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Cefic Chemicals Quarterly Report – May 2021

Industry data confirms green shoots of recovery but reveals highly challenging times remain for industry

Summary report of the Digital Dialogue: “Accelerating investments in breakthrough Green Deal technologies – Can Carbon Contracts make a difference? “

Download the summary report of the 5th May 2021 Digital Dialogue on “Can Carbon Contracts make a difference?”

Presentation of the Digital Dialogue: “Accelerating investments in breakthrough Green Deal technologies – Can Carbon Contracts make a difference?”

Download the presentation of the 5th May 2021 Digital Dialogue on “Can Carbon Contracts make a difference?”

List of signatories to the REACH Dossier Improvement Action Plan

EU Soil Strategy

Soil and groundwater contamination prevention remains one of the chemical industry’s highest priorities, along with prompt remediation measures in case of accidental spills or long-lasting contamination. The industry applies the latest technologies and procedures to comply with the broad European2 and national legislation frameworks.

Cefic Supports Green Deal and Climate Neutrality

The Green Deal recognises that energy-intensive industries, such as chemicals, are indispensable for Europe’s transition, as solution providers to multiple value chains. Climate neutrality by 2050 means going through a deep transformation within just one or two investment cycles. The EU chemical industry intends to grasp the opportunities arising from the transition to a climate…

Cefic position on the treatment of GHG emissions under the IED

Cefic view paper on how to boost the Bioeconomy sector

Bio-Based Products (BBPs) developed by the chemical industry are key to support the European Green Deal and Europe’s ambition to become climate neutral by 2050, yet actions need to be taken to bring the bio-based production at scale.

Cefic views on the review of the Environmental Crime Directive

Cefic 2020 progress report on REACH Dossier Improvement Action Plan

List of Cefic Corporate Members (ACOM)

Corporations with a production base in Europe and a worldwide turnover in chemicals of more than euro 1 billion.

Cefic views on the EU Taxonomy and transition financing

Cefic welcomes European Commission efforts to bring clarity and transparency on environmental sustainability to investors, companies and issuers. The chemical industry strives to continuously improve its production processes, to lower its carbon footprint and to enable further emissions reductions along the various value chains, while pioneering breakthrough and disruptive technologies. The EU Taxonomy must be…

Digital Dialogue :” Beyond European Economic recovery”

Download the presentations of the Digital Dialogue on economic recovery (11th March 2021)

Cefic position paper: Cefic ideas for an updated EU Industrial Strategy

Cefic welcomed the publication, in March 2020, of the EU Industrial Strategy. One year later, we support an update of the strategy to bring it more in line with the objectives of the EU Green Deal and the aftermath of the Covid crisis.

List of Cefic Member Federations (AFEM) and Associate National Federations

National non-governmental federations representing the chemical industry in European countries

Cefic Position Paper – Methane emissions in the chemical industry

EC request to Cefic: the European Commission’s (EC) energy department (DG ENER) reached out to Cefic in January to get more information on methane emissions in the value chains of the chemical industry. The main idea of Cefic response is to show the EC that methane emissions from refineries and chemical plants represent only a…

List of Cefic Sector groups and industry sector

List of Cefic sector groups

Data files (xls) – 2021 Cefic Facts and Figures

2021 Facts and Figures leaflet

The European Chemical Industry a vital part of Europe’s Future

Declaration of support for the ICCA Responsible Care Global Charter

Powerpoint – 2021 Cefic Facts and Figures

SusChem Sustainable Plastics Strategy

Responsible Care Management Framework

Release Notes ESCom V5.2

ESCom Phrase Catalogue V5.2 (chr3). (internet explorer user)

ESCom Phrase Catalogue V5.2

ESCom Phrase Catalogue EuPhraC Exposure Scenario

List of Cefic Business Members companies (ABM)

Sectoral businesses with a production base in Europe and a worldwide turnover in chemicals of less than euro 1 billion.

List of Cefic Associated Companies

Companies engaged in the production of chemicals in countries outside Europe in which Cefic has neither a Member Federation, nor an Associate Federation.

List of Cefic Partner Companies

European companies, not being engaged in the production of chemicals and with the activities closely linked to the European chemical industry

Cefic position paper on Chemical Strategy for Sustainability

Cefic supports the public health and environmental goals of the strategy and shares the vision outlined by the European Commission in the Chemicals Strategy for Sustainability.

