REINACH, Switzerland - Archroma, a global leader in color and specialty chemicals towards sustainable solutions, announced that its affiliate in Tianjin, China, has been named a “Green Factory” by the Tianjin authorities.

The nomination was granted Jan. 1, 2020, following an evaluation process conducted under the authority of the Tianjin Bureau of Industry and Information Technology, which selected 56 other companies to receive that same distinction.

The Green Factory list comprises companies that were evaluated and scored against 92 indicators in areas such as site intensification, production cleanliness, energy consumption efficiency, raw material recycling, environmental impact, product ecological profile and carbon footprint. The initiative takes place in the wider framework of fostering green manufacturing, one of the nine strategic objectives defined by the Chinese Authorities under the Made in China 2025 plan, which led to the Industrial Green Development Plan published by The Ministry of Industry And Information Technology in 2016.

The production site in Tianjin is fully integrated into the Archroma Management System and was externally certified to ISO 9001. Additional external certifications to ISO 14001, ISO 50001 and OHSAS 18001 were completed in November 2019. Commitments to the United Nations Global Compact and Responsible Care® are complementing the local framework.

This distinction adds on to a long list of previous initiatives by Archroma to further foster sustainable operations in Tianjin, such as the upgrade of the site boilers with low emission technology in 2017, the Safe Enterprise award given by the local industry park in 2018, and the investment in advanced ozone oxidation technology for wastewater treatment.