Arkema recently announced that it has been recognized among the chemicals sector’s global leaders in sustainability in the 2021 Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI). For the second consecutive year, Arkema has ranked among the leaders 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 has improved its ranking and is now third in the DJSI World and second in the DJSI Europe.

Arkema reports that these rankings reflect its commitment and performance in the environmental, social, economic, and governance dimensions. The rankings are particularly based on good results achieved in the areas of innovation and customer relationship management, climate strategy and water management, environmental and social reporting, and 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 Hénaff, chairman and CEO of Arkema. “This very good ranking is a recognition of our teams’ constant improvement and proactive approach.”

According to Arkema, it supports the target defined by the Paris Agreement to keep global warming “well below 2°C” above pre-industrial levels by 2100. The group has committed to reducing its absolute greenhouse gas emissions by 38% by 2030 compared to 2015, regardless of the growth in its business activities. In order 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 group’s sales significantly contribute to the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals by 2030.

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