Cefic Response to the Consultation on the First Taxonomy Delegated Act

Chemical Convention 2020 – Album

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

Cefic sees OSH and REACH legislations as complementary to each other in the context of workers protection that must be risk-based and supported by a strong engagement of Social Partners in enhanced Social Dialogs. Cefic also recognises the need for clarification on the interface between these two legislative frameworks to avoid overlapping conclusions to help micro and SMEs assessing their risks and taking the appropriate level of protection for their Workers.

Cefic position on 2030 target plans

Cefic position on the Commission proposal to step up Europe’s 2030 climate ambition

Responsible Care webtool: User manual for headquarters

Cefic Quarterly Chemical Trends Report – November 2020

Cefic Response to the European Commission call for contributions Competition Policy supporting the Green Deal

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

Cefic supports the revision of the EU Strategic Framework on Health and Safety at Work for 2021-2027 to promote the higher Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) standards in Europe and elsewhere, to focus on better implementation of OSH acquis, and to ensure a science, data and risk-based policy involving Social Partners.

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

Cefic acknowledges the efforts made by the Commission to address concerns raised by the Aarhus Convention Compliance Committee while preserving consistency with the EU Treaty system of legal remedies to ensure judicial review of EU acts – but remains concerned as to the consequences of the proposed legislative changes.

Cefic views on the Revision of lists of pollutants affecting surface and groundwaters

Cefic supports the revision of lists of pollutants affecting surface and groundwaters based on new scientific developments and on a thorough data collection involving a proper consultation of relevant stakeholders.

Responsible Care Self-Assessment Web-Tool

The tool aims at strengthening support for companies towards improving the safe production, handling and use of chemicals across supply chains. The revised Responsible Care management framework and self-assessment questionnaire were launched in 2019 to support companies with their Responsible Care implementation. The self-assessment tool has now been enhanced and transformed into a digital webtool….

Responsible Care webtool: User manual for national associations

Responsible Care webtool: User manual for sites

Responsible Care Management Framework and Self-Assessment Tool Q&A

Cefic views on the EU Action Plan Towards a Zero Pollution Ambition for air, water and soil

Chemical Strategy for Sustainability (CSS) Joint letter (reply) from Executive Vice President Frans Timmermans and Commissioner Sinkevičius, confirming that there would be no ‘regulatory overhaul’ and only a very ‘targeted revision’, as the strategy itself says

2020 Sustainability progress report of the European Chemical Industry Council Update

The 2020 Sustainability Progress Update gives an update on Cefic’s Sustainable Development programme and highlights a portfolio of indicators that Cefic has started to identify in 2020. The Sustainable Development Indicators (SDIs) will assess and drive the contribution of the EU chemical industry towards sustainability, aligned with the main areas of the Green Deal.

Chemical Strategy for Sustainability (CSS) | Discussion paper: Enforcement and enforceability

This paper was developed in the context of a stakeholder dialogue that followed our submission to the EU Commission’s Roadmap consultation on the future Chemicals Strategy for Sustainability. It is meant to trigger an exchange of policy ideas or suggestions to inform the dialogue but does not constitute the agreed position of Cefic or its Members.

Chemical Recycling: Greenhouse gas emission reduction potential of an emerging waste management route Commissioned by Study review

Chemical Recycling technologies have the potential to avoid greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions that can occur in both the feedstock production and from incineration of plastic waste. This positive environmental impact is confirmed by the new Quantis report “Chemical Recycling: Greenhouse gas emission reduction potential of an emerging waste management route”, which was commissioned by the…

Brexit: Preparing for a future «UK out of REACH scenario»

What you need to know – Practical considerations to maintain trade post Brexit

Cefic’s contribution to the consultation on a renewed trade policy for a stronger Europe

Implementation of the harmonised Risk Management Framework (RMF) | Cefic position

Safety in handling and transport of all chemicals is at the heart of the Transport and Logistics activities of Cefic’s members. Through the long-lasting Responsible Care programme, the European chemical industry has adopted a sustainable strategy aiming for “zero accidents” in chemicals logistics based on a coordinated continuous improvement approach.

