Solvay supports the GRI Standards

As member of the GRI Gold Community, Solvay contributes to the GRI’s mission and is committed to advancing sustainability reporting. Solvay also joined the Standard Pioneers program to prepare this report according to the GRI Standards. Solvay is also involved in the Corporate Leadership Group on integrated reporting.

This report has been prepared in accordance with the GRI Standards: Core option. Under the GRI Content Index service, the GRI has confirmed the accuracy of the GRI Content Index of this report.

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GRI 102: General disclosures 2016

Organizational profile

Disclosure

2016 Annual Integrated Report website

SDG Linkage to GRI Disclosures

102-1 Name of the organization

Summary of financial statements of Solvay SA

 

102-2 Activities, brands, products, and services

Who we are

 

102-3 Location of headquarters

Summary of financial statements of Solvay SA

 

102-4 Location of operations

Summary of financial statements of Solvay SA

 

102-5 Ownership and legal form

Summary of financial statements of Solvay SA

 

102-6 Markets served

Our markets

 

102-7 Scale of the organization

2016 Key figures

 

102-8 Information on employees and other workers

Our workforce

SDG 8

102-9 Supply chain

Supply chain management

 

102-10 Significant changes to the organization and its supply chain

Note F44 List of companies included in the consolidation scope

 

102-11 Precautionary Principle or approach

Health Safety and Environment (HSE) management

 

102-12 External initiatives

Voluntary external commitments

 

102-13 Membership of associations

Membership of associations

 

Strategy

Disclosure

2016 Annual Integrated Report website

SDG Linkage to GRI Disclosures

102-14 Statement from senior decision-maker

Interview with the CEO
United Nations Global Compact

 

102-15 Key impacts, risks, and opportunities

Note S1 Sustainable Portfolio Management

 

Ethics and integrity

Disclosure

2016 Annual Integrated Report website

SDG Linkage to GRI Disclosures

102-16 Values, principles, standards, and norms of behavior

A common framework of references

SDG 16

102-17 Mechanisms for advice and concerns about ethics

Anti-corruption

SDG 16

Governance

Disclosure

2016 Annual Integrated Report website

SDG Linkage to GRI Disclosures

102-18 Governance structure

An experienced, diversified and proactive Board of Directors
An entrepreneurial Executive Committee fostering operational agility
Solvay Way, constantly improving how we do business

 

102-19 Delegating authority

Solvay Way, constantly improving how we do business

 

102-20 Executive-level responsibility for economic, environmental, and social topics

Solvay Way, constantly improving how we do business

 

102-21 Consulting stakeholders on economic, environmental, and social topics

Stakeholder engagement
External recognition

SDG 16

102-22 Composition of the highest governance body and its committees

An experienced, diversified and proactive Board of Directors
An entrepreneurial Executive Committee fostering operational agility
Our management bodies

SDG 5
SDG 16

102-23 Chair of the highest governance body

Structure and composition

SDG 16

102-24 Nominating and selecting the highest governance body

An experienced, diversified and proactive Board of Directors
Board of Directors - Members
Structure and composition
Training

SDG 5
SDG 16

102-25 Conflicts of interest

Functioning of the Board of Directors

SDG 16

102-26 Role of highest governance body in setting purpose, values, and strategy

Functioning of the Board of Directors

 

102-27 Collective knowledge of highest governance body

Training

SDG 4

102-28 Evaluating the highest governance body’s performance

Evaluation

 

102-29 Identifying and managing economic, environmental, and social impacts

An experienced, diversified and proactive Board of Directors
Board of Directors - Members
Sustainable Business Solutions

SDG 16

102-30 Effectiveness of risk management processes

Solvay Way approach and management
SPM in key Group processes

 

102-31 Review of economic, environmental, and social topics

Solvay Way approach and management

 

102-32 Highest governance body’s role in sustainability reporting

Materiality analysis

 

102-33 Communicating critical concerns

Solvay Way approach and management

 

