Corporate Responsibility

Solvay Solidarity Fund donates €500,000 to support emergency efforts in Turkey and Syria

Solvay today announced that it is activating the Group’s solidarity fund to contribute €500,000 to three trusted associations supporting the populations impacted by the earthquake disasters.

“At Solvay, we are deeply saddened by the earthquake disasters that took place in Turkey and Syria early last week. Our thoughts are with all the victims,” said Solvay CEO, Ilham Kadri. “We are working closely with our business partners in the region to provide whatever help we can, and we have activated the Solvay Solidarity Fund to support humanitarian initiatives to bring relief to the population.”

The organizations that Solvay will support are International Blue Crescent Relief and Development Foundation (CBI) for Syria and AHBAP and AFAD for Turkey. Through these organizations, the Fund will provide support to medical teams and those who have lost their homes. Given the winter conditions in the affected areas of Turkey and Syria, CBI’s priority is to distribute tents, heaters, blankets, warm clothing and food to families.

Originally set up to help employees cope with hardship due to the covid-19 pandemic, the Solvay Solidarity Fundprovides assistance to communities confronted with other kinds of hardship, namely it provided financial support to those affected by the war in Ukraine with a €1.5 million donation to a number of initiatives organized at global and site levels.

Solvay received the 2022 CEFIC European Responsible Care Awards in the category of Humanitarian Aid recognizing its efforts for those most affected by the conflict. An overview of the Fund’s donations will be detailed in the 2022 solidarity fund impact progress report, available at the end of February.