Seven of the world’s leading chemical companies have joined forces on a new commitment to accelerate the adoption of sustainable chemical solutions in the textile and leather industries. The initiative is called Sustainable Chemistry for the Textile Industry (SCTI), and its founding members include Archroma, CHT Group, Huntsman, Kyung-In Synthetic Corporation (KISCO), Pulcra Chemicals, Rudolf Group and Tanatex Chemicals. The members of the alliance will share their knowledge of chemistry and its applications with brands, retailers and manufacturers of all sizes to support their sustainability efforts. Support will also come through training and tools that will help stakeholders adopt sustainable technologies while optimizing processes. Furthermore, SCTI is developing a harmonized sustainability standard for chemical products used in the industry, complete with a supporting assessment tool that covers hazards as well as environmental and social impacts. The production of textile and leather end products that use less water and energy and generate less emissions and pollution is at the core of the alliance’s concerns. Rohit Aggarwal, president of Huntsman Textile Effects, is the chairman of the new alliance.