Clariant markets and sells its products across the entire world. In recent years, Clariant’s business has been more geographically diversified with significant sales growth in emerging markets. This increase was particularly pronounced in Asia/Pacific and Latin America. While only 17.0 % of sales were generated in Asia/Pacific in 2005, this figure increased to 24.0 % in 2016. In particular, Clariant’s sales in China have grown from 5.4 % to 7.7 % during the same period. The share of Latin America increased from 13.0 % to 18.0 % during the same period. This has shifted significant procurement volumes to those emerging markets and, consequently, further and significantly increased procurement efforts in the areas of sustainability.