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Huntsman Textile Effects holds sustainability programmes
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Aug '17
Courtesy: Huntsman
Courtesy: Huntsman
Huntsman Textile Effects, a publicly traded global manufacturer of differentiated chemicals, has announced that the company is helping make local communities more sustainable with new projects. The company, which has operations around the world, seeks to make a difference through social, environmental, and economic sustainability projects.

In Fraijanes, Guatemala, the 37-stong Huntsman team has supported Hogar Ninos de Fatima, a local children’s home, and Ayuvi, a charity that provides free treatment to children with cancer. For example, the team and local contractors contributed a significant number of hours supporting these two worthy organisations in 2016. This included collecting more than 290 kg of paper, 10 kg of packaging, and 40 kg of plastic bottle caps in recycling-based fundraisers.

In Gandaria, Indonesia, the Huntsman Textile Effects team donated air-conditioners to local mosques, which are important centres of community life in the area.

Huntsman Textile Effects runs the award-winning Anandi program in Baroda, in India’s Gujarat state. The program mobilises staff volunteers and company funding in support of community projects focused on education, health, water and sanitation, and animal husbandry.

In Atotonilquillo, Mexico, the Huntsman team continues to focus on recycling. It recently donated 150 recycling containers to local schools to encourage sorting and recycling of waste. It is also working with three schools in the Miraflores and Atotonilquillo villages to collect used batteries for recycling and safe disposal.

At Mahachai in Thailand, 90 employees recently planted more than 80 pine trees at the manufacturing site. In addition to providing shade and other environmental benefits, the trees will also serve as a protective barrier to reduce noise and dust for the benefit of Huntsman’s neighbours.

In Singapore, 50 Huntsman associates and their family members conducted a beach clean-up activity, working on stretch of Singapore’s eastern shoreline and collectively gathered more than 20 bags of litter and rubbish that has washed ashore.

Huntsman Textile Effects’ Anandi program, which is run by its Baroda team, helps nurture the local economy through an animal husbandry program, one of the focus areas under the initiative. It provides training and information on best practices to help local dairy farmers improve the yield and quality of milk from dairy buffaloes.

In the context of the wider industry community, Huntsman supports mills and brands to sustain their competitiveness, with innovative products and processes that help them conserve resources and reduce waste while meeting demand for high-performance, eco-friendly textile products. To remind staff of the value of their efforts, the Huntsman Langweid facility in Germany held an event for 150 employees. The site’s energy-saving and waste-reduction programs were highlighted, along with customer success stories. (GK)

Fibre2Fashion News Desk – India


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