““I am convinced that the chemical industry plays a central role in tackling climate challenge and in shaping progress toward a more circular and bio-based economy. This journey can only be achieved through strong commitment to sustainability-driven innovation, ambitious goals, and a close collaboration with partners along the value chain.”Conrad Keijzer, Chief Executive Officer
Sustainability is integral to Clariant’s strategy and business execution. The company has set out clear ambitions to drive sustainability transformation. Clariant has published scope 1, 2 and 3 emission reduction targets for 2030 and is active on all three pillars of the RCI. As examples, on circularity the company runs a company wide program on the circular economy of plastics (EcoCircle) with solutions for mechanical and chemical recycling. On bioeconomy the company has a wide portfolio of bio-based products ranging from care chemicals to advanced bioethanol, as well as catalysts for valorization of CO₂. By becoming a member of the RCI, Clariant wants to strengthen its collective contribution with other players to advance the alternative carbon uptake agenda.
Clariant is a focused, sustainable and innovative specialty chemical company based in Muttenz, near Basel/Switzerland. On 31 December 2020, the company employed a total workforce of 13 235. In the financial year 2020, Clariant recorded sales of CHF 3.860 billion for its continuing businesses. The company reports in three business areas: Care Chemicals, Catalysis and Natural Resources. Clariant’s corporate strategy is led by the overarching purpose of ‘Greater chemistry – between people and planet’ and reflects the importance of connecting customer focus, innovation, sustainability, and people.