Sustainability Shift – Episode 2: Portfolio Sustainability Assessments
Welcome to Sustainability Shift, the Clariant Podcast. In this second episode, three industry experts discuss how chemical companies assess the sustainability performance of their portfolio, beyond climate change.
Clariant works hard to reduce its carbon footprint. A particular focus is on Scope 3, Category 1 greenhouse gas emissions along the value chain.
Sustainability Shift – Episode 1: Living wages
Welcome to Sustainability Shift, the Clariant Podcast. In this first episode, three experts highlight current trends, future opportunities, and evolving policies aimed at promoting ethical and sustainable approaches in the implementation of living wages. They also explore how companies and suppliers collaborate to ensure fair compensation across supply chains.
Coatings and Adhesives
Meet our gecko!
Have you ever wished for a superpower? Geckos are real-world superpowered packages, drawing on many for survival. Awesomely agile, extremely adaptable, resourceful and great at regenerating, these “super-sticking” marvels know what it takes to thrive. Just like our own adhesive wonder, Licocene.
The transition to greening energy in Clariant’s operations
Dieter Regnat, Program Manager Sustainable Operations at Clariant, discusses Clariant’s initiatives to use lower- and zero-carbon energy sources, with the aim to reach Clariant’s 2030 targets.
ACTIVES AND NATURAL ORIGINS
Cupuaçu – naturally effective
How small family farms in the Amazon region supply Clariant with unique ingredients for cosmetics and why it matters so much.
CliMate – real data, real change
800 volts under the driver's seat
How safe can high-voltage e-mobility be?
ACTIVES AND NATURAL ORIGINS
Sustainable sourcing – protecting the skin by protecting the Amazon forest
The »Queen of the Amazon« is a tall, strong beauty who regularly showers the floor of the rainforest with precious gifts – Brazil nuts. By using a byproduct from Brazil nut oil extraction for our skin care ingredient Ethience Protect®, we contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) 3, 12 and 17.
Tackling greenhouse gas emissions, one handprint at a time
Catalytic innovations that are helping decarbonize the chemical industry today
Nitrous oxide – catching an elusive villain
In the fight to protect the climate, Clariant has developed a catalyst that effectively cuts down nitrous oxide emissions and will give the opportunity to ten companies worldwide to try it for free.
Ready for business – How Clariant is laying the ground for second-generation biofuels and much more
The new sunliquid® plant is ready to start production in Romania. It is the nucleus for a new sustainable business ecosystem. What went into building it?
ICS & ADDITIVES
Clariant generates a buzz in Charlotte, NC, with the opening of new Innovation Center
Partners in Clime - Clariant and Casale develop new ammonia catalyst for sustainable CO2 reduction
Green Power - Fuel cell technology: a megatrend with a mini footprint
As the climate gives us increasing and alarming signals of change, individuals and industries are looking for ways to reduce their environmental footprint. But how do we balance our hunger for power with our fear for the future?
What cookies, pasta and plastics (now) have in common
When making cookies or homemade pasta, it’s natural to reuse scraps of leftover dough by adding them to fresh dough. Similar scraps are generated during the production of plastic films. Putting this »dough« to the same good circular use is difficult, however – unless it’s »sprinkled« with one of our special EcoCircle additives.
The ignition for Clariant’s sustainability passion
It’s a bold claim indeed but one for which our halogen-free flame retardant for plastics, Exolit® OP, proudly takes credit.
Synthesizing Clariant - the making of a chemicals leader
It takes countless compounds to synthesize our products, but what did it take to make our present company? To celebrate the 25th anniversary of Clariant’s founding, we’re taking a chemistry-minded look back at our history and the many interesting reagents and synthesis steps that made us who we are.
How olives save sharks and what you can do to help them
Olives aren’t just great appetizers and classic additions to a dry martini. Ingredients made from them also help save sharks from being harvested for their livers. By looking out for these plant-based alternatives in your skin cream, body lotion and other personal care products, you can support olives in their noble task.
Digging a new supermetro in the Paris underground
By 2030, the Paris metro will be expanded to twice its size and become the largest and most state-of-the-art subway system in Europe. But how do you dig about 200 kilometers of tunnels and stations without them constantly falling back in? By filling them with something very similar to quicksand, is the strange answer, which we explain in finer-grained detail in this post.
‘Magic Gardens’: wastewater project for safe drinking water
To combat the clean water problem in rural and remote areas, Clariant is collaborating with other local and multinational corporations to bring safe drinking water to Indonesia through wastewater treatment gardens (WWGs).
Fighting global food loss: one container at a time
870,000,000 That’s how many people could be fed if just one-fourth of the food lost or wasted globally were saved. Though food loss happens throughout every stage of the supply chain, transportation is one of the riskiest steps.