Quote of Jean-Pierre Clamadieu, CEO
Solvay posted solid results throughout the year, benefiting from its ongoing transformation, its upgraded portfolio and operational delivery. We progressed in reshaping our business profile towards a high-end solutions provider. Robust demand for our innovative products and solutions boosted our growth engines. Excellence measures delivered on all fronts, compensating for a higher cost base and securing our pricing power. Overall, Solvay posted double-digit operating profit growth in 2014, expanded margins in all of its businesses and generated a strong free cash flow.