Sustainability report 2020 FINAL - Flipbook - Page 41
CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY
Of high importance to our value chains, increasing focus is being given to ensure that products used in
manufacture do not pose a health and safety risk to the users and final consumers. Environmental health
is referred to under the other topics of “Climate change”, “Resource optimization”, “Waste (solid)” and
The Product Stewardship organization is fully integrated within Archroma’s processes in order to ensure
that hazardous chemical risks are identified and controlled. Deep knowledge of current and future regulatory
requirements, often specific to countries and regions, is essential. In addition, other value chain stakeholders
(consumers, brands, NGOs) influence market demand and specifications in order to manage the risk of
chemistry which may pose a hazard to consumers and the environment. All these requirements have to
be gathered, consolidated and communicated to all internal stakeholders to ensure that product design,
innovation, registration, production and the resultant application conforms to these changing requirements.
The Product Stewardship organization has the gatekeeper function for raw material sourcing and production
processes. In this respect, an essential process required in specialty chemical manufacturing is a competent
chemical inventory management system incorporated in master data management systems.
It’s our nature to protect
For our innovation efforts, this means making chemical products that are safe to manufacture, safe to use
by our customers, safe for consumers using our products, and safe for our environment at every stage of
their products lifecycle.
In the face of the rapid spread of the coronavirus, Archroma mobilized our R&D experts and developed two
products to support urgent needs in sanitizing products, even though this is not our usual scope of business.
The first one, Mowiplus® HPC 9600, is a thickener for sanitizing gels that Archroma developed in April 2020
to address shortages in Brazil. The second one is Kieralon® HS, a range of hand sanitizers introduced in July
2020 in Pakistan, where dramatic shortages were experienced in the health and manufacturing sectors.
During the reporting period we did not have any reported incidents of non-compliance concerning the
health and safety impacts of our products and services.
The Archroma Product Stewardship organization has two dedicated testing laboratories at its disposal in
order to control and confirm product compliance to market-related restricted substance lists in addition
to regulatory requirements. These laboratories are located in Pakistan and India. In order to support the
necessary regulatory support processes and market required compliance certifications, we have invested
in a dedicated global team, trained and qualified with the necessary scientific knowledge in order to
deliver the highest standard of product stewardship in the industry.
In particular, Archroma is committed to develop our products in compliance with the major eco-labels or
other third party certifcation requirements of our industries, such as bluesign® (985 compliant products),
Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS, 577 compliant products), ZDHC (2 973 products compliant with
ZDHC MRSL 2.0), Cradle to Cradle Certified™ (97 compliant products), Nordic Swan (151 compliant products),
Blue Angel (189 compliant products). In addition, we currently have 325 products suitable for food contact
Eco-labels and certifications: