Sustainability Reports

Sustainability is our commitment at the DyStar Group, both in how we run our own organization, our production, logistics, as well as in the products and services we offer to brands, retailers and their industry partners.

2015 Sustainability Report

DyStar has laid down strong foundations over the past decade by focusing on the essentials. The numbers speak for themselves – our teams have covered much ground in establishing safe and ethical conduct among our business units; creating responsible products and solutions across the value chain; and improving resource efficiency throughout our production sites. Now that we have put the house in order, it is time to set our sights further afield and see the bigger picture. How do we incorporate sustainable principles into our day-to-day business activities? Are we ready to begin quantifying Scope 3 emissions? Can our social initiatives be broadened to address issues that are pertinent to the industry? These are just some of the questions we are starting to ask ourselves as this program matures.

2014 Sustainability Report

In 2014 we are proud to report a reduction of our energy consumption by 21,5% and a of the GHG emission intensity by 14,8%. Due to the change of the product mix to more water intensive products, the water consumption has slightly increased compared to last year but on the other hand the water recycling could be improved by 9% compared to the previous year. Also, waste recycling programs have been implemented and improved in various production sites e.g. the facility in Nanjing, China recycled 83,480kg of waste.

2013 Sustainability Report

DyStar Group’s 4th annual Sustainability Report

2013 was a very successful year for DyStar with a consistent increase in revenue across all Sales Regions. Operational costs stayed roughly at the same level owing to efficiency improvements. The total manufacturing output increased by 12%. But the balance of production shifted towards a higher proportion of dyes which involve higher energy intensive manufacturing than textile chemicals, resulting in a slight increase in emissions intensity overall.

Carbon Report 2012

For calculating the GHG footprint for 2012, we have implemented a new cloud based data gathering system, with real time emission calculation in global organization. In our effort to continuously improve the accuracy of our reporting, we have expanded the boundary of our footprint to include emission sources that were previously excluded due to their limited impact on our overall footprint.

2012 Sustainability Report

DyStar Group’s Third Annual Sustainability Report

This report gives an insight into our company’s progress and initiatives towards sustainability through the year 2012. Within this report, we have outlined how DyStar continues to build upon decades of experience and innovation to take care of customer needs and adhere to the highest environmental, health and quality standards and laws applicable to our industry.

 

Carbon Report 2011

Our first report in 2010 helped us to establish the base year for DyStar Group’s carbon dioxide (CO2) inventory for the calendar year 2011 in line with established international reporting frameworks such as the WRI / WBCSD Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Protocol.

2011 Sustainability Report

DyStar Group’s 4th annual Sustainability Report

The DyStar Group’s sustainability report for 2011 covers has been prepared using the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) G3.1 Guidelines. Based on the GRI Application Level Criteria, we self-declare this report to be a Level B report.

We have continued to follow the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) framework to report on our sustainability performance. In fact, we have expanded the number of GRI performance indicators included in the report this year to provide more information to stakeholders.

Carbon Report 2010

For calculating the GHG footprint for 2012, we have implemented a new cloud based data gathering system, with real time emission calculation in global organization. In our effort to continuously improve the accuracy of our reporting, we have expanded the boundary of our footprint to include emission sources that were previously excluded due to their limited impact on our overall footprint.

2010 Sustainability Report

DyStar Group’s 4th annual Sustainability Report

Our first annual Sustainability Report follows the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) G3.1 Guidelines, the internationally recognized framework for sustainability reporting. The report contains disclosure of our sustainability performance data on selected indicators for the year 2010.