REINACH, Switzerland, Aug. 18, 2020 (Press Release) -Archroma, a global leader in color and specialty chemicals towards sustainable solutions, today announced that it has been awarded the EcoVadis “Gold” rating in corporate social responsibility (CSR) 2020, which places our company within the top 5% of the best rated companies in its industry.
Archroma was evaluated by EcoVadis, an organization specialized in assessing the CSR performance of companies on a global basis. The assessment focuses on 21 criteria which are grouped into 4 themes: Environment, Labor & Human Rights, Ethics, and Sustainable Procurement.
Archroma has built a strong reputation as a global leader in developing innovations and systems that help minimize resource, increase productivity and create value for its customers. The company refers to this commitment as “The Archroma Way to a Sustainable World: Safe, efficient, enhanced, it’s our nature”.
Archroma walks the walk. Archroma, who was undergoing the assessment for the third year, had set itself the target to reach the EcoVadis “Gold” rating. Archroma will use the report to further improve its CSR performance and target setting.
"For Archroma, sustainability is a process of bringing continued improvement to our societal, environmental and economic performance, and that of our customers" comments Heike van de Kerkhof, CEO at Archroma. "We are extremely proud of this first Gold rating by EcoVadis, which is a strong encouragement that we are heading to the right direction in the way we run our own operations, because it’s our nature!"
Archroma is a global color and specialty chemicals company headquartered in Reinach near Basel, Switzerland. It operates with 3,000 employees over 35 countries and with 2 5 production sites. Its three businesses – Brand & Performance Textile Specialties, Packaging & Paper Specialties, and Coatings, Adhesives & Sealants – deliver specialized performance and color solutions to meet customers’ needs in their local markets, touching and coloring people’s lives every day, everywhere.
Archroma is passionate about delivering leading and innovative solutions, enhancing people’s lives and respecting the planet. The company is committed to challenging the status quo in the deep belief that it can make its industry sustainable; an approach reflected in its innovations, world-class quality standards, high service levels and cost- efficiency. Products enhanced, colors enhanced, performance enhanced – “Life enhanced”.