Fostering Close Relationships With Our Neighbors
Operating in more than 100 countries, across five continents, Clariant places great value on acting as a responsible and supportive corporate citizen, wherever we do business. We therefore cultivate and support a range of community initiatives and charitable efforts around the globe to foster a close relationship with our neighbors. We refer to these efforts as our corporate citizenship activities.
In the last years, the main focus of the activities has been in the area of supporting local communities, education of young people (primarily in STEM disciplines science, technology, engineering and mathematics), and promoting science and research. Often these projects are not one-off events but part of long-term commitments. It is a continuous effort to steer the company’s activities and contribute positively to the global sustainable development goals set out by the United Nations.
The donations and activities carried out in 2020 amounted to a total of CHF 4.2 million. Some contributions are made through the Clariant Foundation, an independently managed, purely philanthropic charity organization set up in 2014, while others are made through direct regional community and volunteering engagements run by our businesses.