French business climate Pledge

Solvay and 38 major French companies take concrete action to combat climate change.

In the lead-up to the Paris climate summit (COP 21), Solvay and 38 major French companies have made a firm commitment to combat climate change. By signing this climate pledge, Solvay want to contribute to making COP 21 a success and to limiting the warming of Earth to 2°C.

Solvay and the 38 companies are taking concrete steps to reduce our carbon footprint through:

  • The use of active and passive energy efficiency solutions,
  • The use of renewable energy, notably hydro, wind or Solar energy,
  • The systematic reduction of greenhouse gas emissions throughout the life cycle of their products,
  • The development of new low-carbon materials and solutions,
  • The reduction of food waste and packaging,
  • The adoption of long-term investment strategies actively promoting energy transition


From 2016 to 2020, Solvay and the 38 companies plan to invest :

  • at least 45 billion euros in industrial projects and R&D devoted to renewable energy, energy efficiency and other low carbon technologies,
  • at least 80 billion euros for projects contributing to the fight against climate change,
  • 15 billion euros in new nuclear capacities
  • 30 billion euros in natural gas as energy transition solution



Pledge