REINACH, Switzerland – Archroma has been awarded the EcoVadis Gold rating in corporate social responsibility (CSR) 2020, which places the company within the top 5% of the best rated companies in its industry.

EcoVadis, an organization specialized in assessing the CSR performance of companies on a global basis, evaluated Archroma. The assessment focuses on 21 criteria that are grouped into four themes: Environment, Labor & Human Rights, Ethics, and Sustainable Procurement.

Archroma has built a strong reputation as a global leader in developing innovations and systems that help minimize resource, increase productivity and create value for its customers. The company, which was undergoing the assessment for the third year, had set itself the target to reach the EcoVadis Gold rating. Archroma will use the report to further improve its CSR performance and target-setting.

"For Archroma, sustainability is a process of bringing continued improvement to our societal, environmental and economic performance, and that of our customers," said Heike van de Kerkhof, CEO at Archroma. "We are extremely proud of this first Gold rating by EcoVadis, which is a strong encouragement that we are heading to the right direction in the way we run our own operations, because it’s our nature."

Archroma is a global color and specialty chemicals company headquartered in Reinach near Basel, Switzerland. It operates with 3,000 employees over 35 countries and with 25 production sites. Its three businesses – Brand & Performance Textile Specialties, Packaging & Paper Specialties, and Coatings, Adhesives & Sealants – deliver specialized performance and color solutions to meet customers’ needs in their local markets.