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A word with Anu Desikan and Ralf Zerrer from Clariant


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Clariant is a globally leading specialty chemicals company, based in Muttenz near Basel/Switzerland. On December 31, 2012 the company employed a total workforce of 21,202. In the financial year 2012, Clariant recorded sales of CHF 6.038 billion for its continuing businesses. The company reports in four business areas: Care Chemicals, Catalysis & Energy, Natural Resources, Plastics & Coatings. Clariant’s corporate strategy is based on four pillars: managing businesses for profitability, research & development and innovation, growth in emerging markets, and repositioning of the portfolio.

Q. Sensorial solutions, sustainability, innovation, expertise and market insights. Is this an accurate portrayal of the company?
Dr. Ralf Zerrer: This is certainly our foundation for providing the best possible support to our Personal Care customers. We are embracing these important factors to continue to strengthen our position as a solution provider and as one of the leaders in the ...