Reinach, Switzerland, 23 November 2020 – Archroma, a global leader in specialty
chemicals towards sustainable solutions, has been recently ranked number 1 in the
“industrial chemicals” list published by the Institute of Public & Environmental Affairs (IPE)
for driving transparency in their supply chain.
Archroma also entered the Top 50 of companies in IPE’s Green Supply Chain CITI
Evaluation, at the 47th position. The evaluation dynamically assesses brands on the
environmental management of their supply chains in China.
Archroma supplies industries as diverse as textiles, fashion, packaging, paper, adhesives,
paints, and construction, with innovations and solutions that can be found in many
consumer goods, from paper and packaging, to home décor paints and textiles, to clothing
and car seats.
With a wide array of products used every day, everywhere, the company is committed to
operate along the principles of “The Archroma Way to a Sustainable World: Safe, efficient,
enhanced, it’s our nature”. The Archroma team is therefore committed to sourcing safe and
sustainable raw materials and intermediates from like-minded partners.
Archroma’s efforts in this area have been noticed and rewarded earlier this year with the
EcoVadis Gold award.
Heike van de Kerkhof, CEO of Archroma, recently delivered a message at the IPE 2020
Green Supply Chain Forum online, and commented: “As industry leader, we have the
responsibility to keep on addressing the climate challenge, and to do everything we can
together to reduce our impact on the environment. This is where the approach of the
Institute of Public & Environmental Affairs supports us. They encourage us to challenge
our suppliers in terms of safety, health and environment, and to go even beyond our own
strict policies and processes.”
“We congratulate Archroma for its excellent acceleration of supply chain oversight during
2020”, said Linda Greer, Ph.D., IPE’s Senior Global Fellow, “and we are delighted to
welcome them into our Top 50 in their very first year. We hope that companies sourcing
chemicals for manufacturing take note of this leadership in sustainability, as it is so rare to
see in the chemical sector.