Units

 

Trends

 

2018

 

2017

 

2016

 

2015

 

2014

 

 

Energy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Primary energy consumption

 

Petajoules low heating value (PJ)

 

 

127

 

130

 

138

 

175

 

179

 

 

Secondary energy purchased

 

Petajoules low heating value (PJ)

 

 

45

 

49

 

53

 

63

 

 

 

Total energy sold

 

Petajoules low heating value (PJ)

 

 

23

 

22

 

23

 

26

 

 

 

Fuel consumption from non-renewable sources

 

Petajoules low heating value (PJ)

 

 

101

 

100

 

104

 

107

 

100

 

 

Fuel consumption from renewable sources

 

Petajoules low heating value (PJ)

 

 

4

 

3

 

4

 

5

 

 

Energy efficiency index – Baseline 100% in 2012

 

%

 

 

93

 

94

 

94

 

96

 

99

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Air quality

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nitrogen oxides emissions – NOx

 

Metric tons

 

 

7,365

 

9,432

 

11,115

 

12,148

 

12,679

 

Nitrogen oxides intensity

 

Kg per € EBITDA

 

 

0.0033

 

0.0042

 

0.0059

 

0.0062

 

0.0071

 

Sulfur oxides emissions – SOx

 

Metric tons

 

 

3,746

 

4,562

 

5,343

 

6,490

 

6,620

 

Sulfur oxides intensity

 

Kg per € EBITDA

 

 

0.0017

 

0.0021

 

0.0028

 

0.0033

 

0.0037

 

Non-methane volatile organic compounds emissions – NMVOC

 

Metric tons

 

 

5,344

 

5,173

 

4,941

 

6,780

 

7,158

 

Non-methane volatile organic compounds intensity

 

Kg per € EBITDA

 

 

0.0024

 

0.0023

 

0.0026

 

0.0035

 

0.004

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Water and wastewater

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Freshwater withdrawal

 

Million m3

 

 

330

 

326

 

494

 

538

 

535

 

Freshwater withdrawal intensity

 

m3 per € EBITDA

 

 

0.148

 

0.147

 

0.260

 

0.275

 

0.300

 

Chemical Oxygen Demand (COD) emissions

 

Metric tons O2

 

 

6,231

 

5,586

 

7,282

 

8,177

 

9,652

 

Chemical Oxygen Demand intensity

 

Kg per € EBITDA

 

 

0.0028

 

0.0025

 

0.0038

 

0.0042

 

0.0054

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Waste and hazardous materials

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Non-Hazardous Industrial Waste

 

1,000 Metric tons

 

 

1,627

 

1,641

 

1,463

 

1,447

 

1,622

 

Hazardous Industrial Waste

 

1,000 Metric tons

 

 

94.3

 

99.7

 

189

 

200

 

194

 

Total Industrial Waste

 

1,000 Metric tons

 

 

1,721

 

1,741

 

1,652

 

1,647

 

1,816

 

Industrial Hazardous Waste not treated in a sustainable way

 

1,000 Metric tons

 

 

32.4

 

40.0

 

49.0

 

45.8

 

48.9

 

Industrial Hazardous Waste not treated in a sustainable way intensity

 

Kg per € EBITDA

 

 

0.0145

 

0.0180

 

0.0258

 

0.0234

 

0.0279

 

Substances of Very High Concern (SVHC) according to REACH criteria present in products sold

 

Number

 

 

31

 

35

 

20

 

20

 

25

 

Completion of Analysis of Safer Alternatives program for marketed substances

 

%

 

 

39

 

49

 

18

 

5

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Diversity and inclusion

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total Headcount

 

Headcount

 

 

24,501

 

24,459

 

27,030

 

26,350

 

25.909

 

Percentage of women in the Group

 

%

 

 

23

 

23

 

23

 

22

 

22

 

Senior manager

 

Headcount

 

 

401

 

396

 

428

 

428

 

428

 

Middle manager

 

Headcount

 

 

2,915

 

2,898

 

3,026

 

2,819

 

2,731

 

Junior manager

 

Headcount

 

 

5,213

 

5,090

 

5,348

 

4,491

 

4,186

 

Non-manager

 

Headcount

 

 

15,972

 

16,075

 

18,228

 

18,612

 

18,564

 

 

Solvay’s workforce under 30 years old

 

Headcount

 

 

2,800

 

2,765

 

3,242

 

 

 

 

Solvay’s workforce between 30-49 years old

 

Headcount

 

 

13,605

 

13,578

 

15,107

 

 

 

 

Solvay’s workforce 50 years old and older

 

Headcount

 

 

8,096

 

8,116

 

8,681

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Customer welfare

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Solvay’s Net Promoter Score (NPS)

 

%

 

 

42

 

36

 

27

 

24

 

14

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Management of the legal, ethics and regulatory framework

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total claims made

 

Number

 

 

88

 

83

 

65

 

 

 

 

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

 

Number

 

 

81

 

71

 

62

 

 

 

 

Unsubstantiated claims among resolved cases

 

Number

 

 

37

 

38

 

28

 

 

 

 

Substantiated claims among resolved cases

 

Number

 

 

34

 

19

 

29

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Animal testing

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Number of vertebrates

 

Number

 

 

4,421

 

3,353

 

11,242

 

7,434

 

 

 

Number of studies

 

Number

 

 

34

 

60

 

69

 

49

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Critical incident risk management

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

%

 

 

85

 

77

 

65

 

69

 

64

 

Process safety incident rate

 

%

 

 

1.0

 

0.9

 

0.7

 

0.6

 

0.4

 

Medium severity incidents with environmental consequences

 

Number

 

 

47

 

59

 

40

 

46

 

55

 

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

 

Number

 

 

12

 

27

 

26

 

26