Our 5 Sustainable Development targets by 2025
Our objectives by 2025 for a sustainable chemistry
For Solvay, “Asking more from Chemistry” means being responsible in the way we act, innovate, generate value for our key stakeholders, and contribute broadly to science and society. Responsibility is a fundamental part of our identity. It is a value that manifests itself in our key choices and actions.
Our first scope of responsibility is the way our people manage our sites through Solvay Way. We have three key indicators: greenhouse gas intensity, safety, and people engagement.
We consider that we also have an impact in the way we manage our product portfolio. We create innovative sustainable solutions that should help our customers and society to answer today’s challenges. Our role is to turn these challenges into sustainable market opportunities, which in turn will help to propel our revenue and earnings growth over time.
Our conviction is that we are able to create economic value and that this value is indeed enhanced as we make both scientific and social progress. It is our firm belief that, as a responsible chemist, our broader contribution to society will ensure that our leadership positions are enhanced.
Double the number of employees involved in societal actions
The Group aims to strengthen this commitment by facilitating employee involvement in projects that serve the Society and by offering Solvay’s expertise to regions where the Group operates.
Societal actions are how we create shared social value along with economic value. We as people and as an organization need to contribute to the society in which we live and lead by example.
At Group level, Solvay focuses funding on Science, Youth employment and Education. We also support humanitarian work in response to a particular event and/or where our products or services are of particular value.
At local level, Solvay sites and employees dedicate time, materials and financial support to local communities. They provide indirect and direct added value for the local economy, environment and employment, and support local charities and social initiatives.
A 2015 internal survey showed that around 5,500 Solvay employees have already participated in at least one a societal action at their site.
“There are a number of local initiatives that Solvay does based on what we stand for: education, science and local community support. We aim to facilitate and develop these initiatives as a key part of our commitment to answer societal challenges." Pascal Juery , Comex Member