Clariant is involved in numerous interest groups and associations. Most notable activities are, for example, the International Council of Chemical Associations (ICCA), the European Chemical Industry Council (Cefic), and the European Technology Platform for Sustainable Chemistry (SusChem). The objective of SusChem is to promote and facilitate increased sustainability in the areas of research, development and innovation in European chemical and biotechnology companies. SusChem is a joint initiative of Cefic, the German Society for Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology (Dechema), the European Association for Bioindustries (EuropaBio), the Society of German Chemists (GDCh), the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) and the Section on Applied Biocatalysis (ESAB) of the European Federation of Biotechnology (EFB). Clariant also commits itself to sustainability at the International Chamber of Commerce and in addition its national companies are represented in various national interest groups, e.g. the Association of International Chemical Manufacturers in China (AICM), the Business Association Chemistry Pharma Biotech (scienceindustries) in Switzerland, the German Chemical Industry Association (VCI) or the American Chemical Council (ACC).