Linking together Strategy and Sustainability with SPM tool. 


Truly walking the talk of INTEGRATED THINKING, chemical industry has no alternative but responsible operations to provide sustainable business solutions. 

Truly walking the talk requires a SYSTEMATIC APPROACH. For all its businesses, Solvay performs a 360° assessment of existing products and future spendings.

Truly walking the talk requires RELIABILITY. 10% of Solvay’s portfolio assessment is reviewed each year by an external authoritative body.

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Solvay Sustainable Portfolio Management Guide

It shows how SPM tool helps us to understand the operational and market-induced risks and opportunities related to the environmental impact of our facilities against the contribution of our products to the planet and society.

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What is a Sustainable Solution?

A sustainable Solution as defined by Solvay SPM is a product in a given application which brings higher social and environmental contribution to our customer performance and at the same time demonstrates a lower environmental impact in its production phase.

Solvay assess the sustainability profile of its product using it’s sustainable portfolio Management (SPM) tool.


How does SPM work?

The SPM global and systematic assessment helps alert the business to sustainability market signals, even weak ones, to anticipate their impact and develop the right answers in a timely way. It enables value to be captured in emerging eco systems and helps business to grow its portfolio by levering on opportunities and turning challenges into solutions. 
The Sustainable Portfolio Management (SPM) is a fact based and robust compass to steer Solvay’s portfolio toward better business because more sustainable. SPM is designed to boost Solvay’s business performance and deliver higher growth. With SPM, decision-makers are informed on the contribution of Solvay’s products to sustainability considering both: 
  • Their environmental manufacturing footprint and its correlated risks and opportunities – vertical axis – quantitative assessment by 19 impact indicators. 
  • How in their applications they bring benefits or faces challenges in a market perspective – horizontal axis – qualitative assessment by 60 questions on social and environmental topics.