DyStar aspires to become the world’s most sustainable and responsible supplier of colors, chemicals and services to the global textile industry. The company’s product portfolio is broader than ever but the newer product range come with the added advantage of being, on an average, less resource intensive to manufacture. This and other factors, including active efforts to improve operational efficiency across existing production sites, have helped the company surpass four of its six 2020 targets, which seek to reduce resource consumption intensities and corresponding waste outputs by 20 per cent of 2011 levels.
When completed, the new Global Innovation Center in China will host state-of-the-art laboratories dedicated to process technology development and research on next-generation alternatives. DyStar’s online tool eliot is gaining popularity among customers, brands and retailers for the reliability of its modules. Conceived more than a year ago, eliot aims to empower users with the information they need to make responsible choices in product selection and process optimization.
The company strives to achieve a new balance between being a responsible supplier and a profitable business in these changing times. Recent efforts to correct internal weaknesses include the installation of new safeguards aimed at strengthening due diligence, protecting and empowering whistleblowers, and closing procedural gaps.