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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.

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» Companies have an ethical duty to care for their people, for society and for our planet. «

Conrad Keijzer, CEO of Clariant

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.

Sharing concerns or observed malpractice

We understand that reporting actual or suspected malpractices takes courage and we truly value if you speak up. We encourage you to reach out to a person of trust at Clariant or to the Clariant Integrity Line, where you can ask questions or make an anonymous report. We also appreciate our external partners' cooperation by reporting any actual or alleged violation of Clariant’s commitments stated in our Code of Ethics and other related documents.

Rest assured that Clariant does not tolerate any form of retaliation against those who in good faith and rightfully speak up, and we have embedded this commitment in our Code of Ethics.

Integrity ‘Yes’-Check

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.

Human Rights

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.
  • Sustainability Strategy
    Whether the world must become sustainable now is a question we’ve long stopped asking ourselves. We are much too busy working on how this can be done. We have set out with passionate people, to create leading-edge operations and innovative solutions that mean progress for everyone today while sustaining the world for our children tomorrow.
  • Climate change
    The science is clear, global temperature rise is a reality. According to reports from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), we have just a short amount of time before climate change becomes irreversible and changes our world forever. At Clariant, we take our responsibility for the planet seriously. We rely on the environment’s resources and are steadfast in our commitment to sustainable growth.
  • Integrated Report 2023
    In our Integrated Report, we provide information on our progress in the last financial year and on our goals for the future.

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