Archroma-Sustainability-Report-FY2018 - Flipbook - Page 30
We take initiatives to reduce environmental risks in the production, storage, distribution and usage of
our products and in the disposal of waste. This includes the efficient use of energy and resources and the
continuous improvement of our processes to minimize the impact of our activities on the environment.
We apply a simple concept of analyzing our production processes to, where possible, avoid or reduce
emissions and waste, and dispose of waste in an environmentally acceptable manner. We comply with all
local regulations, and have online effluent monitoring in major sites which allows a control mechanism
to achieve and surpass emission limits.
Accountability for environmental management
lies with the Chief Operating Officer (COO) and the
Head of Manufacturing (MAKE). Manufacturing
processes are developed in line with green
chemistry principles; maximizing process yields
which ensures that minimum waste is generated,
and to minimize unintentional contaminants of
raw materials and intermediates within the final
product. Production technology, that is the
implementation, installation, monitoring and
resultant improvements of production processes,
is globally managed in two areas; Chemicals, and
Dyes & Optical Brightening Agents. This has been
done due to the distinctly differing natures of
chemistries involved In these two areas.
Short term and long term key performance
indicators and associated targets are defined for
each production site for energy use, waste and
effluent, both in absolute terms and per unit of
production. These are monitored on a monthly
basis by the manufacturing department and
corrective actions taken where necessary. In
addition, specific projects are initiated regarding
operational excellence, especially in process
simplification and production yield
There are strict guidelines covering environmental safety non-conformities. All sites have at their disposal
a well prepared and trained emergency response team to cover spills, fires, accidents or any other
incidents. Training of these teams is conducted on a regular basis, and certified to conform to local
regulations. The magnitude and/or the impact of an incident will determine the response level according
to the global emergency management procedures, by either the Local Emergency Management (LEM) team
or the Global Emergency Management (GEM) team. The local authorities are notified and the appropriate
remedial actions taken. Archroma employees are always a part of any emergency team, even if Archroma
is not the site owner, as in some cases we have shared sites with third parties.
In addition to the specialized training received by the emergency management teams, all production
employees are trained on safety, energy, waste and wastewater management as a part of the Archroma
Academy “MAKEXPERT” initiative, developed to build knowledge from a bottom-up approach. This
initiative also builds a good platform to define improvements towards achieving the particular annual
and long term goals.
During the reporting period we did not receive any significant fines or non-monetary sanctions for
non-compliance with environmental laws and/or regulations.
Airborne emissions from the production plants include exhaust gas from operations and boiler flue gas.
All production plants are equipped with modern facilities to collect and treat air emissions. All air
emissions are continually monitored and meet with the relative standard limits as stipulated by local