Sustainability

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Sustainability
Braskem America
www.braskem.com
In our view, business and sustainability are intrinsically linked. At Braskem, we believe sustainability is a way of conducting
and developing our business, taking into consideration the needs of all stakeholders today and in the future.
Certifications and Accomplishments:
• ISO 9001 Quality Management System certified
• Responsible Care 14001® technical specification certified
• Braskem is listed on the Dow Jones Sustainability
Index for Emerging Markets and the ISE (Bovespa
Sustainability Index) in Brazil
• Braskem America’s 2013 Total Recordable Injury Rate
was 0.15, which is first quartile performance
among all American Chemistry
Council (ACC) members
• Braskem America’s manufacturing facilities are
greater than 85% landfill free by diverting wastes
away from landfills and into recycling and energy
recovery processes
• Braskem publicly reports HES performance in an
Annual Report which is prepared in accordance with
the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI)
• Braskem annually reports its GHG
emissions pursuant to the Carbon
Disclosure Project. In addition,
• Registered Braskem America’s
Braskem America has been
tracking Scope 3 (Non-energy
monomers in the European
offsite GHG emissions) in
REACH (Registration,
accordance to the GRI
Authorization and
Restriction of Chemical
Substances) system
ahead of schedule at
the highest tonnage band
Neal, West Virginia
Marcus Hook, Pennsylvania
Eco-metric Performance:
BA Energy Consumption – GJ/Tonne
BA Waste Generation – Kg/Tonne
4.0
1.75
3.5
1.50
3.0
1.25
2.5
1.00
1.5
0.75
1.0
0.50
0.5
0.25
0.00
0.0
2010
2011
2012
2013*
2014**
2010
BA Water Consumption – M3/Tonne
2011
2012
2013*
2014**
BA Wastewater Generation – M3/Tonne
3.0
1.75
1.50
2.5
1.25
2.0
1.00
0.75
1.5
0.50
0.5
0.25
0.00
0.0
2010
2011
2012
2013*
2014**
2010
2011
2012
2013*
2014**
BA GHG Carbon Intensity – tCO2e/Tonne
0.45
0.40
0.35
0.30
0.25
0.20
0.15
0.10
0.05
* 2013 includes the addition of two additional polypropylene plants
0.00
**2014 includes the addition of a feed purification unit without increasing
polypropylene production
2010
2011
2012
2013*
2014**
About Braskem
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Flow Impact
the Americas and the world’s leading biopolymers producer,
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Global Thermoplastics Leadership
Braskem’s high toughness, high flow impact copolymers allow
polyethylene, PVC, and chemicals markets. Committed to the
producers
explore the
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States andtoGermany,
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company of
produces
over previously
35 billion
principles of sustainable development since its formation in
manufacturing green polyethylene from sugarcane-based
ethanol. With 36 industrial plants in Brazil, the United
Braskem is the largest thermoplastic resins producer in the
Americas and a major global player in the polypropylene,
unachievable.
This evolution
in Braskem’s
aims to per
pounds of thermoplastic
resins
and otherportfolio
petrochemicals
2002, Braskem is also the world leader in biopolymers. The
year, creating
more
environmental-friendly,
intelligent
and
provide
a greater
balance
of process ability and
toughness,
company is focused on using its technology and innovation
sustainable
solutions through
chemicals
and plastics
that
which
adds tremendous
versatility
and flexibility
for customers.
strengths to set industry standards in service and support.
improve include:
people’s lives.
Benefits
Braskem America is a leading producer of polypropylene in the
is atoughness
member of
United Nations’
platform for
Improved
vs.the
traditional
impact copolymers
•Braskem
U.S. Headquartered in Philadelphia; the company operates five
more
industries
sustainability
annual
for sustainable
environments
requiringand
veryits
high
impact resistance
production facilities located in Texas, Pennsylvania and West
report is rated level A+. Fast Company ranks Braskem
Virginia, and an Innovation and Technology Center in Pittsburgh.
Enhanced properties at low viscosity for compounding
•among
its world’s top 50 most innovative companies for
flexibility
and performance
using
renewable
sources to take the oil out of plastic.
•
Braskem America is a wholly owned subsidiary of Braskem S.A.
Exceptional cold temperature impact resistance
Braskem America is the leading producer of polypropylene
VeryUnited
high toughness
for five
improved
flexibility
in downstream
•in the
States, with
production
plants
located in
formulation
development
Texas,
Pennsylvania
and West Virginia, and a Technology and
Braskem America is a wholly owned subsidiary of Braskem S.A.
For more information, visit www.braskem.com.
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USA Locations
Headquarters:
Philadelphia, PA
Innovation & Technology Center:
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Pittsburgh, PA
Manufacturing Units:
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Marcus Hook, PA
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2014
Innovation Center in Pittsburgh. Headquartered in Philadelphia,
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