Clariant is a globally leading specialty chemicals company, based in Muttenz near Basel, Switzerland.
On December 31, 2015 the company employed a total workforce of 17,213. In the 2015 financial year, Clariant recorded sales of CHF 5.807 billion for its continuing businesses. The company reports in four business areas: Care Chemicals, Catalysis, Natural Resources, and Plastics & Coatings. Clariant's corporate strategy is based on five pillars: increase profitability, reposition portfolio, add value with sustainability, foster innovation and R&D, and intensify growth.