Geneva, 26 March 2019: Clariant is a focused and innovative specialty chemical company, focusing on delivering innovative and sustainable solutions for customers in the four core areas of Care Chemicals, Natural Resources, Catalysis and Plastics & Coatings.
In addition, Clariant devotes a significant amount of R&D investment each year to addressing key trends such as energy efficiency, renewable raw materials, emission-free mobility, and conserving finite resources.
Headquartered in Muttenz, Switzerland, Clariant has a presence in 52 countries around the world and employs over 17,000 people globally. The company has been listed in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) for six consecutive years in recognition of its ongoing commitment to sustainability.
Connecting with WBCSD’s network of forward-thinking businesses across a variety of sectors will enable Clariant to continue to enhance and implement its sustainability ambitions in collaboration with like-minded partners, and make a real impact on global corporate sustainability.
Christian Kohlpaintner, Member of Clariant’s Executive Committee, said: “We are delighted to join WBCSD and the other member companies who are part of this vital commitment to accelerate the transition to a sustainable world. Sustainability is an important pillar of our business strategy and our customers rely on us to deliver innovative solutions that address their sustainability needs. We are particularly interested in WBCSD’s innovative work in relation to sustainable cities, climate and energy and the circular economy and look forward to contributing with our knowledge and innovation expertise.”
WBCSD President and CEO Peter Bakker said “WBCSD is pleased to welcome Clariant as our newest member. We are dedicated to working towards a transformation of the key systems across society, and this can only be achieved in collaboration with companies across the full value chain. Clariant is active in multiple value chains and we are excited to see how we can jointly help to accelerate the transition to a sustainable world.”