Clariant’s Code of Ethics “Reflect Ourselves” is laying down our commitments and is intended to be a guide with ethical principles and examples to enable our personnel and associated parties to act with highest standards of integrity.
The Code is developed around eight guiding principles addressing topics of relevance to Clariant, its employees, stakeholders, and the communities we operate in.
We recognize that ethics and integrity is not always black and white. In case of uncertainty we encourage our employees and associated parties to pause and reflect on whether their course of action is right and in the best interest of Clariant. This Code of Ethics is designed to serve as a compass for our employees and to help them in the decision-making process. We have developed the “Yes”-Check, a simple tool with easy questions to help you gain confidence on your course of action. It does not give you all the answers about what you should do, however it will help you to better understand and apply Clariant’s ethical principles and values.
Training and guidance
To familiarize our employees with the Code of Ethics, we have a comprehensive training curriculum to foster awareness, understanding and to create clarity on expectations. We encourage a mindset of curiosity and an open culture, where asking questions and giving feedback is valued.
We recognize that ethics and integrity are complex topics. In case of uncertainty, we encourage our employees and associated parties to pause and reflect on whether their course of action is right and in the best interest of Clariant. To do so, we have compiled Clariant’s Integrity Yes-Check in our Code of Ethics, which is easy to use and gives you an immediate impression if your action seems right.
Let’s reflect together!
Clariant’s Supplier Code of Ethics - principles for a sustainable partnership
Based on the values and ethical principles set in Clariant’s Code of Ethics, we launched the "Supplier Code of Ethics" which is applicable to all suppliers, business partners and their contractors doing business with Clariant. This Supplier Code of Ethics focuses on three main areas: People, Planet, and Integrity.
Sustainability is an established pillar of Clariant’s business strategy. Clariant takes its responsibilities towards the environment, our employees, customers, shareholders and the communities in which we operate very seriously – not just because it’s the right thing to do, but because it’s the key to sustainable and profitable business development. We strive for a culture of continuous improvement and are committed to monitoring and reporting our progress on a regular basis.
Clariant commits itself to ethical and sustainable operation and development according to the Responsible Care® Global Charter as well as our own Sustainability Policy.
Respecting human rights is key in responsible business conduct and promoting socially sustainable growth. Clariant is committed to respecting and supporting human rights, both in our own operations, as well as in our business relationships and supply chains. This commitment is anchored in our Human Rights Policy Statement.