GROWING SUSTAINABLE SOLUTIONS
We continuously challenge the status quo in the deep belief that we can make our industry sustainable.
For us all, inner beauty matters as much as outer beauty. Consumers aspire to goods that bring them function, beauty …and meaning – goods that are made in a more sustainable and responsible way. Archroma makes a positive contribution to this aspiration across all its core areas. From textiles to paper and emulsions we are creating powerful new processes.
- Processes that enable us to get more from less;
- Processes and products that support our customers’ sustainability ambitions;
- Processes that help us contribute to a bright and beautiful world.
CONSIDERATION – THROUGHOUT THE WHOLE LIFE OF PRODUCTS
Our purpose is to create chemical technologies that minimize environmental impact at all stages in a product’s life cycle, from extraction to disposal. Archroma’s creation of sustainable value can be defined in the following 5 steps:
Step 1: Raw material selection. We evaluate the optimum raw material to deliver performance while minimizing the impact of extraction, synthesis, use and disposal.
Step 2: Product innovation and development. Sustainability is a major driver to deliver more and more effective solutions for our customers.
Step 3: Production. We strive for continual improvement in processes, saving natural resources and limiting emissions, with absolute focus on safety for our people and the communities around us. >> Read about our Sustainable Effluent Treatment facility in Pakistan
Step 4: Transport and logistics. We aim to select third parties with proven ability to deliver considerately, safely and with lower impact.
Step 5: Customer manufacturing. We work in close collaboration and partnership to continually improve products, reduce impact and develop more sustainable processes all the way through their products life-cycle.
We believe we can help make a better world with operations and products committed to ever more demanding requirements and standards.
We are working, across all parts of Archroma, to the highest standards of product stewardship. We are certified across the globe for ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001.
We support initiatives such as the Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals (ZDHC) Joint Roadmap with a portfolio of products that are compliant to the ZDHC Manufacturers Restricted Substance List (MRSL).
We also helped to develop the 2010/2015 PFOA stewardship program with US Environmental Protection Agency.
BRAND & PERFORMANCE TEXTILE SPECIALTIES
Archroma is applying its expertise to create more sustainable fabrics and fashion. We create new formulas that can benefit the whole life of garments, coverings and fabrics.
We strive to lead the sector in sustainability with new processes such as ADVANCED DENIM, EARTHCOLORS and ONE WAY Sustainability Service.
>> Our textile sustainability process
PACKAGING & PAPER SPECIALTIES
We develop products to make paper, board and tissue more sustainable and recyclable.
With our high level of expertise of the paper making process we help our customers to improve efficiency year after year.
>> Our paper sustainability approach
COATINGS, ADHESIVES & SEALANTS
With our Mowilith® emulsions, Archroma has been leading the way towards more sustainable paints and construction material for over a century.
Our expertise helps to deliver against higher and higher ecological standards.
>> Our emulsions sustainability page