Cefic Quarterly Chemical Trends Report – September 2020

EU chemical output shows signs of fragile recovery, but remains 9% below the pre-crisis level

Cefic position on human biomonitoring (HBM)

Cefic response to the Inception Impact Assessment on Taxonomy-related disclosures

Cefic supports the objectives of the European Green Deal and EU ambition to become climate neutral by 2050.1 As a sector “indispensable to Europe’s economy”2 and supplier of many key value chains, climate neutrality requires a deep transformation within limited investment cycles.

Good practice for ship vetting

2011 version 2011 – revised 2020

Cefic’ s views on the potential Aarhus Regulation revision foreseen to broaden rules on Access to Justice

Following the legislative initiative announced in the Commission Roadmap on ‘better access to justice in environmental matters’, Cefic shares its views on the upcoming proposal to revise the Aarhus regulation which may lead to a privileged access to justice by environmental NGOs.

Recommendations to tackle the impact of driver shortage in the European chemical transport

Chemical Strategy for Sustainability | The Chemical industry and its contribution to the strategic industrial ecosystems for the Recovery (CSS)

“It is impossible to build a better future for Europe without a successful European chemical industry” We serve society with products that people value and that support people’s natural desires for better lives, a healthy planet, peace and prosperity. We are a €650 billion industry that produces everything from soaps to solvents and sealants and…

Circular economy action plan | Cefic answer to the Public consultation for Inception impact assessment regarding the upcoming initiative in the area of Consumer policy – strengthening the role of consumers in the green transition

Cefic welcomes the opportunity to provide feedback on the initiative undertaken by the European Commission about a new legislative proposal on strengthening the role of consumers in the green transition in line with Better regulation principles and criteria (effectiveness, efficiency, relevance, coherence, EU-added value).

Chemical Strategy for Sustainability | Cefic’s response to the Roadmap on the Chemicals Strategy for Sustainability (CSS)

Cefic calls for a Chemicals Strategy for Sustainability (CSS) that recognises the essential role of chemicals to deliver climate ambitions, ensures a high level of safety and integrates holistically the multiple dimensions of the Green Deal – climate neutrality, materials circularity and resource efficiency – while boosting competitiveness and innovation to serve Europe’s strategic interests….

Chemical Strategy for Sustainability | Input Paper on the Chemicals Strategy for Sustainability (CSS)

This paper outlines the preliminary views and proposals of the European chemical industry, as represented by Cefic, on the future Chemicals Strategy for Sustainability proposed by the European Commission under the EU Green Deal. Its content may evolve at the light of future developments. It is organised in two part: 1. an overview outlining the…

Circular economy action plan | Cefic answer to the Public consultation for Inception impact assessment regarding the upcoming initiative in the area of environmental performance of products & businesses – substantiating claims

Cefic welcomes the opportunity to provide feedback on the initiative undertaken by the European Commission about a new regulatory initiative on substantiating green claims regarding Environmental performance of products & businesses in line with Better regulation principles and criteria (effectiveness, efficiency, relevance, coherence, EU-added value)

Waste Shipments Regulation WSR | Cefic Contribution to Publication Consultation on Waste Shipment Regulation

Waste Shipments Regulation WSR | Explanatory note based on Cefic position paper on Waste Shipment Regulation to support our reply to the public consultation

Cefic Letter to President von der Leyen Chemicals Strategy for Sustainability

Cefic calls for a multi-stakeholder dialogue to discuss changes to REACH in the context of the upcoming Chemicals Strategy for Sustainability

EU Commission “Strategy for Sustainable and Smart Mobility” roadmap | Cefic feedback

Cefic supports the Green Deal and Europe’s ambition to become climate neutral by 2050. The Green Deal also recognizes the crucial role that the chemical industry plays in Europe’s transition, as a key solution provider to multiple value chains and as a contributor to low emission mobility. The EU chemical industry intends to grasp the opportunities arising from the transition to a climate neutral and circular economy and from low emission distribution solutions.

Cefic statement on the EU Economic Recovery Plan

Ahead of the European Council meeting on 17 July the EU chemical industry calls on the EU member states to urgently agree an EU Recovery Plan to restart Europe’s economy and kick off investments towards a green and digital transition. 

