Responsible Purchasing

Supplier selection

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Solvay group is committed to create stable and reliable relationships with suppliers, based on shared values regarding Environmental and Ethical principles.
Purchasing processes respect the Solvay Way values of Corporate Social Responsibilities towards our Suppliers.

Our Purchasing activities follow a global process aligned with Solvay Way. It aims at connecting our suppliers with business development needs in a continuous improvement approach.


Solvay Supplier Code of Conduct

At Solvay, we are committed to integrate economic, societal and environmental sustainability in all our activities. We operate in full compliance with the Solvay Way, the corporate social responsibility approach of the Group. We also require from our employees to act in accordance with the highest ethical and legal standards. Similarly, we are determined to work with suppliers who are engaged with the same principles of sustainability and ethical behaviors.

To make our expectations clear, we have adopted this Supplier Code of Conduct.

Together for Sustainability

Solvay is one of the founding members of the "Together for Sustainability" initiative, which aims to become a recognized standard in the chemical industry. The purpose is to develop and implement a global assessment programme to improve sustainability practices within the supply chains of the industry. This approach consists of using a best in class external service provider who performs sustainability assessments and of prequalified audits companies who do standardized physical site audits on behalf of the different member companies. The success of this initiative is clearly evident by the growth in number of TfS members since its foundation in 2011.

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Social Responsibility Audit

As a founding member of Together for Sustainability, Solvay manages supplier assessments & audits through a collaborative platform, to assess the Environmental, Health, Safety and Social performance of its suppliers on a global basis.

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