On 2nd September 2015 the first Clariant Sustainability Dialog took place at Clariant Innovation Center in Frankfurt, Germany.More than 150 participants attended the key note presentations of CEO Hariolf Kottmann, Head of Business Unit Industrial & Consumer Specialties Christian Vang and guest speaker Klaus Töpfer, Executive Director of the Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies, who elaborated on sustainable development trends in specialty chemicals industry and set a framework to larger societal context. Further highlights throughout the day included a special sustainability focus on India and China, insights on value chain and supply chain collaboration and the results of Clariant’s screening of the sustainability performance of its product portfolio.
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»Our dedication to sustainability is rooted in a simple insight. While financial performance is important, it can only have true and lasting value when achieved, in accord with the world round us - the planet we live on and the people we work with or who expect a better life from what we do.«
Hariolf Kottmann, CEO Clariant
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CEO Hariolf Kottmann opens Clariant`s Sustainability Dialog 2015 with over 80 customers, investors, industry specialists and media.
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Business Unit Head ICS, Christian Vang: “Clariant recognizes that RSPO supply chain certification roll-out is not enough and commits to address traceability of palm-based ingredients in parallel.”
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One topic at Clariant`s event on September 2nd: The Role of Sustainability in Value Creation
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Professor Dr. Klaus Töpfer, Executive Director of the IASS (Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies Potsdam) outlines that Clariant, with its wide range of products, has a huge potential for innovation and sustainability measures.
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Professor Dr. Klaus Töpfer, Executive Director of the IASS (Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies Potsdam) gives an inspiring, visionary speech about responsibility and sustainability at Clariant`s Sustainability Dialog event on September 2nd in Frankfurt.
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Joachim Krüger, Senior Vice-President Corporate Sustainability and Regulatory Affairs, presents milestones of Clariant`s commitment to sustainability.
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Joachim Krüger, Senior Vice-President Corporate Sustainability and Regulatory Affairs: “Active involvement of and dialog with stakeholders was key for the development of the Portfolio Value Program screening criteria”.
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Martin Vollmer, Chief Technology Officer & Head of Group Technology & Innovation: “Our sustainability assessments are a crucial basis for the innovation process.”
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Martin Vollmer, Chief Technology Officer & Head of Group Technology & Innovation: “Our EcoTain products are making headlines and making a difference. Take Sunliquid which is being successfully tested as E20 automotive fuel blend”.
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The Show Lab at Clariant`s Innovation Center in Frankfurt gives insights in the Personal Care innovation process of the Business Unit Industrial & Consumer Specialties (ICS).
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Over 60 + Clariant EcoTain products are from all business areas including personal care, bio-based additives for wood coatings, energy-saving easily dispersible pigments and sustainable foundry additives.
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Screening and testing products through the Portfolio Value Program of Clariant gives transparency of product portfolio in terms of sustainability performance and enables strategic decision-making.
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