Voluntary Commitments

Braskem is aware of its role in society and participates actively in international forums and discussions with the aim of motivating and highlighting the participation of the industry in sustainable development and social responsibility.

At the global level, the Company participates in the executive leadership group of the International Council of Chemical Associations (ICCA), acting directly on groups that operate energy, climate change and chemical safety – issues that are part of their daily reality. The Company also operates directly in Brazil and is one of the founders and the leader of business associations such as the Brazilian Business Council for Sustainable Development (CEBDS) and the Brazilian Committee of the Global Compact.

Learn more about the main voluntary commitments of which Braskem is a signatory:

Voluntary Commitments

Performing certain activity, keeping certain posture.
Publicly defending the subject and/or subject of the commitment.
Setting goals and/or evolution of results.
Reporting information, results and/or inventories in a transparent way.
Performing independent third-party verification of information, results, and/or inventories.

Commitment Status

Not met
Partially met
Met

Public Commitment

Acting in accordance with the principles of Sustainable Development.

Climate Change Manifesto

Braskem, a leading company in the chemical industry in Latin America, has been committed, since its inception, to act in accordance with the principles of sustainable development.

International Council of Chemical Associations (ICCA)

ICCA is a virtual organization that coordinates the work of individuals and members of associations and their associated companies.

Un Global Compact

A call for companies to align their strategies and operations with universal principles of human rights, labor, environment and anticorruption efforts, as well as taking take measures that promote social goals.

Global Sustainability Program (CDP)

CDP is the only global disclosure system to ensure that companies, cities, states and regions can manage their environmental impacts.

Ethos

The Ethos Institute is a Civil Society Organization of Public Interest (OSCIP) whose mission is to mobilize, raise awareness and help companies manage their businesses in a socially responsible manner.

The World Bank

The World Bank is a vital source of financial and technical assistance to developing countries around the world.

CEBDS

Brazilian Business Council for Sustainable Development

Commitment to guide its decisions in line with the seven CEBDS principles: prevalence of greater purpose, culture of service, wise use of power, part-whole consistency, pro-solution posture, ethics and self-regulation, and inclusion.

Public Commitment

Acting in accordance with the principles of Sustainable Development.

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We issued the Annual Report, showing the results achieved in the year 2015., in line with the public commitment assumed.

http://www.braskem-ri.com.br/relatorios-anuais

Climate Change Manifesto

Braskem, a leading company in the chemical industry in Latin America, has been committed, since its inception, to act in accordance with the principles of sustainable development.

manifesto_mudancas_climaticas.pdf

Since 2010, Braskem has been producing biobased green polyethylene from sugarcane, which already has been adopted by 80 brands in various countries in South and North America, Europe, Asia and Oceania. Investments in modernizing Green PE production and in improving the environmental performance of ethanol suppliers generated impacts that led to an 11% improvement in greenhouse gas emissions, resulting in the capture of 3.09 tCO2/t of resin, compared to 2.15 tCO2/t in 2010.

Green PE is the first good produced by Brazil’s petrochemical industry to receive the carbon footprint seal, an initiative led by the Technical Commission for the Industrial Sector Plan (CTPIn) of the Ministry of Development, Industry and Foreign Trade, which establishes and orients actions for implementing the National Climate Change Policy in priority sectors.

Braskem has supported and participated in discussions on Climate Change in Business forums and advocates for carbon pricing.

Between 2008 and 2017, Braskem improved its carbon intensity by 21% (scopes 1+2) and was the first Brazilian manufacturer to be included in the “A List” of CDP Climate and CDP Supply Chain in Latin America, a recognition of the quality of its management of greenhouse gas emissions.

Publishes annually an inventory of CO2 emissions (scope 1+2+3) in the GHG Protocol Brasil and CDP Investor Program. The inventory is assessed annually by an independent third party.

International Council of Chemical Associations (ICCA)

ICCA is a virtual organization that coordinates the work of individuals and members of associations and their associated companies.

https://www.icca-chem.org/

Commitment to sign the annual letter with the Responsible Care Program

Publish an Annual Report in accordance with the framework of the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) that presents the results achieved in the year and the evolution of performance in social, environmental and economic aspects, in alignment with the commitment to the Responsible Care Program.

http://www.braskem-ri.com.br/relatorios-anuais

Braskem created a global leadership for managing Product Stewardship to ensure that chemicals are handled safely during all phases of their sale until their use by end consumers.