102-35 Remuneration policies

Compensation report

 

102-36 Process for determining remuneration

Governance

 

102-40 List of stakeholder groups

Stakeholder engagement

 

102-41 Collective bargaining agreements

Coverage of employees by collective agreements

SDG 8

Stakeholder engagement

Disclosure

2016 Annual Integrated Report website

SDG Linkage to GRI Disclosures

102-42 Identifying and selecting stakeholders

Solvay Way, constantly improving how we do business

 

102-43 Approach to stakeholder engagement

Stakeholder engagement

 

102-44 Key topics and concerns raised

Stakeholder engagement

 

Reporting principles

Disclosure

2016 Annual Integrated Report website

SDG Linkage to GRI Disclosures

102-45 Entities included in the consolidated financial statements

Note F44 List of companies included in the consolidation scope

 

102-46 Defining report content and topic Boundaries

Reporting principles

 

102-47 List of material topics

Materiality analysis

 

102-48 Restatements of information

Reporting principles

 

102-49 Changes in reporting

Note F44 List of companies included in the consolidation scope

 

102-50 Reporting period

2016

 

102-51 Date of most recent report

2015

 

102-52 Reporting cycle

Annual

 

102-53 Contact point for questions regarding the report

Contact

 

102-54 Claims of reporting in accordance with the GRI Standards

GRI Content index

 

102-55 GRI content index

GRI Content index

 

102-56 External assurance

Assurance report of the statutory auditor on a selection of social, environmental and other sustainable development information for the year ended 31 December 2016
Limited assurance report of the statutory auditor on a selection of social, environmental and other sustainable development information for the year ended 31 December 2016 - Disclosed on the Solvay Group Website

 

TOPIC SPECIFIC STANDARDS

  • Moderate
  • High
  • Priority

Economic

Economic performance

GRI STANDARD

Disclosure

2016 Annual Report online

Reason (s) of ommission (s)

Importance

SDG Linkage to GRI Disclosures

GRI 103: Management approach 2016

103-1 Explanation of the material topic and its Boundary

Our model for creating sustainable value

 

 

103-2 The management approach and its components

Our strategy

 

SDG 1
SDG 5
SDG 8

103-3 Evaluation of the management approach

Note S1 Sustainable Portfolio Management

 

 

GRI 201: Economic performance 2016

201-1 Direct economic value generated and distributed

Direct and economic value generated and distributed

 

SDG 2
SDG 5
SDG 7
SDG 8
SDG 9

201-2 Financial implications and other risks and opportunities due to climate change

Climate change - emerging risk

 

SDG 13
SDG 14

201-3 Defined benefit plan obligations and other retirement plans

 

Not applicable. Solvay doesn't not report the indicator 201-3 at corporate level because it is reported at local level.

 

 

201-4 Financial assistance received from government

 

Not applicable. Solvay doesn't not report the indicator 201-4 at corporate level because it is reported at local level.

 

 

Indirect economic impacts

GRI STANDARD

Disclosure

2016 Annual Report online

Reason (s) of ommission (s)

Importance

SDG Linkage to GRI Disclosures

GRI 103: Management approach 2016

103-1 Explanation of the material topic and its Boundary

Note S10 Community development management

 

 

103-2 The management approach and its components

Note S10 Community development management

 

SDG 1
SDG 5
SDG 8

103-3 Evaluation of the management approach

Note S10 Community development management

 

 

GRI 203: Indirect economic impacts 2016

203-1 Infrastructure investments and services supported

Note S10 Community development management

 

SDG 2
SDG 5
SDG 7
SDG 9
SDG 11

203-2 Significant indirect economic impacts

Note S10 Community development management

 

SDG 1
SDG 2
SDG 3
SDG 8
SDG 10

Procurement practices

GRI STANDARD

Disclosure

2016 Annual Report online

Reason (s) of ommission (s)

Importance

SDG Linkage to GRI Disclosures

GRI 103: Management approach 2016

103-1 Explanation of the material topic and its Boundary

Supply chain management

 

