Business Report

The Business Report is integral to Clariant’s Reporting Hub 2021, which provides comprehensive information about Clariant’s long-term value creation. The report explains Clariant’s integrated business modelBusiness ModelThe business model illustrates how a company draws on various capitals as inputs and converts them into outputs, such as products and services, through its business activities. The company’s activities and outputs lead to outcomes that affect the capitals, thus impacting the company and its stakeholders.View entire glossary  and purpose-led strategyPurpose-led strategyClariant aims to move toward top-quartile results in specialty chemicals in terms of growth, profitability, sustainability, and people. Based on its new purpose, »Greater chemistry – between people and planet« Clariant unveiled a new purpose-led strategy with four dimensions, accompanied by new financial and non-financial targets. The strategy reflects Clariant’s ambition to create value with innovative chemistry and a sustainability focus, putting customers, employees, and the planet at the center of all activities.View entire glossary , demonstrating the company’s integrated thinking. For the three business areas and for the Group overall, the report reviews the financial year, including the leadership’s perspective on Clariant’s short- and long-term profitability.

As one of the world’s leading specialty chemicals companies, Clariant contributes to value creation with innovative and sustainable solutions for customers from many industries. The company portfolio is designed to meet very specific needs with as much precision as possible. At the same time, Clariant’s research and development is focused on addressing the key trends of our time. These include energy efficiency, renewable raw materials, emission-free mobility, and the conservation of finite resources. The corporate strategy is guided by the overarching purpose of »Greater chemistry – between people and planet« and reflects the importance of connecting customer focus, innovation, sustainability, and people. Clariant reports in three business areas: Care Chemicals, Natural Resources, and Catalysis.

Clariant Key Figures (continuing operations)

11 537

Total staff (FTEs)



1 Including discontinued operations


Core business areas


Production sites

4 372

Sales (CHF m)


EBITDAEBITDAEarnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, and amortization.View entire glossary (CHF m)

16.2 %

EBITDAEBITDAEarnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, and amortization.View entire glossary margin

15 %

Sales growth in local currency


Scope 1 & 2 GHG emissions in m t CO2e


Scope 3 GHG emissions for purchased goods and services (cat. 1) in m t CO2e