Clariant’s global employment standards guideline strives for a diverse workforce and aims to find the candidates best suited for an open position. Clariant is a non-discriminatory employer, hiring and promoting employees based solely on the qualifications and skills required for the work. The recruitment of employees is based solely on their qualifications for the open position and their individual potential. At the end of 2016, about 25 % of the individuals hired at the top four management levels were citizens of the country in which the hiring part of the Group was located. This number tends to change from year to year as global mobility of employees is becoming more and more a competition factor for the company.