Sustainability report 2020 FINAL - Flipbook - Page 84
Resource optimization down the value chain
The industries that we serve rely on huge amounts of clean fresh water and energy to make their products.
As these valuable resources become scarce and more expensive, we must help our customers find ways to
reduce water and energy consumption, and to improve the quality of their effluents and emissions.
For water, we consider all of our interactions with water as a shared resource, and help our industry ensure
that we can maintain and grow our level of production to meet the needs of the growing population.
Archroma introduced its first systems in 2019. In FY2020, we introduced 14 more systems for textile
applications and 7 for paper & packaging applications. Of these, 10 systems for textile applications and
6 systems for paper & packaging applications are listed under the so-called “Efficient” and “Ultimate”
collections, those offering potential resource savings as estimated with ONE WAY. During the reported
period, we also introduced an online search tool to help brands, retailers and manufacturers in identifying
the Archroma systems listed under these “Efficient” and “Ultimate” collections. The online search tool
can be easily found at https://www.archroma.com/systems.
Through R&D-enabled innovation, we are able to identify process gains that add up to significant resource
savings for our downstream customers. As these gains become more difficult to realize in a single product,
we are finding ways to innovate by combining efficient products into systems, which become even more
effective for resource reduction when used together. In some cases, this system approach is also enabling
a reduction in the need for commodity chemicals such as sodium chloride, sodium hydroxide and caustic
soda and this is greatly improving the quality of the effluents that are discharged by our customers.
Archroma is using the award-winning ONE WAY Process Simulator & Calculator to quantify these reductions
in impacts. It can be used by a mill to define the processes they use by capturing very detailed information
about their production capabilities and their costs for key resource inputs. We can then calculate the
potential savings by converting to a more efficient chemical product or system and a more efficient
application process. The ONE WAY tool is designed to report both the total resource savings in liters of
water or joules of energy and reduction in CO2, and can also calculate critical metrics like savings in cost,
chemical use, and production time.
ONE WAY helps us to measure and quantify the indirect impacts of our innovation efforts and to communicate
these to our customers and other stakeholders.
Due to the broad nature of our product range and customer base, it may be difficult to calculate all of our
indirect impacts, but the ONE WAY tool allows us to quantify what is possible with a specific technology,
and then to estimate the overall impact of that technology based on how much we have sold. In the future,
this methodology could be used to set targets and expectations for our overall indirect impacts and
The results obtained with the ONE WAY Process Simulator & Calculator are clearly communicated in the
form of a score card as illustrated below:
As demonstrated by ONE WAY