Sustainability report 2020 FINAL - Flipbook - Page 5
MESSAGE FROM OUR CEO
ABOUT THE REPORT
I am delighted to present you with the Archroma Sustainability Report for our fiscal year 2020.
•This report covers Archroma's fiscal year 2020 (FY2020), from 1st October
2019 to 30th September 2020.
As the world continues to navigate through the COVID-19 pandemic, we at Archroma have
contributed to - and continue to contribute to - fighting the virus in many different ways.
•The report covers Archroma’s sustainability approach and strategy,
summarizing the sustainability performance and associated activities.
Our solid foundation as a leader in sustainable, R&D-enabled chemistry has allowed us
to deliver the solutions and expertise needed in times like these.
•The scope of the report covers all wholly owned subsidiaries and any
joint ventures in which Archroma has a majority shareholding and
significant influence on operations.
Helping the medical and health care sectors has of course been our priority since the beginning
of the pandemic. We assisted customers who converted production from apparel to medical textiles,
face masks and other personal protective equipment (PPE), not just with our reliable barrier-,
antiviral and antimicrobial technologies, but also with the expertise, technical know-how
and application support that they needed to produce textile applications that were new to them.
•The data and information presented in this report come from Archroma’s
official documents, both those publicly available and internal reports.
•The report has been prepared in accordance with the Global Reporting
Initiative (GRI): Core option.
In Brazil and Pakistan, we even developed hand sanitizers and thickeners to support customers
who were in desperate need of essential products like these.
•This report has also been prepared to be the Communication on Progress
(COP) for the United Nations Global Compact initiative for the calendar
“The Archroma Way to a Sustainable World”
The pandemic has opened the eyes of people around the world who count on us to develop safe,
high quality and durable products that help preserve our planet.
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In this context, we, as industry leaders, must continue to push our agenda to make our industry,
and the industries we serve, safe and sustainable. That is why, in September 2020, Archroma
signed the UN Global Compact Statement from Business Leaders for Renewed Global Cooperation,
and the WWF Global Coalition Call for Sustainability to be Central to Post-COVID Recovery in
the Fashion Apparel and Textile Sector.
Everyone at Archroma is committed to the principles of “The Archroma Way to a Sustainable World”,
aiming to develop products that are safe and designed to reduce the consumption of natural resources,
thereby decreasing our customers' environmental footprint.
During our fiscal year 2020, we launched nearly 30 solutions and systems designed along these
principles for end-products such as loungewear, denim, sportswear, packaging and tissues.
In parallel, Archroma continues to engage with relevant stakeholders in order to identify
and foster initiatives that bring concrete and ambitious solutions and innovations.
In October 2019 we formalized our commitment to the textile industry as a ZDHC contributor
and in August 2020 we were awarded the EcoVadis Gold Rating for our CSR performance.
I hope this report will provide you an insight into what we do, how we do it and, most importantly,
why we do it: because, after all, it's our nature!
Heike van de Kerkhof