With Citizen Day, Solvay lives out its Purpose

Citizen Day aims to give Solvay employees around the world the opportunity to engage in actions with local communities. This event was created in 2019 to reinforce our Purpose of bonding people, ideas and elements to reinvent progress, and to act as ONE team for ONE planet.

Citizen Day is also part of Solvay’s ambition to align with the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and a way to pursue the Group’s commitment to fostering positive change in the world through science, true to the vision of our founder Ernest Solvay, nearly 160 years ago. 

No state, no individual group of any kind, can act alone to solve these enormous challenges. Strength is in numbers! Collective, collaborative action is the only way to build a responsible future.

Ilham Kadri
Solvay CEO

Promoting actions for education

The second edition of Citizen Day will be held from 30 November to 6 December 2020, placing the focus on education. Building on the momentum of the first Citizen Day in 2019 that focused on protecting the environment and to which 25,000 Solvay people participated in 90% of our sites, it encourages employees worldwide to dedicate their time to sharing their expertise and know-how and raising awareness on science & technology education. Due to the current context and leveraging the rise of e-learning, Citizen Day 2020 will be an entirely digital event. We are acting locally to impact globally. Discover more below!

Little girl taking class on line

Citizen Day 2020

Solvay employees rally to promote STEM education worldwide


Citizen Day 2019

Joining international calls for climate action

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Connecting dots between business and sustainability

Solvay One Planet

We raise the bar in response to climate change, resource scarcity and creating a better life