In 2016, Clariant has continued the training throughout the entire organization in view of avoidance of possible violations against the Code of Conduct, both with e-learnings as with classroom-based (“face-to-face”) courses. Training is group specific, based on cases, and modern training tools are used (films, comics, etc.). It is mandatory for all employees of the target group and non-participation is sanctioned.
E-Learnings: In 2016, Clariant did not conduct a specific anti-corruption e-learning module.
Face-to-face trainings: special target groups received further face-to-face trainings in various topics, for example about competition and anti-trust law. In 2016, such a training was given to more than 1000 employees in Argentina, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, France, Germany, Great Britain, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, Peru, Poland, Russia, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey, and the USA. In addition, 664 employees were trained face-to-face in various other Code of Conduct topics, such as Compliance Induction, Compliance Policies, Business Partner Due Diligence, Gifts & Entertainment, Sponsorships, Anti-Bribery, Conflicts of Interest, Sanctions, Confidentiality, Business Partner Due Diligence, use of Clariant Integrity Line.
Integrity Line: In addition to the Group headquarters, the compliance officers at both regional and local levels are available for questions regarding ethically-correct and legally-compliant conduct of employees. A reporting and query portal for all employees, the so called »Clariant Integrity Line« allows for submitting questions pertaining to ethically correct business conduct in the local language – also anonymous, if possible by law – which the responsible Compliance Officer of the corresponding country answers or forwards to the Region or Group Compliance Officer.