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Amole, Salarium, NaCl 99%

Sodium Chloride (NaCl), almost invisible, yet essential to life, for body and mind. Anyone can taste if it is missing, and add it to suit the palate. But in moderation, please! Too much can harm your health.
Salt is abundant, it may ocurr dissolved in seawater, as a mineral in underground rock formations or as brine constituent in ancient salt lakes.
In history it was of course so popular, not so much as a flavour enhancer but as a preservative, that it earned the name “white gold”.
In Egypt the dead were conserved with salt, and for Roman legionaries salt was part of their pay. “Salarium” is the root of words for “pay” in many languages today.
In the Middle Ages entire roads were built to allow the transport of the salt that brought wealth and prosperity to cities and financed many a royal house through salt taxes. Tuscan bread is baked without salt to this today because the citizens were not prepared to pay the huge rise in taxes due to regional warfare.
In 1930 the Salt March initiated by Mahatma Gandhi against the British salt monopoly contributed significantly to India’s independence.
Salt, symbol of value, sustainability and independence, like shares diversified across the globe, invisible but essential.
Salt, symbol of responsibility, the ability to draw a balance between success and harm.
Salt, symbol of Best Practice in Corporate Governance!




The Deutsche Post and DHL corporate brands offer a one-of-a-kind portfolio of logistics and communications services. The Group provides its customers with both easy to use standardized products as well as innovative and tailored solutions ranging from dialog marketing to industrial supply chains. About 475,000 employees in more than 220 countries and territories form a global network focused on service, quality and sustainability. With programs in the areas of climate protection, disaster relief and education, the Group is committed to social responsibility.


The K+S Group is one of the world's leading suppliers of standard and speciality fertilizers. In the salt business, K+S is the world’s leading producer with sites in Europe as well as North and South America. K+S offers a comprehensive range of goods and services for agriculture, industry, and private consumers which provides growth opportunities in virtually every sphere of daily life. The K+S Group employs more than 14,000 people. The K+S share – the commodities stock on the German DAX index – is listed on all German stock exchanges (ISIN: DE000KSAG888, symbol: SDF). More information about K+S can be found at www.k-plus-s.com.


As market leader in enterprise application software, SAP (NYSE: SAP) helps companies of all sizes and industries run better. For fiscal year 2010, SAP reported total revenue of €12.5 billion €, an operating margin of 32% (non-IFRS) and more than 54.000 employees worldwide. From back office to boardroom, warehouse to storefront, desktop to mobile device - SAP empowers people and organizations to work together more efficiently and use business insight more effectively to stay ahead of the competition. SAP applications and services enable more than 172,000 customers (includes customers from the acquisition of Sybase) to operate profitably, adapt continuously, and grow sustainably. For more information, visit www.sap.com.

Südzucker is the largest MDAX listed food and ingredients producer. With revenues of about 7 billion € and about 18,000 employees, Südzucker is also one of the large European food groups. Leading market positions have been achieved in almost all business areas of the diversified portfolio. Besides fruit preparations for the dairy industry, convenience food, functional food, starch and bioethanol, the sugar production is still the largest core area. It is the main corporate target to strive for further growth to create value for all stakeholders. For more information about Südzucker Group please go to our website: www.suedzucker.de.

WACKER is a globally-active chemical company with some 16,300 employees and annual sales of around €4.63 billion (2012). WACKER has a global network of 24 production sites, 21 technical competence centers and 53 sales offices. The WACKER Group is structured in five segments:
WACKER SILICONES: Silicone fluids, emulsions, rubber and resins; silanes; pyrogenic silicas; thermoplastic silicone elastomers,
WACKER POLYMERS: Polyvinyl acetate and vinyl acetate copolymers in the form of dispersible polymer powders, dispersions, solid resins and solutions used as binders for construction chemicals, paints and coatings, adhesives, plasters, textiles and nonwovens, as well as for polymeric materials based on renewable resources,
WACKER BIOSOLUTIONS: Biotech products such as cyclodextrins, cysteine and biologics, as well as fine chemicals and PVAc solid resins,
WACKER POLYSILICON: Polysilicon for the semiconductor and photovoltaic industries and Siltronic: Hyperpure silicon wafers and monocrystals for semiconductor components. For more information about WACKER can be found at www.wacker.com