Russia-Ukraine War Clariant to Stop All Business with Russia

Source: Press release

Clariant has plans to suspend all business with Russia with immediate effect in the background of the country’s invasion of Ukraine. The company has a sales office as well as a laboratory in Moscow.

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Clariant headquarters in Pratteln, Switzerland.
Clariant headquarters in Pratteln, Switzerland.

Muttenz/Switzerland – Clariant has recently announced that it will suspend business with Russia in response to the Russian state’s intolerable acts of violence in the Ukraine with immediate effect. Clariant’s operations in Russia include a sales office and a laboratory in Moscow and contribute approximately 2 % to the company’s annual sales.

“We strongly oppose Russia's war against the Ukraine and support the vote of the UN General Assembly that the Russian Government must immediately stop the aggression, withdraw its troops, and abide by the rules of the UN Charter. Our thoughts are with our 146 employees and their families in the Ukraine and we are doing everything in our power to support them. We join them in hoping that this brutal violence will end soon. Continuing to do business under these circumstances is incompatible with our purpose and values.

Therefore, we have decided to suspend all business with Russia with immediate effect,” said Conrad Keijzer, Clariant’s Chief Executive Officer.