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Will you join us? Collaborating towards better enforcement of EU chemicals legislation: Learning from the textile and fashion sector

Chemicals Legislation Management

Dunja Drmač, our Chemicals Legislation Manager, is sharing with us a sneak preview into some of the issues that will be discussed at the online Digital Dialogue “Collaborating t...

Joint statement on Enforcement of EU Chemical Legislation

Chemicals Safety

Enforcement of EU chemicals safety and environmental legislation will play a central role in implementing the European Green Deal agenda and the Chemicals Strategy for Sustainab...

For more safe and sustainable chemicals: how to get there?

Safe and sustainable by design

Clarity on what “Safe and Sustainable-by-Design” chemicals are will help the chemical industry successfully navigate unprecedented challenges, including the Chemicals Strategy f...

How can Safe and Sustainable-by-Design boost innovation and growth in Europe?

Safe and sustainable by design

Accelerating development of Safe and Sustainable-by-Design (SSbD) chemicals is one of the growth opportunities for the chemical industry under the Chemicals Strategy for Sustain...

Squaring competition policy with the EU climate neutrality goal: “If we don’t cooperate, we won’t make the 2050 target”

EU Competition Law

If a large-scale and rapid industrial transformation required for more cooperation between companies or within the sector,  how should the current competition rules be updated t...

Daniel Witthaut appointed as Cefic’s new Executive Director Innovation

Corporate

Brussels, 15 September 2021 – We are pleased to announce that Daniel Witthaut joins Cefic as the new Executive Director for the Innovation team. As a secondee from Evonik AG, Da...

Updated guidance available to support the chemical sector further reduce its environmental impact of freight transportation

Transport & Logistics

Updated guidance available to support the chemical sector further reduce its environmental impact of freight transportation  The updated guidance “Calculating GHG transport...

What goes around, comes around

Circular Carbon

Architect William McDonough explains how far-sighted design can help create a circular economy For decades, American architect William McDonough has been arguing for a circular ...

‘Fit for 55’ is a crucial package at a crucial time as the EU races to get climate neutral by 2050

Fit for 55

The ‘Fit for 55 package’ is a crucial step for the European industry and the European society to lead the global race to climate neutrality by 2050. It needs to secure Europe as...

Civil society, industry and Members of the European Parliament call on the European Commission to include animal testing in the REACH Impact Assessment and do more to support non-animal methods

Alternative to animal testing

Monday 12 July: In a joint statement released today, Cruelty Free Europe and Cefic call on the European Commission to uphold the REACH principles of animal testing as a last res...

Discover the Responsible Care Self-Assessment Webtool: Watch the video!

Responsible Care

Responsible Care’s new webtool teaser video introduces the features of its Self-Assessment webtool; the latest tool which supports companies to improve the s...

How can EU competition law accelerate industrial green transition?

EU Competition Law

Speaking at Politico Europe’s Competitive Europe Summit, Cefic Director General Marco Mensink highlighted the role of innovation in increasing the speed...

The EU Chemicals Industry is a frontrunner in the clean hydrogen economy

Hydrogen

Latest data from the European Commission shows that the EU chemicals industry is projected to be one of the industrial champions in the use of clean hydrogen. The consumption of...

Last chance to apply for the European Responsible Care® Awards 2021 – Deadline 15 July!

Responsible Care

There’s just two weeks left to apply for the Responsible Care Awards 2021, and I would like to encourage all SMEs, corporations and national associations to apply before 1...

On the path to get ‘Fit for 55’ radical expansion of renewable energy is crucial

Fit for 55

Ahead of the expected ‘Fit for 55’ package, Cefic President Martin Brudermüller and Chairman of WindEurope Andreas Nauen, have called in an interview to Financial Times for a ra...

Communicating about substances along the value chain: what’s the latest?

Chemicals Safety

If our society is to move to a circular economy, we will need to have more information about what consumer and industrial goods are made up of so that waste managers could decid...

2020 enforcement data reveals increasing number of hand sanitiser imports violating EU chemical safety laws

Chemicals Safety

Brussels, 9 June 2021 – According to Cefic’s analysis of data reported through the EU’s ‘Safety Gate’, 2020 saw a steep increase in hand sanitiser imports not compliant wi...

