CHT Sustainability Report 2022


REPORTING PERIOD: January 1<sup>st</sup> to december 31<sup>st</sup>, 2022 (editorial deadline may 31<sup>st</sup>, 2023)


Our sustainability goals

Sustainable Product Portfolio– Reaching a sales target of 70 % with ECO Range products
– Elimination of 40 % of the phase-out products
– Additionally 40 % of phase-out products need to be prepared for elimination
– 77 % (vs. 67 % target) of CHT Group global sales have been achieved with ECO classified products Ecology
Climate Protection– Calculation of the Corporate Carbon Footprint 2022 of CHT Group
– Implementation of Product Carbon Footprint calculation according to TfS Guideline in CHT routine
– Completion of Scope 3 calculation
– CCF CHT Group 2021: 574k t (CO2e)
– Corner points for footprint reduction targets:
・ Transfer from fossil-based electricity to green electricity
・ Investment in in-house photovoltaic plant if possible
・ Reduction of specific energy consumption by 10 % by 2025 while increasing the energy and process efficiency of our internal processes
・ Replacement of fossil-based raw materials with bio-based or recycled raw materials
Internal Processes– Reducing specific energy consumption, water consumption, and waste generation by 10 % until 2025
– Roll-out of ISO 50001 certification to CHT Mexico and CHT Colombia
– Reduction of work accidents within CHT Group until 2025 (by 10 % vs. 2021) by using LTIFR method
– Specific energy consumption: 333 Kwh/ton
– Specific water consumption: 1,252 l/ton
– Specific waste generation: 48 kg/ton
– 50001 Energy-management certification achieved in India, Italy and KAS
– LTIFR: 9.1 (vs. 10.2 in 2021)
Supplier Management– Keep KPI of sustainable suppliers > 90 %
– Re-work supplier questionnaire (ethics and climate related topics)
– Definition of measures to develop non-sustainable / risky suppliers
– Roll-out to all suppliers with sales volume > 10k €/yr. (directly and indirectly spent)
– Sustainability meeting with TOP 10 suppliers of CHT Group and agreement on joint sustainability actions
– 91 % of strategic raw material sourcing with sustainable classified suppliers
– 100 % of relevant suppliers with ISO 9001 certification
– 55 % of relevant suppliers with ISO 14001 certification
– 98 % of relevant suppliers with signed Code of Conduct
Circular Economy– Increase number of products based on bio-based or recycled raw material
– Participation in VCI project circular economy & digitalization
– Maintain existing C2C MHC rates of textile products
– Focus R&D on sustainable polymers
– Number of C2C certified products increased by approximately 30
– Successful recertification of expired certificates
– Development of 3 new products suitable for circular economy criteria
– Proof of principle from silicone elastomer waste to a textile softener by master thesis 
Effects of Sustainability
EcoVadis Certification– Reach a score of at least 70 (gold standard)– Score of 68 (vs. 67 target)Effects of Sustainability


The above list of goals and projects for 2022 is documented in several chapters of this Sustainability Report.

Uniform action

Our customer portfolio ranges from global key accounts and medium-sized companies down to small local finishing companies. In 2022, new business with a sustainable household detergent was further expanded: In addition to filling machines in selected supermarkets, the detergent can also be purchased at the company’s site in Tübingen and in Montlingen (Switzerland).

With a broad portfolio of different competences, processes, technologies, and products, we serve customers from different industries, and now even end-user customers.

By combining know-how and resources, we position ourselves as a creative solution provider. As a global company, we see it as our responsibility to harmonize the different conditions within individual markets and their participants in the long term by adopting a uniform approach. We do this by implementing our commitment to sustainability in all company areas and markets in which we operate.

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