The Clariant Group is active in a multitude of countries with production and operating facilities or representations. For a relevant overview, see the . Clariant markets and sells its products worldwide. In the past years, Clariant has increased the geographical diversification of its business and reached a significant sales growth in the emerging countries (also see the ). The most significant change in the Group’s structure was the acquisition of Kel-Tech and X-Chem, US-based suppliers of specialty chemicals for oilfield operations. For additional detailed information as regards the business areas, products and services, please consult the . As the site consolidation for the before mentioned acquisitions was not yet finished until end of 2016, the environmental performance reporting for these sites will be done starting next year.