Cefic Quarterly Chemical Trends Report July 2020

The chemical industry shows some resilience amid economic recession, but decrease in total output is inevitable

Cefic feedback on EU Commission’s “Stragegy for a Sustainable and Smart Mobility” Roadmap

Cefic supports the Green Deal and Europe’s ambition to become climate neutral by 2050. The Green Deal also recognizes the crucial role that the chemical industry plays in Europe’s transition, as a key solution provider to multiple value chains and as a contributor to low emission mobility. The EU chemical industry intends to grasp the…

Cefic position on Hydrogen

Cefic expects hydrogen to play a pivotal role in reducing the GHG footprint of Europe’s energy and feedstock supply within the transition to climate neutrality.
The future of the European chemical industry will be closely intertwined with the development of a hydrogen economy, as it is both a major producer and consumer of hydrogen.

Chemical Strategy for Sustainability (CSS) | Discussion paper: Strategic chemicals

This paper was developed in the context of a stakeholder dialogue that followed our submission to the EU Commission’s Roadmap consultation on the future Chemicals Strategy for Sustainability. It is meant to trigger an exchange of policy ideas or suggestions to inform the dialogue but does not constitute the agreed position of Cefic or its Members.

Chemical Strategy for Sustainability (CSS) | Discussion paper: Strategic chemicals

This paper was developed in the context of a stakeholder dialogue that followed our submission to the EU Commission’s Roadmap consultation on the future Chemicals Strategy for Sustainability. It is meant to trigger an exchange of policy ideas or suggestions to inform the dialogue but does not constitute the agreed position of Cefic or its Members.

Chemical for the green deal Brochure

Cefic supports the European Green Deal and Europe’s ambition to become climate neutral by 2050. Reaching Europe’s climate neutrality goal will only be possible with the help of chemicals. Take, for example, insulation panels and coatings which reduce energy consumption in buildings, composite materials for wind turbine blades, electric batteries extending the range of electric…

Chemical Strategy for Sustainability (CSS) | Discussion paper: Supporting Global chemicals management

This paper was developed in the context of a stakeholder dialogue that followed our submission to the EU Commission’s Roadmap consultation on the future Chemicals Strategy for Sustainability. It is meant to trigger an exchange of policy ideas or suggestions to inform the dialogue but does not constitute the agreed position of Cefic or its Members.

Chemical Strategy for Sustainability (CSS) | Discussion paper: Track and trace of Declarable substances for recycling June 2020

This paper was developed in the context of a stakeholder dialogue that followed our submission to the EU Commission’s Roadmap consultation on the future Chemicals Strategy for Sustainability. It is meant to trigger an exchange of policy ideas or suggestions to inform the dialogue but does not constitute the agreed position of Cefic or its Members.

Chemical Strategy for Sustainability (CSS) | Discussion paper: a level-playing field for the EU chemical industry

This paper was developed in the context of a stakeholder dialogue that followed our submission to the EU Commission’s Roadmap consultation on the future Chemicals Strategy for Sustainability. It is meant to trigger an exchange of policy ideas or suggestions to inform the dialogue but does not constitute the agreed position of Cefic or its Members.

Cefic position paper on climate policy and carbon leakage

The chemical industry’s initial thoughts on possible EU Border Adjustment Measures –

Cefic position paper on Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism (CBAM)

Cefic welcomes the Commission’s focus on ensuring industry competitiveness for a climate-friendly transition, namely to become climate-neutral by 2050 while ensuring that European companies can globally compete on a level-playing field.

Accelerating Wind Turbine Blade Circularity

Accelerating Wind Turbine Blade Circularity

Cefic-CIA position on the future relationship negotiations between the EU and the UK (Brexit)

Cefic – CIA position on REACH related issues in the future relationship between the EU-27 and the UK (Brexit)

Chemical Strategy for Sustainability (CSS) | Discussion paper: Safe and Sustainable by design

This paper was developed in the context of a stakeholder dialogue that followed our submission to the EU Commission’s Roadmap consultation on the future Chemicals Strategy for Sustainability. It is meant to trigger an exchange of policy ideas or suggestions to inform the dialogue but does not constitute the agreed position of Cefic or its Members.

Chemical Strategy for Sustainability (CSS) | Discussion paper: Simplification chemicals legislation

This paper was developed in the context of a stakeholder dialogue that followed our submission to the EU Commission’s Roadmap consultation on the future Chemicals Strategy for Sustainability. It is meant to trigger an exchange of policy ideas or suggestions to inform the dialogue but does not constitute the agreed position of Cefic or its Members.