 

103-2 The management approach and its components

Supply chain management

 

SDG 1
SDG 5
SDG 8

103-3 Evaluation of the management approach

Supply chain management

 

 

GRI 204: Procurement practices 2016

204-1 Proportion of spending on local suppliers

Our suppliers

 

SDG 12

Anti-corruption

GRI STANDARD

Disclosure

2016 Annual Report online

Reason (s) of ommission (s)

Importance

SDG Linkage to GRI Disclosures

GRI 103: Management approach 2016

103-1 Explanation of the material topic and its Boundary

Note S11 Management of the Legal, Ethics and regulatory framework

 

 

103-2 The management approach and its components

Anti-corruption

 

SDG 1
SDG 5
SDG 8

103-3 Evaluation of the management approach

Anti-corruption

 

 

GRI 205: Anti-corruption 2016

205-1 Operations assessed for risks related to corruption

Anti-corruption

 

SDG 16

205-2 Communication and training about anti-corruption policies and procedures

Communication and training

 

SDG 16

205-3 Confirmed incidents of corruption and actions taken

Monitoring and evaluation mechanism

 

SDG 16

Anti-competitive behavior

GRI STANDARD

Disclosure

2016 Annual Report online

Reason (s) of ommission (s)

Importance

SDG Linkage to GRI Disclosures

GRI 103: Management approach 2016

103-1 Explanation of the material topic and its Boundary

Note S11 Management of the Legal, Ethics and regulatory framework

 

 

103-2 The management approach and its components

Anti-competitive behavior

 

SDG 1
SDG 5
SDG 8

103-3 Evaluation of the management approach

Anti-competitive behavior

 

 

GRI 206: Anti-competitive behavior 2016

206-1 Legal actions for anti-competitive behavior, anti-trust, and monopoly practices

Monitoring and evaluation mechanism

 

SDG 16

Environmental

Materials

GRI STANDARD

Disclosure

2016 Annual Report online

Reason (s) of ommission (s)

Importance

SDG Linkage to GRI Disclosures

GRI 103: Management approach 2016

103-1 Explanation of the material topic and its Boundary

Raw materials

 

SDG 12
SDG 13
SDG 14
SDG 15

103-2 The management approach and its components

Raw materials

 

SDG 12
SDG 13
SDG 14
SDG 15

103-3 Evaluation of the management approach

Raw materials

 

SDG 12
SDG 13
SDG 14
SDG 15

GRI 301: Materials 2016

301-1 Materials used by weight or volume

Main bio-sourced raw materials

 

SDG 8
SDG 12

301-2 Recycled input materials used

 

Not applicable. Solvay doesn't not report the indicator 301-2 at corporate level because it is reported at local level.

SDG 8
SDG 12

301-3 Reclaimed products and their packaging materials

Health and environmental impacts of our products

 

SDG 8
SDG 12

Energy

GRI STANDARD

Disclosure

2016 Annual Report online

Reason (s) of ommission (s)

Importance

SDG Linkage to GRI Disclosures

GRI 103: Management approach 2016

103-1 Explanation of the material topic and its Boundary

Note S3 Energy management

 

SDG 12
SDG 13
SDG 14
SDG 15

103-2 The management approach and its components

Note S3 Energy management

 

SDG 12
SDG 13
SDG 14
SDG 15

103-3 Evaluation of the management approach

Note S3 Energy management

 

SDG 12
SDG 13
SDG 14
SDG 15

GRI 302: Energy 2016

302-1 Energy consumption within the organization

Energy consumption within Solvay

 

SDG 7
SDG 8
SDG 12
SDG 13

302-2 Energy consumption outside of the organization

Energy consumption outside Solvay

 

SDG 7
SDG 8
SDG 12
SDG 13

302-3 Energy intensity

Energy intensity

 

SDG 7
SDG 8
SDG 12
SDG 13

302-4 Reduction of energy consumption

Reduction of energy consumption

 

SDG 7
SDG 8
SDG 12
SDG 13

302-5 Reductions in energy requirements of products and services

 

Not applicable. Solvay doesn't report the indicator 302-5 because priority is given to the consumption under operational control.