The road to 2050: what measures are necessary to accelerate energy transition?

Climate Neutrality

Becoming Climate Neutral by 2050 is a huge task, not just for the energy-intensive sectors, but for the society at large Driving change is a collective endeavour that requires t...

Chemical industry to step up capacity building work to help developing countries with safe chemicals management practices

Chemicals Safety

The European chemical industry is committed to contributing to sound management of chemicals and waste globally and supporting developing countries in their journey. As an activ...

Carbon Contracts for Difference: the urgent boost needed to deploy breakthrough Green Deal technologies

EU Green Deal

Europe will need to move faster than ever before to achieve a climate-neutral and circular economy by 2050. But with industry’s transformation esti...

European Innovation Council: Making Science Fiction Reality

Chemicals Strategy for Sustainability

“The ambitions of the EU Green Deal: climate neutrality, circular models, and the Chemicals Strategy for Sustainability, are huge. The only solution to achieve these ambitions i...

Joint statement on the 1st meeting of the High-Level Roundtable on the implementation of the Chemicals Strategy for Sustainability

Chemicals Strategy for Sustainability

Effective and coherent implementation of the Chemicals Strategy for Sustainability will lay important foundations for achieving the goals of the European Green Deal, which we, t...

Sectoral pathways will be key to a successful industrial transition Cefic Director General says welcoming the update of the EU Industrial Strategy

EU Industrial Policy

Brussels, 5 May 2021 – Welcoming the publication of an updated EU Industrial Strategy, Cefic Director General Marco Mensink said: “The Industrial Strategy is a timely update tha...

Innovation is the answer to a quadruple challenge the chemical industry is facing now

Chemicals Safety

How ambitious is the EU chemicals policy? EU Commissioner for Environment Virginijus Sinkevičius, Secretary General of the European Environmental bureau ...

Cefic Digital Dialogue | Accelerating EU Investments In Breakthrough Green Deal Technologies: Can Carbon Contracts Make A Difference?

EU Green Deal

Join us for this urgent dialogue on incentising the huge investments needed for Europe’s transition to climate neutrality. Digital Dialogues are open stakeholder discussions, de...

The coming shakeup of EU Emissions Trading System: what’s at stake?

Climate Change & Energy

The need to foster and drive innovation within industry  to reach the 2050 climate targets and addressing the question of how can EU ETS help companies to adapt their techn...

Ben Feringa Nobel laureate explains how tiny chemical machines could change the world

Safe and sustainable by design

Windows that clean themselves, cars that mend their own scratches, and precision antibiotics that only act in the exact site of an infection. Those are just some of the life-enr...

Cefic launches a Future Chemistry Network to help accelerate chemical innovations

Chemicals Safety

Imagine a future where resources are circular and no new waste is produced, sustainability is at the core of business models, emissions are at net zero, and there is zero harm t...

The European chemical industry wants to boost the bioeconomy to support the green transition

Bioeconomy

Europe’s growth strategy, with the Green Deal and the Recovery and Resilience plan, provides an important opportunity for the bioeconomy to scale up, as investments in new innov...

Latest data reveals the chemical Industry’s voluntary REACH dossier review plan is on track

Chemicals Safety

Download the second progress report on the implementation of Cefic’s voluntary Action Plan for REACH dossiers update and improvement found that the number of dossiers evaluated ...

Four brand new categories for the European Responsible Care® Awards 2021 – Apply Now!

COVID

Applications for the Responsible Care Awards 2021 are now open! We are pleased to introduce four brand new categories which showcase the European chemic...

Providing the tools to measure the success of the EU Green Deal

Circular Economy

“Transitioning towards a Circular Economy is a common objective for all of us. Being able to measure it is an absolute necessity” said Ann Dierckx, Cefic’s Sustainability Direct...

New roadmap by Batteries Europe identifies solutions for sustainable sourcing and recycling of Li-ion batteries

Circular Economy

How can the European battery value chain become more competitive and sustainable to enable the energy transition and reach 2050 goals?

What are the industry challenges for developing a sustainable product strategy?

EU Industrial Policy

Sylvie Lemoine homed in the chemical industrys challenges during the Chemical Watch Global Business summit.

