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Last update 31 March 2022

Description of economic activities

Activities of head offices (NACE2 7010)

The company is engaged in the manufacture of chemical products. Its shares are traded on the Euronext Paris market and in the New York Stock Exchange. The company was incorporated in 1989. The company has its registered office located in Boulogne-Billancourt, France.The company is a global specialty chemicals company recognized for its technology positions in performance materials, applications chemistry, and the organics and services clusters. Partnering with major players in the automotive, electronics, perfumery, tires, and consumer care markets, the company offers tailor-made solutions combining original molecules and technologies to respond to customers' needs. Three clusters organized around seven enterprises: performance materials, which are produced by Polyamide and Acetow businesses; functional chemicals that are supplied by Novecare and Silcea; and organics and services that are offered by Eco Services, Organics, Energy Services. The company's commitment to sustainable development is a core value and driver throughout its businesses.The company's business, Rhodia Acetow, specializes in the production of cellulose acetate fiber used in the manufacture of cigarette filters. It is the number three in the world for cellulose acetate fiber and its leading brands is Rhodia Filter Tow. The Rhodia Polyamide business is the world's second largest producer of polyamide 6.6, serving such varied industries as automotive, electronics, leisure, and silk-screen printing. It has developed two major product lines, which include engineering plastics used for its high mechanical and thermal performance in the automotive industry, electrical and electronic applications, and industrial and leisure consumer goods. Other major product line features high-strength fibers and filaments, used in tires, airbags, ropes and netting, as well as in the manufacture of flocked surfaces for the automotive industry. Another area of activity of Rhodia Polyamide covers yarns, which are used mainly in clothing, for the Latin American market. Its leading brands include Technyl, Technyl Star, Technyl Force, Technyl Alloy, Stabamid, Dioro, and Amni. Rhodia Polyamide is the number two in the world in polyamide 6.6 markets and number three in the world for polyamide-based engineering plastics.The company has cooperation agreements with the following leading universities and research centers worldwide: France's National Scientific Research Center (CNRS); University of California at Santa Barbara, Princeton University, UC Riverside, and Harvard in the United States; Universite© Catholique de Louvain in Belgium; and Universidade Estadual de Campinas (Unicamp) in Brazil.

  • France (FR)
  • Company type: Corporate
  • Chief Executive Officer (CEO): Mr Nicolas Jacques Etienne Marie G Boel
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Universal declarations

Declarations and treaties recognised by the country where the company has its registered office

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  • ILO C029 - Forced Labour Convention, 1930 (No. 29):
  • ILO C087 - Freedom of Association and Protection of the Right to Organise Convention, 1948 (No. 87):
  • ILO C098 - Right to Organise and Collective Bargaining Convention, 1949 (No. 98):
  • ILO C100 - Equal Remuneration Convention, 1951 (No. 100):
  • ILO C105 - Abolition of Forced Labour Convention, 1957 (No. 105):
  • ILO C111 - Discrimination (Employment and Occupation) Convention, 1958 (No. 111):
  • ILO C138 - Minimum Age Convention, 1973 (No. 138):
  • ILO C182 - Worst Forms of Child Labour Convention, 1999 (No. 182):

Directives applied in the company offices in EU 27

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