Arkema receives American Chemistry Council’s 2021 Sustainable Leadership Award for Societal Contributions
Arkema has demonstrated its leadership commitment by currently building the world’s largest bio-factory for advanced polyamide 11 in Singapore, while also co-founding and driving “Pragati”, the world’s first sustainable castor farming program, and launching its flagship Virtucycle® program for partially and fully recycled advanced bio-polymers.
Arkema is a global pioneer in advanced polyamide 11 materials derived 100 percent from sustainable castor oil, and the company is a founding member of the Pragati initiative for sustainable castor bean farming in India. Several thousand castor bean farmers and their families have been trained and certified by the Pragati initiative so far.
To further strengthen its commitment to the circular economy, Arkema created its Virtucycle® recycling program in 2019. The program develops loops for the collection and regeneration of high performance polymers while minimizing CO2 emissions. Recently Arkema announced the planned acquisition of Agiplast, its historical partner in recycling operations, which will enable the company to offer a full service to customers in terms of materials circularity.
ACC recognized the Sustainability Leadership Award winners at its Virtual Annual Meeting.