about braskem in alagoas

With one plant in Maceió and another in Marechal Deodoro, Braskem is one of the most important industrial companies in the state and the anchor of the chemical and plastics production chain. The two sites in Alagoas are the largest manufacturers of polyvinyl chloride (PVC) in Latin America and of caustic soda in South America.

Our Alagoas sites supply essential raw materials for the production of aluminum, cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, glass, metallurgical processes, among others. In addition, these units produce important basic inputs used in the hygiene, cleaning, construction and infrastructure industries.

With our own maritime terminal and two laboratories, we constantly invest in innovation and the reliability of our processes, always focusing on the safety and well-being of people and communities.


Created in 1987, the Environmental Station — Green Belt is an example of the recovery and preservation of coastal vegetation and Atlantic Forest areas. Certified by IBAMA as a Conservation Breeding Ground for local fauna and flora and recognized by UNESCO as an environmental reserve, the Belt receives scheduled visits to learn about hydroponics, beekeeping and the importance of bees, the correct use of plastic and activities such as ecological trails, among others.

braskem alagoas in numbers

The Braskem sites in Alagoas provide significant numbers for our company.

AROUND 4,000

direct and indirect jobs


per year generated by Braskem in the state's industrial production


per year in direct and indirect income generated for the state generated by the company's operation


people covered per year by the company's social initiatives

Follow Braskem's highlights in Alagoas.


Braskem has been supporting five recyclable materials cooperatives in Maceió and Marechal Deodoro since 2013, donating equipment, physical structure, technical advice and support to obtain documents and permits. The action directly benefits 130 waste pickers who, between 2020 and 2021, increased their monthly income by up to R$1,000. The aim is to promote the social and economic integration of workers, contributing to their personal development, professional qualification and income generation.

Ser+ Program IN NUMBERS:

130 WASTE PICKERS covered

Over 480 PEOPLE indirectly covered


Ser+ Program IN PICTURES:

Launched in 2021 in partnership with Senai, it offers seats on free vocational courses for people out of work. It has already graduated 54 people from its sewing, warehouse work and computer assembly classes. Openings are advertised on WhatsApp groups in the Pontal and Trapiche da Barra communities and at meetings with residents.

Emprega mais IN NUMBERS:

54 graduates

3 COURSES offered

Emprega mais IN PICTURES:

The project addresses the circular economy in schools in Maceió and Marechal Deodoro, encouraging students to exchange plastic waste for items such as school supplies, hygiene and cleaning products and food. Since the project was launched in 2021, more than 6 tons of plastic have been collected and all the material collected goes to waste pickers' cooperatives. As well offering gift rewards, Plastitroque encourages selective waste collection, thus promoting sustainable post-consumption and reinforcing themes such as the circular economy and recycling.

Plastitroque IN NUMBERS:

Over 6 TONS of plastic collected in 2021

Over 2 TONS of food delivered in exchange for plastic

22 HYGIENE KITS delivered

524 SCHOOL KITS delivered

Over 2,965 PEOPLE reached and impacted

90 VOLUNTEERS involved

656 HOURS of volunteer work

Plastitroque IN PICTURES:

Since 2006, fishermen from Maceió, Barra de São Miguel, Marechal Deodoro, Roteiro and Coqueiro Seco have been learning how to produce honey and generate extra income during the off-season, when fishing is prohibited so that the species can reproduce to a satisfactory level. The project teaches the craft of beekeeping, provides training and technical support for participants. In 2021, each of the 67 people assisted had an average income of R$1,400 per month from the sale of honey and propolis.

Pescadores do Mel IN NUMBERS:


Over 1,300 PEOPLE COVERED since 2006

Average monthly income of R$1,400 due to the program

Pescadores do Mel IN PICTURES:

Program that trains teachers to develop activities with students that address sustainable practices related to water, solid waste management and the life cycle of plastic and its benefits. It was created in 2000 and by 2021 it had trained 20,000 teachers, benefiting more than 250,000 students.

Lagoa Viva IN NUMBERS:

Over 20 YEARS in operation

Held in 35 MUNICIPALITIES in Alagoas since 2000

20,000 participating teachers

25,000 students covered


Held in partnership with the Akatu Institute, it has been bringing environmental education to schools since 2013, presenting concepts of sustainability and conscious consumption. By December 2021, more than 4,500 students had been reached through this initiative.

Edukatu in numbers:

Over 9 YEARS in operation

Over 4,500 students covered


Created in 1987 to ensure a safe distance between the industrial unit and the surrounding community, the space welcomes visitors, disseminating knowledge about sustainability, recycling, conservation of fauna and flora, and the company's socio-environmental programs.

Braskem Environmental Station - Green Belt IN NUMBERS:

Over 35 YEARS in operation

150 HECTARES preserved

Around 6,000 visitors annually

Braskem Environmental Station - Green Belt IN PICTURES:

Braskem supports the development actions carried out by the Mandaver Institute in communities living in conditions of social vulnerability in the Vergel do Lago neighborhood in Maceió. Mandaver's focus is to stimulate the local economy with professional training, sport and education. The Institute also has a social bank and activities aimed at sustainable entrepreneurship and the circular economy with a socio-environmental emphasis. The shellfish harvesters who take part in the project sell the charru mussel (known as "sururu" in Portuguese) shells and are paid with "Sururote", a social currency developed for the community. Each Sururote is equivalent to R$1.00 and is accepted in supermarkets, clothing stores, barbershops in the neighborhood and other services in the neighborhood.

Partnership with Mandaver Institute Social Bank IN NUMBERS:

Over 4,000 PEOPLE covered in 2021

Over 12,000 PEOPLE indirectly covered in 2021

Over 380 MENTORSHIPS for businesses in the Vergel neighborhood

Approximately 17 TONS of sururu shells properly disposed of

Partnership with Mandaver Institute Social Bank IN PICTURES: