Clariant Image Sustainability Targets Banner HD 2021


Sustainability Targets

Striving towards sustainability leadership in everything we do

Clariant sets a strong focus on continuously steering its environmental performance towards increased sustainability and setting new environmental benchmarks though leading-edge operations and innovation. With our vision to become climate neutral by 2050, we have set ourselves ambitious targets that allow us to measure our success on the basis of clearly defined metrics and milestones.

Science-based climate targets

Our commitment to tackling emissions in every way we can.

In 2020, Clariant defined new climate targets in line with the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi). These set out ambitious absolute reductions for scope 1, 2 and 3 greenhouse gas emissions between 2019 to 2030.

The Science Based Targets initiative is a coalition established to develop the framework to help companies and industry develop concrete greenhouse gas emission targets. Clariant was among the first specialty chemicals companies to set greenhouse gas emission reduction targets that are in line with what the latest climate science says is necessary to meet the goals of the Paris Agreement on climate change.

Clariant Image Science Based Targets Logo 2021 EN

- 40%

scope 1+2 absolute greenhouse gas emissions

- 14%

scope 3 absolute greenhouse gas emissions


Learn more about how we plan to achieve our climate targets and our overall climate strategy here.

Sustainable Operations Targets

Ensuring the responsible use of our planet’s most precious resources.

We need the environment and resources for our continued business success, but we know these resources are precious. To ensure we find the perfect balance, we set reduction targets for the key environmental parameters in our operations.

Our 2030 sustainable operations targets set out intensity reduction targets between 2019 to 2030 in the area of water intake (-20%), wastewater (-25%), hazardous waste (-25%), land-filled non-hazardous waste (-40%), and nitrogen oxide emissions (NOx) (-35%). They will be measured in terms of parameter volume or mass per unit of production. In addition, we set the goal to conclude the implementation of sustainable water management systems at all sites in areas of high water stress. Clariant's sustainable operations targets exclude data related to remediation.

- 20%

water intake

- 25%

waste water


of sites in areas of high water stress with advanced water management

- 40%

landfilled non-hazardous waste

- 25%

hazardous waste

- 35%

nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions


Together with our climate targets our sustainable operations targets ensure our processes, operations and products are designed to minimize environmental impact and safeguard our planet.

This is already Clariant’s third set of environmental targets. Learn more about earlier environmental targets and our environmental performance here or via our Annual Integrated Report and GRI Report.

  • Climate Change

    The science is clear, global temperature rise is a reality. According to reports from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), we have just a short amount of time before climate change becomes irreversible and changes our world forever. At Clariant, we take our responsibility for the planet seriously. We rely on the environment’s resources and are steadfast in our commitment to sustainable growth. more

  • Planet

    We are proactively committed to considering environmental protection and safety in all of our activities. Each of our worldwide facilities is required to adhere strictly to the principles of the sustainability and safety code outlined by the Group’s Environment, Safety & Health Department (ESH). We use clear Key Performance Indicators upon which we measure our improvements in terms of resource efficiency, emissions and waste per ton of finished product. In order to achieve a constant improvement of our environmental performance we have formulated environmental and sustainability goals for 2025. more

Request to Clariant

Please enter your contact information so we are able to process your request. Thank you for your interest.

Fabienne Knecht
Fabienne Knecht
Corporate Sustainability Affairs
This information corresponds to the present state of our knowledge and is intended as a general description of our products and their possible applications. Clariant makes no warranties, express or implied, as to the information’s accuracy, adequacy, sufficiency or freedom from defect and assumes no liability in connection with any use of this information. Any user of this product is responsible for determining the suitability of Clariant’s products for its particular application.<br />
<br />
* Nothing included in this information waives any of Clariant’s General Terms and Conditions of Sale, which control unless it agrees otherwise in writing. Any existing intellectual/industrial property rights must be observed. Due to possible changes in our products and applicable national and international regulations and laws, the status of our products could change. Material Safety Data Sheets providing safety precautions, that should be observed when handling or storing Clariant products, are available upon request and are provided in compliance with applicable law. You should obtain and review the applicable Material Safety Data Sheet information before handling any of these products. For additional information, please contact Clariant.<br />
<br />
* For sales to customers located within the United States and Canada the following applies in addition: No express or implied warranty is made of the merchantability, suitability, fitness for a particular purpose or otherwise of any product or service.<br />
<br />
© Trademark of Clariant registered in many countries.<br />
® 2019 Clariant International Ltd 

You are about to leave the Clariant domain

The link you activated will take you outside the Clariant site in about 10 seconds. If you want to stop this, press "Cancel".