Singapore – 23 August 2023 – DyStar, a leading specialty chemical company with a heritage of more than a century in product development and innovation is pleased to announce the release of its thirteenth annual Integrated Sustainability Report. The report is prepared in accordance with the updated GRI Standards 2021: Core Options. Despite the challenging business landscape and economic situations, DyStar remains committed to delivering tangible values that the Group has strategically created through the six major capitals, using the Integrated Reporting <IR> framework.
Mr. Xu Yalin, Managing Director and President of DyStar Group said, “The report clearly showcases DyStar’s unwavering dedication to sustainability, reaffirming its role as both a manufacturer and supplier of innovative solutions in this field. DyStar’s value-creation model will continue to support our stakeholders, including brands and retailers, direct customers, and producers in their pursuit for a sustainable quality product that can help them save valuable resources as well as being climate-impact compliant.”
DyStar’s business strategies have proven their effectiveness and delivered significant progress toward its 2025 targets. As a leading global manufacturer and supplier, the company has successfully reduced its environmental footprint in Greenhouse Gas Emission intensity and Wastewater production intensity by more than 30%, compared to the baseline year 2011.
More specifically, DyStar’s Scope 1 and Scope 2 Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Emissions intensity was 45% lower (tCO2e per ton production) than the baseline year 2011, with a totaled GHG emission of 56.91 thousand tCO2e. This is also 9% lower when compared to FY2021.
Similarly, for Wastewater production intensity, DyStar achieved a 52% reduction compared to baseline year 2011, and a 24% reduction from FY2021.
Some other key highlights and value-adds include (when compared to FY2021):
- Financial Capital: The results of production efficiency and streamlining manufacturing
indirectly contributed to the reduction of 5.8% in operating cost
- Manufactured Capital: Apart from ensuring quality suppliers through DyStar’s internal audit, DyStar’s effort on environmental performance and climate impacts with the Institute of Public & Environmental Affairs (IPE) was recognized and ranked second by industry on IPE’s Green Supply Chain Corporate Information Transparency Index (CITI)
- Intellectual Capital: The innovative Cadira® modules continue to support the supply chain with a lower carbon footprint
- Human Capital: The full launch of DyStar University (DSU), a proprietary LMS, supports the learning and development of employees globally
- Social Capital: DyStar’s culturally diverse workforce organized a variety of activities and events in support of its global community and made a total contribution of USD 128,946 to various corporate social responsibility (“CSR”) program.
Despite the harsh economic headwinds, these figures further demonstrated the effectiveness of DyStar’s initiatives that were installed throughout the reporting year.
DyStar maintains a cautious yet optimistic outlook on its global performance. As we confront the challenges that lie ahead, DyStar firmly believes that maintaining resilience is paramount to successfully navigating the forthcoming turbulence.
The report communicates DyStar’s progress towards its sustainability agenda and material topics. In line with the Group’s environmental sustainability commitment, only an e-magazine and a PDF version will be made available for download