SDG 7
SDG 8
SDG 12
SDG 13

Water

GRI STANDARD

Disclosure

2016 Annual Report online

Reason (s) of ommission (s)

Importance

SDG Linkage to GRI Disclosures

GRI 103: Management approach 2016

103-1 Explanation of the material topic and its Boundary

Note S5 Water management

 

SDG 12
SDG 13
SDG 14
SDG 15

103-2 The management approach and its components

Note S5 Water management

 

SDG 12
SDG 13
SDG 14
SDG 15

103-3 Evaluation of the management approach

Note S5 Water management

 

SDG 12
SDG 13
SDG 14
SDG 15

GRI 303: Water 2016

303-1 Water withdrawal by source

Note S5 Water management

 

SDG 6

303-2 Water sources significantly affected by withdrawal of water

 

Note applicable. Solvay doesn't report the indicator 303-2 because the Group uses a water tool which gives a global assessment by river basin.

SDG 6

303-3 Water recycled and reused

Note S5 Water management

 

SDG 6
SDG 7
SDG 8
SDG 12

Biodiversity

GRI STANDARD

Disclosure

2016 Annual Report online

Reason (s) of ommission (s)

Importance

SDG Linkage to GRI Disclosures

GRI 103: Management approach 2016

103-1 Explanation of the material topic and its Boundary

Biodiversity

 

SDG 12
SDG 13
SDG 14
SDG 15

103-2 The management approach and its components

Biodiversity

 

SDG 12
SDG 13
SDG 14
SDG 15

103-3 Evaluation of the management approach

Biodiversity

 

SDG 12
SDG 13
SDG 14
SDG 15

GRI 304: Biodiversity 2016

304-1 Operational sites owned, leased, managed in, or adjacent to, protected areas and areas of high biodiversity value outside protected areas

 

Not applicable. Solvay doesn't report the indicator 304-1 at corporate level because it is reported at local level.

SDG 6
SDG 7
SDG 14
SDG 15

304-2 Significant impacts of activities, products, and services on biodiversity

 

Not applicable. Solvay doesn't report the indicator 304-2 at corporate level because it is reported at local level.

SDG 6
SDG 7
SDG 14
SDG 15

304-3 Habitats protected or restored

Management of natural areas

 

SDG 6
SDG 7
SDG 14
SDG 15

304-4 IUCN Red List species and national conservation list species with habitats in areas affected by operations

 

Not applicable. Solvay doesn't report the indicator 304-4 at corporate level because it is reported at local level.

SDG 6
SDG 7
SDG 14
SDG 15

Emissions

GRI STANDARD

Disclosure

2016 Annual Report online

Reason (s) of ommission (s)

Importance

SDG Linkage to GRI Disclosures

GRI 103: Management approach 2016

103-1 Explanation of the material topic and its Boundary

Note S2 Greenhouse gas emission management
Note S4 Air quality management

 

SDG 12
SDG 13
SDG 14
SDG 15

103-2 The management approach and its components

Note S2 Greenhouse gas emission management
Note S4 Air quality management

 

SDG 12
SDG 13
SDG 14
SDG 15

103-3 Evaluation of the management approach

Note S2 Greenhouse gas emission management
Note S4 Air quality management

 

SDG 12
SDG 13
SDG 14
SDG 15

GRI 305: Emissions 2016

305-1 Direct (Scope 1) GHG emissions

Direct Greenhouse gas emissions (Scope 1)

 

SDG 3
SDG 12
SDG 13
SDG 14
SDG 15

305-2 Energy indirect (Scope 2) GHG emissions

Energy indirect Greenhouse gas emissions (Scope 2)

 

