Preserving our planet's resources and limiting our impact

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Our goals, set in 2012 for 2020, are: 25% reduction in our air emissions of potentially acidic substances, 20% reduction of emissions with a potential for eutrophication; and equipping all sites facing water stress with sustainable water management systems.  With Solvay Way, our commitments to our planet include:

Promoting environmental management

We are deploying a new internal HSE management system (SCMS) equivalent to OHSAS 18001, Voluntary Protection Programs, ISO 14001, US Responsible Care Management System. All Solvay industrial sites will have to progressively implement this system in building on their existing management system.

Preserving natural resources

We are deploying action plans to improve energy efficiency, to optimize raw materials consumption and to reduce water consumption. Solvay makes every effort to reduce industrial waste and in particular dangerous or potentially dangerous waste. Our policy is to reduce them to a minimum with a zero objective in the long run.

Limiting environmental impact and preserving biodiversity

The control and reduction of the environmental impact of Solvay's activities is a constant drive. It is in line with our commitment to the Responsible Care Global Charter. We commit to reduce the impact of manufacturing process on air, water and soil quality.

Exercising responsible influence

Developing regular dialogue and communicating transparently with our stakeholders is key. Solvay, as an international company, has a role to play in influencing its stakeholders in a responsible way.