"Joining the WBCSD is an important step for Arkema. More than ever, in a world faced with economic, environmental and social challenges, our mission as an industrial company is to use our expertise in materials science to facilitate the transition to a sustainable world. Together with other WBCSD partners, we will be able to accelerate this transition and provide innovative solutions that contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals defined by the UN," said Thierry Le Hénaff, chairman and CEO of Arkema.
With its unique Specialty Materials expertise, Arkema contributes through its innovative solutions and the management of its activities, to addressing four major issues of today and tomorrow: growing urbanization, scarcity of resources, climate change and the challenge of new technologies.
In line with the Paris Agreement, Arkema adopted an ambitious new climate plan at the beginning of the year, contributing to a global warming target of "well below 2°C" and thus committed to reducing its overall GHG (Greenhouse Gas) emissions by 38% by 2030, compared to its 2015 levels (SBT* target) - regardless of the increase in its production volumes.
*Science Based Target