Philadelphia, PA – Arkema, a leader in specialty materials, has partnered with Habitat for Humanity Philadelphia for a sponsorship at the Community Builder level. Through its three-year sponsorship, Arkema will provide a total of $330,000 in funding, donate its sustainable building products and offer its technical expertise, and contribute employee volunteers to help build homes in addition to other programs to support Philadelphians. Arkema’s contributions will help Habitat Philadelphia to increase homeownership rates for people of color, creating strong and stable communities.
“Arkema shares Habitat Philadelphia’s vision of a city where everyone has a decent place to live,” said Corinne O’Connell, CEO, Habitat for Humanity Philadelphia. “While Arkema has supported Habitat Philadelphia for many years, we look forward to working with them as dedicated partners to continue to build strength, stability and self-reliance through shelter. Together, we will transform communities.”
“Philadelphia is a city that we love and a big part of our story, with Arkema’s roots in the region dating back to the 1800s. We’re proud to partner with Habitat Philadelphia to provide local families with healthy, affordable homes,” said Tony O’Donovan, regional leader, Arkema North America. “Supporting our communities is core to Arkema’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) ambition and our values. This partnership allows us to give back to our hometown in many ways and we’re excited to demonstrate how Arkema Builds Community.”
Arkema is a leader in specialty materials offering innovation solutions to help create a more sustainable world. The company’s CSR commitments focus on sustainable development solutions, managing its activities responsibly and cultivating an open dialogue with stakeholders. The Habitat Philadelphia partnership is one of many community-focused CSR initiatives around the world, which are primarily involved in the areas of education, diversity and inclusion, environmental protection and health.
With its North America headquarters in King of Prussia, Pa., and other local sites in Exton and Birdsboro, Pa., and in Paulsboro, N.J., Arkema has more than 850 employees in the Philadelphia region. Learn more.
About Habitat for Humanity Philadelphia
Habitat for Humanity Philadelphia builds strength, stability, and self-reliance through shelter. Habitat for Humanity Philadelphia transforms lives and our city by building and repairing quality homes in partnership with families in need and by uniting all Philadelphians around the cause of affordable housing. Since 1985, Habitat for Humanity Philadelphia has built and sold 248 energy-efficient homes to first-time homeowners, and strategically partnered with more than 750 homeowners and their families to provide critical home repairs. For more information, visit www.habitatphiladelphia.org
Building on its unique set of expertise in materials science, Arkema offers a portfolio of first-class technologies to address ever-growing demand for new and sustainable materials. With the ambition to become in 2024 a pure player in Specialty Materials, the Group is structured into 3 complementary, resilient and highly innovative segments dedicated to Specialty Materials – Adhesive Solutions, Advanced Materials, and Coating Solutions – accounting for some 91% of Group sales in 2022, and a well-positioned and competitive Intermediates segment. Arkema offers cutting-edge technological solutions to meet the challenges of, among other things, new energies, access to water, recycling, urbanization and mobility, and fosters a permanent dialogue with all its stakeholders. The Group reported sales of around €11.5 billion ($12.1 billion USD) in 2022, and operates in some 55 countries with 21,100 employees worldwide.