We are a company committed to the circular economy and carbon neutrality, that believes and invests in innovation as a pillar rendering actions feasible.

Chemicals and plastics are present in various products used daily: in health, transportation, food, products for the home and personal use, and so many other essential segments of our life. Because of this, we work continuously to improve people’s lives by creating sustainable solutions through chemicals and plastics.



Braskem is a global company with industrial units located in Brazil, the United States, Mexico, Europa and Asia. Founded in 2002 via the integration of six companies from the Odebrecht Organization and the Mariani Group, we are the sixth largest petrochemical company in the world in the production of thermoplastic resins. With customers in more than 71 countries, we are the market leader in the Americas and pioneers in the production of biopolymers (plastic made of renewable raw material) on an industrial scale.

We are the largest producer of plastics in the Americas, based on the annual production capacity of our plants in Brazil and the United States.

We produce a diverse portfolio of petrochemicals and thermoplastics, including polyethylene (PE), green polyethylene (biopolymer), polypropylene (PP), and PVC. Our products are normally used to manufacture a wide range of items that people use in their daily lives in segments such as food packaging, home furniture, industrial and automobile components, paints and coatings, and others.

What we produce

Braskem is the only integrated first and second generation petrochemical company for thermoplastic resins in Brazil. This is reflected in competitive advantages, such as the scale of production and operational efficiency.

The first generation produces basic petrochemicals such as ethylene and propylene from naphtha, natural gas and ethane. These compounds are fundamental to the second generation, which involves the manufacturing of thermoplastic resins (PE, PP and PVC), used subsequently by the third generation, transformation companies.


Renewables and recycled
  • Ethanol
  • Post-consumption residue
Non renewable
  • Crude Oil/Naphtha
  • Natural Gas/Ethane
  • Propylene
  • Salt

Basic chemicals

  • Ethylene
  • Propylene
  • Butadiene
  • Aromatics

Polymers and other products

  • Resins (PE, PP, PVC)
  • Intermediaries
  • Specialties


  • Plastics
  • Fibers
  • Rubber
  • Paint, Coatings and others

Demand Segments

  • Packaging
  • Healthcare
  • (Medical and Pharmacist)
  • Cosmetics
  • Textiles
  • Electrical and Electronic
  • Aircraft and Aerospace
  • Automotive Sector
  • Insdustrial Users
  • Agriculture

Big numbers




in Net Revenue in 2021.

Production Capacity



of chemicals and

9.3 million tons of thermoplastic resins



team members in 11 countries.

Industrial units and Offices









Innovation Centers
around the world.

Clients in



countries on
5 continents

Our way of being

We believe in the power of people

We believe in the potential and in the desire of our team members to develop and overcome challenges with courage and daring. At the side of our customers, we acknowledge that our team members deserve the best we can offer. For this reason, we work together to create unique and effective solutions that drive positive transformation in the supply chain.

Like our customers, our suppliers are a fundamental part of Braskem and add value to everything we do. We also support our shareholders, who place their trust in us and encourage us to exceed their expectations every day. In addition to this, obviously, we also have a duty to society and the communities where we operate and we do this by showing respect for the environment and promoting well-being.

Entrepreneurship is in our actions

We value attitudes that highlight even more our humane side and our eye on the future. We encourage every person to perform a leadership role in their own professional journey, within and outside the company, from internship to post-retirement.

We value the individuality of everyone, we guarantee their rights and strive to be more diverse and inclusive every day. By empowering our team members, we stimulate professional development and place our trust in them to deliver the best possible outcome.

These values drive us not only from the point of view of human development, but also from a corporate standpoint.

We encourage an innovative attitude

We foster ideas that enable us to deliver intelligent and unique solutions to our clients. With the courage of the restless, we conduct research and use state-of-the-art technologies to transform processes in our operations. We also constantly seek out new methodologies and practices that assist us in reformulating the way we work to maximize our business performance.

We are transparent in our communication and accountable for our actions. Competence, integrity and safety are our non-negotiable values, as are the foundations of a valuable, competitive and prosperous company, ensuring its continuity.

We also make decisions guided by our global Sustainable Development strategy and, together with our supply chain partners, develop a series of projects to improve impacts, taking into account such aspects as climate change, efficient water use and proper disposal of post-consumption waste.


  • 2022 Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index – selected for the second consecutive time to take part in the Bloomberg Gender Equality Index (GEI) portfolio.

  • Women’s Empowerment Principles (WEPs) Award – bronze category. The initiative belongs to the UN Women and Global Compact.

  • Braskem was awarded the Seal of Pro-Equity in Gender and Race Program in its 6th Edition, granted by the Ministry of Women, Family and Humans Rights (Ministério da Mulher, Família e Direitos Humanos, MMFDH), UN Women and the International Labor Organization (ILO).

  • Elected one of the best companies to work for in the world by the Forbes Ranking.

  • Recognition by the UN Global Compact and High Commissioner for Human Rights for Good Human Rights Practices..

  • Recognized by the Bloomberg News Economy Forum as the best thermoplastic resin producing company in the circular economy.

  • Inclusion in the LEAD group of the Global Compact , for engagement in sustainable development since 2014.

  • Return to ISE B3 among the highest placed of the selected companies.

  • Among world leaders in the CDP Climate and CDP Water rankings (Carbon Disclosure Project).

  • Private Social Investment: 145 social projects that have benefited more than 758,000 people globally and BRL 38 million invested in social actions, including fighting the pandemic.

Braskem history

Founded in August 2002 from the integration of six companies of the Odebrecht Organization and the Mariani Group, Braskem is, today, the largest producer of thermoplastic resins in the Americas and the leading producer of polypropylene in the United States.

Observe the formation of the company, which began in 1979, on the timeline. Challenges, innovations, and achievements all comprise part of the Braskem trajectory.