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….

How can the chemical industry help the EU turn the circular economy into a viable economic growth strategy?

The circular economy makes economic, European and environmental sense, especially for the chemical industry, which lies at the heart of the solutions we will need, explained Martin Brudermüller, Cefic President, during POLITICO’s Sustainable Future Summit. During the summit, Martin echoed that the circular economy is a necessity for Europe to meet with the climate targets,…

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Facts and Figures of the European Chemical Industry

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With over 1.2 million workers, €543 billion turnover and €9.3 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

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The 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’s views on the interplay between REACH & OSH legislation

Cefic Response to the Consultation on the First Taxonomy Delegated Act

Cefic position paper on Chemical Strategy for Sustainability

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

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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.