Joint statement on Enforcement of EU Chemical Legislation

Enforcement of EU chemicals safety and environmental legislation will play a central role in implementing the European Green Deal agenda and the Chemicals Strategy for Sustainability. No matter how ambitious the legislation is on paper, it will never fulfil the level of protection of consumers and workers it has set out to offer, if not…

Cefic launches its very own news app: A one-stop-shop for Cefic’s take on EU advocacy

“We are proud to be the first association in Brussels to launch our very own Cefic news and events app. In a world of information overload, we hope this app will make it easier for our members and external stakeholders to access updates about relevant EU policy developments and chemical industry’s positioning” Cefic’s Director General, Marco Mensink.

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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


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


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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Cefic position on 2010 HNS Convention

Cefic position on transport and logistics digital collaboration and data sharing

Cefic Position on RED III

Cefic Position on EED

Cefic Position on LULUCF

Cefic umbrella position on the ‘Fit For 55’ package | Cefic position

How to get the interface between the REACH & OSH in motion? | Cefic position

Joint Statement NGO and industry call on the European Commission to include animal testing in REACH Impact Assessment and to do more to support non-animal methods

How to introduce the ‘Essential Uses’ Concept under REACH (Concept Paper)

Review of the Environmental Crime Directive | Cefic views

Treatment of GHG emissions under the IED | 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.