Overview

We are an international chemical and advanced materials company

who assists its customers in innovating, developing and delivering high-value, sustainable products and solutions that consume less energy and reduce CO2 emissions, optimize the use of resources and improve the quality of life.

Worldwide PresenceTo Worldwide Presence

WorldwidePresence

Focus on North America

Feb 24, 2015 Solvay builds U.S. specialty polymers PEEK production unit in major expansion drive

Dec 17, 2015 Solvay significantly increases its footprint in North America through the acquisition of Cytec

47Industrial sites
6R&I centers
6,700Employees
27%Part of Group net sales
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Focus on Latin America

Jun 02, 2015 Solvay opens biotechnology laboratory in Brazil to boost innovation in sustainable chemistry from biomass

9Industrial sites
1R&I centers
2,700Employees
10%Part of Group net sales
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Focus on Europe

Jan 22, 2015 Solvay expands hydrogen peroxide grade production in the Netherlands for the pharmaceutical industry to meet growing demand

Apr 15, 2015 Solvay completes the acquisition of ERCA Emery Surfactant B.V. alkoxylation asset in the Netherlands

Jun 11, 2015 Solvay begins alkoxylation production at two new large-scale plants in Europe and Asia

Jul 01, 2015 Solvay launches production of highly dispersible silica for energy saving tires in Poland

59Industrial sites
10R&I centers
15,300Employees
30%Part of Group net sales
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Focus on Asia

Apr 27, 2015 Solvay launches silica plant construction in South Korea to meet energy saving tire demand

May 25, 2015 Solvay opens state-of-the-art Research & Innovation Laboratory in greater Tokyo area

Jul 10, 2015 Solvay opens largest alkoxylation plant in Asia to serve growing regional demand for specialty surfactants

Jul 22, 2015 Solvay agrees to examine new on-site hydrogen peroxide production capacity in Russia, with Siberwood

Jul 28, 2015 Solvay starts up new fluoroelastomers plant in Changshu, China

Sep 15, 2015 Solvay inaugurates South-East Asia’s largest sodium bicarbonate plant

Nov 17, 2015 Solvay opens of a state-of-the-art vanillin manufacturing site

30Industrial sites
4R&I centers
6,200Employees
33%Part of Group net sales
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  • Industrial sites
  • R&I centers
  • Employees
  • Part of Group net sales

Proforma unaudited figures representing a situation as if the acquisition of Cytec had taken place on January 1, 2015.

Key figures 2015To Key figures 2015

Key figures2015

These figures provide a snapshot of how our business has developed over the past few years, driven by our strategy of portfolio transformation.

  • Solvay stand-alone
  • Solvay group
10,578
12,378

Net sales

in € million

1,955
2,336

Rebitda

in € million

387
492

Free cash flow

in € million

Proforma unaudited figures representing a situation as if the acquisition of Cytec had taken place on January 1, 2015.
  • 2013
  • 2014
  • 2015
1,611
1,783
1,955

Rebitda

in € million

487
656
387

Free Cash Flow

in € million

6.9
6.9
6.9

CFROI

as percentage

378
156
477

Adjusted Net Income, Solvay Share

in € million

3.01
3.20
3.30*

Dividend

in €**

7.26
8.08
8.84

Greenhouse gas intensity

Kg CO2 eq. per € REBITDA

0.77
0.97
1.06

Occupational accidents at Group sites

per million working hour

20

Employees involved in societal actions

as percentage

33
25
19

Sustainable solutions (SPM)

as percentage of net sales

72
75

Engagement index

as percentage

For more information see pdf of Solvay Annual Report
* Recommended to the Ordinary Shareholders' Meeting scheduled on May 10, 2016.
** The 2013 and 2014 historical data have been adjusted for the bonus factor of 0.9398 resulting from Solvay's right issue completed in 2015.
Creating sustainable valueTo Creating sustainable value

CreatingSustainable value

Our strategy is a virtuous circle in which positive actions interact to create enriching contributions centered around a single goal: creating a future with more potential.

BY CONTRIBUTING TO SOCIETY BY INNOVATING BY ACTING RESPONSIBLY from chemistry Asking commitment We accelerate our transformation with portfolio upgrade, organic growth and excellence innovative sustainable solutions We support responsibly the development of our society and innovate to anticipate and adapt continuously talent Developing our people is for us the guarantee of success and performance
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Key facts2015

Biomass R&D gets a boost with the opening of a new biotechnology laboratory in Brazil

Alkoxylation production for surfactants begins at two new large-scale plants in Europe and Asia

Solvay and INEOS form joint venture to create world-class player in chlorovinyls

Solar Impulse flies for five days and nights on solar energy from Japan to Hawaii

Solvay acquires Cytec to become the world’s second largest player in aerospace composite materials

Solvay and L’Oréal team up to promote sustainable agriculture among guar bean farmers in India

South-East Asia’s largest sodium bicarbonate plant opens in Thailand to meet growing regional demand

The 2015 Chemistry for the Future Solvay Prize goes to groundbreaking research in molecular motors