Health and Workplace Safety
Solvay has made teleworking mandatory for all employees who can effectively work from home until further notice. The company’s plants have put in place robust continuity plans, which include health education, hygienic practices and stringent epidemic prevention measures. In areas which have been particularly impacted by the virus, Solvay has restricted access to its plants. Only individuals whose presence is critical to operations are permitted on site and their health is regularly monitored.
Actions and Contributions
Across its various businesses around the globe, Solvay has been able to provide critical supplies to those in need, such as hydrogen peroxide (H202), hand sanitizer, face shields and other protective equipment. It has also contributed to various relief efforts, including partnerships with community organizations and nonprofit groups. For example, as part of its actions to contrast COVID-19 the company has made donations of hydrogen peroxide used to disinfect and sanitize, at the service of governments and local authorities in the most affected countries, such as China, USA, Italy, France, Spain and Belgium.
Business Continuity and Product Offerings
Several of Solvay's business units have put in place emergency product offerings to customers serving healthcare and other sectors who have critical needs as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.
Its businesses are securing, prioritizing and maximizing the production of critical ingredients and materials used for cough suppressants and drugs as well as other pharmaceutical ingredients and packaging, including those for COVID-19 rapid diagnostic tests.