Clariant’s Sustainability Policy reflects the company’s commitment to ethical and sustainable operations. It encompasses a comprehensive range of environment and safety requirements and management initiatives that extend beyond our sites to our supply chain partnerships and due diligence activities. It includes environmental topics like energy, water, emissions and waste, among others.
Commitment & Clariant Excellence
Clariant commits itself to ethical and sustainable operations and development in all business activities according to Responsible Care® and Clariant's own Code of Conduct. Clariant strives for a business culture of continuous improvement as well as for sustainable competitiveness and top performance in consideration of Clariant’s ethical standards.
Clariant bears an ethical responsibility for sustainable, economic and ecological, as well as fair, business practices. Corporate Social Responsibility is therefore an integral component of our companys’ philosophy. All Clariant employees are educated and trained to assume responsibility in line with their function, level of authority and qualification.
Clariant's Management System
Clariant’s certified Management System adheres to all internal and external standards to which Clariant subscribes and forms the company’s documented structural framework as the basis for objectives and programs. The system complies with ISO 9001, ISO 14001, OHSAS 18001, ISO 50001 and Responsible Care®. Achieving and maintaining a high level of quality across all aspects of our businesses, our Environment, Saftey & Health related activities, Social Responsibility and Responsible Care®, is our understanding of Corporate Sustainability.
Compliance with laws, international standards, internal regulations, and Clariant’s Code of Conduct is a basic requirement for all our activities. Clariant appreciates voluntary initiatives and provides adequate support to develop effective and efficient safety, health, environmental and energy regulations.
Safety, Security and Environment
Among Clariant’s most important objectives are the safety and security of its worldwide activities and the protection of people and the environment. We set protection goals which are valid throughout the entire Group and monitor and evaluate all aspects of our activities.
Risk and Emergency Management
Comprehensive assessment of risks related to our operations and products are prerequisite to our business processes. Local and global emergency organizations are in place to ensure comprehensive emergency management and response.
Innovation and Product Stewardship
We are convinced that it will be essential to understand our customers’ needs. Innovation and customer focus is the key to our business. We permanently develop better and new products and services to add value to our customers and to our environment. Concurrently we ensure that our products can be used over their entire life cycle in a safe manner for employees, customers, the public and the environment.
Sustainable Operation and Processes
We undertake initiatives to reduce environmental, safety and health risks in production, storage, distribution and the usage of our products as well as the disposal of waste. This includes the efficient use of energy and resources and the continuous improvement of our processes to minimize the impact of our activities on the environment by increasing our environmental and energy performance.
Third Party Management
Our aim is to establish mutually beneficial relationships with our third party suppliers and contractors in order to support our services on the basis of our internal Environment, Safety, Health and Quality standards, which include Corporate Social Responsibility and Responsible Care®. We encourage our suppliers and service providers to adopt standards comparable to Clariant’s policies.
Clariant fosters a culture of proactive and transparent communication as key to trusting and reliable relationships. All stakeholders are regularly informed about our activities, our targets and our ESHQ and energy performance. We identify the concerns and expectations of our stakeholders systematically.
Monitoring and Review
We monitor and review all business aspects and processes including Responsible Care® issues at regular intervals. Observing our quality and performance is an integral component of our business processes, our top priorities and our strategic planning.