SDG 3
SDG 12
SDG 13
SDG 14
SDG 15

305-3 Other indirect (Scope 3) GHG emissions

Other indirect Greenhouse gas emissions (Scope 3)

 

SDG 3
SDG 12
SDG 13
SDG 14
SDG 15

305-4 GHG emissions intensity

Greenhouse gas intensity

 

SDG 13
SDG 14
SDG 15

305-5 Reduction of GHG emissions

Greenhouse gas intensity

 

SDG 13
SDG 14
SDG 15

305-6 Emissions of ozone-depleting substances (ODS)

 

Not applicable. Solvay doesn't report the indicator 305-6 anymore because priority is given to other indicators.

SDG 3
SDG 12
SDG 13
SDG 14

305-7 Nitrogen oxides (NOX), sulfur oxides (SOX), and other significant air emissions

Note S4 Air quality management

 

SDG 3
SDG 12
SDG 13
SDG 14
SDG 15

Effluents and waste

GRI STANDARD

Disclosure

2016 Annual Report online

Reason (s) of ommission (s)

Importance

SDG Linkage to GRI Disclosures

GRI 103: Management approach 2016

103-1 Explanation of the material topic and its Boundary

Note S7 Hazardous materials management

 

SDG 12
SDG 13
SDG 14
SDG 15

103-2 The management approach and its components

Note S7 Hazardous materials management

 

SDG 12
SDG 13
SDG 14
SDG 15

103-3 Evaluation of the management approach

Note S7 Hazardous materials management

 

SDG 12
SDG 13
SDG 14
SDG 15

GRI 306: Effluents and Waste 2016

306-1 Water discharge by quality and destination

Note S7 Hazardous materials management

 

SDG 3
SDG 6
SDG 7
SDG 12
SDG 13
SDG 14

306-2 Waste by type and disposal method

Note S7 Hazardous materials management

 

SDG 3
SDG 6
SDG 7
SDG 12
SDG 13
SDG 14

306-3 Significant spills

Note S7 Hazardous materials management

 

SDG 3
SDG 6
SDG 12
SDG 13
SDG 14
SDG 15

306-4 Transport of hazardous waste

 

Not applicable. Solvay doesn't report the indicator 306-4 at corporate level because it is reported at local level.

SDG 3
SDG 12
SDG 13
SDG 14

306-5 Water bodies affected by water discharges and/or runoff

 

Not applicable. Solvay doesn't report the indicator 306-5 at corporate level because it is reported at local level.

SDG 6
SDG 7
SDG 12
SDG 13
SDG 14

Environmental compliance

GRI STANDARD

Disclosure

2016 Annual Report online

Reason (s) of ommission (s)

Importance

SDG Linkage to GRI Disclosures

GRI 103: Management approach 2016

103-1 Explanation of the material topic and its Boundary

Note S11 Management of the Legal, Ethics and Regulatory framework

 

SDG 12
SDG 13
SDG 14
SDG 15

103-2 The management approach and its components

Note S11 Management of the Legal, Ethics and Regulatory framework

 

SDG 12
SDG 13
SDG 14
SDG 15

103-3 Evaluation of the management approach

Note S11 Management of the Legal, Ethics and Regulatory framework

 

SDG 12
SDG 13
SDG 14
SDG 15

GRI 307: Environmental Compliance 2016

307-1 Non-compliance with environmental laws and regulations

Note S11 Management of the Legal, Ethics and Regulatory framework

 

SDG 12
SDG 13
SDG 14
SDG 16

Supplier Environmental Assessment

GRI STANDARD

Disclosure

2016 Annual Report online

Reason (s) of ommission (s)

Importance

SDG Linkage to GRI Disclosures

GRI 103: Management approach 2016

103-1 Explanation of the material topic and its Boundary

Our suppliers

 

SDG 12
SDG 13
SDG 14
SDG 15

103-2 The management approach and its components

Our suppliers

 

SDG 12
SDG 13
SDG 14
SDG 15

103-3 Evaluation of the management approach

Our suppliers

 

