Solvay Citizen Day 2021 : Biodiversity
Solvay Group conducts social contribution activities under the title 'Solvay Citizen Day' every year. Citizen Day aims to give Solvay employees around the world the opportunity to engage in actions with local communities.
The theme of Solvay Citizen Day 2021 was ‘Biodiversity’ and various activities related to biodiversity were carried out in Solvay sites around the world. Helping safeguard biodiversity is one of Solvay One Planet’s 10 objectives. Through research, innovation and key partnerships, we intend to reduce our pressure on biodiversity by 30% before 2030.
The Citizen Day events in Korea(RIC Seoul) for this year were the biodiversity webinar and bird nest making/installation under the subtitle ‘Save Our Earth’.
On September 13, a biodiversity webinar was held for the employees in Korea to better understand the biodiversity. At Webinar, Professor Yi-kwon Jang (Eco Science Department) of Ewha Womans University was invited to talk about the concept of biodiversity and activities we can do for the ecological system.
Bird nests & Bird feeders
On October 14, we installed bird nests made by our Solvay employees on trees on the Ewha Womans University campus.
Ewha Womans University, where the Ewha-Solvay R&I Center is located, is very near Ansan Mountain, so it is a habitat for a variety of birds. Our Solvay employees made and installed bird nests and bird feeders so that birds can live and reproduce in a safer environment.
A total of 15 bird nests and 5 bird feeders were installed in the forest and trees on campus. With the advice of Professor Jang of Ewha Womans University and ‘Saerang’, the wild birds research club of Ewha Womans University, the installation spots were selected.
We hope Solvay bird nests will have a positive impact on the bird ecosystem near our office. The bird nests will be continuously observed and maintained with the cooperation of Solvay employees and ‘Saerang’. Click for more Citizen Day 2021 activities in Solvay group!