On December 17, 2013, Solvay signed with IndustriALL Global Union a CSR agreement.
With this agreement, Solvay commits to respect international social standards as defined by the International Labor Organization and to comply with the principles of the United Nations Global Compact in all of its operations worldwide, also in countries which have not yet ratified these conventions. Solvay expects its suppliers and sub-contractors to respect these fundamental principles. The agreement furthermore reinforces Solvay’s existing commitments in terms of health & safety at work, the management of risks related to its activities as well as environmental protection.
The specificity of this agreement, that extends and strengthens to Group's earlier commitments, lies in the desire of both partners to make it operative in a concrete and dynamic way.
Every year, IndustriALL representatives will meet Solvay employees to check on compliance in the field, with two assessment missions at two different sites. The first mission will measure the results of the Group's safety policy. The second will examine the application of the agreement in all its dimensions :
- Respect of international social standards
- Risk management
- Respect of environment
- Implementation of Solvay Way