Our sustainability strategy
Raising the bar to tackle climate change and resource scarcity to foster a better life
Sustainability is a journey
At Solvay, we believe that finding solutions to humanity’s biggest challenges requires scientific breakthroughs that protect our heritage for generations to come.. Today, we are using our expertise to help solve some of the world’s most pressing issues.
Solvay One Planet turns our ambition into concrete actions. It ensures that we focus our efforts on the areas where our innovation and sustainable solutions can have the biggest positive impact, directly and indirectly, in line with the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Underpinned by our Purpose and G.R.O.W. strategy, our sustainability agenda is brought to life by a set of clearly defined programs and actions. These are organized around ten key goals and put into practice through a set of concrete actions and projects.
2020 sustainability achievements at a glance
In 2020, we accelerated our efforts to meet our stakeholders’ growing expectations: we focused on protecting the most vulnerable during the pandemic; set more ambitious environmental targets; built partnerships to enable the circular economy; and worked to ensure that sustainable solutions represent a growing proportion of our sales.
“Solvay’s sustainability commitment is strong and goes beyond just reducing our environmental impact: it’s also about responsible capitalism and creating a better life for our employees and society at large. Whether it is through creating products that improve health, safety and air quality, caring for employees during the Covid-19 crisis, or developing circular economy solutions, we want to be a catalyst to enable a more sustainable future.”
Ilham Kadri, Solvay CEO
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Independent ratings of our performance
AA in 2021
Scale AAA to CCC
Scale A to D
#5 in the sector
Top 1% in our category