304: Biodiversity

Disclosures 304-1, 304-2 and 304-4

For Information regarding 304-1 (Operational sites owned, leased, managed in, or adjacent to, protected areas and areas of high biodiversity value outside protected areas), 304-2 (Significant impacts of activities, products, and services on biodiversity) and 304-4 (IUCN Red List species and national conservation list species with habitats in areas affected by operations), please see Water sources significantly affected by withdrawal of water.

Disclosure 304-3 Habitats protected or restored

Clariant does not operate any sites in biological reserves or in areas with a high biodiversity value. If there are forests located in the immediate vicinity, Clariant ensures that the nature of the plant and the activity carried out there does not have an appreciable adverse effect on the flora and fauna.

Taking into account the possible biodiversity impact of the bentonite mining activities, independently of the habitat affected, Clariant restores the land to its original stage when mining is finished. Clariant has a program that recultivate the land. Together with a number of experts, the land will receive treatment to ensure optimal restoration.