Clariant expressly supports UN Global Compact and the United Nations’ Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR), also known as the UN Human Rights Charter. The charter comprises general human rights principles which serve as a joint ideal for all people and nations to ensure that each individual and all bodies of the company constantly strive to promote respect for corresponding rights and freedoms through education and training. National and international measures must thereby guarantee the formal as well as the actual recognition of, and compliance to, human rights. This applies to Clariant too.
Clariant has signed the »Responsible Care® Global Charter« that was developed by the International Council of Chemical Associations (ICAA), which monitors compliance with this charter. The Charter is a self-commitment by the chemical industry worldwide to pursue continual improvements in the fields of environmental protection, product responsibility, work safety, transportation safety and dialog. Among others, the Clariant national subsidiaries in the United States, Brazil, Chile and Venezuela were recognized for their achievements in these areas from their respective national chemical associations in 2016.
Clariant is committed to the Global Product Strategy (GPS) that was developed in 2006 by the International Council of Chemical Associations (ICCA) as part of its commitment to the United Nations Strategic Approach to International Chemicals Management (SAICM). This approach promotes the safe use of chemical products through the entire life cycle and enhances product stewardship throughout the value chain. Clariant is making available GPS summary reports of substances it places on the market on the GPS Chemicals Portal on the ICCA’s web page.
Clariant also supports the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS) which addresses the classification of chemicals by types of hazard and proposes harmonized hazard communication elements, including labels and safety data sheets, in order to enhance the protection of human health and the environment during the handling, transport and use of these chemicals. GHS is a UN recommendation and an invitation to competent authorities to introduce GHS elements into local or regional legislation. The worldwide implementation of GHS is a dynamic process throughout different countries of the world.