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Clariant enters top 10% in Dow Jones Sustainability Index
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Sep '14
Clariant, a leading specialty chemicals company, is now among the top 10 percent of leading companies worldwide in the chemical industry, when it comes to sustainability, confirmed analysts at RobecoSAM—an international investment company with a specific focus on sustainability investments.
 
Clariant is now once again included in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI), one of the most renowned sustainability indices globally. The listing names Clariant within the European DJSI (DJSI Europe), once again, as well as in the global DJSI (DJSI World).
 
In order to be listed in the DJSI, Clariant has made further progress in various fields of sustainability and has demonstrated outstanding and sustainable performance in economic, environmental and social dimensions, according to the company.
 
Commenting on the achievement, Clariant CEO Hariolf Kottmann, said, “We are proud that our efforts to create long-term added value for all of our stakeholders are recognized by this renowned industry benchmark. This confirmation will motivate us to further accelerate our sustainable growth strategy.”
 
“The renewed inclusion in the renowned DJSI is confirmation of our efforts. We have implemented numerous sustainability initiatives over the past few years at all levels of the company. Sustainability is gradually becoming rooted in our corporate culture globally, Joachim F. Krüger, Senior Vice President, Corporate Sustainability and Regulatory Affairs at Clariant, said in a press release.
 
The DJSI is regarded as one of the world’s foremost sustainability indices, and it benchmarks the sustainability performance of leading companies based on environmental, social and economic performance, including forward-looking indicators. It assesses various criteria, including risk and supply chain management, operational eco-efficiency, product stewardship, human capital development and occupational health and safety.
 
Based in Muttenz, near Basel in Switzerland, Clariant has adopted sustainability as a pillar of its business strategy. In doing so, the company does not merely meet legal requirements but it has developed a comprehensive program to improve its sustainability performance on all levels in a continuous process focusing also on further sustainability integration within its business and product development activities. Besides its own strategic programs Clariant has committed to external sustainability initiatives such as the Responsible Care Global Charter, the Global Product Strategy, and the United Nations Global Compact.
 
In the financial year 2013, Clariant recorded sales of CHF 6.076 billion for its continuing businesses. (RKS)
 

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