Sustainable Is The Way To Be
Textile Value Chain|January 2021
Textile Value Chain gets in conversation with Mr. Anjani Prasad, MD, Archroma India, Nepal and Sri Lanka; a company which is taking extraordinary steps and walking the walk of sustainability in its true meaning. Even though there is a long way to go, small steps and initiatives taken by Archroma could help the industry push the sustainability goals.
Mr. Anjani Prasad

Tell us something about Archroma's dedication and commitment to sustainability.

Our purpose at Archroma is to help make the industry more sustainable. Therefore, whilst clearly the regulations are challenging on the short term for the industry, we believe that there is no other way, moving forward. That is why, we introduced a whole new way to look at colors and performance for textiles; with an approach based on solution systems. We work with our customers looking at the whole production process; including their needs, challenges and market goals, which allows us to come up with holistic, optimized and competitive solutions.

Our objective is clearly to push the sustainability agenda even further. We joined the ZDHC Foundation as a contributor to help drive industry-wide change in a responsible chemical management. We have uploaded more than 1020 products on the online search tool - Chemical Module of the ZDHC Gateway. Archroma is also one of the seven chemical leaders who recently founded the SCTI (Sustainable Chemistry for the Textile Industry), aiming to drive collaboration, innovation and transformational change in textiles and leather, towards a more sustainable industry. Such initiatives, associated with our commitment to develop innovations and systems aimed to help textile manufacturers with optimized productivity and/or value creation in their markets, help make the textile industry more sustainable and protect our planet for the generations to come.

What is 'The Archroma way to a sustainable world' and what are the solutions offered?

We touch and color people’s lives every day, everywhere. That is why, at Archroma, we continuously challenge the status quo in the deep belief that we can make our industry sustainable. We call it ‘The Archroma way to a Sustainable World: Safe, efficient, enhanced. It’s our nature’. We look at how we can operate in a holistic way, in order to protect the health and safety of our people, our communities, our customers, the consumers, as well as the environment in order to preserve our Earth for us all and future generations.

What is SCTI (Sustainable Chemistry for the Textile Industry)?

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