You are free to be you
At Braskem everyone is valued for being who they are. We created our Diversity and Inclusion Program for us to become increasingly more inclusive, making equal opportunities for all team members.
The program has three pillars:
Human diversity is a set of cultural, biological, social, and economic characteristics that make each individual a unique being. A diverse group, community or organization is one where a diversity of these characteristics exists.
Equity consists of adapting the existing rule to an actual situation in order to make it fairer. It is a process that begins by recognizing this uneven starting point and undertakes to correct and resolve the imbalance.
Inclusion is the appreciation and inclusion of populations that, for historical and social reasons, face barriers in society and in companies. It is the act of creating an inclusive work environment, training, visibility, respect, and fair treatment for these populations.
Our work fronts
In addition to actions developed across the board, that is, addressing the issue as a whole, we have initiatives based on five work fronts directed towards inclusion and empowering historically marginalized groups.
RACE AND ETHNICITY
Recruiting and retaining people of color to join as team members and leaders within the organization. Ensure an inclusive and prejudice free work environment.
We empower, upskill, and develop women to provide them equitable opportunities.
SUPPORTING OUR LOCAL COMMUNITIES’
Providing opportunities for historically marginalized groups who are underrepresented in the STEM fields.
PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES
Promote an inclusive work environment and equal opportunities for people with disabilities.
Promote an inclusive work environment, free from discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity, which guarantees equal opportunities and rights.
Exame Diversity Guide
We have been recognized, for the second time in a row, as the best company in the Chemical and Petrochemical sector in practices for promoting diversity. We obtained above-average scores on all assessed items, including gender, people with disabilities, ethnic-racial and LGBTQIA+. The award is one of the results of our Diversity & Inclusion Program, which aims to promote a work environment free from discrimination.
Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index
Braskem was selected to comprise the index portfolio, which evaluates companies with actions in promoting female leadership and talents, gender salary equality and inclusive culture. The indicator assesses and highlights successful companies in activities to promote female leadership, gender salary equality and inclusive culture. In all, 380 companies from 44 different countries participate in the index, with only 9 from Brazil.
Principles for Women's Empowerment Award
An initiative of UN Women and the Global Compact, Braskem won the Women’s Empowerment Principles - WEPs award, in the bronze category.
Elected as one of the best companies to work for in the world.
UN Global Compact
Recognition by the Global Compact and the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights for good practices in Human Rights.
LGBT+ Business Forum
Signatories of the Declaration since 2018, in 2022 we signed the open letter to reaffirm our commitment to equity, respect, and appreciation of the LGBTQIA+ community. The letter emphasizes the significance of including and retaining these individuals in the corporate setting and advocating for public policies that promote diversity and respect in the job market.
+ Mulher 360
This movement promotes diversity and an increase in female representation in the corporate world, in communities, and throughout the value chain. This movement has grown stronger over the years and has evolved into an association formed through the partnership of multiple private sector companies. By joining Movimento Mulher 360, we are furthering our commitment to promoting and discussing this topic with other businesses, and creating actions that have a positive internal effect on our value chain and a broader impact on society.