Clariant scoops ‘best-in-class’ in 2017 Dow Jones Sustainability Index

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Clariant scoops ‘best-in-class’ in 2017 Dow Jones Sustainability Index
Clariant, a global specialty chemicals company, has been listed in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index for this year, making this its fifth consecutive year in the rankings.

The Sustainability Index (DJSI) recognizes leaders in the field of sustainability and is regarded as one of the world’s most foremost sustainability indices.

The rankings benchmark the sustainability performance of leading companies based on environmental, social and economic performance, including forward-looking indicators based on a best-in-class approach, according to the organisers.

The DJSI bases its assessment on various criteria, including risk and supply chain management, operational eco-efficiency, product stewardship, human capital development and occupational health and safety.

Clariant's ranking places it among the top four percent of companies in the global chemical sector, it said in statement, with the company recognized for a commitment to a company-wide integration of sustainability.

Best in class

Clariant says the rankings place it as ‘best in class’ in the following categories: Materiality, Environmental and Social Reporting, Operational Eco-efficiency, Climate Change Strategy, Water Related Risks and Human Capital Development.

Hariolf Kottmann, CEO Clariant said: “Clariant being listed in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index for the 5th consecutive year is a great achievement.

“It exemplifies that the integration of sustainability in the entire company, from the corporate strategy down to processes and product development, has been successful. This truly creates value for all our stakeholders​."

The company head confirmed that sustainability will remain a central focus for Clariant moving forward.

“Sustainability will continue to be an important asset on our journey to becoming the world-leading company in specialty chemicals.”

Joachim F. Krüger, Senior Vice President, Corporate Sustainability and Regulatory Affairs, said: “Inclusion in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index puts Clariant among those global sustainability business leaders that continuously strive to raise the performance bar. It recognizes the further progress we have made to embed sustainability across our business.”

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