Chemicals Strategy for Sustainability (CSS) | Discussion paper: Combined exposure and way forward

This paper was developed in the context of a stakeholder dialogue that followed our submission to the EU Commission’s Roadmap consultation on the future Chemicals Strategy for Sustainability. It is meant to trigger an exchange of policy ideas or suggestions to inform the dialogue but does not constitute the agreed position of Cefic or its Members.

Chemical Strategy for Sustainability (CSS) | Discussion paper: Endocrine Disruptors

This paper was developed in the context of a stakeholder dialogue that followed our submission to the EU Commission’s Roadmap consultation on the future Chemicals Strategy for Sustainability. It is meant to trigger an exchange of policy ideas or suggestions to inform the dialogue but does not constitute the agreed position of Cefic or its Members.

Cefic position on the European Climate Law

Best Available Techniques (BREF) | Cefic position paper Cefic additional remarks and comments to the Art. 13 Forum Workshop on the next BREF review cycle

As suggested by DG ENV in the Art 13 Forum workshop on June 12, 2020, Cefic would like to use the opportunity for a submission of more detailed comments and arguments.

Cefic position paper on Single Wagonload Transport (SWT)

Cefic letter to Commissioner Vălean and Breton freight transport COVID 19

Cefic recommendations for a successful COVID19 recovery strategy for European freight transport

Cefic response to Inception Impact Assessment on the first two Taxonomy Delegated Acts

Waste Shipments Regulation WSR | Cefic view on the revision of Waste Shipments Regulation WSR

Winning in a Circular Economy: Practical steps for the European chemical industry

An Accenture report with support from Cefic.

Cefic 2019 progress report on REACH Dossier Improvement Action Plan

Cefic Letter to President von der Leyen Disinfectants COVID-19

Cefic Position Paper on Chemical Recycling

The Green Deal is at the heart of the EU’s ambitions of becoming climate neutral. To meet the ambitious European objectives, much more waste plastic needs to be recycled and a broader range of markets need to be served with plastic products containing recycled content. In this respect Cefic highlights the potential of chemical recycling…

Cefic Position Paper on Circular Economy 2.0

In Cefic’s Mid-Century Vision, the European chemical industry sees itself at the centre of Europe’s circular economy. From the design phase of products to their end-of-life, the chemical industry can offer innovative solutions to the benefit of the sector itself and throughout the value chain, enabling downstream industries to become more circular. By transforming waste…

PowerPoint and Data Files | 2021 Cefic Facts and Figures

Download the 2021 Facts and Figures of the European Chemical Industry powerpoint presentation and the data files (xls).

Strategic Innovation and Research Agenda (SIRA)

The new SusChem Strategic Innovation and Research Agenda (SIRA) focuses on technology priorities towards 2030, across advanced materials, advanced processes as well as the implementation and co-development of enabling digital technologies. Horizontal topics are equally addressed, including sustainability assessment innovation, safe-by-design for chemicals and materials, as well as building on education and skills capacity in Europe. The SIRA is the result…

Overview of the implementation of the UN Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS) 2019

Joint statement by European business on the recast of the EU Regulation on Dual-Use Export Controls

Cefic Quarterly Chemical Trends Report January 2020

Circular Economy action plan | Updated submission to the Roadmap for the new Circular Economy

In order to unleash the full potential of innovations the chemical industry can provide to a circular economy, Europe needs a progressive policy environment and smart regulations stimulating innovations.

Cefic Position Paper on Chemical valorisation of CO2

Carbon is an essential element of most products needed by society, and carbon is part of the structure of most chemicals. Recycling carbon from CO2 (and CO from ‘industrial waste gases’) is one of the options that can be considered by the chemical industry to reduce the environmental footprint of chemicals and polymers, develop the…

The Alliance for a Competitive Industry (ACEI) Brochure

How to Handle Substances listed on the Candidate List

DUCC CEFIC pilot project on exposure scenarios and communication in the supply chain Pilot Project – Summary report

DUCC CEFIC pilot project on exposure scenarios and communication in the supply chain Pilot Project – Report on Registrants’ phase testing use maps

DUCC CEFIC pilot project on exposure scenarios and communication in the supply chain Pilot Project – Report on Formulators’ phase testing the SUMI selection approach

