Stakeholders speak

Planet (Gvt & NGOs)

Private-sector companies such as Solvay can be agents and accelerators of change as we implement the SDGs, building a better future for the planet.

Caroline Petit

Caroline Petit

  • Deputy Director, United Nations
    Regional Information Center for Europe

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) represent the principal agenda for the governments and NGOs that constitute Solvay’s “Planet” stakeholder. Of the 17 SDGs set by the United Nations, Solvay has chosen to focus on those on which it can potentially make the highest impact and which are the most closely in line with its sustainability objectives.

Caroline Petit

We are pleased to see groups like Solvay, who have decided to make sustainability a priority. Private-sector companies can play a leading role, spreading ideas about sustainability in a creative way.

Being an agent of change entails explaining the SDGs internally to raise the Group’s own employees’ awareness of sustainable development, ensuring that the goals are anchored in the choices they make.

The success story of the zero-emission plane Solar Impulse played a positive role in engaging worldwide media on the issues of sustainable development. 

Addressing gender balance in scientific professions is very important. It means creating an environment that encourages the recruitment of young female engineers and develops their career opportunities.


of women in the Group


nationalities represented at Solvay

Solvay focuses on 7 SDGs

Sustainable Development Goals – Goal 3 (logo) Sustainable Development Goals – Goal 4 (logo) Sustainable Development Goals – Goal 7 (logo) Sustainable Development Goals – Goal 8 (logo) Sustainable Development Goals – Goal 12 (logo) Sustainable Development Goals – Goal 13 (logo) Sustainable Development Goals – Goal 17 (logo)

Sustainable Development Goals at Solvay

Dame Ellen MacArthur

  • Former record-breaking yachtswoman
    Founder of the Ellen MacArthur Foundation

Solvay joined the Ellen MacArthur Foundation as a Global Partner, the only one for the chemical sector, in early 2018. The Foundation works with its partners – all influential businesses across key sectors of the economy, to demonstrate circular innovation at scale.

We are delighted to welcome Solvay as a Global Partner of the Ellen MacArthur Foundation. The chemicals industry lies at the heart of the global economy, so holds great potential to spark system-level change in the move towards a restorative and regenerative circular economy. 

Ellen MacArthur partnership