Royal DSM, a global science-based company in Nutrition, Health and Sustainable Living, announced today that the company will partner with GIGA, Toxnot, and Chenyang Paint to advocate ingredient transparency in construction industry.
DSM has announced a collaboration with GIGA, Chenyang Paint and Toxnot to improve the chemical ingredients transparency via fully digitizing its sustainable plant-based resin Decovery®.
The collaboration will create a world-leading example of full product data integration, which makes product ingredients transparent to the entire value chain and facilitates the choice of greener alternatives for market players.
Through this collaboration, DSM has become the first coating resins supplier to enable ingredient transparency in the construction industry. This ensures accountability for the ambitious sustainability targets DSM has set for its coating and resins business.
DSM will use Toxnot’s data management and assessment platform to document the ingredients of Decovery®and make it publicly accessible This information then flows to ORIGIN, a building materials database tool powered by GIGA, an international organization that assesses the health performance of buildings. The collaboration allows building construction project teams to identify the products that meet both performance needs and sustainability requirements, thus representing a net shift in industrial practice.
“We believe that for all future product selection, the evaluation of material ingredients will be the key,” said Sjoerd Dijkstra, Sustainability Marketing Manager at DSM Coating Resins. “As we see a growing demand for sustainable resins solutions, we aim to make it easy for our customers to obtain and disclose this information and for all stakeholders in the value chain to find and use sustainable ingredients more easily than before.”
Over the past several years, DSM has been taking an aggressive approach in greening the supply chain. At this year’s Chinacoat, DSM renewed its commitment to ambitious sustainability targets for its Coating Resins business, which were unveiled at European Coating Show earlier this year.
Now, in line with global megatrends, DSM is taking the initiative to lead the transparency in ingredients, with the ultimate aim of promoting healthy and sustainable solutions among customers, partners, and the industry alike.