2012 Annual report

In 2012, the Solvay group defined a clear strategic vision, specified the contribution of each of the businesses to this vision, developed a management model for implementing it and structured a decentralized, agile organization, serving its ambition of creating value.

The global economy in 2012 presented a highly contrasting picture.

Against this background the Group achieved in 2012 a REBITDA of EUR 2 067 million and generated EUR 787 million of Free Cash Flow.

This excellent performance was made possible by the strong and committed efforts of the teams, the successful deployment of the integration programs and by capturing the resulting synergies.

Solvay will accelerate deployment of its operational excellence initiatives, continue its selective investment policy and move its strategy of innovation forward with levers that together will help the Group reach the goal of EUR 3 billion REBITDA by 2016.