UN Global Compact

A call for companies to align their strategies and operations with universal principles of human rights, labor, environment and anticorruption efforts, as well as taking take measures that promote social goals.

https://www.unglobalcompact.org/

Commitment by making the annual declaration signed in the Annual Report of continuing support to the Global Compact and renewing the commitments.

http://www.braskem-ri.com.br/relatorios-anuais

Publish an Annual Report in accordance with the framework of the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) that presents the results achieved in the year and the evolution of performance in social, environmental and economic aspects, in alignment with the commitment undertaken to the Green Industry principles.

http://www.braskem-ri.com.br/relatorios-anuais

In 2016, Braskem identified five potential risks (called Focus 1 risks) and developed effective action plans capable of re-signifying three of them to be controlled over the next one and a half years. Below is a summary of them with their respective percentages of advance:

Ethics & Transparency

Compliance — Results 2017

100%
Target incorporated into the PAs of all Leaders Professionals hired in MX, USA and EU and creation of the internal audit area
100%
2 Policies, 13 Directives, 20 Procedures and 3 control tools created
100%
Training sessions completed (e.g., 99% of employees trained in the revised CoC, and 91% of those located in Brazil trained in anticorruption)
100%
Due diligence of employees implemented in Brazil and of suppliers implemented in MX too.
100%
Outsourced Ethics Line Channel

Dignity & Diversity

P&O — Results 2017

100%
Increase of 1% of women in leadership positions (27% junior vs. 13% senior management) Inclusion of 1 sitting director on the Board of Directors Hiring of persons with disabilities approved for administrative offices
100%
99% of employees trained in the revised Code of Conduct and drafting of Disciplinary Measures Directive
100%
600 employees training in unconscientious bias/empathy and 90 engaged as volunteers
100%
100% of HR teams trained and 6,500 employees participated in awareness raising on Diversity
100%
6 workplaces renovated to ensure better working conditions for 14 fixed outsourced workers and some 50 rotating outsourced workers (Chemical Logistics)

Descent & Socially Responsible Work

Logistics and Sexual Exploitation of Children – Results 2017

125%
10 focal points and multipliers trained
131%
778 truck drivers, 25 freight companies and 18 manufacturers participated in awareness raising and the Brazilian Chemical Manufacturers’ Association (Abiquim) was engaged, organizing a volunteer protection network on the highways.
100%
3 rest stops for truck drivers with improved infrastructure (UNPOL)
100%
43 gas stations inspected, with 5 approvals
100%
Launch of portal for scheduling highway shipments

Traditional Peoples

Port Logistics and Pipelines in Northeast – Results 2017

100%
Monitoring of water and air quality by Cetrel
100%
Daily collaborative monitoring of artisanal fishing: 100 fishermen participating annually
100%
72 fishermen trained in managing non-profit organizations, social entrepreneurship, artisanal fishing legislation and social and environmental matters, etc.
100%
Artisanal Fishing Institute created in partnership with Community Leaders
100%
150 children educated in environmental matters by 6 trained local agents and 30 children educated in African musical culture

Descent Work, Traditional Peoples & Post-Consumer Waste

Ethanol Chain – Results 2017

111%
99.5% of the ethanol purchased from suppliers that are committed to the Responsible Ethanol Sourcing Program
100%
100% of the suppliers trained in the Responsible Ethanol Sourcing Program
100%
350 sugarcane producers informed about Green PE and the Responsible Ethanol Sourcing Program
100%
98.4% compliance at the 5 ethanol suppliers audited

Post-consumer Waste

Recycling & Wecycle Platform – Results 2017

100%
Definition of global leadership of Post-Consumer Waste at Braskem
60%
120 tons of PE and PP recycled via the Wecycle Platform
100%
15 different technologies mapped to improve resin quality
100%
Audits conducted of 100% of recyclers and recycling cooperatives participating in the Wecycle Platform
100%
338 teachers and 3,831 students educated in post-consumer practices through Edukatu

Braskem considers internationally recognized human rights the foundation of sustainable development and upholds them in its business activities, including in joint ventures and the value chain. This commitment is aligned with the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights. Accompany below the status of the meeting of our commitments:

Defend free competition and zero tolerance for fraud and corruption in our relationships and in our chain.

The Compliance Officer reports to the Board of Directors and leads a global team dedicated to improving compliance practices and combating corruption, which are supported by codes of conduct, policies, procedures, training, due diligence, etc. The progress made to date already is sufficient to ensure a robust compliance system. We did not pay any antitrust financial penalty in 2017 and are not involved in any allegations of antitrust.

Promote equality and quality of life in the workplace, ensuring in particular diversity, social inclusion and integration and the development of a healthy career.

