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 4,000direct and indirect jobs
R$2.2 BILLIONper year generated by Braskem in the state's industrial production
R$417 MILLIONper year in direct and indirect income generated for the state generated by the company's operation
30,000+people covered per year by the company's social initiatives
Follow Braskem's highlights in Alagoas.
BRASKEM-SPONSORED PROJECT OFFERS FREE SOCCER AND JIU-JITSU CLASSES
Started in August this year, the Mandaver no Esporte project provides soccer and jiu-jitsu classes to more than 270 children and teenagers from the Vergel do Lago neighborhood in Maceió. The initiative is sponsored by Braskem and has a dedicated space for classes, as well as providing uniforms, kimonos, bibs and shoes for the students.
Classes in each discipline are taught by a specialized team and take place twice a week, with classes offered before and after school to age groups ranging from 6 to 17 years old. The aim is to promote the all-round education of students, improving their quality of life through social inclusion and the human right to leisure and health.
WECARE WEEK IN ALAGOAS MOBILIZES 30 VOLUNTEERS
A group of 30 volunteers gathered on Pontal da Barra beach in Maceió for the Alagoas Regional Office's action as part of WeCare Week, a week of actions focused on circular economy. In all, around 100 kilos of material were collected over a 1.5 km stretch. In addition, dozens of mangrove seedlings were planted on the edge of the Mundaú lagoon, with the support of Nosso Mangue, helping to perpetuate the native vegetation in the region.
A Braskem partner through the Ser+ Program since April 2023, the Lagoa Mundaú Collectors' Cooperative (Coopmundaú) was chosen to receive the plastic material collected in this edition.
MEET THE WINNERS OF THE 2ND BRASKEM CALL FOR PROPOSALS
This year, the "Projects that Transform" program selected two projects to receive up to R$50,000 (each) in incentives in Alagoas. The Mandaver Institute's "Mãos à obra" project will diversify the range of services on offer in the Vergel do Lago community in Maceió, offering civil construction workshops with theoretical, technical and practical lessons in painting and bricklaying. The Ayni Institute's "Plastic Oceans: Circular Economy in Coastal Communities" project seeks to promote the removal of plastics from the Mundaú-Manguaba Lagoon Estuarine Complex, with the creation of a waste collection and processing center that will transform them into various artifacts. The winners were assessed in five stages: eliminatory analysis, technical classification, initial documentation, strategy and final documentation.
Click here to see the list of winning projects throughout Brazil.
PLASTITROQUE COLLECTS 6 TONS OF PLASTIC WASTE
Last week, we held the 2nd edition of Plastitroque 2023 in Maceió, in the Vergel do Lago neighborhood. In two days, more than 6 tons of plastic waste were collected by the community, following awareness-raising activities at the Professor Anaias de Lima Andrade School, the Shellfish Harvesters Cooperative (Coopmaris) and the Mandaver Institute, all in the same neighborhood. More than 500 people joined in and all the material collected in this edition was donated to the cooperatives Coopmundaú, in Vergel do Lago, and Cooprel, in Benedito Bentes. In this edition of the project, 852 food kits were distributed (approximately 3.5 tons of food), 363 school kits (with notebooks, pens, pencils, erasers, sharpeners, pencil cases, coloring pencils and hydrocolors), 290 personal hygiene kits, as well as 97 squeezes.
TV Cultura, in partnership with Braskem, has produced a series of educational videos highlighting the importance of recycling and explaining how each one of us can help build a more sustainable future. The content will be shown until October during program breaks and can also be accessed on YouTube. Click here to access . This partnership is part of our efforts to eliminate plastic waste and ensure access to educational and relevant content on the subject, enabling people to become multipliers of this information.
BRASKEM 2024 INTERNSHIP PROGRAM
Applications for the Braskem 2024 Internship Program are now open! In this edition, we are offering 223 university and technical internships in the five states where we are present: São Paulo, Bahia, Rio Grande do Sul, Rio de Janeiro and Alagoas. Here, we recognize the value of authentic people, with diverse profiles and stories, and we encourage new ideas in a respectful, collaborative environment that offers space for talents to take the lead in their journeys, thus promoting their professional growth. Applications can be submitted online through September 11. Your ideas build the future with us. Share this opportunity with your friends and family! Click here to register.
At Braskem we believe in the potential of a diverse and inclusive work environment, where people feel free to be who they are. It is this diversity of people and ideas that helps us to be even more innovative and improve people's lives. With this in mind, we created the Braskem Black Journey, a space to further enhance the careers of black university students. The free platform has exclusive content that will contribute to the development of black people in the job market: podcasts, videos, an interactive forum, as well as information about Braskem's Internship Program. Click here to access the platform and register.
BRASKEM UNVEILS NEW RECYCLED PVC SOLUTIONS
Committed to offering solutions that promote the circular economy in industry, Braskem has launched two new PVC solutions made from recycled raw materials. The two new compounds are part of the Wenew portfolio, our circularity ecosystem.One of these products is recycled PVC compound made from part of our own big bag packaging used to transport PVC resin, in a groundbreaking launch in the country. The hood made from the recycled compound is used at Braskem's plants in Alagoas and Bahia. To date, 11,000 hoods have been made. Learn more here.
BRASKEM'S 2nd CALL FOR PROPOSALS: PROJECTS THAT TRANSFORM
Proposals are now being accepted for Braskem's 2nd Call for Proposals: Projects that Transform. The program aims to support social projects that focus on the local and sustainable development of the communities surrounding our operations. The winning projects will be announced in the last quarter of 2023, after careful evaluation stages. After the winners have been selected and the financial transfer is completed, the initiatives will be monitored by Braskem. Registration has been extended until July 3 at: http://editalbraskem2023.prosas.com.br. The site also provides information on the training to support the preparation of proposals, which will take place June 13-16, 2-5 pm.
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
5 COOPERATIVES 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:
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:
6 MUNICIPALITIES covered
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
Lagoa Viva IN PICTURES:
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
Edukatu IN PICTURES:
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:
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