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Latest data reveals the recovery of the EU chemical output is slowing down


Brussels, 26th November 2020, – Marco Mensink, Cefic Director General: While we were encouraged to see signs of recovery following the COVID-19 outbreak in May, early signs indicate this recovery is now slowing down. As widely recognised, the second wave of COVID-19 is serious and will likewise impact the chemical business in the upcoming months….

New EU Pharma Strategy an encouraging sign towards building a resilient EU-based pharmaceutical supply chain


Brussels, 26 November 2020 – The European Commission presented its much-awaited and ambitious Pharmaceutical Strategy for Europe on 25 November to ensure that patients have access to high-quality, effective and safe medicines. Cefic Director General, Marco Mensink, welcomed the announcement adding: “Europe used to be the world’s hub for producing pharmaceutical ingredients but over past…

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Discover the interactive map showcasing our industry members ability to respond to societal needs during COVID-19


Our Industry Response To COVID-19

Our chemical industry has stood in solidarity with governments, communities and partners across Europe to help in the face of COVID-19 crisis. See our interactive map to learn more about how our members are helping.

How can Europe’s Chemical Industry help deliver on the Green Deal?


Green Deal

Our world is facing huge challenges, and the recovery is a vital opportunity for Europe to invest in climate-neutral and circular solutions. Join us on our journey towards a Europe which is cleaner, more sustainable and inclusive.

A journey into the Future of Europe with the European Chemical Industry


Mid-century vision

‘Molecule Managers’, the mid-century report sets out a plausible path towards a towards a prosperous, more sustainable Europe in 2050. See how the European chemical industry will lead the way.

A major provider of solutions and a pillar of the European Economy


An solution provider for sustainability

Chemistry creates and inspires solutions and innovation for a sustainable future.

2020 Facts and Figures of the European Chemical Industry


A Pillar of the European Economy

With over 1.2 million workers, €565 billion turnover and €10 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.

Your insight into the manifold 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, we hope it will enable you to better understand the industry today, 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.

Cefic launches Action Plan to help REACH registrants review chemical safety data


REACH dossier improvement action plan

The voluntary Action Plan provides a framework for companies - holders of REACH registrations - to evaluate their safety data already submitted under REACH. By using a set of guiding principles laid down in the Action Plan, companies can decide whether their dossiers may need to be updated with additional information in line with the expectations of the European Chemicals Agency.

Solvents – a key ingredient of durable and sustainable materials


A solution provider for sustainability

Solvents help make energy efficient products. When you see solar panels or bridges you probably don’t think that solvents played a big role in making them. Yet they do.

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Cefic views on EU Strategic Framework on Health and Safety at Work 2021-2027

Cefic views on the Commission’s legislative proposal to amend the Aarhus Regulation

Cefic position on 2030 target plans

Cefic position on Hydrogen

Cefic Position Paper on Chemical Recycling

Cefic position on the European Climate Law

Cefic Position Paper on Circular Economy 2.0

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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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