Quote of Jean-Pierre Clamadieu, CEO
Solvay made a good start to the year thanks to improved demand and benefits from our excellence initiatives. The demand recovery was reflected in higher volumes in most of our businesses, while Chemlogics showed double-digit operational earnings growth. Results from Group-wide excellence initiatives helped to overcome headwinds from currency swings and one-off effects. As a result, Solvay delivered solid earnings growth and margin expansion in the first quarter. Throughout the year, the Group will continue its profound transformation to create a higher growth, less cyclical and more valuable company.