Founded in 2004, Arkema is one of the leading chemical companies in the world. It employs more than 15,000 people and operates over 80 industrial facilities in Europe, North America and Asia. The company offers a range of industrial chemicals and vinyl and performance products. It had an annual revenue of 5.7 billion euros in 2007. The company also provides plant management, research and marketing services. It operates various central divisions that specialize in human resources, logistics management, environment protection, process expertise and information technology. Arkema serves the agricultural, automotive, chemicals, construction and electrical industries. The company additionally offers hydrogen peroxide, vinyl compounds, acrylics, caustic soda, functional additives and technical polymers. Arkema maintains its headquarters in Philadelphia.