Beyond European economic recovery: how can industry support Europe’s competitive sustainability?

European Economic Recovery

“Coherent”, “supportive” and “sectoral” were the common policy themes that speakers called for as being vital enablers towards achieving a successful European recovery.

Chemicals industry’s key role in advancing the green and digital twin transition recognised by Council conclusions

Chemicals Strategy for Sustainability

We support the Council’s Conclusions that enforcement of the EU chemical legislation is necessary in order to achieve the objectives set out in the Chemicals Strategy for Sustai...

Defining essential use of chemicals – what is at stake?

Chemicals Strategy for Sustainability

Among the actions announced in the Chemicals Strategy for Sustainability published last year, the European Commission intends to introduce further restrictions to chemicals unle...

Chemical industry leaders: we look to new EU Industrial strategy to help us “put the wheels” on the Green Deal

EU Industrial Policy

Policy coherence and regulatory predictability are the “one key thing” the EU chemical industry needs in order to help the EU achieve the EU G...

New EU chemicals industry data reveals green shoots of recovery, but long-term outlook remains uncertain and stronger EU Industrial Policy is needed to enable large-scale Green Deal investments

EU Industrial Policy

Brussels, 24 February 2021 –Cefic, the European Chemical Industry Council, reports that chemical production in the European Union declined by 1,9% in 2020 compared to 2019. The ...

Chemical industry leaders to speak at 2021 EU Industry Days

COVID

How to build a business case for a greener, more digital and more resilient industry amidst the COVID pandemic? The four-day online conference organised by the European Commissi...

New appointments at Cefic

Corporate

We are pleased to announce that there have been some new appointments at Cefic as we enter the New Year, including few external hires and internal changes. To complete the restr...

Cefic wishes you a happy, safe and healthy 2021

Corporate

This year Cefic decided to support the Brussels charity TADA – a network for inclusion and emancipation.

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

Circular Economy Package

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 Mar...

New study confirms role for chemical recycling in reducing greenhouse gas emissions

Chemical Recycling

Brussels, 1 December 2020, The European Green Deal aims to establish a circular and sustainable economy in Europe. One key challenge is to make plastic truly circular. The Europ...

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

Chemicals Trends Report

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 sign...

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

EU Pharma Strategy

Brussels, 26 November 2020 – The European Commission presented its much-awaited and ambitious Pharmaceutical Strategy for Europe on 25 November to ensure that patients hav...

Cefic partners again with the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work

Health & Safety

20th November 2020, – Cefic is proud to be accepted for another year as an official campaign partner to the European Union information agency for occupational safety and h...

Responsible Care goes digital: launching the new self-assessment webtool

Responsible Care

Brussels, 18th November 2020, – Today, Responsible Care is pleased to launch its new self-assessment webtool, strengthening support for companies towards improving the saf...

Chemical recycling is gaining momentum

Circular Economy

Plastic waste is a problem that the chemical industry can help to address. One of the most promising solutions provided by the chemical industry is chemical recycling. Chemical ...

Cefic launches ’Chemical Recycling: Making Plastics Circular’ virtual exhibition

Chemical Recycling

Discover how chemical recycling technologies make plastics circular, explore Cefic’s members’ concrete examples.

2020 Sustainability Progress Update is out!

EU Green Deal

Brussels, 22 October 2020 – Cefic’s Sustainable Development programme aims to accelerate the vital transition towards a safe, resource efficient, circular and low-carbon s...

Why as European industry and citizens we must strive to make the European Green Deal a success

EU Green Deal

Brussels, 15th October, 2020 – The New President of Cefic appointed on 15 October 2020, Martin Brudermüller, CEO of BASF, launches his Presidency with an open letter expla...

BASF CEO Dr. Martin Brudermüller elected new president of Cefic

EU Green Deal

Cefic General Assembly welcomes new President at a turning point for Europe and for the chemical sector Brussels, 15 October 2020 – Martin Brudermüller, CEO of BASF was ele...