SDG 12
SDG 13
SDG 14
SDG 15

GRI 308: Supplier Environmental Assessment 2016

308-1 New suppliers that were screened using environmental criteria

CSR Supplier assessment and audits

 

 

308-2 Negative environmental impacts in the supply chain and actions taken

Health and environmental impacts of our products

 

 

Social

Employment

GRI STANDARD

Disclosure

2016 Annual Report online

Reason (s) of ommission (s)

Importance

SDG Linkage to GRI Disclosures

GRI 103: Management approach 2016

103-1 Explanation of the material topic and its Boundary

Our workforce

 

 

103-2 The management approach and its components

Our workforce

 

 

103-3 Evaluation of the management approach

Our workforce

 

 

GRI 401: Employment 2016

401-1 New employee hires and employee turnover

Global staff turnover

 

SDG 5
SDG 8

401-2 Benefits provided to full-time employees that are not provided to temporary or part-time employees

Employee benefits

 

SDG 8

401-3 Parental leave

 

Not applicable. Solvay doesn't report the indicator 401-3 at corporate level because it is reported at local level.

SDG 5
SDG 8

Labor and management relations

GRI STANDARD

Disclosure

2016 Annual Report online

Reason (s) of ommission (s)

Importance

SDG Linkage to GRI Disclosures

GRI 103: Management approach 2016

103-1 Explanation of the material topic and its Boundary

Note S9 Employee engagement and wellness management

 

 

103-2 The management approach and its components

Note S9 Employee engagement and wellness management

 

 

103-3 Evaluation of the management approach

Note S9 Employee engagement and wellness management

 

 

GRI 402: Labor and management relations 2016

402-1 Minimum notice periods regarding operational changes

Minimum notice periods regarding operational changes

 

SDG 8

Occupational health and safety

GRI STANDARD

Disclosure

2016 Annual Report online

Reason (s) of ommission (s)

Importance

SDG Linkage to GRI Disclosures

GRI 103: Management approach 2016

103-1 Explanation of the material topic and its Boundary

Note S8 Employee health and safety management

 

 

103-2 The management approach and its components

Note S8 Employee health and safety management

 

 

103-3 Evaluation of the management approach

Note S8 Employee health and safety management

 

 

GRI 403: Occupational health and safety 2016

403-1 Workers representation in formal joint management–worker health and safety committees

Advanced health surveillance for employees

 

SDG 8

403-2 Types of injury and rates of injury, occupational diseases, lost days, and absenteeism, and number of work-related fatalities

Safety excellence plan

 

SDG 3
SDG 8

403-3 Workers with high incidence or high risk of diseases related to their occupation

Occupational diseases

 

SDG 3
SDG 8

403-4 Health and safety topics covered in formal agreements with trade unions

IndustriALL Agreement for a responsible dialog

 

SDG 8

Training and education

GRI STANDARD

Disclosure

2016 Annual Report online

Reason (s) of ommission (s)

Importance

SDG Linkage to GRI Disclosures

GRI 103: Management approach 2016

103-1 Explanation of the material topic and its Boundary

Training and education

 

 

103-2 The management approach and its components

Training and education

 

 

103-3 Evaluation of the management approach

Training and education

 

 

GRI 404: Training and education 2016

404-1 Average hours of training per year per employee

2016 training figures

 

SDG 4
SDG 5
SDG 8

404-2 Programs for upgrading employee skills and transition assistance programs

Solvay Corporate University

 

SDG 8

404-3 Percentage of employees receiving regular performance and career development reviews

2016 Performance, Development and Career Review

 

SDG 5
SDG 8

Diversity and equal opportunity

GRI STANDARD

Disclosure

2016 Annual Report online

Reason (s) of ommission (s)

Importance

SDG Linkage to GRI Disclosures

GRI 103: Management approach 2016

103-1 Explanation of the material topic and its Boundary

Equal opportunity, Diversity and inclusion

 

 

