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Annually we receive more than 10 000 requests for safety and compliance status, mainly against SDS,
Oeko-tex, ZDHC and MRSLs and this is increasing as customers become more sensitive regarding hazardous
substance content and any inherent risk to the consumer and/or the environment.
Archroma communicates directly with our customers with standard documents aimed at guiding customers
in the most efficient use of Archroma products to maximize productivity and minimize resource usage.
During the reporting period, our response time to all these requests has been between 1 and 5 days.
This information is provided in the form of:
Product stewardship at Archroma focuses on three strategic areas:
•Technical Data Sheets (TDS) - which are established for each product and provide information about its
technical properties (for example appearance, pH, density etc.), field of application, typical application
recipe, available packaging and handling recommendation.
L aboratory support to ensure compliance of our raw materials and resultant manufactured products to
the health, safety and environmental standards of authorities, or brands and retailers. We continuously
develop our expertise within our team of dedicated scientists, in order to provide accurate compliance
assessments of our products against the increasing number of regulatory, brand and consumer
n advocacy program, aimed at assisting authorities, NGOs, brands and other stakeholders to increase
understanding of the environmental and health impact of our products and their chemical components.
In this respect, Archroma acts as a partner and regularly consults on topics and ingredients which are
under scrutiny or evaluation. We are engaged to work hand in hand with regulators and various ecolabels in order to implement proportionate and enforceable restrictions/limitations.
We welcome the new Chemical Strategy for Sustainability presented by the European Commission, and
work together with CEFIC and the Commission on a strategy that drives the design of the “chemistries
n annual operating plan with strict targets and monitoring tools and processes, aimed at increasing
the efficiency of the safety assessment of chemical substances at an early stage of the product
development. Building on the REACH database, we use predictive toxicology tools to accelerate
chemical safety testing while minimizing animal testing in order to support the move to less hazardous
chemicals where technically and economically possible.
Archroma is committed to ensuring the safety of chemicals and to providing all the necessary and
relevant information on the potential impact of the substances on human health and environment,
as required by REACH. Therefore, we voluntary committed to contribute to improving REACH dossier
quality, and address data gaps, if any, to better identify substances of potential concern, and ensure
the safety of chemicals.
We report our progress on an annual basis to CEFIC. During the reporting period, we re-evaluated
64 dossiers, either as lead registrant or co-registrant, and we plan 180 more for re-evaluation by the
end of 2026.
•An online database of product TDS is maintained and managed by the respective product manager
and is accessible to all Archroma sales and marketing organizations for communication to customers.
All new global products are launched with a package addressed
to the marketing & sales organization and containing:
1.An internal launch letter containing information on e.g. marketing positioning, business opportunity,
production site, packaging options, performance, application field, recipe, fastness tests, and the
2. The respective technical data sheet(s).
3. The respective material safety data sheet(s).
4. Promotional information to support the new product(s), such as promotional flyers,
supporting technical customer presentations, etc.
Innovations are also further introduced to the marketing & sales organization in dedicated webinars allowing
The marketing & sales organization is then responsible for the introduction of the product to the customers
and market, supported on an ad hoc basis by media activities such as press releases and advertisement,
or social media activities. Any products removed from the portfolio or reformulated trigger a similar
communication process to the sales organization.
Archroma has strict internal guidelines in place to ensure that eco-toxicological information is established,
maintained and communicated following the highest standards. We ensure that the full knowledge on the
hazardous properties of our products is made available in all countries involved in the supply chains we