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In 2017, a number of key executives made presentations to the Board on operational and functional topics, making sure the Board stays familiar and informed on topics that are relevant and important for the Group beyond those requiring immediate decisions.

The Board of Directors also visited industrial and research sites: the Solvay Research and Innovation center in Seoul (South Korea) and two plants in South Korea and China. This trip gave the opportunity to the Board members to meet with the local operational teams and to be confronted with the business and industrial reality of these Asian operations of the Group.

The Board of Directors devotes at least one meeting per year to an update on trends in global sustainable development issues (including climate change risks and opportunities) and how they affect the Group, so that it can properly and consistently factor those issues into Solvay’s operations.