103-2 The management approach and its components

Equal opportunity, Diversity and inclusion

 

 

103-3 Evaluation of the management approach

Equal opportunity, Diversity and inclusion

 

 

GRI 405: Diversity and equal opportunity 2016

405-1 Diversity of governance bodies and employees

Diversity indicators

 

SDG 5
SDG 8

405-2 Ratio of basic salary and remuneration of women to men

Equal remuneration for women and men

 

SDG 5
SDG 8
SDG 10

Non-discrimination

GRI STANDARD

Disclosure

2016 Annual Report online

Reason (s) of ommission (s)

Importance

SDG Linkage to GRI Disclosures

GRI 103: Management approach 2016

103-1 Explanation of the material topic and its Boundary

Non-discrimination

 

 

103-2 The management approach and its components

Non-discrimination

 

 

103-3 Evaluation of the management approach

Non-discrimination

 

 

GRI 406: Non-discrimination 2016

406-1 Incidents of discrimination and corrective actions taken

Incidents of discrimination and corrective actions taken

 

SDG 5
SDG 8
SDG 16

Freedom of association and collective bargaining

GRI STANDARD

Disclosure

2016 Annual Report online

Reason (s) of ommission (s)

Importance

SDG Linkage to GRI Disclosures

GRI 103: Management approach 2016

103-1 Explanation of the material topic and its Boundary

Our Suppliers

 

 

103-2 The management approach and its components

Our Suppliers

 

 

103-3 Evaluation of the management approach

Our Suppliers

 

 

GRI 407: Freedom of association and collective bargaining 2016

407-1 Operations and suppliers in which the right to freedom of association and collective bargaining may be at risk

CSR Supplier assessment and audits

 

SDG 8

Child Labor

GRI STANDARD

Disclosure

2016 Annual Report online

Reason (s) of ommission (s)

Importance

SDG Linkage to GRI Disclosures

GRI 103: Management approach 2016

103-1 Explanation of the material topic and its Boundary

Child labor

 

 

103-2 The management approach and its components

Child labor

 

 

103-3 Evaluation of the management approach

Child labor

 

 

GRI 408: Child Labor 2016

408-1 Operations and suppliers at significant risk for incidents of child labor

CSR Supplier assessment and audits

 

SDG 8
SDG 16

Forced or compulsory labor

GRI STANDARD

Disclosure

2016 Annual Report online

Reason (s) of ommission (s)

Importance

SDG Linkage to GRI Disclosures

GRI 103: Management approach 2016

103-1 Explanation of the material topic and its Boundary

Our Suppliers

 

 

103-2 The management approach and its components

Our Suppliers

 

 

103-3 Evaluation of the management approach

Our Suppliers

 

 

GRI 409: Forced or compulsory labor 2016

409-1 Operations and suppliers at significant risk for incidents of forced or compulsory labor

CSR Supplier assessment and audits

 

SDG 8

Rights of indigenous peoples

GRI STANDARD

Disclosure

2016 Annual Report online

Reason (s) of ommission (s)

Importance

SDG Linkage to GRI Disclosures

GRI 103: Management approach 2016

103-1 Explanation of the material topic and its Boundary

Indigenous rights

 

 

103-2 The management approach and its components

Indigenous rights

 

 

103-3 Evaluation of the management approach

Indigenous rights

 

 

GRI 411: Rights of indigenous peoples 2016

411-1 Incidents of violations involving rights of indigenous peoples

Responsible Purchasing and Sustainable Supply Chain Statement

 

SDG 2

Human rights assessment

GRI STANDARD

Disclosure

2016 Annual Report online

Reason (s) of ommission (s)

Importance

SDG Linkage to GRI Disclosures

GRI 103: Management approach 2016

103-1 Explanation of the material topic and its Boundary

Policies, management system and monitoring

 

 

103-2 The management approach and its components

Policies, management system and monitoring

 

 

103-3 Evaluation of the management approach

Human rights grievance mechanisms

 

