Archroma-Sustainability-Report-FY2018 - Flipbook - Page 60
TRANSPORTING THE INDUSTRY
FOR THE BETTER
Waste generated during chemical manufacture is directly related to the type of chemical synthesis
employed. The more reactive the chemical process, chemical yields tend to be higher and resultant waste
generate low. Wherever possible waste is recovered and reused as a function of improving process
efficiencies. However, in some instances, waste, both hazardous and non-hazardous, is generated which
cannot be recovered and reused and has to be disposed of in a suitable manner, as has been reported
By using the “atom economy” within the 12 green chemistry principles, processes are being continually
optimized to reduce waste and increase yields. This is normally achieved by modifying production
processes to the best available chemical manufacturing, often these improvements are as a result of
internal projects driven from our process technology centers of excellence.
Our total solid waste generated in FY2018 was 17.5 Ktons. This represents an intensity of 37 kg per ton
Our medium term target for 2023 will be to reduce this by 25% to 28 kg per ton of production.
Total solid waste
Aamir Shamsi’s passion for sport fuels his ambition.
“You can’t score a goal without taking a shot,”
he says: success doesn’t arrive on its own. And
as Archroma has grown, he has found ever more
success within the company.
Aamir joined Clariant in 1999, fresh out of his
studies, and has been with the company ever since.
After the transition to Archroma, his responsibilities
stayed the same on paper – but there has been one
important change. As Head of Denim and Casual
Wear in Pakistan, Aamir has seen his business line
expand considerably. Denim and casual wear
is an important, rapidly growing part of Archroma’s
business portfolio, and the company and its
partners have become leaders in this area.
“I have always been different,” says Aamir. His drive
to succeed means that he relishes setting ambitious
targets and challenging the status quo, and that
Archroma’s deep-set belief in making the industry
sustainable is well-suited to him. He also appreciates the working culture at Archroma, and the
freedom that his job gives him to optimize his own
performance. “My strong belief in change and
adaptability pushes me forward and allows me to
achieve my ambitions,” he says.
Aamir describes his 20 years with the company as
a “fascinating journey,” and his career at Archroma
proves that it’s possible to expand, develop, and
achieve real change, even while remaining in the
same, significant role. As a keen cyclist and runner, he
knows the value of staying on track and keeping your
eyes on the big prizes, however far away they seem
– such as transforming the industry for the better.
Solid waste Intensity
(kg solid waste per metric ton produced)
As head of a
knows how to
His journey with
20 years and is
a story of going
“SUCCESS DOESN'T DRIVE
ON ITS OWN.”