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New edition of the chemical industry’s Facts and Figures and regional overview is online


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. Tomorrow’s world will become even more so a world created by chemistry, as many future climate-neutral and circular solutions…

EU strategy on sustainable carbon cycles is a major opportunity


Brussels, 15 December – The European Commission has published an initiative on restoring sustainable carbon cycles. Marco Mensink, Cefic Director General, said: Sustainable carbon cycles will be key towards 2050. As you can see in the new EU strategy, the chemical industry plays a central role. We have already made significant progress in reducing carbon…

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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.

Latest position papers


Bio economy | Cefic position

2010 HNS Convention | Cefic position

Transport and logistics digital collaboration and data sharing | Cefic position

RED III | Cefic Position

EED | Cefic Position

LULUCF | | Cefic Position

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)

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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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