Cefic welcomes new enforcement and innovation proposals in new Chemical Strategy for Sustainability but warns ‘missed opportunity’ and uncoordinated approach risk undermining EU ‘Green Deal’ and climate goals

Chemicals Strategy for Sustainability

Brussels, 14th of October 2020 – Commenting on the publication of the EU’s new Chemicals Strategy for Sustainability, Cefic Director General Marco Mensink, today said…

Lifetime Achievement Award: European chemical industry pays tribute to Founder of Responsible Care Principles

Responsible Care

13th October 2020, As Responsible Care celebrates its 35th year, European chemical industry pays tribute to Jean Bélanger, the Founder of the Responsible Care Principles for his...

Record number of Responsible Care awards showcase chemical industry’s essential role in the fight against COVID-19

Responsible Care

Brussels, 13th October – 16 chemical companies and federations across Europe were awarded for their global response to fight the COVID-19 pandemic. The 2020 European Respo...

A window of opportunity: Making the Economic Recovery Plan a driver for competitive sustainability of the chemical industry

Recovery plan

The European Chemical Industry welcomes the ambitious ‘Next Generation EU Economic Recovery Plan’ to kick-start our economy by focusing on “driving competitive sustainability”....

Chemicals Strategy for Sustainability must harness the enormous potential of Europe’s chemical industry to deliver European Green Deal objectives

Chemicals Strategy for Sustainability

Brussels, 29th June 2020 – Chemicals are key components of materials used in wind turbines, solar panels, electric batteries and building insulation in addition to playing...

Call for tenders: Cefic seeks support for new Transition Monitoring System project

Climate Change & Energy

Cefic plans to develop its own general impact assessments to assess and quantify the impact of the climate-neutrality objective by 2050 on chemical value chains and is looking f...

Chemical recycling is essential for the EU to achieve its circular economy goals

Chemical Recycling

Today, just 15% of EU-collected plastic waste in the EU finds its way back into the EU plastic market.  Chemical recycling can treat waste that can’t be recycled mechanical...

Natural gas: a vital energy and feedstock source for the chemical industry to transition towards a competitive, climate-neutral 2050

Climate Change & Energy

Cefic comment on Eurogas study “A Pathway to a Carbon Neutral 2050: The Role of Gas“ Cefic supports the European Green Deal and Europe’s ambition to go climate neutr...

The EU chemical industry: an EU Recovery Plan aligned with the European Green Deal goals is our opportunity to create a more resilient Europe

Chemicals Strategy for Sustainability

Brussels, 13 July 2020. – 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 ...

Marco Mensink: The EU Hydrogen and Energy Sector Integration Strategies place our sector at the heart of Europe’s future hydrogen economy

Climate Change & Energy

Commenting on the publication of EU Hydrogen and Energy Sector Integration Strategies Cefic Director General Marco Mensink said: “As one of the largest producers and consumers o...

How can the EU Industrial Strategy and the EU Green Deal go hand in hand?

EU Green Deal

Brussels, 02 July 2020, – This was the topic of a panel discussion at POLITICO’s digital Competitive Europe Summit between Marco Mensink, Cefic Director General, Mau...

Achieving climate neutrality by 2050 requires a system change – Cefic issues position on EU Climate Law

Climate Change & Energy

4th June 2020, – In March this year, the European Commission presented its proposal for the first  EU-wide climate law. The law, once finalised, intends to enshrine t...

The European Responsible Care® Awards 2020 – Caring in COVID-19 times is open for registration

COVID

28th May 2020 – COVID-19 is disrupting all aspects of our society. Yet this crisis reminds us of our core values; we care about our employees, our employee’s families, our...

Cross-sector industry platform outlines best strategies for recycling wind turbine blades

Sustainability

Brussels, 26 May 2020 – WindEurope, the European Chemical Industry Council (Cefic) and the European Composites Industry Association (EuCIA) present their recommendations for the...

Cefic becomes partner of Parliamentary intergroup ‘Sustainable, Long-Term Investments & Competitive European industry’

Sustainability

Brussels, 20th May 2020 – Cefic joins as partner the European Parliament’s newly formed established intergroup ‘Sustainable, Long-Term Investments & Competitive ...

Marco Mensink: Living in and learning from the COVID-19 crisis

COVID

“We have seen the chemical industry step up and people recognise how important chemicals are across all value chains”, said Marco Mensink, Cefic’s Director General during a Home...

