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PHILADELPHIA, Feb. 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Braskem was included as a component of the Dow Jones Sustainability Index Emerging Markets (DJSI Emerging Markets), the new sustainability index for companies from emerging markets on the New York Stock Exchange that was launched February 21, 2013 This international recognition attests to Braskem's commitment to expanding its contribution to sustainable development through good practices in corporate governance and social and environmental responsibility.
The largest producer of thermoplastic resins in the Americas and the world's largest biopolymer producer, the Brazilian company is also a component of the Corporate Sustainability Index (ISE) of the BM&FBovespa S.A. - Securities, Commodities and Futures Exchange, an index launched eight years ago formed by 37 companies considered benchmarks in the area of sustainability.
"Since its creation, Braskem has adopted the strategy of pursuing best products and processes and offering solutions for society through its client chain that are anchored in sustainability. The company is continuously expanding its contribution and, as part of its vision, seeks to become the world leader in sustainable chemicals," said Jorge Soto, sustainable development director at Braskem.
Braskem is the largest producer of thermoplastic resins in the Americas. With 36 industrial plants in Brazil, the United States and Germany, the company produces over 35 billion pounds of thermoplastic resins and other petrochemicals per year. Braskem is the world's leading biopolymers producer with its 440 million pound green polyethylene plant that produces polyethylene from sugarcane-based ethanol.
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