416: Customer Health and Safety

Disclosure 416-1 Assessment of the health and safety impacts of product and service categories

As part of the product safety and product responsibility programs, Clariant is constantly looking for substitutes for and alternatives to hazardous substances. This not only entails participating in activities within the EU registration program REACH, but also in Clariant internal initiatives such as EcoTain®, which aims to define product design while taking into consideration the entire product life cycle.

Clariant records hazards and potential opportunities with respect to the environment, safety, and health on all company levels, in all relevant functions, and in all business areas with the »ESH Risk Portfolio« (environment, safety, and health). This tool provides management with an overview of important ESH hazard potentials and risks. The risk assessment allows for the prioritizing of risk reduction. The overview of required and possible corrective actions is the foundation for an optimized allocation of ESH resources.

Disclosure 416-2 Incidents of non-compliance concerning the health and safety impacts of products and services

A worldwide operating Corporate Sustainability & Regulatory Affairs (CSRA) organization with the functions ESHA (Environment, Safety, Health Affairs), Product Stewardship, and System Management ensures the high global internal standard in Clariant’s production and with Clariant’s products. In the year 2017, there have been no fines, penalties, or warnings resulting from incidents of non-compliance with regulations or voluntary codes concerning information and labeling of products and services. However, Clariant has been notified by a customer that regulatory authorities have initiated investigations against the customer in connection with a product delivered by Clariant that contained an undisclosed component.