Solvay reports that has set up a solidarity fund to support its employees and their dependents through hardship as a result of the Covid-19 crisis.

The fund will be overseen by Belgian charitable organization the King Baudouin Foundation, the company said.

‘We are very grateful for the support of the King Baudouin Foundation in our solidarity initiative at Solvay,’ said Ilham Kadri, CEO of Solvay. ‘Their support will ensure that we quickly establish the Solvay Solidarity Fund as an independent, global and effective charitable entity. Most importantly, the King Baudouin Foundation’s international network will enable the implementation of the initiative worldwide, reaching Solvay employees, their dependents and communities most in need during these challenging times everywhere, anytime, as fast as we can.’

The fund will reportedly offer individual assistance to staff members or their families, support for the health and social organizations that take care of them and donate to research, health and social organizations involved in the Covid-19 crisis.

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