The DyStar Group, in releasing its 2015 Sustainability Performance Report, said it’s the first to be aligned with the Global Reporting Initiative’s G4 reporting guidelines.

This is the sixth year of reporting for the company that aims to become a sustainable and responsible supplier of colors, chemicals and services to the global textile industry. The GRI is an international independent standards organization that helps businesses, governments and other organizations understand and communicate their impacts on issues such as climate change, human rights and corruption.

The latest report builds on the company’s focused commitment by teams across 23 countries. It also marks the halfway point toward DyStar’s environmental target, which aims to reduce resource consumption and waste production intensities by 20 percent by 2020.

Results across all key performance indicators were positive, with energy intensity, in particular, showing a 16 percent reduction compared to 2011, despite production volumes going up by 14 percent over the same period. These achievements have triggered new impetus across DyStar.

The report cites four key aspects that constitute the company’s commitment to sustainability — creating responsible products and services, conserving planetary resources, caring for people and communicating with stakeholders.

The report provides new insight into the company’s precautionary stance, such as its application of green chemistry principles and how it affects stakeholders across the textile value chain.

Eliot, the newest addition to DyStar’s collection of internet-based tools, helps customers make informed product selection and process-optimization choices. The system is free to use, making it accessible to all stakeholders.

DyStar said it strives to be the environmental and innovation global leader in its chosen industries. With the building of its new Global Innovation Center under way in Nanjing, China, DyStar said it is poised to play an increasing role in advancing sustainability for what is one of the most polluting industries in the world.

The DyStar Group, based in Singapore, has offices, competence centers, agencies and production plants in more than 50 countries. DyStar’s service division assists brands and retailers and their industry partners to meet stringent quality and ecological specifications, reduce costs and shorten lead times.

The service division offers state-of-the-art color communication, textile and ecology testing, ecology and environmental advice, supply chain auditing and consulting for compliant sustainable processes.

The DyStar e-confidence program provides assurance that recommended products comply with legal, voluntary and brand and retailer Restricted Substance List requirements.