What makes Solvay a sustainable investment?

Solvay shares are particularly attractive for private investors, which incorporate long-term thinking and environmental, social and governance (ESG) criteria into their investment decision. Our strategy aims to create long-term value that we support through regular and open communication with the investment community and rating agencies throughout the year


Who we are

Solvay is a science company whose innovative technologies are present in numerous products used in daily life. With more than 24,100 employees in 64 countries, Solvay bonds people, ideas and elements to reinvent progress with an aim to preserve planetary resources and deliver a better life for all. 

Solvay 2019 financial profile
2019 Profile

What we do

Our advanced solutions contribute to safer, cleaner, and more climate-smart products found in homes, food and consumer goods, planes, cars, batteries, smart and medical devices, and water and air treatments.

At Solvay, we believe that solutions to major humanity challenges will be led by scientific breakthroughs, while taking care of our legacies. As the world becomes more populated, urbanized and prosperous, demand for food, water, and energy will continue to rise, and the pace at which we’re consuming our planet’s resources is not sustainable. At Solvay, we are part of the solution. 

The diversity of our portfolio and the markets we serve are making the Group undoubtedly resilient. Those are our backbones, solid fundamentals and secular trends well-aligned to our technology strengths.

Those megatrends are creating the need for solutions that Solvay can provide, they are here to stay and our leadership positions and innovations in these areas will support delivery of our long-term strategy.


  • the trend toward electrification is only just beginning
  • lightweighting where the shift from metal to polymers and composites improves fuel efficiency in aircraft and cars
  • resource efficiency in our homes, our communities and our industries, in order to find more efficient solutions to preserve scarce natural resources is becoming a vital necessity
  • healthcare for a growing and aging population
  • massive digitization with the Internet of Things
  • the shift toward more bio- or natural-sourced products and eco-friendly solutions 

How we do it

CEO Ilham Kadri presents Solvay's path and how we navigate through the COVID-19 crisis (starting at 22:48)

Solvay's CEO, Ilham Kadri, exchanging with people at Finance Avenue, Brussels.

Further reading

Visit the section "how to become a shareholder of Solvay" to know more about the different types of Solvay shares you can own and how to daily manage them. 

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