Clariant publish Sustainability Report14 April 2011
The Swiss specialty chemical company Clariant on April 13 that it has published its 2010 Sustainability Report. Over 60 pages, the company describes how sustainability and innovation go hand in hand along Clariant’s entire value chain. The report includes the newly developed Easywhite Tan system and their range of solvent free finishes from the Leather Services Business Unit.
The data, which was collected at all operating levels and in all regions and consolidated at Group level, demonstrate that Clariant has made great progress with key parameters in recent years. Between 2005 and 2010, CO2 emissions decreased by more than 40%, energy consumption fell by 35% and water consumption dropped by 30%. The Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), a globally renowned, independent organisation for sustainability reporting standards, performed a critical review of the report and confirmed adherence to application level A, its highest reporting level. ‘Clariant sees this as an obligation to continue to work on the area of sustainability and to make improvements. We firmly believe that following the successful completion of our restructuring, profitable growth can only come with sustainability,’ said Hariolf Kottmann, Chief Executive Officer of Clariant International.
The 2010 Sustainability Report and further information about the Clariant Group can be found at www.clariant.com.