Cefic Quarterly Chemical Trends Report October 2019

Enabling the future: Chemistry innovations for a low carbon

When it comes to climate change, a business-as-usual approach is no longer an option. Robust transformation of entire sectors will be needed if we aim to maximise our impact on climate change. The study commissioned by ICCA ‘Enabling the future: chemistry innovations for a low-carbon society’, shows examples of innovations that could develop emissions reductions…

A Long-Term strategy for Europe’s industrial future – from words to action

This Joint Paper is the outcome of months of discussions and consensus-building between a wide range of industrial sectors, all willing to contribute to the preparation of this much-awaited “comprehensive long-term strategy for Europe’s industrial future”. At a key time where the EU is discussing the next Multiannual Financial Framework, we are ready, more than…

Mixtures under REACH – Exemplification of the LCID output in the SDS – Report

Mixtures under REACH – Exemplification of the LCID output in the SDS – Intro

Exemplification of the LCID output in the SDS – Annex A1 – A7 Examples

Level 1 chemical emergency reponse

2019 Sustainability progress report of the European Chemical Industry Council

The report captures initiatives taken by Cefic and its members as part of the chemical industry’s overall commitment to sustainable development.

Joint statement for an ambitious Horizon Europe Programme

Cefic Chemicals Trends Report – June 2019

Cefic Chemicals Trends Report (slides)– June 2019

Mid-Century Vision Report : Molecule Managers – Executive Summary

Responsible Care Guidance

Artificial Intelligence and Blockchain: Insights and Actions for the Chemical Industry

Accenture report with support from Cefic

Mid-Century Vision Report : Molecule Managers

Cefic Chemicals Trends Report (slides)– May 2019

Downloadable slides

Cefic Chemicals Trends Report – May 2019

The chemicals output has slightly increased in Q1 2019

Cefic Chemicals Trends Report – April 2019

Chemicals output continues to decline as the global economy slows down.

Cefic Position on European Rail Freight and Rail Freight Corridors

Risk management measures (RMM)

Cefic Chemicals Trends Report – February 2019

Output declines slightly amid global economic downturn

ESCOm standard phrase catalogue and XML standard: explanatory note

Why is a “no deal” Brexit a problem under REACH

Cefic views on WTO modernisation.

SQAS website

Cefic chemicals trends report – November 2018

Slower growth for EU Chemicals Sector

Guidance on implementation of SOLAS Chapter VI

Guidelines for the security of the transport of dangerous goods by road

Guidelines on subcontracting of chemical road Transport

Cefic Sustainability Charter: teaming up for a sustainable Europe

This Charter marks a step change in the commitment of Cefic to enable a more sustainable society, building on the Responsible Care Programme and the 2012 Sustainable Development Vision.

Europe needs safe and innovative nanotechnologies and nanomaterials

Nanotechnologies involve manufacturing and using materials at the smallest scale – they are part of the enabling technologies and processes that span most industry sectors and scientific disciplines.

Guidance risks precautions considered for bulk liquid loading unloading operations in road transport

Guidelines for 16 hours operation

Joint ECTA, EPCA, Cefic

Guidelines for safety awareness and behaviour in the supply chain

Joint ECTA, EPCA, Cefic

Safety risk assessment for chemical transport operations guidance

SULID – Site UnLoading information document bulk liquid (FR)

SULID – Site UnLoading information document bulk packed (FR)

SULID – Site UnLoading information document bulk solid (DE

SULID – Site UnLoading information document bulk solid (IT)

SULID – Site UnLoading information document bulk solid (EN)

SULID – Site UnLoading information document bulk solid (ES)

SULID – Site UnLoading information document bulk solid (FR)

SULID – Site UnLoading information document bulk packed (IT)

SULID – Site UnLoading information document bulk packed (ES)

SULID – Site UnLoading information document bulk packed (EN)

SULID – Site UnLoading information document bulk packed (DE)

SULID – Site UnLoading information document bulk liquid (ES)

SULID – Site UnLoading information document Bulk Liquid (EN)

SULID – Site UnLoading information document Bulk Liquid (DE)

SULID – Guidelines on how to use the site-UnLoading information document

Check lists avoiding leaks filling discharging

Fair and transparent cost sharing in SIEFs

Cefic Models REACH Letter of access

Monomers and Polymers Hazard communication under REACH

The need to provide the list of importers in the IUCLID5 registration dossier of an only representative

Specific exposure scenario (SES)

Practical guide on Exposure Assessment

Overview associations activities

Generic exposure scenario (GES) Solids

Lead component identification LCID tool (Cefic – VCI)

Quality requirements when testing for physical hazards

Guidelines on classification and labelling notification

How to handle substances listed on Annex XIV

Cefic Statutes

Cefic Chemicals Trends Report -January 2019

The second half of 2018 proved more severe than expected, with production posting no growth from January to October 2018 compared to the same period of 2017. Chemicals prices rose 3.7% during the same period, while chemicals sales reached 3.9% through September 2018. Chemicals exports were up 4.2%, while chemicals imports jumped 7.0% through September 2018.

