Chemical, a dye and functional chemicals manufacturer has
become a ZDHC associate member and committed to ZDHC
2020 Joint Roadmap.
Chemical’s brand promise is Better Chemistry Better Life.
Through the passionate pursuit of improvement and
innovation, Everlight Chemical contributes to the successes
of our customers. Our work helps create a better community
and ensure a sustainable future. We believe that the
intelligent application of chemistry can help make the world
a better place.
Chemical recognizes the urgent need to eliminate the
industrial releases of hazardous chemicals into the
environment. In line with the content of the Joint
Roadmap and according to our approach in support of the
Precautionary principle, Everlight Chemical fully
acknowledges and understands the seriousness of the problem
of hazardous chemicals and is committed to the goal of zero
discharge of hazardous chemicals for all its products across
all pathways of release (discharges, emissions and losses)
in our supply chains (with a full life-cycle perspective) by
Chemical is fully committed to the content, actions and
timelines outlined in the Joint Roadmap. The scale and
complexity of this endeavor make this a very challenging
task. We will work collaboratively on this task through an
active engagement with all stakeholders needed to create
systems change, via an open and informed dialogue to satisfy
Chemical also commits to support systemic (i.e., wider
societal and policy) change to achieve zero discharge of
hazardous chemicals by 2020. This commitment includes
sustained investment in moving industry, government, science
and technology to deliver on systemic change across the
industry towards this goal.
we are to deliver lasting solutions, our actions need to be
guided by transparency, fact-based decision-making and based
on a precautionary and integrated approach to chemicals
management. The goal of zero discharge by 2020 demands
the collective action of industry and other stakeholders. We
believe that the elimination of hazardous chemicals needs
not only collaboration and partnership with our industry
peers, but also a holistic and integrated approach. We
will apply value-chain as well as life-cycle thinking and
innovation towards the development of integrated chemicals
order to achieve our goal of zero discharge of hazardous
chemicals by 2020, mechanisms for disclosure and
transparency about the hazardous chemicals used in our
global supply chains are important and necessary.
Disclosure, in line with the Right to Know principle, will
be among the most challenging of issues as we continue
towards the goal of zero discharge of hazardous chemicals by
2020. Although we see potential value in disclosure, we also
believe that the strategy must be appropriate in order to
achieve the desired impact.
Chemical understands the scope of the commitment to be a
long term vision – with short term practice defined in the
actions and timeline described in the Joint Roadmap.
make this commitment a reality, Everlight Chemical will
continue phasing out hazardous chemicals in our supply chain
and we will accelerate the phase out of the highest priority
hazardous chemicals. Everlight Chemical will continue to
work with brands, material suppliers, the broader chemical
industry, NGOs and other stakeholders to achieve this goal.
We will drive towards innovative solutions for transparency
in chemical management disclosure.
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