Braskem launched its Employee Value Proposition (EVP) to promote greater satisfaction and a sense of pride in belonging to the company among all its Team Members. It has a Diversity Program with a global target of increasing the percentage of women in leadership positions. In 2018, it is planning to implement a pilot project for developing young apprentices and for attaining advances in recruiting black professionals, promoting LGBT inclusion, supporting third parties and assisting victims of harassment and discrimination.

Ensure the right to freedom of association and collective bargaining to our employees.

These rights are ensured by Braskem to all of its team members and expressed in its Code of Conduct. The collective bargaining agreements are available to all team members on the intranet.

Respect any privacy or property rights that could be affected by business activities.

Guaranteed by law, if allegations emerge of violations of privacy and property rights, such rights are addressed urgently by the organization’s legal department and remedied (as applicable).

Promote dignified and safe working conditions to our employees and to those in our chain, with zero tolerance of unlawful outsourcing, human trafficking and forced or child labor.

Braskem has HES policies, guidelines and procedures, as well as a global integrated system, that aim to increase the company’s efficiency through global and local standards and the adoption of a common language. 100% of suppliers are evaluated when registering with the company based on a global study conducted of negative media and the completion of a declaration on working conditions. Audits of critical suppliers are conducted.

Combating abuse and the sexual exploitation of children and adolescents in logistics operations.

Braskem is signatory to the Right Way Program of Childhood Brazil and, for over ten years, has been contributing to the construction of a volunteer protection network on highways by raising awareness among truck drivers and freight carriers. In 2018, it contracted a situational diagnosis to reinforce the System to Guarantee Children and Adolescents Rights at the Camaçari Petrochemical Complex (including the Port of Aratu) in aspects that include prevention, assistance for victims and their families and prosecuting offenders.

Preventing, mitigating and remediating the environmental impacts of our operations and of products in our value chain.

Braskem has HES policies, guidelines and procedures, as well as a global integrated system, that aim to increase the company’s efficiency through global and local standards and the adoption of a common language. Any allegation of environmental damage is addressed urgently by the organization’s legal department and remedied (as applicable).

Respecting life, culture and local heritage, especially in traditional communities.

Braskem has risk and crisis management guidelines and procedures in place and is attentive to reviewing specific situations that could arise due to the assessment of impacts on human rights conducted in 2016 17 related to traditional peoples. In this context, it monitors water, air and artisanal fishing conditions, and inaugurated the Artisanal Fishing Institute to improve the quality of life of local fishermen.

Protecting and contributing to the wellbeing of consumers, complying with Product Stewardship guidelines and regulations throughout our value chain and developing sustainable solutions to meet the needs of society.

Braskem goes beyond legal requirements by adopting the highest standards of product stewardship in the world and remaining attentive to any new issues related to the principles of precaution and wellbeing of consumers. To achieve this, it has a dedicated global team that monitors the issue starting with the sourcing of raw materials with a view to influencing the chain.

Contributing to a solution for post-consumer plastic waste by promoting several forms of recycling (mechanical, chemical and energetic).

Braskem has selected post-consumer plastics as a material topic for its business and signed a reverse logistics agreement for non-hazardous packaging involving 20 associations that combined account for 75% of all packaging produced in Brazil. Through the Wecycle platform, the company is trying to expand the scale of and expedite solutions in post-consumer plastic recycling.

Since 2010, Braskem has been producing biobased green polyethylene from sugarcane, which already has been adopted by 80 brands in various countries in South and North America, Europe, Asia and Oceania. Investments in modernizing Green PE production and in improving the environmental performance of ethanol suppliers generated impacts that led to an 11% improvement in greenhouse gas emissions, resulting in the capture of 3.09 tCO2/t of resin, compared to 2.15 tCO2/t in 2010.

Green PE is the first good produced by Brazil’s petrochemical industry to receive the carbon footprint seal, an initiative led by the Technical Commission for the Industrial Sector Plan (CTPIn) of the Ministry of Development, Industry and Foreign Trade, which establishes and orients actions for implementing the National Climate Change Policy in priority sectors.

Publish an Annual Report in accordance with the framework of the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) that presents the results achieved in the year and the evolution of performance in social, environmental and economic aspects, in alignment with the commitment undertaken to the Green Industry principles.

http://www.braskem-ri.com.br/relatorios-anuais

Braskem has positioned itself as an active advocate of initiatives to prevent climate change in the business community and in favor of carbon pricing.

Concluído estudo de gerenciamento de riscos e oportunidades relacionadas à s MC.

Commitment reported in the Annual Report in relation to the targets assumed.

http://www.braskem-ri.com.br/relatorios-anuais

Braskem’s commitment to becoming a signatory of the Gender Equity and Race Program, an initiative of the Brazilian Federal Government.

