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Archroma Tianjin Earns Prestigious ‘Green Factory’ Rating

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Specialty chemicals company Archroma is once again being recognized for its strides in sustainability.

The company’s production site in Tianjin, China, has been named “Green Factory” by the Tianjin Bureau of Industry and Information Technology, making the site one of just 57 others to receive the designation.

The list is part of a larger plan spearheaded by Chinese authorities under the “Made in China 2025” plan, an initiative established in 2015 to upgrade the country’s manufacturing capabilities across 10 sectors, including robotics, aerospace, renewable energy and medicine.

To earn the Green Factory rating, companies are scored against 92 indicators, including areas like site intensification, production cleanliness, energy consumption efficiency, raw material recycling, environmental impact, product ecological profile and carbon footprint.

“We continuously challenge the status quo to make our industry sustainable,” Andreas Wickli, Archroma’s president of operations, said in a statement. “Therefore, this is a fantastic and pioneering recognition for us all at Archroma and underpins that we are on the right track.”

This adds to Archroma Tianjin’s collection of recognitions, including an external certification to ISO 9001, ISO 14001, ISO 50001 and OHSAS 18001. It has also been fully integrated into the Archroma Management System and has made commitments to the United Nations Global Compact and Responsible Care initiative. In 2018, the local industry park awarded the site with the “safe enterprise” title.

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