Solvay makes comeback into the Dow Jones Sustainability Index
Brussels, September 7, 2017 ---Solvay has rejoined the World Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI World), underlining the Group’s commitment to improve its performance in sustainable development as part of its business strategy.
“Solvay is very proud of this achievement which for us acknowledges how we have successfully integrated sustainability in the way we do business. Sustainability is part of Solvay’s overall performance as captured in the five quantified sustainability objectives we set two years ago to steer and monitor our progress. Today’s good news stimulates us to improve further,”said Pascal Chalvon-Demersay, Chief Sustainability Officer at Solvay.
The DJSI World, the first global index to track the leading sustainability-driven companies, is a key reference for corporate sustainability.Solvay was in particular rewarded for the robustness of both its materiality analysis and its Sustainable Portfolio Management methodology which measures the impact of the Group’s business decisions.
Solvay is a multi-specialty chemical company, committed to developing chemistry that addresses key societal challenges. Solvay innovates and partners with customers in diverse global end markets. Its products and solutions are used in planes, cars, smart and medical devices, batteries, in mineral and oil extraction, among many other applications promoting sustainability. Its lightweighting materials enhance cleaner mobility, its formulations optimize the use of resources and its performance chemicals improve air and water quality. Solvay is headquartered in Brussels with around 27,000 employees in 58 countries. Net sales were € 10.9 billion in 2016, with 90% from activities where Solvay ranks among the world’s top 3 leaders. Solvay SA (SOLB.BE) is listed on Euronext Brussels and Paris (Bloomberg: SOLB.BB - Reuters: SOLB.BR) and in the United States its shares (SOLVY) are traded through a level-1 ADR program.