How chemistry can and has been fighting COVID-19

COVID

“COVID-19 is a pandemic requiring a pan-European response,” states Cefic’s President Daniele Ferrari. “The COVID-19 outbreak has affected us all in one way or another. It has di...

Global chemical industry shares recommendations for G20 Leaders to combat COVID-19

COVID

Brussels, 23rd April 2020, Leaders of the International Council of Chemical Associations (ICCA) representing global chemicals industries across the world urge G20 leaders to “fo...

CEOs call for “more Europe” with a strong Single Market amid the COVID-19 pandemic

COVID

Brussels, 22th April – Cefic, represented by its President, Daniele Ferrari joined a group of 23 CEOs calling on EU leaders to unify their actions towards tackling the cha...

European industry outlines key trade and supply chain needs to respond to COVID-19

COVID

The European industry is now working around the clock to ensure continued supply of critical medicines and medical and protective equipment (e.g. diagnostic tests, ventilators, ...

Happy Easter

We would like to send you a special Easter Wish. Easter in Europe is a special time, like in many regions across the world. It symbolizes the fact that we can overcome death an...

First results of EU chemical industry REACH Action Plan reveal progress on updating safety data

Chemicals Management

31 March 2020, Brussels. – Cefic published the first progress report on the implementation of its voluntary Action Plan for update and improvement of chemical safety data in REA...

EU chemical industry offers recommendations to help keep critical supply chains running

COVID

Brussels, 18th March, 2020 – Following the COVID-19 outbreak and emergency measure taken by governments across the EU, Cefic sent a letter to the European Commission’s Pre...

Can chemical recycling help lead Europe to a circular economy 2.0?

Chemical Recycling

March 2020, the European Union came forward with an EU industrial strategy and new circular economy action plan. The aim is to stimulate the development of lead markets for clim...

The chemical industry provides the wheels for a circular economy: Cefic statement on the publication of the EU Circular Economy Action Plan

Chemical Recycling

The new Circular Economy Action Plan and Industrial Strategy released yesterday are like two puzzle pieces fitting together. Only by empowering the EU industry to create and dep...

Marco Mensink: There is no European Green Deal without a strong European industry of the future

Enforcement

Brussels, 11th March 2020 – Commenting on the publication of the EU’s new Industrial Strategy on 10 March, Cefic Director General Marco Mensink said: “There is...

Marco Mensink: Cefic supports the Green Deal and Europe’s ambition to become climate neutral by 2050

Climate Change & Energy

Reacting to the publication of the European Commission’s proposal for an EU Climate Law Marco Mensink, Cefic Director General said: “The proposal for a Climate Law is an i...

Green and Sustainable Chemistry Bootcamps: towards sustainability, innovation, and competitiveness

Research & Innovation

Cefic is offering a series of Green and Sustainable Chemistry Bootcamps for companies that want to invent, design and deliver safe and sustainable products, to address public co...

Cefic statement on ECHA’s annual REACH evaluation report

REACH

Providing high-quality data in REACH dossiers is the industry’s utmost priority and we continuously work with the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) to make sure any data and know...

Brexit: chemical industry to present its views on future partnership between the EU and the UK

Brexit

Reacting to the formal approval of a new Brexit negotiation mandate by the EU General Affairs Council on 25 February, the EU and UK chemical industry have outlined their pr...

New Cefic report suggests opportunity for EU-Africa dialogue to improve chemical safety in this region

GHS

A comprehensive report published by Cefic describes the state of play with the implementation of the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS...

Cefic welcomes the EU-Vietnam free trade and investment protection deals

Economy & Trade

On 12 February, the European Parliament gave its consent to the EU-Vietnam free trade agreement (FTA) and Investment Protection Agreement (IPA). Following joint actions through ...

Chemical industry making Brexit work for the EU and the UK

Brexit

The chemical industry in the UK and in Europe has spoken of the importance of an agreed trade deal between the European Union and the United Kingdom. Steve Elliott, Chief Execut...

More than 90% of all chemicals in consumer products non-compliant with REACH come from outside of the EU

REACH

Key findings: 92% of chemicals non-compliant with REACH in consumer products come from outside the EU/European Economic Area (EEA) In general, the number of non-compliances with...

