With local residents and communities around the Group's sites, as well as civil society, NGOs, public authorities and professional associations, we have established a lasting relationship of trust in order to inform about our activities, and we are committed to communicating in a transparent and accountable manner. An innovative approach of open exchange, formalized for nearly 20 years under the Common Ground® label.
In addition, we strive to promote the individual development and collective commitment of the Company’s men and women. Our global human resource policy places a key focus on the development of skills, talents and mobility, as well as the promotion of cultural and gender diversity, and the prevention of discrimination.
While diversity is important, it is not enough. We must be inclusive. We must bring people into our Group not because they are different, but because they are capable and complementary.
Respect for Human Rights is of the utmost importance to Arkema
Therefore, Arkema endeavours to prevent and identify potential Human Rights violations against its employees, its partners and its other stakeholders, and remedy if necessary.
We oppose all forms of forced labour, child labour, human trafficking, discrimination and harassment, and uphold the fundamental rights of a decent minimum wage, health and safety for our employees and those of external companies working on our sites, equal opportunities and equal remuneration, respect for private life, freedom of association, the right to strike and the right to collective bargaining.
Arkema’s vigilance regarding respects for Human Rights applies to its own operations, across its value chain and notably to its suppliers and subcontractors, and is part of its due diligence process while evaluating potential acquisitions.
Arkema’s commitment is set out in its Human Rights Policy.
Finally, on a global scale, the Group places great importance in conducting its activities in line with the principles and rules of ethics, integrity and compliance. So, collectively and individually, we make sure that we observe and implement the laws and regulations in force as well as best practices in the conduct of our business.
Arkema rallies round
From the outset of the health crisis in 2020, Arkema's priority has been the health and safety of its employees, as well as support for its various stakeholders. Across the world, the Group's sites have mobilized resources to join in the global effort to fight the pandemic. Driven by a purposeful spirit of solidarity, the unwavering involvement of our employees has made it possible to carry out many actions with our various partners and communities.