Clariant condemns all forms of child labor and respects the rights of children. Consequently HR undertakes to ensure by appropriate processes and practices that minimum age provisions of national labor laws and regulations are adhered to, and adequate and verifiable mechanisms for age verification at Clariant workplaces are used by local HR. ILO convention numbers 138 and 182 are expressly acknowledged as the minimum standard. Clariant is not aware of cases of child labor in the company or with its suppliers. Similarly, Clariant rejects any form of forced labor or slavery. Clariant is also not aware of any cases of forced labor or slavery in the company. Clariant assesses suppliers through an extensive program based on sustainability factors such as working conditions, respect for human rights, complaint management, safety standards, and creditworthiness. Clariant views the existence of certified management systems and sustainability policies extending to their related deployment and results as critical supplier evaluation criteria (also see G4-EN32/33).