What is Solvay?
An Advanced Materials and Specialty Chemicals Company
Solvay is a global leader in advanced materials and specialty chemicals. Our materials and innovation help to design everyday solutions in clean mobility and resource efficiency.
Our tailor-made range of products and constantly evolving market solutions answer unmet needs in soaring aerospace and automotive industry, power the future of batteries and energy efficiency; Solvay’s technology aids mineral and oil extraction as well as applications in consumer goods to easily accommodate every single one of the ever-changing demands.
Innovation is our driver towards an impactful circular economy, collaborating with game-changers to spark the success of sustainable solutions globally. Diverse, entrepreneurial, and bright talent has been Solvay’s beacon since its very foundation, more than 150 years ago by Ernest Solvay. We are constantly stretching scientific boundaries to continue the journey as the leading hub housing the best minds for global advancement.
Always on mission: anticipating customer demands
- Advanced Materials - Providing solutions for sustainable mobility, lightweight, CO2, and energy efficiency.
- Advanced Formulations - Customized specialty formulations for surface chemistry and liquid behavior, maximizing yield and efficiency, and minimizing eco-impact.
- Performance Chemicals - Solvay specialty chemicals lead in chemical intermediates through scale and technology to develop applications and industrial innovation for optimized costs.
Solvay supports Saroléa startup in the development of the 100% electric superbike for effective next-generation clean mobility.
Sustainable growth for agile success
At Solvay, agile growth and market success occur with conscious and concrete actions towards more circular economy. Our commitment to sustainable development underlies every strategic decision we take as strong as our financial criteria do.
How? We follow 5 sustainable targets to steadily progress in reducing environmental footprint. Most recently, we opted to reduce the greenhouse gas emissions of our operations in absolute terms by 2025, succeeding to lower by at least 1Mt CO2 compared to the 2017 level, at constant scope.
Thus, not only do we commit, but we measure it. Solvay’s unique Sustainable Portfolio Management and Integrated Report help to assess our products responsibility and assure that their applications have the lowest impact but highest sustainable value.
Global hub: we champion open innovation
Research and innovation are at the heart of Solvay’ success. We believe technology must constantly evolve to make more things possible, but in a cleaner, smarter, and more connected way than ever before.
We are historically tied to bold scientific enterprise mindset as our founder, Ernest Solvay did 150 years ago. Today, we continue in his footsteps to continue leveraging his lessons with Solvay Ventures -- capital fund to fastly anticipate demands and make intrepid scientific advancement possible.
With 24,500 employees, 21 customer-driven Research&Innovation centers and global precence in more than 61 countries * , Solvay’s community of bright talent champions us in a wide range of expertise to trigger disruptive ideas.
Last but not the least, we embrace diverse and inclusive teams striving together to ensure that a variety of disciplines and approaches are brought to the table, fully listening and understanding the wide range of customer needs in fast-changing markets.
When the sun sets in the United States, it rises in Singapore -- That’s how Solvay stays always ahead of the curve and on the side of game-changer customers.
* Figures take into account the planned divestment of Polyamides.