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Clariant supports China's sustainable development needs

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World Fertilizer,

Clariant focused on China's sustainable development at its second Sustainability Dialog Summit. Held in Shanghai, this year's event underlined Clariant's commitment to helping customers respond to the Megatrend-driven sustainability and innovation needs reflected in China's New Normal and 13th Five-Year-Plan.

More than 200 Chinese customers, distributors, suppliers and authorities joined presentations, panel discussions and parallel sessions. Clariant demonstrated its proactive support through products and services linked to three global Megatrends affecting the country and its manufacturing framework: Environmental Protection; Globalisation & Urbanisation; and Resources & Energy.

Senior management representatives presented innovative products addressing aspects such as the reduction of harmful industrial emissions, fertilizer production and crop protection solutions.

Example discussion topics included the regional availability of EcoTain® products, Clariant's portfolio screened against specific sustainability criteria, and the dedicated HOPES community programme to promote education and sustainable development in China, which has benefitted more than 800 young people to date.

Executive Committee member Christian Kohlpaintner, commented: "Having a Chinese presence at top executive management level and targeted investments in plants and infrastructure is very important to Clariant's support for current and future customers in this country and the wider region. It reflects how seriously we take our commitment. Environmental and social responsibility are fundamental to future economic success and by offering products that add value through sustainability, we can make a positive contribution to the future development of China. Through global initiatives like the Sustainability Dialog and our Open Innovation website platform we will foster connections with local innovators and encourage dialog and collaboration to achieve sustainable success."

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