Clariant ensures by adequate and documented processes and mechanisms and policies that all employees are treated equal irrespective of gender, race, nationality, culture, religion, age, political views or disability. With regard to the zero-tolerance approach of Clariant against any form of discrimination, Region and Country HR have to ensure avoidance or elimination of any discrimination in work-related activities, in particular remuneration, training and vocational guidance as well as social security. Globally, the average basic salary of female employees was 96% of that of the average male employee in 2016.