BRUSSELS, Oct. 9, 2020 (Press Release) -Solvay has installed solar panels at its Brussels headquarters on the roof of one of the site’s main administrative buildings. The next step is to install more panels over a parking lot. The peak power of the installed solar panels will be over 1000 kWp, which will cover the electrical needs of the Solvay headquarters offices.
“It’s exciting to see these solar panels being set up on one of the main buildings of our headquarters, as they represent one of many steps we are taking to reach our Solvay One Planet goals,” said Pascal Chalvon Demersay, Solvay’s Chief Sustainability & Energy Officer. “We have committed to reduce our emissions by 26% by 2030.”
From increasing green energy to improving manufacturing processes, Solvay’s business units across the globe are exploring every avenue to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions as part of its Solvay One Planet initiative.
Under Solvay One Planet, the Group will double the rate at which it reduces emissions, with a goal of curbing greenhouse gas emissions by 26% and aligning its trajectory with the “well below 2°C temperature increase” goal outlined in the 2015 Paris Agreement. Solvay also aims to generate 15% of its revenue from either bio-based or recycled-based materials by 2030.
Solvay is a science company whose technologies bring benefits to many aspects of daily life. With more than 24,100 employees in 64 countries, Solvay bonds people, ideas and elements to reinvent progress. The Group seeks to create sustainable shared value for all, notably through its Solvay One Planet plan crafted around three pillars: protecting the climate, preserving resources and fostering better life. The Group’s innovative solutions contribute to safer, cleaner, and more sustainable products found in homes, food and consumer goods, planes, cars, batteries, smart devices, health care applications, water and air purification systems. Founded in 1863, Solvay today ranks among the world’s top three companies for the vast majority of its activities and delivered net sales of €10.2 billion in 2019. Solvay is listed on Euronext Brussels (SOLB) and Paris and in the United States, where its shares (SOLVY) are traded through a Level I ADR program.