The People Excellence program seeks to instill in Clariant's employees the corporate values and professional habits and thus establish a new attitude and mind-set throughout the group – one that fosters openness and trust and creates a culture of innovation and entrepreneurship. Within the program, special emphasis is laid on training management level employees to effectively communicate, impart, and exemplify these values. By establishing a culture of high performance that will further strengthen the group's position in all its diverse areas of sustainable value creation, Clariant aims to prepare the company for the uncertainties of the globalized labor market just as much as for any other future challenge.
The training at the academy takes place within a modularly configured program, which accurately reflects the operating procedures. The training measures take place in the categories of basic training, equipment and procedural training: It all starts with the basic training, which is completed mostly on a theoretical level. This is followed by the plant training where Clariant’s employees are already schooled on the new equipment. The in-services conclude with the process training where the employees deal specifically with all processes, which could be of any significance for them in their daily jobs.