Improving carbon circularity to help achieve climate neutrality – Cefic shares its vision on CO2 valorisation

Research & Innovation

As a society, we are increasingly aware of the environmental impact of human behaviour on our planet and health. For instance, CO2 is the greenhouse gas responsible for 64%...

European companies call for balance between security and unnecessary restrictions in the EU Regulation on Dual-Use Export Controls

Brussels, 29th January – In a joint statement launched today, Cefic, with six other business associations, have called for the revision of the EU Regulation on Dual-Use Ex...

EU chemical industry’s competitive advantage could come from circular and low carbon economy solutions

Economy & Trade

The European chemical industry remains a strong part of the EU economy showing stable production levels over the past few years. While some traditional manufacturing sectors ...

Cefic wishes you a very happy festive season

What a year we’ve had with you all! We have prepared for your a throw back of our 2019 achievements. Take a moment to check them out.

EU chemicals output expected to stabilise in 2020 due to slowing global economy and decline in manufacturing industry growth

Economy & Trade

Cefic, the European Chemical Industry Council, expects chemical production in the European Union to have declined by 1% in 2019 compared to 2018. For 2020, chemical production i...

Low-carbon electricity and CO2 valorisation are potential game changers for chemical industry

Research & Innovation

“The chemical industry is in transition”, says Cefic’s Executive Director for Research and Innovation Pierre Barthélemy at the 5th Annual VoltaChem Event ‘Re-carbonizing t...

ICCA joins global alliance to strengthen sound management of chemicals and waste beyond 2020

Chemicals Management

The International Council of Chemical Associations (ICCA) announced its commitment to join the High Ambition Alliance (HAA) on Chemicals and Waste. “Joining the High Ambition Al...

Artificial intelligence, big data and European upstream industries: what now?

Digitalisation

“The EU needs to become the master of digital” said Lucilla Sioli, Director for Artificial Intelligence and Digital Industry of DG CONNECT at a recent event moderated by Cefic a...

Chemistry-based solutions could cut global CO2 emissions by one quarter by 2050, new report shows

Research & Innovation

We could reduce our CO2 emissions by one quarter by implementing only 17 solutions offered by the chemical industry. This is one of the conclusions of the most recent ICCA repor...

Hydrogen economy to help achieve climate neutrality – Cefic launches its vision for an EU Hydrogen Strategy

Climate Change & Energy

Hydrogen will play a pivotal role in helping Europe to achieve its goals of climate neutrality. This was the message of Executive Vice President Designate of the European Commis...

Energy Intensive Industries: all sectors of economy will have to work together to deliver on climate neutrality

Climate Change & Energy

Energy Intensive Industries (EIIs) want to contribute in a constructive manner to the development of policies enabling the transition to a climate-neutral economy by 2050. We th...

EU-Singapore trade agreement enters into force

Economy & Trade

Brussels, 28th November, In times of global economic uncertainty and when open and rules-based global trade are put into question, Cefic welcomes the entry into force of the tra...

European industries unite to call for an ambitious EU industrial strategy

Industrial Policy

Industry4Europe, a coalition of 149 sector associations representing the diversity of the EU’s industrial base, including the chemical industry published its new Joint Paper ‘A ...

Towards a joint network for Portfolio Sustainability Assessments

Sustainability

“We need a common approach and shared language to progress sustainability. Portfolio Sustainability Assessments are an excellent vehicle” said Ann Dierckx, Sustainability Direct...

European Commission’s recommendations on Strategic Value Chains recognise the importance of the chemical industry

Industrial Policy

‘Cefic welcomes the new report published by the European Commission Strengthening Strategic Value Chains for a Future-Ready EU Industry’ which recognises the important role of t...

Walking the talk: Cefic launches its Sustainability Progress report

Sustainability

The chemical industry has moved a long way since it first embarked on its journey towards a more sustainable world. Cefic’s 2019 Sustainability Progress Report shows how the sec...

Responsible Care® initiative expands further into Africa

Responsible Care

Cefic and ICCA (the International Council of Chemical Associations) are pleased to have three African countries, Guinea, Ivory Coast and Tunisia express their interest in joinin...

