The Foundation of Success
2017 IN NUMBERS
For Clariant numbers go beyond profit. The numbers in this chapter reflect a clear vision and a set of values too. Defining specific goals helps Clariant to further improve every aspect of its operations, from driving sustainable development to striving for operational excellence and fostering talent.
A global survey with 131 external stakeholders was designed to access Clariant's materiality matrix.
The Board of Directors was comprised of 10 members, of which three are women.
The EBITDA margin before exceptional items was 15.3 % in 2017.
Sales growth in China increased to 13 %.
In 2017, 85 % of the Group Management positions were filled with internal talents.
The net benefit achieved by Clariant Excellence projects in 2017 amounts to CHF 162 million.