12.09.16 – 2015 Sustainability Report

Dystar is on a good way ...

DyStar aspires to become the world’s most sustainable and responsible supplier of colors, chemicals and services to the global textile industry.

The latest report is their first to be aligned with the Global Reporting Initiative’s (GRI) G4 reporting guidelines. Building on more than half a decade of focused commitment by teams across 23 countries, the report reviews the company’s environmental, social and economic performance over the 2015 fiscal year.

2015 marks the halfway point toward DyStar’s environmental target, which aims to reduce resource consumption and waste production intensities by 20% by 2020. Results across all key performance indicators were positive, with energy intensity, in particular, showing a 16% reduction compared to 2011, despite production volumes going up by 14% over that same period. These achievements have triggered new impetus across DyStar. Inspired by the triple bottom line principles, they identify, in this latest report, four key aspects that constitute the company’s commitment to sustainability.

Creating Responsible Products and Services

Conserving Planetary Resources

Caring for People

Communicating with Stakeholders

DyStar’s approach to product stewardship is to get it right from the start. They recognize that the choices made as early as design and sourcing have an impact on people and the planet long after the product is sold. The 2015 report provides new insight into the company’s precautionary stance. Most notably, it touches on their approach to research and development, giving readers an understanding of how their focused application of green chemistry principles affects stakeholders across the textile value chain.

Readers will also be interested to learn how much effort has been invested by DyStar into the development of its services division. The latest report explores how their teams work to deliver a range of specialized tools and services that enable customers to act more responsibly at every stage of the textile production process. eliot® is the newest addition to DyStar’s extensive collection of internet-based tools helping customers make informed product selection and process optimization choices. The system is free to use, making it accessible to all stakeholders that can benefit from its four unique modules.

DyStar strives to be the environmental and innovation global leader in its chosen industries. With the building of their new Global Innovation Center underway, they are undoubtedly poised to play an increasing role in advancing sustainability for what is one of the most polluting industries in the world.