Clariant is the world's leading specialty chemicals company, headquartered in Muttenz near Basel.
As of December 31, 2013, it had approximately 18,099 employees. Sales of continuing operations in FY2013 were CHF 6,076 million.
The company reports its earnings in four business areas: care chemicals, catalysis and energy, natural resources, and plastics and coatings.
Clariant's corporate strategy is based on four strategic pillars: core business profitability, innovation and research and development, rapid growth in emerging markets, and repositioning of its product portfolio.