 

GRI 412: Human rights assessment 2016

412-1 Operations that have been subject to human rights reviews or impact assessments

Human rights grievance mechanisms

 

 

412-2 Employee training on human rights policies or procedures

Policies, management system and monitoring

 

 

412-3 Significant investment agreements and contracts that include human rights clauses or that underwent human rights screening

IndustriALL Agreement

 

 

Local communities

GRI STANDARD

Disclosure

2016 Annual Report online

Reason (s) of ommission (s)

Importance

SDG Linkage to GRI Disclosures

GRI 103: Management approach 2016

103-1 Explanation of the material topic and its Boundary

Note S10 Community development management

 

 

103-2 The management approach and its components

Note S10 Community development management

 

 

103-3 Evaluation of the management approach

Note S10 Community development management

 

 

GRI 413: Local communities 2016

413-1 Operations with local community engagement, impact assessments, and development programs

Note S10 Community development management

 

 

413-2 Operations with significant actual and potential negative impacts on local communities

Note S10 Community development management

 

SDG 1
SDG 2

Supplier social assessment

GRI STANDARD

Disclosure

2016 Annual Report online

Reason (s) of ommission (s)

Importance

SDG Linkage to GRI Disclosures

GRI 103: Management approach 2016

103-1 Explanation of the material topic and its Boundary

Our Suppliers

 

 

103-2 The management approach and its components

Our Suppliers

 

 

103-3 Evaluation of the management approach

Our Suppliers

 

 

GRI 414: Supplier social assessment 2016

414-1 New suppliers that were screened using social criteria

CSR Supplier assessment and audits

 

SDG 5
SDG 8
SDG 16

414-2 Negative social impacts in the supply chain and actions taken

CSR Supplier assessment and audits

 

SDG 5
SDG 8
SDG 16

Public policy

GRI STANDARD

Disclosure

2016 Annual Report online

Reason (s) of ommission (s)

Importance

SDG Linkage to GRI Disclosures

GRI 103: Management approach 2016

103-1 Explanation of the material topic and its Boundary

Public policy

 

 

103-2 The management approach and its components

Public policy

 

 

103-3 Evaluation of the management approach

Public policy

 

 

GRI 415: Public policy 2016

415-1 Political contributions

Solvay’s political contributions

 

SDG 16

Customer health and safety

GRI STANDARD

Disclosure

2016 Annual Report online

Reason (s) of ommission (s)

Importance

SDG Linkage to GRI Disclosures

GRI 103: Management approach 2016

103-1 Explanation of the material topic and its Boundary

Note S7 Hazardous materials management

 

 

103-2 The management approach and its components

Note S7 Hazardous materials management

 

 

103-3 Evaluation of the management approach

Note S7 Hazardous materials management

 

 

GRI 416: Customer health and safety 2016

416-1 Assessment of the health and safety impacts of product and service categories

Health and environmental impacts of our products

 

 

416-2 Incidents of non-compliance concerning the health and safety impacts of products and services

Health and environmental impacts of our products

 

SDG 16

Marketing and labeling

GRI STANDARD

Disclosure

2016 Annual Report online

Reason (s) of ommission (s)

Importance

SDG Linkage to GRI Disclosures

GRI 103: Management approach 2016

103-1 Explanation of the material topic and its Boundary

Product stewardship

 

 

103-2 The management approach and its components

Product stewardship

 

 

103-3 Evaluation of the management approach

Product stewardship

 

 

GRI 417: Marketing and labeling 2016

417-1 Requirements for product and service information and labeling

Managing product safety information

 

SDG 12
SDG 16

417-2 Incidents of non-compliance concerning product and service information and labeling

 

The indicator 417-2 is not applicable because Solvay has no worldwide indicator but a centralized system for systematic regulatory monitoring which informs business managers about key regulatory changes.

SDG 16

417-3 Incidents of non-compliance concerning marketing communications

Managing product safety information

 

 

Additional non-GRI disclosure