Clariant’s activities as an employer, as a consumer of local products and services, as well as a payer of taxes and fees in the respective regions or countries support local economic development, especially in emerging economies. Clariant raises the living standards of the population, both directly and indirectly, by creating added value. The business principles of Clariant apply to all entities globally. Clariant is not aware of any significant negative effects on local communities as a result of its activities.