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Bioeconomy needs “breakthrough” thinking


Co-founder of World Bioeconomy Forum outlines how to make broader use of renewable biological resources A growing bio-based chemical industry is critical to the transition towards a carbon neutral and circular bioeconomy to extend the lifecycle of products, minimize waste, efficiently use renewable raw materials and develop bio-based products (BBPs). “We started in 2005 with…

Cefic Statement on the War in Ukraine


The European Chemical Industry Council (Cefic) expresses its solidarity with the people of Ukraine, and our thoughts are with all those affected. This invasion of Ukraine by Russia violates international law, specifically the sovereignty of an independent country. Cefic supports the measures the EU and its member countries have decided on. This war endangers safety,…

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Economic Analysis of business impacts of the Chemicals Strategy for Sustainability


Chemicals Strategy for Sustainability

The upcoming EU chemicals legislation puts Europe’s chemical industry at crucial crossroads. The intended policy changes will also create a significant “ripple effect” across many value chains relying on chemicals. To help inform future policy development, Cefic commissioned an independent economic analysis of business impacts of selected actions proposed under the EU Chemicals Strategy for Sustainability.

Entries for the Responsible Care Awards Gallery “Supporting Ukraine and a sustainable EU society” – open now'


Responsible Care

As Ukraine faces the devastating humanitarian consequences of the war, our European chemicals industry has expressed solidarity towards its people. In this situation, we will share some of our industry’s efforts to support the daily life of the people of Ukraine and mitigate the long-term adverse effects of the energy crisis towards a sustainable European economy.

Be part of a movement to accelerate chemical innovations!


Future Chemistry Network

Being part of a movement to raise awareness of the latest developments, help promote stronger markets here in the EU for sustainable chemistry, and to accelerate chemical innovations which are safe and sustainable-by-design. Together we can demonstrate Europe’s potential to become a leader in sustainable chemistry.

Facts and Figures of the European Chemical Industry


A Pillar of the European Economy

With over 1.2 million workers, €499 billion turnover and €9.4 billion R&I investments, the European chemical industry is a wealth generating sector of the economy and a major contributor to building a sustainable future for Europe.

The Landscape Of The European Chemical Industry


A Pillar of the European Economy

To help those keen to acquire an accurate picture of the industry, what it does, where, and why. We have produced the "Landscape of the European Chemical Industry", providing a regional overview and country-by-country snapshots, the challenges it faces and our ambitions for the future. The forces that shape its locations, challenges and solutions are as complex as many of its formulas.

ChemistryCan deliver on the Green Deal


ChemistryCan

The chemical industry develops materials and technologies that can boost your home’s energy efficiency, make 100% recyclable products, build more efficient wind turbines , help preserve wild fish in oceans?.

Chemical Recycling: Making Plastics Circular


Sustainability

With chemical recycling technologies, the industry has developed complementary solutions to existing mechanical recycling to recycle mixed or contaminated plastic waste that otherwise would be incinerated or sent to landfill.

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Trans-European Transport Network1 (TEN-T) guidelines revision (COM (2021) 812) | Cefic position

European’s Commission proposal for an Ecodesign for Sustainable Product Regulation (ESPR) | Cefic position

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Restoring sustainable carbon cycles | Cefic Position

Cefic views on the revision of the Environmental Crime Directive

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Hydrogen Decarbonised Gas Market Package | Cefic Position

Chemical Recycling | Cefic position

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Bio economy | Cefic position

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The voice of the chemical industry in Europe


Cefic is a not-for-profit making organisation, striving to be the most respected and trusted business association in Europe under EU transparency register n° 64879142323-9. It is devoted to promoting a thriving chemical industry that is broadly recognized to provide sustainable, safe and resource efficient solutions, foster prosperity, growth and investments in Europe and provide safe and resource efficient solutions to meet the challenges for future generations.

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