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CERN-Solvay Camp 2023

Protecting the planet

Preserving the world we live in

We’re committed to enabling a more sustainable future in which everyone can thrive. Our Climate,  and Better Life pillars incorporate priorities for people, society, and the environment. 

Solvay’s environmental roadmap includes achieving carbon neutrality for our scope 1 and scope 2 emissions by 2050. As part of our climate commitments, we’re also aiming to reduce emissions across our value chain (scope 3 emissions) by 20% by 2030 (compared to 2021 and where renewable alternatives exist). Additionally, we’re planning to phase out coal from our operations by 2030 (compared to 2021 and where renewable alternatives exist) – among other commitments. 

In Belgium, the Solvay Business School is integrating sustainable development programs across all curricula and executive programs. This initiative includes the implementation of key performance indicators to evaluate students' competencies, classify dissertations focused on sustainable development, and measure the carbon footprint of the institution. By 2023, Solvay aims to have 4000 students enrolled in sustainable development pathways, supported by 38 professors dedicated to shaping future leaders with a strong focus on sustainability.
In the Classroom Multi Ethnic Students Listening to a Lecturer and Writing in Notebooks
A 3d printer with two 3d models that have finished printing on the heatbed
PROYECCION22: In Mexico, Solvay empowers low-income youth through innovative 3D printing courses while simultaneously addressing plastic pollution by integrating plastic bottle recycling into workshop materials, thus fostering circular economy practices. This initiative not only provides practical skills but also instils environmental consciousness among young participants. Additionally, advanced university students are engaged to form instructor teams, creating a dynamic learning environment and inspiring the next generation of leaders in sustainable technology and practices.
Les amis du musée Félicien Rops: In Belgium, under the mentorship of climatologist F. Massonnet, youth aged 15 to 18 embark on a thought-provoking journey exploring the relationship between art and climate change. Through an immersive experience, participants examine the landscapes depicted in the artworks of Félicien Rops from the 19th century alongside projections of climate scenarios for 2030. This interdisciplinary project aims to spark conversations about environmental stewardship and inspire creative solutions to address climate challenges.
The initiative "Adolescence Against Obsolescence" seeks to mobilize approximately 180 young individuals to actively engage in ecological activism. Through interactive workshops and educational sessions, participants gain a deeper understanding of environmental issues and develop practical skills to reduce waste and promote sustainability in their communities. By empowering the youth to become agents of change, Solvay aims to cultivate a generation of eco-conscious leaders committed to protecting our planet for future generations.

Through these diverse projects, Solvay remains steadfast in its commitment to protecting the planet and fostering sustainability for generations to come.

Two young employees holding a birdhouse
Taking action to protect and promote biodiversity

Wildlife Habitat Council