Clariant Included in Dow Jones Sustainability Index
MUTTENZ, Switzerland – Clariant has been included in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) for the third consecutive time. The index listed Clariant in both the DJSI Europe and the DJSI World. The analysts at RobecoSAM confirmed that Clariant is among the top four percent of companies in the global chemical industry when it comes to the economic, environmental and social dimensions of sustainability. The company achieved best-in-class scores in the Innovation Management, Customer Relationship Management, Operational Eco-efficiency and Environmental Reporting categories.
“For Clariant, sustainability is a prerequisite for being successful in the mid to long term. It’s an integral part of our corporate strategy, and we will further include sustainability in our businesses, combining customer’s needs with own ambitions,” said CEO Hariolf Kottmann. “Sustainability is not only our license to operate in the future, it is even more an important element in creating added value for all stakeholders.”
With its Portfolio Value Program, Clariant has developed a comprehensive tool 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. The company recently emphasized its commitment to new sustainability targets, such as sustainable sourcing of palm oil with a focus on traceability, continuous improvement of its product portfolio on all sustainability levels, improvement or replacement of product groups from the portfolio not delivering on the comprehensive sustainability aspects, value chain collaboration, and focusing on all phases of the product life cycle. Besides its own proactive sustainability approach, Clariant has committed to external sustainability initiatives such as the Responsible Care® Global Charter and the United Nations Global Compact.