3.2. Engaged financial communication
Solvay facilitates an open dialog with the investment community, thereby building a long-term relationship based on credibility and trust. Solvay’s aims to provide accurate information in a transparent, timely, and meaningful manner to accompany the investment community in their understanding of Solvay business and strategy leading to a fair valuation by the market.
Based on the FSMA (Belgian Financial Services and Markets Authority), on MiFID2 (Markets in Financial Instruments Directive), on Market Abuse Regulation (MAR), and on the (General Data Protection Regulation), Solvay defines and implements disclosure principles and processes to govern the interactions and communications with the financial markets. Solvay takes great care to stay updated on regulations to maintain strict compliance. Solvay also takes care to treat all stakeholders equally.
Executive Committee members interact with various members of the investment community, including buy and sell-side analysts, portfolio managers, and retail shareholders in a timely and effective manner throughout the year (Roadshows, One-on-One Meetings, Conferences, Capital Markets Day, etc.). In 2017, the committee members devoted considerable time and effort to communicating with and meeting face to face with the investment community in the U.S.
Extensive information about Solvay business operations, strategy, and financial performance may be found in a wide variety of regulatory filings, such as press releases, the Annual Integrated report, quarterly reports, financial press releases, and presentations. All of these publications are readily available in French, Dutch, and English in the Investors section of www.solvay.com and on request from the Investor Relations Department.