among the chemicals sector’s global leaders in sustainability, per the 2021 Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI) — improving its ranking to third place in the DJSI World.
For the second consecutive year, Arkema is ranked near the top out of the 139 companies assessed in the “chemicals” category. With a score of 82 out of 100 from the Standard & Poor’s global CSA, Arkema is proving its commitment and performance in the environmental and social, as well as economic and governance dimensions.
Within the ranking, it received particularly strong results in the area of innovation, climate strategy, water management, environmental and social reporting, as well as human capital development.
“With our expertise in material science and through our innovative specialty materials, Arkema is riding the wave of profound and rapid change, contributing with its solutions to a more sustainable world and helping address social, environmental, and economic challenges,” said Thierry Le Henaff, Arkema chairman and CEO. “This very good ranking is a recognition of our teams’ constant improvement and proactive approach.”
Leveraging its capacity for continuous innovation, Arkema offers a wide range of adhesives, including pressure-sensitive and self-adhesives, mortars, sealants and coatings, in strict compliance with technical and environmental standards. These high-tech solutions are recognized for optimal efficiency, safety, and reliability — such as advanced impact resistance, and their sealing and insulating qualities.
In all of its endeavors, Arkema is committed to sustainability…
- In the face of climate emergency, Arkema fully supports the target defined by the Paris Agreement to keep global warming “well below 2° C” above pre-industrial levels by 2100. It s committed to reducing its absolute greenhouse gas emissions by 38% by 2030 compared to 2015, regardless of the growth in its business activities.
- To steer its product offering ever more actively toward sustainable solutions, Arkema has initiated a systematic assessment of its sales portfolio in light of sustainability criteria, with the objective that 65% of the its sales significantly contribute to the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals by 2030.
- Arkema is committed to equal opportunity and values the contribution of diversity to the company’s performance with new targets by 2030: 30% of women and 50% of non-French nationals in senior management and executive positions.