The EU chemical industry at the forefront of the transition towards a low-carbon, circular and more digital economy

“The chemical industry is committed to playing a leading role in the transition to a true Circular Economy model” This was the message Cefic President and CEO of Versalis (Eni) Daniele Ferrari conveyed to the audience of more than 1,500 people at the annual IHS World Petrochemical Conference in San Antonio, Texas. In his speech…


Council and Parliament reach provisional agreement on Horizon Europe

Cefic welcomes the political agreement reached by the EU institutions on Horizon Europe today under the current Romanian Presidency of the Council of the EU.  This political agreement puts the EU institutions on track to timely launch Europe’s most ambitious Research and Innovation programme, putting innovation at the heart of European policy.  The chemical industry…

Cefic welcomes Commission approach to EU Industrial Policy

Brussels 13 March 2019 – The European Commission today published a brochure outlining a comprehensive approach to EU Industrial Policy and explicitly recognising the need for a strategy for European industry. The Franco-German proposal for an industrial policy to overhaul EU competition and merger rules, is a useful starting point for an in-depth discussion. This…

ICCA supports call for action on chemicals management

Taking part in the High Ambition Alliance (HAA) discussion at the fourth session of the UN Environment Assembly (UNEA4), Mike Walls (American Chemistry Council- ACC), together with Veronique Garny (Cefic) representing the International Council of Chemical Industry Associations (ICCA), said that ICCA supports the call for action on chemicals management made in the GOII report,…

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World chemical sales nearly double as emerging markets share urges

A pillar of the European economy

The European chemical industry is still a world leader, and a highly innovative sector. With 90% of GDP growth taking place outside Europe in the coming decades, the challenge is to stay competitive. Taking advantage of emerging market opportunities will require EU leadership in creating attractive framework conditions that enhance the global position of European chemicals.

Responsible Care is in the Chemical industry's DNA

Responsible Care

Launched in 1985, Responsible Care activity has since extended beyond chemicals manufacturing to other activities, especially those associated with the safe use and handling of products along the value chain.

Preserving wild fish stocks

New process enables production of fish oil from natural marine algae

Every year around one million metric tons of fish oil is produced worldwide and its only source now is wild fish. Most of the oil produced is used in aquaculture to feed fat-rich fish species, such as salmon. Just like humans, farmed fish need to regularly consume the oil rich in polyunsaturated fatty acids to be healthy and grow. However, as the wild fish stocks are declining all across the world, the amount of fish oil available for farmed animals is decreasing too.

Exploring potential for by-product exchange

Industrial clusters enable more efficient use of by-products and waste

Using by-products and waste streams as raw materials for new production processes has become a successful strategy for improving resource efficiency, and the concept of chemical parks or industrial clusters where by-products and waste could be exchanged between companies is becoming mainstream.

Position papers

Brexit : Preparing for a future “UK out of REACH scenario”

Cefic views on the Commission’s proposal establishing a Framework to Facilitate Sustainable Investment

Cefic position paper on the interface between chemical, product and waste legislation and identification of policy options

Cefic views on the EU Single Market

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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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