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Clariant to Host Sustainability Dialog to Examine Its Role in Specialty Chemicals

Published on 2015-09-03. Author : SpecialChem

MUTTENZ, -- Clariant, one of the world leaders in specialty chemicals, will host its inaugural Sustainability Dialog in Frankfurt, Germany, to examine the role of sustainability within the specialty chemicals industry and the company's contribution to a sustainable society. The event at the Clariant Innovation Center will bring together top-level Clariant management with third party experts to foster dialog with important stakeholders from customer industries, politics, NGOs and the media.

Fig. 1: Clariant

More than 150 participants will attend the keynote 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 will elaborate on sustainable development trends in the specialty chemicals industry and set a framework to larger societal context. Further highlights include 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.

About Clariant

Clariant is one of the globally leading specialty chemicals companies, based in Muttenz near Basel/Switzerland. On December 31, 2014 the company employed a total workforce of 17 003. In the financial year 2014, Clariant recorded sales of CHF 6.116 billion for its continuing businesses. The company reports in four business areas: Care Chemicals, Catalysis & Energy, Natural Resources, and Plastics & Coatings. Clariant’s corporate strategy is based on five pillars: increase profitability, reposition portfolio, add value with sustainability, foster innovation and R&D, and intensify growth.

Source: Clariant

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