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« Ethical » rating of Arkema , group and subsidiaries

Jobs -3% /1998 Pollution 5 Fraud 5 Sales 6 Bn $.€ /year
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BBL (Banque Brussels Lambert)Belgium4,6Les Echos
Dodge & CoxUnited States of America5
Franklin Resources, IncUnited States of America5Cercle Finance
JP Morgan & Co.United States of America5,03
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Internal restructuring: Arkema restructures its factories of Carling (Moselle, -139 jobs) and that of its Altuglas subsidiary in Bernouville (the Eure, -76 jobs).: France
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Internal restructuring: France
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Internal restructuring: Arkema restructures its factory of Menet Saint in Marseilles.: France
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Merger/Acquisition: Reorganization before the sale of the activity of primary amines production of Feuchy (Pas de Calais).: France
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Internal restructuring: Arkema reorganizes its Carling-Saint-Avold plant.: France
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Internal restructuring: Reorganization of the factory of Lacq-Mourenx specialized in the chemistry of the hydrogen sulphide.: France
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Closure/Bankruptcy: France
Closure/Bankruptcy: France
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Closure/Bankruptcy: Fermeture du sites de Villers Saint Paul (Oise), l'unité de caoutchouc synthétiques de Carling et de granulés de polypropylène de Dieuze en Moselle.: France
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country : consequences
2009France : Arkema builds a manufacturing plant of carbon nanotubes in Mont (Pyrénées-Atlantiques). This unit, with a production capacity of 400 tons/year, will be operational in 2011.Enerzine
2008France : An explosion then a fire were started by a gas leak, perhaps of hydrogen, in the Arkema plant in Lavéra, without causing victim.Les Echos
2008France : Arkema studies the manufacture of functional copolymer and carbon nanotubes within the Genesis program. The nanoparticules are potentially dangerous for health and l' environment.Les Echos
2008France : " The Nanotechnologies are one of the major axes of research identified by research Corporate ARKEMA. In this set of themes, the carbon nanotubes held all the attention of the company which launched out in the marketing of these products, under the name of Graphistrength." mark; Many a nanoparticules, according to their size and of their form, can penetrate in the human cells, the brain, and s' there to accumulate. Several studies show their in vitro toxicity and in vivo.
2006France Les Echos

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yearfinancial misdemeanorsalesincome source
2009 The European commission inflicted fines of a total of 173 million euros to several chemists, Arkema, Ciba, Elementis and Akzo-Nobel, shown to be itself heard between 1987 and 2000 on the sale of stabilizing thermal additions to the PVC products     Les Echos
2008 Arkema, Akzo Nobel and Erikem Luxembourg are condemned by the European commission for participating, between 1995 and 2000, in cartel agreement on the market of sodium chlorate.     La Tribune
2007 The European Commission has sent formal antitrust charges to 'a number' of companies, of which Arkema, Kemira and Akzo Nobels units, in the sodium chlorate sector over alleged cartel activity between 1994 and 2000. Sodium chlorate is mainly used as a bleaching agent in the pulp and paper industry.     AFX
2006 The European Commission fined Solvay, Arkema, Ausimont, Akzo Nobel, Kemira, Air Liquide, Degussa 388 million euros for cartel on the peroxide market between 1994 and 2000. Peroxydes are used to bleach the paper pulp and textiles. The companies "exchanged information, limited their production, shared markets and customers and fixed and controlled the prices".    
2006   0,04   billion Eu€
2006 Arkema, Degussa, ICI, Lucite and Quinn Barlo formed a cartel and agreed on "prices for acrylic glass, that they fixed and supervised, and exchanged important confidential information on the commercial level in the European economic Area (EEE) between 1997 and 2002" estimated the European Commission which imposed them a 340 million euros fine. Acrylic glass is largely used, in particular in cars, DVD, lenses, domestic appliances, electronics, bath-tubs and showers.     Cercle Finance
2005   5,7-0,43   billion Eu€
2005   5,71-0,43   billion Eu€
2004   5,32-0,62   billion Eu€
2003   5,05-0,38   billion Eu€
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2006slogan: Arkema. The world is our inspiration.;

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