Clariant Chemicals (India) Ltd (‘Clariant’) wins ‘ICC Aditya Birla Award for Best Responsible Care Committed Company 2019’

  • Lauded for excellence in Responsible Care compliance
  • Recognized for commitment to environment, health and safety

Mumbai, India, September 30, 2020 – Clariant, a focused, sustainable and innovative specialty chemical company, won the ‘ICC Aditya Birla Award for Best Responsible Care Committed Company 2019’. The award was received by Adnan Ahmad, its Vice-Chairman & Managing Director and Region Head – Clariant Group in India, at the Annual Awards ceremony, held virtually this year by the Indian Chemical Council.

Clariant was recognized for its continued efforts in upholding the highest environment, health and safety standards through the efficient management of its operations. In adition to conforming with all 6 Responsible Care codes, the company has quite a few firsts when it comes to Safety & Sustainability - implementing leading and lagging indicators; formulating and practicing Life Saving Rules; sustained efforts towards meeting environmental targets; commitment towards the UN Sustainable Development Goals; responsibility towards managing suppliers and transportation safety through TfS and Nicer Globe programs; focus towards Product Stewardship and product lifecycle through Portfolio Value Program; developing products from renewable sources across businesses and the three pillar CSR strategy in India.

Commenting on the ocassion, Adnan Ahmad, Region Head for the Clariant Group in India, said, “It is an honor to receive this prestigious award for Clariant as the Best Responsible Care committed company. This reinforces that our team adheres to all the prescribed norms and practices. As a Responsible Care certified company, safety and sustainability are at the core of Clariant’s operations. We are delighted that the Indian Chemical Council has recognized our efforts to adhere to the highest benchmarks for environment, health and safety at our facilities. This award further energizes us to continue implementing initiatives that will drive sustainable development across our portfolio.”

Clariant is certified as a Responsible Care (RC) company, which is a chemical industry initiative to ensure continuous improvement in the areas of EHS. In the past the company has twice won the Second Prize in the ‘Sustainable Employer of the Year’ category at the 3rd and 4th Annual HSE Congress organized by the Occupational Safety and Health Association of India (OSHAI). The company was awared the First Prize for Energy Management owing to its continuous efforts towards improving energy management while aiming to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by employing global programs.

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Fabienne Knecht
Fabienne Knecht
Corporate Sustainability Affairs