Sustainability report 2020 FINAL - Flipbook - Page 94
Archroma recognizes that employee development and training is an integral part of the organization’s
strategic intent so that all employees are performing their individual jobs effectively and prepare for future
challenges to ensure that the organization meets its purpose sustainably.
Archroma has published a training policy, signed by the Chief Executive Officer. The policy is designed to
support and help Archroma employees and their line managers develop themselves and their teams.
Development and training is a joint responsibility in development and training between individual employees,
their supervisors/management and Archroma, and is integrated within each employee's job specification
and forms a part of the annual performance appraisal. Archroma provides company-wide training programs
for nominated employees in line with their job, function and needs.
The company invests in these programs at all four levels including by partnering with specialist training
and technology companies for design support. As our business in the manufacture, sales and marketing of
specialty chemicals tends to be a capital, rather than labor, intensive, specific training for the organization
on human rights is not foreseen. However, due to the nature of our business and the markets in which we
operate, training based on the Archroma Code of Conduct is done on an annual basis for all employees.
Accrued for FY2020, a total of 3.539 hours training were organized for a total of 1 169 employees for
“MAKEXPERT” by the Archroma Academy.
In FY2019 we introduced a systematic training module within our “myHR” online platform. The effectiveness
of the program is measured by the direct effect on the business performance. This is done at both functional
and individual level for the specific programs and the areas of business impacted. The long-term target is
to ensure that 90% of all employees attend an Archroma Academy module by the end of FY2023.
The talent management process is managed by the global HR management team supporting the Archroma
Executive Committee members in their respective area of responsibility.
Archroma runs a number of outreach education programs with textile universities and institutions, such as
the University of Karachi and Textile Institutes like SMA Rizwi in Pakistan (we train an average of 150 students
annually), the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York and the University of Buenos Aires in Argentina.
We also support the annual International Design Competition of the Society of Dyers and Colorists and are
lead sponsor of the 2021 SDC Student Design Competition. We also support academic research, as an
example we are currently supporting a research project with the University of Göttingen in Germany.
Archroma also offers annual scholarships to employees to support their continuous development.
Since 2018 these scholarships benefit more than 64 employees.
Archroma also offers opportunities in several countries to universities for students’ looking for practical
experience and training as part of their curriculum.
The company also has an internal job posting program to allow internal mobility and career development,
as well as community support via internal and external referrals.