Units

 

Trends

 

2017

 

2016

 

2015

 

2014

 

2013

 

 

Energy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Primary energy consumption

 

Petajoules low heating value (PJ)

 

 

130

 

138

 

175

 

179

 

181

 

 

Secondary energy purchased

 

Petajoules low heating value (PJ)

 

 

49

 

53

 

63

 

 

 

 

Total energy sold

 

Petajoules low heating value (PJ)

 

 

22

 

23

 

26

 

 

 

 

Fuel consumption from non-renewable sources

 

Petajoules low heating value (PJ)

 

 

100

 

104

 

107

 

100

 

101

 

 

Fuel consumption from renewable sources

 

Petajoules low heating value (PJ)

 

 

3

 

4

 

5

 

 

 

Energy efficiency index – Baseline 100% in 2012

 

%

 

 

94

 

94

 

96

 

99

 

99

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Air quality

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nitrogen oxides emissions – NOx

 

Metric tons

 

 

9,466

 

11,098

 

12,210

 

12,679

 

10,980

 

Nitrogen oxides intensity

 

Kg per € EBITDA

 

 

0.0042

 

0.0058

 

0.0063

 

0.0071

 

0.0068

 

Sulfur oxides emissions – SOx

 

Metric tons

 

 

4,598

 

5,395

 

6,563

 

6,620

 

10,336

 

Sulfur oxides intensity

 

Kg per € EBITDA

 

 

0.0021

 

0.0028

 

0.0034

 

0.0037

 

0.0064

 

Non-methane volatile organic compounds emissions – NMVOC

 

Metric tons

 

 

4,949

 

4,968

 

6,781

 

7,158

 

7,464

 

Non-methane volatile organic compounds intensity

 

Kg per € EBITDA

 

 

0.0022

 

0.0026

 

0.0035

 

0.004

 

0.0046

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Water and wastewater

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Freshwater withdrawal

 

Million m3

 

 

328

 

491

 

537

 

535

 

554

 

Freshwater withdrawal intensity

 

Cubic meters per € EBITDA

 

 

0.15

 

0.26

 

0.28

 

0.3

 

0.34

 

Chemical oxygen demand (COD)

 

Tons O2

 

 

5,526

 

7,539

 

8,834

 

9,652

 

9,715

 

Chemical oxygen demand intensity

 

Kg per € EBITDA

 

 

0.0025

 

0.0040

 

0.0045

 

0.0054

 

0.006

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Waste and hazardous materials

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Non-hazardous industrial waste

 

1,000 Metric tons

 

 

1,643

 

1,463

 

1,453

 

1,637

 

 

 

Hazardous industrial waste

 

1,000 Metric tons

 

 

101.7

 

194.2

 

202

 

194.6

 

 

 

Total industrial waste

 

1,000 Metric tons

 

 

1,745

 

1,657

 

1,655

 

1,831

 

 

Industrial hazardous waste not treated in a sustainable way in absolute volume

 

1,000 Metric tons

 

 

41.8

 

50.3

 

47.1

 

49.7

 

 

Industrial hazardous waste not treated in a sustainable way intensity

 

Kg per € EBITDA

 

 

0.0187

 

0.0265

 

0.0241

 

0.0279

 

 

Substances of very high concern (SVHC) according to REACH criteria present in products sold

 

Number

 

 

35

 

20

 

20

 

25

 

23

 

Percentage of completion of Analysis of Safer Alternatives program for marketed substances

 

%

 

 

49

 

18

 

5

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Diversity and inclusion

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total Headcount

 

Headcount

 

 

24,459

 

27,030

 

26,350

 

25.909

 

27,146

 

Percentage of women in the Group

 

%

 

 

23

 

23

 

22

 

22

 

20

 

Senior Manager

 

headcount

 

 

396

 

428

 

428

 

428

 

456

 

Middle Manager

 

Headcount

 

 

2,898

 

3,026

 

2,819

 

2,731

 

2,727

 

Junior manager

 

Headcount

 

 

5,090

 

5,348

 

4,491

 

4,186

 

4,126

 

Non-manager

 

Headcount

 

 

16,075

 

18,228

 

18,612

 

18,564

 

19,837

 

 

Solvay’s workforce under 30 years old

 

Headcount

 

 

2,765

 

3,242

 

 

 

 

 

Solvay’s workforce between 30-49 years old

 

Headcount

 

 

13,578

 

15,107

 

 

 

 

 

Solvay’s workforce 50 years old and older

 

Headcount

 

 

8,116

 

8,681

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Customer welfare

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Solvay’s Net Promoter Score (NPS)

 

%

 

 

36

 

27

 

24

 

14

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Management of the legal, ethics and regulatory framework

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total claims made

 

Number

 

 

83

 

65

 

 

 

 

 

Total claims closed including cases for which there was insufficient information or cases that were misdirected or referred

 

Number

 

 

71

 

62

 

 

 

 

 

Unsubstantiated claims among resolved cases

 

Number

 

 

38

 

28

 

 

 

 

 

Substantiated claims among resolved cases

 

Number

 

 

19

 

29

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Process accident and safety

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Percentage of product lines having a risk analysis updated in the last five years

 

%

 

 

77

 

65

 

69

 

64

 

58

 

Number of "Risk Sheets Level 1" at the end of the year

 

Number

 

 

56

 

46

 

94

 

217

 

11

 

Percentage of level 1 risk situations resolved within one year

 

%

 

 

100

 

100

 

100

 

100

 

100

 

Risk level 1 situation resolved

 

Number

 

 

48

 

98

 

232

 

23

 

111

 

 

Sites with required Process safety management systems practices in line with their level

 

%

 

 

79

 

90

 

84

 

 

 

 

Process incidents with a Medium severity

 

Number

 

 

281

 

259

 

215

 

 

 

 

Process incidents with a High severity

 

Number

 

 

0

 

1

 

1

 

 

 

Process safety rate

 

%

 

 

0.9

 

0.7

 

0.6

 

0.4

 

 

Medium severity incidents with environmental consequences

 

Number

 

 

59

 

40

 

46

 

55

 

 

 

Medium severity incidents with environmental consequences in which the limits of the operating permit were exceeded

 

Number

 

 

27

 

26

 

26