During COP21, Braskem gave particular attention to the debate on a carbon-pricing model capable of encouraging companies to reduce their levels of greenhouse gas emissions. In addition, the Company has already created a platform to support its investment decisions that considers the potential cost of carbon, which may result from future regulatory requirements.
Braskem aims to be among the best large chemical companies in the world in terms of GHG emissions intensity and a major player in carbon sequestration. To achieve these goals, Braskem invests in innovation and technology focused on creating products with smaller carbon footprint, as well as supporting clients and partners when developing chemicals and plastics applications that reduce GHG emissions. For example, the Braskem Maxio® portfolio of resins was developed to offer reduced energy consumption and, consequently, environmental gains such as reductions in GHG emissions.
Moreover, Braskem has implemented a strategy to develop new products that capture CO2 from the atmosphere. A good example is the Green PE, the first renewable-based polyethylene in the world produced on an industrial scale, which captures more than 2.5 t CO2 per ton of product. Braskem has already announced two new products under development: Green Butadiene and Green Isoprene.
Our strategy on development of renewable raw material based products has already demonstrated that is an important solution for climate change mitigation.