DyStar publishes Sustainability Report 2014

DyStar publishes Sustainability Report 2014

DyStar launched their Sustainability Report 2014 to update on their achieved progress in reducing their operational impacts.

In 2010 DyStar published their first Sustainability Report and established concrete goals to reduce their energy and water consumption and their waste water and GHG emission by 20% by 2020.

Due to their commitment to their environmental stewardship and various improvements in their worldwide production sites and offices the energy consumption has been reduced by 21.5% and 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.

DyStar does not only take measures to reduce their own impact, their two fold sustainability strategy also incorporates to support customers to reduce the impact of their production. One of the highlights in 2014 in that respect is the launch of Realan® Black MF-PV for black wool which is completely free of AOX and heavy materials. The most recent developments are the new Levafix® ECO cellulose dyes which are free of p-CA and other regulated amines and meet the requirements of all relevant Restricted Substance lists.

With various partnerships DyStar helps improve the dyeing process and reduce the environmental footprint of their customers. Through their partnership with DyeCoo®, DyStar supports the development of technology to use recycled CO2 gas instead of water to permeate textiles with dyes. DyStar also supported the development of blueXpert, the system by bluesign® technologies to improve the resource efficiency in the dyeing process.

DyStar strives to be the environmental and innovation global leader in their industries and will continue to research and develop new solutions to improve the impact of the textile industry on the environment. Their newest innovations will be presented at ITMA in November in Milan.

More details about their initiatives and the detailed sustainability report can be found on the DyStar Website under www.dystar.com/sustainability-reports