2013 Annual report

After devoting 2012 to integrating the two companies and introducing its new organization, Solvay speeded up its transformation in 2013 in the spirit of its long and rich history. This transformation year saw the launch of structural projects that help refocus Solvay’s activities on growth markets. A new joint venture with Ineos in Europe, the divestment of the Latin American PVC activities, and the acquisition of Chemlogics in the United States all are projects that contribute to making Solvay an even more innovative Group, turned towards growth markets that are also less cyclical and create long-term value.

These major changes have taken place in a difficult economic environment, particularly in Europe and Latin America.Yet it is in this context that the Group has reaffirmed its growth strategy and that it enters 2014 well positioned to achieve its ambition to be a model of sustainable chemistry.

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