Creating a diverse, equitable and inclusive workplace
Human Dignity is UNIVERSAL - at Solvay it is at the core of everything we do.
We promote an environment where every employee has the space and confidence to bring their whole self to work and be at their best.
We believe in unity, not uniformity. We ensure equal opportunities for people from all backgrounds, ages, genders, races, nationalities, ethnicities, religions, sexual orientations and identities, and abilities.
Our differences, visible or not, are valued and celebrated - they are the spark that ignites innovation and shared value for all.
One Solvay. One Dignity.
Setting a clear direction: Our DEI governance
To ensure a common vision and set out a clear direction for our One Dignity DEI program, we have established a well-defined governance structure to guide our activities:
Led by the CEO, our Forum steers and supports the global vision, ambition and strategy of the program at the highest level.
Led by the Head of DEI and appointed members within Solvay's leadership, the Taskforce develops and articulates Solvay's overall DEI strategy, and influences change throughout the Group.
3. Support & Champions
Executive Sponsors & Ambassadors support and work within Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) and DEI catalysts to help advance DEI program initiatives at the grassroots level.
Allies can be found throughout the Group as Solvay leaders and colleagues who proactively help shape, embed and uphold DEI across the Group on a daily basis.
Partnerships & Alliances
Our DEI commitment goes beyond Solvay. By fostering strong relationships with like-minded people and programs, our employees are able to connect and collaborate with prestigious partners, so they can access meaningful development opportunities to thrive in the workplace, and beyond. Here are some examples.
Catalyst is a global non-profit working with some of the world’s leading CEOs and companies to build workplaces that work for women. The organization aims to accelerate progress for women through workplace inclusion by creating equal career opportunities, advancing women into leadership, and equipping companies with the necessary strategies and tools to identify and remedy inequities.
Institut Télémaque promotes equal learning opportunities by supporting young people from underprivileged backgrounds through ‘school-business’ mentorships. Solvay has been a proud mentor since 2014, advancing promising students’ personal and professional development, and future ambitions by sharing our knowledge and expertise.
Elles Bougent aims to inform and excite young female students aged about careers in STEM through fun, experience-sharing events, including work fairs and industrial site visits. Now active in over 30 countries, Solvay is proud to help Elles Bougent foster vocations for young women by having our talented female workforce share their expertise and advice.
Diversicom has the mission to connect employers with disabled job seekers and raise awareness of disability in the workplace. The organization supports people with a disability in their job search, educates companies, including Solvay, on how to create a diverse and inclusive workforce, and shares best practices to accelerate equal career opportunities.
YouthStart is a non-profit that empowers young people aged 16 to 30 who are not working or studying to take control of their future. Insightful workshops with experienced coaches help them discover and leverage their passions and talents, and map out their future career trajectory.
Be-Face NGO is a network of companies that advocates for the social and professional inclusion of disadvantaged people through local actions. Solvay acts as a committed mentor for this cause, offering guidance to young and less-advantaged job seekers in Belgium to help them build and sustain their career path.
Solvay 4 Sport
Solvay is proud to partner with three international medal winners and record holding athletes and accompany them on their quest for victory.