International leader in colour and specialty chemicals Archroma, has become a signatory of the United Nations (UN) Global Compact, joins the world’s leading voluntary corporate social responsibility initiative, with over 9,500 participating companies from 160 countries. The company is committed to help make the industry more sustainable.
Archroma has formally pledged to support and promote the UN Global Compact’s 10 principles in areas of human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption. Alexander Wessels, CEO of Archroma says, "Archroma shares the UN Global Compact goal to contribute to a more stable and inclusive global market and help build prosperous and thriving societies. We also believe that advancing the cause of sustainability is an on-going effort and that being a participant to the UN Global Compact will help us to walk further down this path and to convince those in our sphere of influence to join along."
The company introduced several innovations to make textile or paper manufacturing more sustainable, such as its biomass-based EarthColors range or non-fluorinated Smartrepel water-repellent finish. Archroma also implemented advanced, resource-saving manufacturing processes at many of its production facilities, such as its zero discharge facility in Jamshoro, Pakistan.