As a leading innovator in amino 11 chemistry derived from sustainable castor seeds, Arkema’s famous range of high performance thermoplastic elastomers has evolved to include a wide portfolio of advanced bio-circular solutions.
On Global Recycling Day, Arkema reviews its involvement in a number of major projects for developing sustainable solutions, as well as its innovations promoting the recycling of finished products and helping the circular economy. These projects are in keeping with its commitment to the UN Sustainable Development Goals, including SDG 12: “Responsible Consumption and Production”.
For two years, Arkema has worked closely with the Swiss sportswear manufacturer On to design a fully innovative running shoe. It is the world’s first bio-based polyamide 11 shoe, fully recyclable, and sold using a monthly subscription model.
The founding members of the Pragati project for sustainable castor crop – Arkema, BASF, Jayant Agro-Organics along with implementation partner Solidaridad – recently finalized and published the final audited and certified results of the fourth year of their program.
Arkema joins DJSI World in sixth place in the “Chemicals” category among 114 companies assessed, of which only ten were selected. The Group is thus being rewarded for its performance in sustainability and for integrating its corporate social responsibility (CSR) approach within its development strategy.
Arkema wins the 2020 Pierre Potier Prize for its Elium® liquid thermoplastic resin for wind turbines Elium®,liquid thermoplastic resin, a breakthrough innovation in the composites market that enables the manufacture of 100% recyclable wind turbine blades.
Thanks to its ambitious policy and strong commitments, Arkema has climbed to 11th place, clinching top spot in the chemical sector, in the Wall Street Journal's ranking of the 100 most sustainably managed companies, in recognition of its ability to create value over the long term.
Today, Arkema successfully placed its first ever Green Bond fully dedicated to the financing of its new world-scale plant in Singapore to manufacture 100% bio-based Rilsan® polyamide 11. For a total amount of €300 million, this Green Bond has a maturity of 6 years and an annual coupon of 0.125%. The offering was more than 10 times oversubscribed.
Partner of the ZEBRA (Zero wastE Blade ReseArch) project driven by IRT-Jules Verne, which brings together leading players and technical centres around an ambitious project addressing the design and production of the first 100% recyclable wind turbine blade, Arkema is strengthening its position as a key player in the thermoplastic composite market with its Elium® resin. This resin is perfectly in line with the circular economy approach that the Group has initiated for both its operations and its products.
With the signature of a new agreement last January, Arkema and ‘Sport dans la Ville’ (Sport in the City) are pleased to renew their commitment to the professional integration of young women from priority neighborhoods through the support of the ‘L dans la Ville’ program. The two partners have joined forces through a shared desire to help young women supported by the Association to break down workplace stereotypes and build up their confidence both in themselves and in the future.
Arkema is pleased to announce that it has joined the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) and is working in partnership with this network to accelerate the transition to a more sustainable world.
Bostik, the adhesive solutions business line of the Arkema group, and Ontex, a leading international personal hygiene group, has donated over one million feminine hygiene products to support education for girls in Zambia. Two containers each filled with 507,000 packets of feminine hygiene products and shipped by Ontex docked in Lusaka (Zambia) on April 25th.
The American Chemistry Council (ACC) has honored Arkema’s Calvert City, Kentucky plant with its prestigious Energy Efficiency Award, adding an “Exceptional Merit” designation. According to ACC, this honor recognizes broad programs to achieve energy-efficiency improvements. Arkema Inc. won the award with “Exceptional Merit” in 2019 as well, for its corporate ArkEnergy program.
Arkema Inc. contributed hand sanitizer solution to the New York State Office of Emergency Management, Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency, Texas Division of Emergency Management and Tennessee Emergency Management Agency. It is meant for distribution to health organizations in areas that have been hard hit by COVID-19.