Definition

Protecting people and the environment is part of Solvay’s Sustainable Development policy and its health, safety, and environment policies. Health, safety, and environment aspects of Solvay’s operations are managed in the framework of ad hoc management systems, with a focus on compliance with group rules and regulatory requirements. Management systems require risk analysis, monitoring of performance and compliance, follow-up of the corresponding corrective actions, performance reviews, and improvement plans.

Management approach

Solvay’s objective:

2018

100%

100% of industrial sites to have a system in line with Group requirements

Health, safety, and environment management systems in manufacturing sites (2017)

 

 

2017

 

2016

Solvay manufacturing sites

 

165

 

163

… with integrated management systems addressing Health, Safety, and Environment

 

154

 

130

Compliance

HSE regulatory compliance is ensured at the site level and through audits. Each manufacturing site is audited at least once every five years. Audits are carried out by internal auditors or by external parties under contract. All identified compliance gaps identified by the HSE regulatory audits are addressed. They are preferably mitigated during the audit itself or recorded and included in an action plan.

Compliance follow-up in sites for health and hygiene, safety, and environment

% of sites

 

2017

 

2016

 

2015

Scope: all manufacturing and R&I sites except newly integrated sites (Chemlogic and Cytec)

Sites with a compliance audit in the last 5 years in line with Group’s requirements

 

96

 

75

 

50

Regulatory watch process in place at the site level

 

95

 

82

 

50

Regulatory watch process at the site level

One hundred six sites have installed a systematic system for HSE regulatory watch as required in line with the Group policy. This is done via third parties or using internal resources in order for every site to be aware of new regulations ahead of time. Sites equipped with such a system regularly receive alerts and updates on new regulatory requirements from their service provider based on the site’s profile.