Commitment of Braskem when signing a commitment for the initiative "Business Forum and LGBT Rights".

A Braskem foi escolhida, entre 200 empresas no Brasil, como uma das 10 melhores para as mulheres trabalharem, em pesquisa realizada pelo Love Mondays

Global Sustainability Program (CDP)

CDP is the only global disclosure system to ensure that companies, cities, states and regions can manage their environmental impacts.

Publish annually an inventory of greenhouse gas emissions (scopes 1+2+3), which is verified by an independent third-party, at the link of the annual questionnaire of the CDP Investor website.

Braskem is the first Brazilian manufacturer to be included in the “A List” of CDP Climate in Latin America, a recognition of the quality of its management of greenhouse gas emissions.

https://www.cdp.net/en/formatted_responses/pages?locale=en&organization_name=Braskem+S%2FA&organization_number=2135&program=Investor&project_year=2017&redirect=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.cdp.net%2Fsites%2F2017%2F35%2F2135%2FClimate+Change+2017%2FPages%2FDisclosureView.aspx

Publish annually the questionnaire on the link to the CDP Supply Chain website.

Braskem is the first Brazilian manufacturer to be included in the “A List” of CDP Supply Chain in Latin America, a recognition of the quality of its management of greenhouse gas emissions in the supplier chain.

https://www.cdp.net/en/formatted_responses/pages?locale=en&organization_name=Braskem+S%2FA&organization_number=2135&program=Supply+Chain&project_year=2017&redirect=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.cdp.net%2Fsites%2F2017%2F35%2F2135%2FSupply+Chain+2017%2FPages%2FDisclosureView.aspx

Publish annually the questionnaire on the link to the CDP Water Program website.

Braskem was the first Brazilian industrial company to achieve the “A List” of CDP Water in Latin America, a recognition of the quality of its strategic management of water resources.

https://www.cdp.net/en/formatted_responses/pages?locale=en&organization_name=Braskem+S%2FA&organization_number=2135&program=Water&project_year=2017&redirect=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.cdp.net%2Fsites%2F2017%2F35%2F2135%2FWater+2017%2FPages%2FDisclosureView.aspx

Ethos

The Ethos Institute is a Civil Society Organization of Public Interest (OSCIP) whose mission is to mobilize, raise awareness and help companies manage their businesses in a socially responsible manner.

http://www3.ethos.org.br/

Braskem’s commitment to positioning itself as an active defender of the climate action of the business sector and in favor of carbon pricing.

Publish an Annual Report in accordance with the framework of the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) that presents the results achieved in the year and the evolution of performance in the management of greenhouse gases, in alignment with the targets undertaken.

http://www.braskem-ri.com.br/relatorios-anuais

The World Bank

The World Bank is a vital source of financial and technical assistance to developing countries around the world.

http://www.worldbank.org/en/programs/pricing-carbon

Commitment to advance in the implementation carbon pricing policies to improve the management of risks and opportunities. Braskem adopted internal carbon pricing in 2015, during the evaluation of the annual investment portfolio.

Braskem continues to reinforce carbon pricing policies to guide investments proportionate to the scale of the climate challenges.

Commitment to share information, knowledge and lessons learned during the development and implementation of carbon pricing in technical forums on climate change in Brazil and abroad.

CEBDS

Brazilian Business Council for Sustainable Development

Commitment to guide its decisions in line with the seven CEBDS principles: prevalence of greater purpose, culture of service, wise use of power, part-whole consistency, pro-solution posture, ethics and self-regulation, and inclusion.

Braskem participates in the thematic councils on Climate Change and Water.

Braskem sets targets for improving efficiency in the use and reuse of water and works to engage gradually and continuously its supplier chain in the CDP Supplier Water platform.

Braskem promotes the reuse of industrial water from storm runoff, treated industrial effluents and treated household sewage in regions that potentially face the risk of water scarcity.

Braskem participates in collaborative projects with the NGO and academia and encourages participation in collaborative projects to promote the efficient and responsible use of water.

Braskem defends public policies for the reuse of water by the industrial sector and its value chain, in alignment with the National Industry Confederation (CNI).

Braskem is founder and co-leader of the Lower Losses, More Water Movement of the Global Compact, which seeks to increase water use efficiency in urban centers, in alignment with Sustainable Development Goals (ODS) 6 and 17.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZBBDASrzXMM

Communicate publicly through the Annual Report in accordance with the framework of the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) the results achieved in the year and the evolution of performance in the strategic management of water resources, in alignment with the targets undertaken.

http://www.braskem-ri.com.br/relatorios-anuais