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OUR COMPANY
OUR QUALITY MANAGEMENT
VENDOR
CUSTOMER
Archroma is an active member of the European Chemical Industry Council (CEFIC), a non-profit
organization which represents large, medium and small chemical companies across Europe. CEFIC is
devoted to promoting a thriving European chemical industry that is broadly recognized to provide
sustainable, safe and resource efficient solutions, foster prosperity, growth and investments in Europe
and to provide safe and resource efficient solutions to meet the challenges for future generations.
Archroma is a bluesign® technologies system partner, an independent organization that represents the
vision and mindset of responsible and sustainable manufacturing of textile consumer products, that acts
as an independent verifier to secure trust and transparency. Archroma has over 1000 products which have
been bluesign® approved for the use in manufacturing textiles with the highest degree of safety for the
consumer, the lowest possible impact on people and the environment and with the responsible use of
resources.
Archroma and all subsidiaries operate to global standardized management
systems:
- SN EN ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management Systems Standard
- SN EN ISO 14001:2015 Environmental management Systems Standard
- BS OHSAS 18001:2007 Occupational Health and Safety Management System Standard
Initial third party audit and certification in 2014, re-certified in 2017 with a current validity until July 2020.
Internal audits are made throughout the year on Archroma sites by the quality management team.
Ownership of the quality management system is by our Head of Quality Management disciplinary
reporting to the COO and functionally to the CEO. Quality management reviews are held bi-annually with
the Leadership Team to monitor progress on system development and corrective action plans.
Quality management plays a critical role in our activities, in particular quality assurance and subsequent
control to prevent either the introduction of, or the production of, unwanted hazardous substances in our
commercial products. This is reported in further detail in our chapter referring to “Safe”.
Archroma is also an associate member of the FluoroCouncil, a global organization representing the world’s
leading fluoro-technology companies. Founded in 2011, the members of the FluoroCouncil lead research
and development to introduce new fluoro-technology products with improved environmental and
toxicological profiles. Archroma assisted in the development of the 2010/2015 perfluoro octanoic acid
(PFOA) stewardship program with US Environmental Protection Agency.
Archroma is a member of, and is represented on the board of, the Ecological and Toxicological Association
of Dyes and Organic Pigments Manufacturers (ETAD), an independent international association for
colorant-producing companies. ETAD provides a voluntary framework within which the member
companies and their value chain can cooperate for the benefit of health and the environment, promote
responsible care principles and product stewardship and cooperate with authorities to harmonize health
and environmental regulations.
Affiliations and Memberships
Archroma is a member of the United Nations Global Compact. This voluntary initiative is a commitment to
implement universal sustainability principles and to take steps to support the United Nations goals,
by aligning strategies and operations with the universal principles of the United Nations Ten Principles on
human rights, labor, environment and anti-corruption; and to take strategic actions to advance broader
societal goals, such as the UN Sustainable Development Goals, with an emphasis on collaboration and
innovation. A requirement of this commitments is the annual submission of a “Communication of Progress”
which outlines the implementation and measurement of outcome of the activities to support the ten
principles, under the 4 pillars of Human Rights, Labor, Environmental and Anti-Corruption. The document
can be found here: https:/www.unglobalcompact.org/what-is-gc/participants/119991#cop
Archroma is a signatory of the International Council of Chemical Associations Responsible Care® Global
Charter since 2014. Responsible Care is a commitment to an ethic of safe chemicals management and
performance excellence in the chemical industry. It enhances public confidence and trust in the industry’s
dedication to safely manage chemicals throughout their lifecycle, while ensuring that chemistry
contributes to improving living standards, enhancing our quality of life and protecting the environment.
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Archroma is also a member of the Association of Manufacturers of Process and Performance Chemicals
TEGEWA (Textil, Gerbstoff u. Waschmittel). TEGEWA is an organization that fosters pre-competitive
dialogue and collaboration of manufacturers of process and performance chemicals for industrial users.
As a member of TEGEWA and ETAD Archroma has advised towards the ZDHC Joint Roadmap
(Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals) programs.
Archroma is also a member of industry related associations, such as the Society of Dyers and Colourists
(SDC) and the American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists (AATCC), and as such we support
their respective conventions and workstreams.
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