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OUR AFFILIATIONS AND MEMBERSHIPS
Archroma is a member of the United Nations Global Compact, a voluntary initiative based on CEO
commitments to implement universal sustainability principles and to take steps to support the United
Nations Sustainable Development Goals. A requirement of this commitment is the annual submission
of a “Communication of Progress” (COP). In previous years a separate document was prepared for this
purpose – for 2020 onwards we have incorporated the COP within the annual Sustainability Report.
Archroma engages with relevant stakeholders in order to support and drive initiatives that are bringing
concrete and ambitious solutions and innovations.
We feel that only through active positive participation will we be able to bring about measurable change.
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.
In particular, in November 2020 Archroma joined Together for Sustainability (TfS), a joint initiative and
global network of 30 chemical companies, the de facto global standard for environmental, social and
governance performance of chemical supply chains.
Archroma is an active member of the European Chemical Industry Council (CEFIC), a non-profit organization
which represents large 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 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.
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 colorantproducing companies. ETAD provides a voluntary framework within which the member companies and
their value chain can promote responsible care principles and product stewardship and cooperate with
authorities to harmonize health and environmental regulations.
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.
Archroma is a contributor of the ZDHC (Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals) Foundation, a global
multi-stakeholder initiative of more than 160 contributors within the fashion and footwear industry.
ZDHC oversees the implementation of sustainable chemical management best practice across the value
chain through collaborative engagement, standard setting, and implementation.
Archroma was one of the 7 leading chemical companies who founded SCTI (Sustainable Chemistry for
the Textile Industry) in October 2020, aiming to drive transformational change in the textile and leather
In September 2020, Archroma was among the signatories of the WWF global coalition call for sustainability
to be central to post-COVID-19 recovery in fashion, apparel and textile sector, as well as the UN Global
Compact Statement from Business Leaders for Renewed Global Cooperation.
As a member of TEGEWA and ETAD Archroma has advised towards the ZDHC Joint Roadmap (Zero Discharge
of Hazardous Chemicals) programs.
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TfS is a joint initiative that delivers the de facto global standard for environmental, social and governance
performance of chemical supply chains.