In all of its activities, Clariant commits itself to environment protection and safety. The company’s own regulations on the environment, safety, and health (ESH) are in line with the objectives of the Responsible Care® Global Charter (see G4-56). Clariant has been certified worldwide according to the management systems ISO 9001, ISO 14001, OHSAS 18001, and also increasingly based on the standard for energy management, ISO 50001.
Clariant does not intend to become more sustainable in the long-term with the implementation of a multitude of isolated solutions, but rather with a holistic approach. This includes societal responsibility across the entire value chain. All regulations, precautions and measures mesh across a product’s entire life-cycle. This way, sustainability already attracts interest in the research and manufacturing phase of the preliminary products on the suppliers’ side, and only ends with the final utilization of the product by the customer.
For this purpose, Clariant has started to examine and evaluate the entire product portfolio based on sustainability criteria in 2014. Comparable sustainability assessments are already being used in the research and development phase of the products. In addition, Clariant is focusing more and more on the sustainability performance of its suppliers. For this purpose, Clariant has introduced a comprehensive set of rules (»Code of Conduct for Suppliers«) with corresponding control and sanctioning mechanisms (Initiative »Together for Sustainability«.