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Fostering Close Relationships With Our Neighbors

Operating in more than 100 countries, across five continents, Clariant places great value on acting as a responsible and supportive corporate citizen, wherever we do business. We therefore cultivate and support a range of community initiatives and charitable efforts around the globe to foster a close relationship with our neighbors. We refer to these efforts as our corporate citizenship activities.

In the last years, the main focus of the activities has been in the area of supporting local communities, education of young people (primarily in STEM disciplines science, technology, engineering and mathematics), and promoting science and research. Often these projects are not one-off events but part of long-term commitments. It is a continuous effort to steer the company’s activities and contribute positively to the global sustainable development goals set out by the United Nations.

The donations and activities carried out in 2020 amounted to a total of CHF 4.2 million. Some contributions are made through the Clariant Foundation, an independently managed, purely philanthropic charity organization set up in 2014, while others are made through direct regional community and volunteering engagements run by our businesses.

  • Collaboration with WeForest

    The Brazilian Atlantic Forest is one of the most biodiverse forests in the world and provides a home for many native species. Only around 7% of the forest remains, scattered over a large area. Its restoration is vital to safeguarding biodiversity and mitigating climate change

  • Cooperation with the Plastic Bank

    The Plastic Bank is a social enterprise and economic development firm that empowers disenfranchised communities to exchange any type of plastic waste for currency.

  • Singapore’s senior citizens

    Clariant continues its efforts to build close community relations. In 2017, employees from Clariant’s Singapore office paid a visit to the Thong Kheng Seniors Activity Center, a center for the elderly located in the local neighborhood. This visit also served as the debut activity for the company’s Singapore Community Partnership Day, which is focused on developing long-term community relations.

  • Unique Business Partnership

    Since 2002, Clariant has partnered with a social enterprise in Albuquerque, New Mexico that provides a win-win scenario for all. Southwest Creations is a social enterprise that offers dignified, living wage, year-round employment to more than 25 women from low-income communities.

  • Clariant Supports Indonesia’s Educators

    In 2007, Clariant Indonesia established a scholarship program to support the local community in Tangerang, Indonesia. The collaboration has been further expanded in recent years to include funding of training workshops aimed at enabling local teachers to further improve their skills.

  • Education and Employee Engagement Initiatives in India

    Thanks to Clariant’s support in 2014, ten needy local institutions and NGOs were able to improve their infrastructure with new furniture, roof sheeting and canteen and laboratory equipment donated by Clariant.

  • Supporting Students in China

    Clariant in Greater China, for several years, has been giving a helping hand to local communities though its partnership with the Zhenjiang Xuefu Road Primary School. By donating computers, musical instruments and equipment to the school and helping to conduct various lessons and activities, Clariant aims to help these young students develop and explore their love of science.

  • Volunteering in Switzerland

    Appreciation is at the heart of our culture. All over the globe, Clariant employees are donating their time to support the causes that are precious to them.

  • Honoring outstanding scientific achievement

    Clariant is committed to sharing its expertise and fostering activities that drive scientific innovation for a more sustainable world.

  • Supporting a Good Cause with Chemistry

    Children and youths who are in need of regular medical treatment or have to spend long periods in the hospital can easily lose touch with their class-mates.