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Braskem Chosen for Stock Exchange Sustainability Index

Braskem was selected for the eighth consecutive time to join the BM&FBOVESPA Corporate Sustainability Index (ISE). The company’s permanence on the index reflects its commitment to good corporate governance practices, social responsibility and sustainable development.

Braskem considers the issues of health, safety and environment to be business values integrated with the management of its operations. From 2002 to 2011, Braskem reduced its personal accident rate with and without time loss by 88% and became a global reference in its sector of operation.

Its ecoefficiency indicators indicate a 62% reduction in the generation of waste and 34% reduction in the generation of effluents. The petrochemical company also invests in the improvement of its processes to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. In 2010, it completed its fourth inventory of emissions, having recorded a reduction of over 11% between 2008 and 2010.

The new ISE portfolio includes 51 shares from 37 companies that represent 16 sectors and R$ 1.07 trillion in market value, equivalent to 44.81% of the total value of the companies with shares traded on the stock exchange. The index will apply from January 7, 2013 to January 3, 2014.