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Chemical Companies Unite to Accelerate Sustainability for the Textile and Leather Industries


Written on 4 January 2021

Osborne Clarke advises Sustainable Chemistry for the Textile Industry (SCTI) on Establishment

Osborne Clarke advised the new alliance Sustainable Chemistry for the Textile Industry (SCTI) on its establishment in October 2020. Launched in October 2020, Sustainable Chemistry for the Textile Industry (SCTI) is an alliance of leading chemical companies that strives to empower the textile and leather industries to apply sustainable, state-of-the-art chemistry solutions that protect factory workers, local communities, consumers and the environment. It has seven founding members: Archroma, CHT Group, Huntsman, Kyung-In Synthetic Corporation (KISCO), Pulcra Chemicals, Rudolf Group and Tanatex Chemicals.

The ultimate aim for SCTI is to help the industry produce more sustainable textile and leather end products for consumers through cleaner and more transparent supply chains that use less water and energy and produce less emissions and pollution.

The Osborne Clarke team which advised SCTI on this high profile project was led by Dr. Fabian Christoph (Corporate), and consisted of Dr. Sebastian Hack and Marco Aatz (both Antitrust). “The protection of our planet and its climate poses a significant challenge for each of us. Decarbonisation is one of the three key transformation drivers we as Osborne Clarke are focussing on. We are happy to have been helping our clients to succeed in an area that is also at the center of our business strategy”, Fabian says.

 

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Osborne Clarke is an international legal practice with over 1,800 employees at 26 locations worldwide, including 150 lawyers in Berlin, Hamburg, Cologne and Munich. With the claim “Helping you succeed in tomorrow’s world”, extensive industry knowledge through networking and outstanding expertise in the digital transformation of business models, Osborne Clarke advises and represents companies, entrepreneurs and investors in all practical business law issues focusing not only on our chosen sectors but also on the three key topics of digital transformation, decarbonisation and urban development.