102-12 External initiatives
Clariant expressly supports the UN Global Compact and the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR), also known as the UN Human Rights Charter. The charter comprises general human rights principles that serve as a joint ideal for all people and nations to ensure that each individual and all bodies of the company constantly strive to promote respect for corresponding rights and freedoms through education and training. National and international measures must thereby guarantee the formal as well as the actual recognition of, and compliance with, human rights. This applies to Clariant too.
Clariant has signed the »Responsible Care® Global Charter« developed by the International Council of Chemical Associations (ICAA), which monitors compliance with this charter. The charter is a self-commitment by the chemical industry worldwide to pursue continual improvements in the fields of environmental protection, product responsibility, work safety, transportation safety, and dialog. Among others, Clariant Chemicals (India) Limited was recertified and can now use the logo for the next three years. As part of an event in Shanghai hosted by the Association of International Chemical Manufacturers (AICM), Clariant received a Responsible Care award for its outstanding efforts.
Clariant is committed to the Global Product Strategy (GPS), which was developed in 2006 by the International Council of Chemical Associations (ICCA) as part of its commitment to the United Nations Strategic Approach to International Chemicals Management (SAICM). This approach promotes the safe use of chemical products through the entire life cycle and enhances product stewardship throughout the value chain.