All Clariant Masterbatches full-service manufacturing facilities worldwide strictly adhere to twenty-six compulsory Corporate Guidelines covering the environment, safety and health. We were among the first companies in the plastics industry to establish global policies aimed at reducing and eventually eliminating the use of heavy metals and phthalate plasticizers. Clariant products help customers reduce energy consumption, limit the use of non-renewable resources, and make greater use of recycled materials. A global network of product stewardship and regulatory compliance specialists includes experts on regulations covering foods, beverages, drinking water, drugs, cosmetics, medical devices, consumer goods, toys, packaging, chemical and waste management. Since 2001, Clariant has played an active role in developing industry guidelines related to the implementation of the sweeping European chemical registration initiative known as REACH. In short, with its global reach and deep interest in corporate citizenship, Clariant Masterbatches is ideally positioned to help customers in the plastics industry achieve their product stewardship goals.