Dyes Operating Committee

The DOC addresses global dye issues related to regulatory developments, in particular considering their impact on the whole value chain. New and existing textile standards, as well as new information on dyes-related substances are also evaluated by the DOC, which decides on corresponding actions, whenever possible in direct contact with other involved parties.


Main functions of the DOC are:

  • Representation of member company interests on regulatory changes
  • Development of scientific data on possible health and environmental effects of dyes
  • Cooperation with authorities, brands/retailers, consumers associations and issuers of standards
  • Harmonization of regulatory require­ments worldwide which affect dyes

Working together for safer colorants