Corporate strategy based on five pillars

In order to reach the mid- to long-term objectives, Clariant focuses its corporate strategy on :

Clariant’s corporate strategy will help to position the company as a leading specialty chemicals company with a return on invested capital (ROIC) above peer group average and an EBITDA margin target range of 16% to 19%.

The EBITDA margin target of 16% to 19% will be achieved by further launches of innovative solutions as well as through cost efficiency measures.

Separate business area Plastics & Coatings

Clariant established separate legal entities for the Business Area Plastics & Coatings in order to fully leverage the value creation potential for the company. The new Plastics & Coatings subsidiaries will enable differentiated business steering with a clear focus on absolute profitability and cash generation to further safeguard and improve competitiveness in their respective markets. The existing business unit structure with Additives, Masterbatches, and Pigments will be maintained with approximately 6 900 employees, all assets and liabilities. The new entities across the world are fully owned by Clariant and started operating as of 1 January 2016.