Code of Ethics

The Code of Ethics is the key policy of our association, and describes the implementation of our aim to manufacture, sell and use synthetic organic colorants so that any possible negative effect on health and the environment is minimized.

All ETAD member companies are obliged to comply with the Code of Ethics.

By accepting the Code of Ethics, ETAD members:

  • support a continuing effort to improve the industry’s responsible management of synthetic organic colorants

  • shall develop, produce and distribute products in a manner which protects human health and the environment from unacceptable risks during manufacture, transport, use and disposal.

  • shall comply with all applicable laws and regulatory requirements dealing with the safety and the environmental impact of synthetic organic colorants

  • shall adopt policies to assure an equivalent level of hazard communication worldwide concerning their products

  • shall inform customers of the safe handling procedures best suited to the products involved

  • shall embrace, support and enact, within their sphere of influence, core values in the areas of human rights, labor standards, the environment and anti-corruption

Working together for safer colorants