Alliance to end plastic waste

The Alliance to End Plastic Waste is made up of nearly 30 companies that have committed more than $1 billion, with the goal of investing $1.5 billion over the next 5 years to help end plastic waste in the environment. The Alliance will develop, deploy and bring to scale solutions that will minimize and manage…

Phrase Submission using the Webtool: Guidance on how to submit new ESCom phrases

Guidance on how to submit new ESCom phrases.

Plastics Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda in a Circular Economy

Information on ESCom Package

ESCom Phrase Catalogue – Chesar

Euphrac ESCom phrase guidance on creation submission usage of EuPhraC ESCom Phrases 3.0

ESCom XML User Licence

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

Cefic considers that the “Taxonomy Proposal” may help mobilizing finance towards environmentally beneficial projects and foster cross-border investments by defining a common language for environmentally beneficial investments. This may promote retail and institutional investors’ interest for such investments.

Responsible Care Status Report 2018

Joint call for an ambitious and comprehensive EU Industrial Strategy to enable industry’s contribution to the EU long-term GHG goals

Delphi study report The European Chemical Industry in a 2050 perspective

Study on the development of key areas withing Economy, Geopolitics, Society, Technology and Environment. Copenhagen Insitute for futures studies

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

Cefic chemicals trends report – October 2018

Moderate growth in EU chemicals industry

Cefic views on the EU Single Market

The Single Market is a major asset for a competitive chemical industry. Cefic encourages EU and Member State authorities to uphold and consolidate the Single Market.

Cefic views on the Stocktaking of the Commission’s Better Regulation approach

Cefic welcomes progress under President Juncker’s Better Regulation Agenda and invites the incoming Commission to follow up on and deepen existing rules and practices.

Cefic chemicals trends report – September 2018

Chemicals growth remains positive, despite deteriorating world economic climate

Cefic Manifesto for a competitive Europe

Why the EU needs an ambitious Industrial Strategy, and what it should contain

Cefic position paper on Combination effects of chemicals

Today, EU chemicals policy and risk management schemes predominantly focus on the safety of individual chemical substances. They protect public health and the environment by ensuring that no chemical substance is intentionally present in the environment at levels that might cause harm.

REACH Practical Guide on Safe Use Information for Mixtures under REACH | The LCID Methodology

Chemicals Trends Report – August 2018

EU chemicals still growing steadily

EU Research & Innovation Framework Programme: The Chemical Industry’s role in EU growth and competitiveness

Cefic welcomes the EC Horizon Europe proposal’s ambition to make Europe an unparalleled global innovation hub and recognition given to the innovative and enabling role of industry, by placing the pillar of the ‘Global Challenges & Industrial Competitiveness’ at the heart of the programme. In this role, industry provides productivity, progress, jobs and prosperity, and…

Chemicals Trends Report – 28 June 2018

EU Chemicals Sector continues to grow

Best practice guidelines for loading transport and unloading of flexitank

Joint statement ECHA Cefic to Work on an Effective Implementation of REACH (MOU)

With the completion of the third registration deadline, REACH now regulates all chemicals on the EU market. Recognising that the 2018 Commission General Report on REACH calls on all actors to further improve REACH implementation and, in particular, on industry and ECHA to further improve the safety information and its communication in the supply chain,…

Cefic position paper on Transparency and sustainability of the EU risk assessment model in the food chaine EFSA

Chemicals Trends Report – 07 June 2018

EU Chemical Sector Still growing but losing momentum

REACH Annexes amendments to address nanoforms of substances: Cefic’s perspective

Cefic welcomes the vote of the REACH Committee on REACH Annexes amendments for nanomaterials. The adaptation of the Annexes is a meaningful step to reduce existing legal uncertainties and provide more clarity for the registration of nanomaterials under REACH. The issue remains, however, complex and some of the amendments can even create further confusion.

