CHT Sustainability Report 2020

Glossary

Overview of the most important technical terms and their explanation.

A

Additives

Substances which are added to products in small quantities in order to achieve or improve certain properties

AEEA

Aminoethylethanolamines

AGG

General Equal Treatment Act

AGM

Annual General Meeting

AOX

Adsorbable organic halogen compounds. X stands for halogen such as fluorine, bromine, chlorine and iodine. Parameter for evaluating the wastewater

APEO

Alkylphenolethoxylate

B

BAUA

Federal Institute for Occupational Safety and Health

BAVC

Federal Employers’ Association Chemistry. Represents the German chemical employers’ interests

BfR

Federal Institute for Risk Assessment

bluesign®

A system designed to reduce the environmental impact along the entire supply chain in the textile industry. It offers efficient solutions for chemical suppliers and textile producers

C

CLP

Ordinance on the classification, labeling and packaging of substances and mixtures

CMR (Carcinogenic, Mutagenic and toxic to Reproduction)

Substance which is carcinogenic, mutagenic and toxic to reproduction

CO2

Carbon dioxide is a greenhouse gas that contributes to global warming. Carbon dioxide is produced when fossil fuels are burnt

CoRAP (Community Rolling Action Plan)

A list that evaluates substances which may be suspected to have a negative impact on humans and the environment. These substances must be evaluated within three years

COD value (chemical oxygen demand)

Measure for the sum of all organic compounds and thus an indicator for wastewater quality

CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility)

Corporate social responsibility in the sense of sustainable management

D

DEA

Diethanolamine

Dispersing agents

Additives that facilitate the mixing of two non-miscible substances

E

EBIT

Earnings before interest and taxes

ECHA

European Chemical Agency. Information source for all chemicals manufactured or imported in Europe in terms of properties, classification, labelling and safe use

EHS (Environment Health Safety)

Environmental protection, health protection and occupational safety

Potting

Electronic components must be protected from moisture, dust and foreign bodies. This protection can be ensured by potting the building components

EPEA (Environmental Protection Encouragement Agency)

Based on the Cradle-to-Cradle® design concept, it describes the safe and potentially endless circulation of materials and nutrients in cyclics

ERP System (Enterprise Resource Planning)

Software for resource planning

ETAD (Ecological and Toxicological Association of Dyes and Pigments Manufacturers)

International association representing the dyes and pigments industry’s interests with regard to health protection and environmental protection

F

R & D rate

Ratio between the research and development costs and sales

G

GOTS (Global Organic Textile Standards)

Worldwide leading standard for processing textiles made of biologically produced natural fibers

GRI

Global Reporting Initiative: The guidelines set up for sustainability reports

H

I

IG BCE

Industrial Union for Mining, Chemicals and Energy

ISO

International Organization for Standardization

J

K

KPI (Key performance indicator)

Performance index

L

LPG (Liquified petroleum gas)

Liquid gas, propellant gas

M

MRO

Maintenance, repair and operation

N

Local heat

Transfer of heat between buildings relatively close to each other

NGO

Non-governmental organization

O

OECD

Organization for economic co-operation and development

Oeko-Tex® Standard 100

Globally uniform testing and certification system for textile products and supplies

P

Q

QRPI (quality, regulatory and product information):

Similar to a product pass since information on quality, product safety, certifications and legal regulations including the chemical compositions are comprised for all of the CHT products

R

REACH (registration, evaluation, authorization and restriction of chemicals)

EU chemicals regulation for the registration, evaluation, authorization and restriction of chemicals

Retention agents

Substances that cause the retention of other substances

Rheological additives

Thickeners based on guar gum, a natural plant

ROS (Return on sales)

Profit margin

S

SVHC

Substances of very high concern

Stakeholders

Persons or groups whose interests are linked with those of a company in
many ways

Steering board

Steering board

T

TEGEWA

Association of manufacturers of textile, paper, leather and fur auxiliaries and dyes, surfactants, sequestrants, antimicrobial substances, polymers, flocculants, cosmetic raw materials and pharmaceutical auxiliaries or similar products e. V.

U

V

VCI

Association of the Chemical Industry e. V. Represents the interests of the industry in terms of politics, authorities and other areas of the economy

W

XY

Z

ZDHC-listing (Zero discharge of hazardous chemicals)

Association of textile manufacturers and their suppliers with the aim of eliminating chemicals harmful to health and the environment from their production

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