MUTTENZ, Switzerland — Clariant announced that the company is listed in the 2018 Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI). This marks the sixth consecutive year that Clariant has been recognized as one of the most sustainable chemical companies worldwide.

The analysts at RobecoSAM confirmed Clariant as best in class in the categories of Materiality, Environmental Reporting, Water Related Risks and Human Capital Development, and therefore across all three dimensions of the assessment. Clariant was ranked among the top companies in the chemical sector in both the DJSI Europe and the DJSI World.

“The sixth consecutive listing in the DJSI is another great achievement, as it shows that we upheld our commitment to sustainability during an eventful year for Clariant. Sustainability is and will be integral to our strategy for steering Clariant towards a top-tier position in the specialty chemicals industry,” said Hariolf Kottmann, CEO of Clariant.

The DJSI is regarded as one of the world's foremost sustainability indices. It benchmarks the sustainability performance of leading companies based on RobecoSAM’s analysis of financially material environmental, social and economic performance, including forward-looking indicators, based on a best-in-class approach. The DJSI assesses various criteria, including risk and supply chain management, operational eco-efficiency, product stewardship, human capital development, and occupational health and safety.