2018 annual and sustainable performance report




A slew of acquisitions, investments and R&D partnerships here, a handful of innovations and awards there, a sprinkling of soccer and sailing and a pinch of corporate giving via sponsorships all add up to a full and colorful album. Here’s a look back at our 2018 highlights



Arkema Launches a “Salary Rounding” Scheme.
“Salary Rounding” lets employees in France donate the euro cents on their monthly pay slip to a nonprofit of their choice, from among the six selected by Arkema. These include Association Handi-Chiens, Association des Paralysés and Secours Populaire.To show our support, we match our employees’ donations.



New Project to Produce Polyamide 12 in China by Mid-2020. We unveil a 25% expansion of Arkema’s global polyamide 12 production capacity, alongside the major project we had already announced in the bio-based polyamide 11 chain. The addition at the Changshu complex in China will help us keep pace with strong demand in Asia for applications such as cable protection, lightweight automotive materials to replace metal, and high-tech sports shoes.