European Commission Mobility package

Cefic welcomes the European Mobility Package which contains important proposals to improve the social aspects of road transport and to harmonize road charging. The European Commission should continue to challenge internal market fragmentation and counter national measures that unduly hamper free movement of goods. In the past years, industry was confronted with several national regulations…

Best practice guidelines cleaning dry bulk polymer transport tanks

Joint ECTA EFTCO, Cefic

Transport of dangerous goods identification of defects in rail tank cars

Chemicals Trends Report – April 2018

Positive growth continues in 2018 for EU Chemicals sector.

Chemicals Trends Report – March 2018

EU Chemicals output climbs above its pre-crisis level

Cefic, ECEG and industriAll European Trade Union statement on Brexit

The UK’s decision to leave the EU presents a political and economic challenge that creates significant uncertainty for companies and their employees. Cefic, ECEG and industriAll Europe are united in their concern about the adverse impact that Brexit could have on the viability, international competitiveness and employment within Europe’s chemical industry on either side of…

Safe storage handling containers carrying dangerous goods hazardous substance

EU Research & Innovation Framework Programme: mission statement

SPIRE 2050 vision towards the next generation of European process industries

Safety Health Environment Management practices for logistics services provider

Joint ECTA, EPCA, Cefic

Chemicals Trends Report – January 2018

The EU chemicals sector faring better and closer to its pre-crisis level

Cefic and CIA joint statement on Brexit and the future

Avoiding greenhouse gas emissions : the essential role of chemicals

Quantifying the global potential Key findings from a technical report by Ecofys, a Navigant company. The study carried out by Ecofys finds that the chemical industry has the possibility to make an important contribution to a low carbon future. Solutions from the chemical industry could enable significant emission reductions and support the goal of the…

Low carbon energy and feedstock for the European chemical industry

The scope of this study is to analyse how the chemical industry could use breakthrough technologies to further reduce CO2 emissions resulting from the production of its key building blocks. The purpose of this study is to provide quantitative data on promising low carbon technologies, estimate their potential impact on CO2 emission reductions, and highlight…

Industry views on Aarhus Compliance Committee Findings on Access to Justice in the EU

Clean energy for all Europeans Package

Europe’s chemical industry welcomes the Clean Energy Package proposal from the European Commission in its ambitions to reform and harmonise energy markets in Europe and to pioneer the low-carbon economy for the benefit of all its citizens.

Clean energy for all Europeans Package – Executive summary

Europe’s chemical industry welcomes the Clean Energy Package proposal from the European Commission in its ambitions to reform and harmonise energy markets in Europe and to pioneer the low-carbon economy for the benefit of all its citizens.

Taking the European chemical industry into the circular economy

Cefic – EBPF Comments on CA Document CA-April17-Doc.3.1.a & b: Draft criteria for the determination of endocrine-disrupting properties under the BPR

Cefic-EBPF is disappointed that the Commission has retained the term ‘substance’ instead of the term ‘active substance’, despite the legal and procedural arguments made by Industry in December1 2016 and February 20172.

Safety guidelines for working around rail cars in chemical sites

Safety guidelines for working around railcars in chemical sites (German Version)

Greenhouse gas emission reductions enabled by products from the chemical industry

The objective of this study (conducted by Ecofys, order of ICCA) is to assess the global contribution of the chemical industry to selected six solutions in the context of limiting average temperature rise to 2 degrees Celsius, as agreed on in the Paris Agreement in 2015. Despite the small number of solutions considered, the magnitude…

Extension of the scope of the proposed endocrine disruptors criteria from ‘active substances’ to ‘substances’ in the biocidal products regulation (528/2012)

ECTA Cefic guidelines for standardized coding of transport events

Guidelines for managing change in a chemicals supply chain

Circular economy

The European chemical industry supports the transition towards a circular economy as part of a strategy to make Europe more resource efficient. This can be achieved both by avoiding unnecessary material and energy losses throughout the life-cycle of products and maximising value by keeping resources circulating in loops.

Cefic views on respiratory sensitisation

Cefic is committed to ensuring that the health of workers and the safety of products are top priorities for the chemical industry. This paper focuses on the management of substances with respiratory sensitising potential.

Cefic guidance on process safety indicators