Clariant, a focused and innovative specialty chemical company, was awarded the 2018 Outstanding Supplier award in the category of Sustainability for the second consecutive year, elevating the company’s profile as among the best business partners of Anglo American, one of the largest mining companies in the world.
In partnership with Anglo American, the Minas Gerais State Industry Federation and the Industry Social Service (SESI), Clariant has been conducting the Sports Schools Project for over two years, reaching more than 140 public school students in the city of Itapanhoacanga, Minas Gerais. Among the many benefits that this program has provided to the local community, reduced school absenteeism and better relationships between students and their teachers and family members are the most noteworthy.
"It is with great satisfaction that we have received this special recognition from our customer, with whom we share the commitment of supporting local communities and contributing to their development, as part of our strategic pillar Add Value with Sustainability," states Nilson Bartalini, Clariant Mining Solutions Manager for North region of South America.
The Outstanding Suppliers award is offered by Anglo American to strategic and tactical business partners who specialize in the production of iron ore in Brazil. The evaluation takes into consideration the company's technical and operational performance, compliance with safety and environmental performance indicators, as well as social actions implemented in local communities.