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Welcome to our Integrated Report 2019

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Into the New

  • Digitalization

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  • Innovation and Technological advances

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  • Occupational Health, Safety, and Well-being

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  • Circular Economy

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  • Environmental Protection and Resources

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  • Growth and Profitability

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  • Customer Relationships

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  • Product Stewartship/
    Sustainable Chemistry

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  • Talent Attraction and Development

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In this Integrated Report we take our time to review our position in all the areas we are active in. This report shows where we stand today and where we want to go from here.

Indicators (Total Group)


6 526 Group sales in CHF m
9.5 EBITDA margin after exceptional items
in %
> 375 Active innovation projects
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17 223 Total staff in FTE
at year end
1 570 New employees hired
0.15 Lost Time Accident Rate
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0.84 Total greenhouse gas emissions
Scope 1 & 2 CO2 equivalents, in m t
11.9 Total wastewater generation in m m3
720 Energy consumption in kWh/t production
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In 2019, Clariant decided to dispose the Business Units Masterbatches and Pigments. The two Business Units concerned have been reclassified to discontinued operations in the financial reporting. Clariant’s Integrated Report 2019 follows this structure for selected figures and separately reports on continuing and discontinued operations.

Interview with the Executive Chairman

Improving Performance by Focusing on Sustainability and Innovation

Hariolf Kottmann

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Letter from the Independent Lead Director

Complying with Best Practice in Corporate Governance

Eveline Saupper

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Value creation

Business Model

Clariant’s business model illustrates how the company’s Business Areas transform financial and nonfinancial inputs into valuable outputs by applying the three main value-creation processes to all of its corporate activities.

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Value creation

Business Areas

Care Chemicals

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Natural Resources

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Discontinued Operations

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