In 2013, Solvay signed a corporate social responsibility (CSR) agreementwith IndustriALL Global Union. It’s a flagship agreement in the chemical industry that applies to all staff in the 50 countries where we are.
We aren’t the first company to sign an agreement like this, but we feel we’re unique in the way we bring it to life – with our Solvay Way CSR program. Our set of 49 best practices makes our belief a reality – that better chemical solutions need not come at the expense of the environment and that there has to be respect for people’s lives.
Mission 1: India
India puts Solvay Way in action
Caring for the environment
It’s really important that we know what people think in the communities we work in. That’s why we invited people from the local villages to our plants to explain our initiatives and hear what they had to say. We also held healthcare initiatives, such as blood donation camps at Rasal and Roha, and an eye care clinic where 54 locals were offered free advice and diagnosis.
One of our biggest community projects is our initiative to “adopt” six girls below the poverty line by taking care of their full education expenses. We hope to adopt 10 more in the next two to three years. Meanwhile, we also donate equipment to local schools, such as computers and gas cylinders (to cook lunch).