Our company in a nutshell

Solvay is a science company whose technologies bring benefits to many aspects of daily life. Our purpose—we bond people, ideas and elements to reinvent progress—is a call to go beyond, to reinvent future forms of progress and create sustainable shared value for all through the power of science. In a world facing an ever-growing population and quest for resources, we aim to be the driving force triggering the next breakthroughs to enable humanity to advance while protecting the planet we all share.                                                                                              

We bond with customers and partners to address today and tomorrow’s megatrends. As a global leader in MaterialsChemicals and Solutions, Solvay brings advancements in planes, cars, batteries, smart and medical devices, water and air treatment, to solve critical industrial, social and environmental challenges. You can count on our innovative solutions to contribute to safer, cleaner and more sustainable future.

2019 key figures

€10.2bn
net sales
24,100
employees
115
sites
64
countries

FROM PEOPLE TO PEOPLE

Our businesses 

Our businesses are aligned in 3 segments to power today and anticipate tomorrow’s megatrends. From electrificationlightweighting, resource efficiency, healthcare, Internet of Things, digitalization and eco-friendly based solutions, whichever customers’ market is, they can find the best team to listen and serve their needs, lowering total cost of ownership while increasing sustainability

WE CARE 

Sustainable growth for agile success

We believe in a future that means future for all. At Solvay, agile growth and market success occur with conscious and concrete actions towards a more circular economy. Our commitment to sustainable development underlies every strategic decision we make  as strongly as our financial criteria do.

Not only are we committed, but we measure it in practical terms. Solvay’s unique Sustainable Portfolio Management and Integrated Report help to assess the Company’s product responsibility and assure that their applications have the lowest impact but the highest sustainable value.

 

 

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Insightful visionaries

We believe technology must constantly evolve to make more things possible, but in a cleaner, smarter, and more connected way than ever before. Our teams form an ecosystem of 24,100 passionate talents, 21 customer-driven Research & Innovation centers and global presence in more than 64 countries. We bond and embrace inclusive and diverse teams striving together to ensure that a variety of disciplines and approaches are brought to the table, fully listening and understanding the widest range of customer needs in rapidly-changing markets.