Creating a future-fit chemical industry: Cefic’s Chemical Convention discusses the role of innovation

Chemical Convention

“The only thing banned in the Europe of the future should be the word ‘waste’”. This was the message given by Jyrki Katainen, European Commission Vice-President for Jobs, Growth...

2019 European Responsible Care Awards dominated by projects promoting digitalisation and circularity in chemical industry

Responsible Care

The European Chemical Industry Council today revealed the winners of the Responsible Care awards showcasing initiatives which lead the way on safe chemicals management. Marco Me...

The European chemical industry is essential to sustainability

Research & Innovation

“Sustainable chemistry is about maximising the benefits of chemistry while minimising possible side-effects” Pierre Barthélemy explained at the 1st International Green and Susta...

Chemical sector cautious but relieved that progress has been made on Brexit

Brexit

The Chemical Industry in the UK and in Europe welcomes the news that the negotiators have agreed on both a Brexit withdrawal agreement and future political declaration. Furtherm...

Chemical industry presents cutting-edge solutions for a sustainable future

Mid-Century vision

“We want to show you that chemistry is an essential part of our world since the dawn of time,” said Cefic President Daniele Ferrari, opening the exhibition “Chemistry Building t...

Growing demand for chemicals in Africa should go hand in hand with better chemical safety rules

Chemicals Management

Africa has the highest rate of population growth among major areas, according to UN estimates. While chemical production in Africa represents 1% of global sales now, growing pop...

How can the chemical industry help Europe transition to climate neutrality?

Climate Change & Energy

Switching to renewable power and hydrogen is one of the main solutions for the chemical industry to significantly reduce emissions, explained Cefic Director General Marco Mensin...

In memory of Giorgio Squinzi

It is with great sadness that we have to announce the passing of Giorgio Squinzi, CEO of chemical manufacturing company Mapei and former President of Cefic. A chemist by trainin...

Chemistry Building the Future

Research & Innovation

3 October 2019, Brussels – The chemical industry is one of the largest and most diversified industries in the world and supplies virtually all sectors of the economy. Our ...

Green and sustainable Chemistry

Sustainability

3 October 2019, Brussels – Green chemistry provides the building blocks that make a product sustainable environmentally, economically and socially according to John Warner...

Digitalisation: A win-win for environment and quality of life

Digitalisation

11th September, Brussels – Digitalisation has the power to completely change the way the chemical industry, and society in general, works, communicates, innovates, produce...

The Circular Plastics Alliance to boost chemical recycling

Circular Economy

20 September 2019, Brussels.  – By signing the Declaration of the Circular Plastics Alliance, the  European Chemical Industry Council (Cefic) joins the EU-wide volunta...

Chemical companies look into corporate sourcing of renewable energy to secure clean, reliable & competitive power in the future

Climate Change & Energy

Cefic member companies are increasingly rethinking the way they supply their chemical production process energy needs in the future and turning more and more to renewable e...

Joint Statement for an Ambitious Horizon Europe Programme

Research & Innovation

Brussels, 16 September 2019 – Cefic, along with 92 other European associations, has today signed a joint statement calling on the Council of the EU to raise the budget allocated...

Noor Yafai joins Cefic as Executive Director of Public Affairs; new role for Aaron McLoughlin

Corporate

At the end of 2019 we will see some changes in the Cefic Public Affairs team. The role of Aaron McLoughlin, currently our Executive Director Public Affairs will change and he wi...

EU chemical industry’s reaction to the European Commission’s Brexit Preparedness Communication

Brexit

Joint statement made by the European Chemical Industry Council (Cefic) and the UK Chemical Industries Association (CIA).  As we approach the date when the UK is scheduled to lea...

More than 160 chemical manufacturers have committed to re-evaluating the safety data in their REACH registration dossiers

Chemicals Legislation Management

*The article was updated on 07 January 2020 as more companies joined the initiative. More than 160 companies have signed up to Cefic’s Action Plan to re-evaluate their chemicals...

Chemical industry is on the path to define “The European way”, says Cefic President Daniele Ferrari

Circular Economy

Speaking on the 100th anniversary of the International Union of  Pure and Applied chemistry (IUPAC) in Paris, at a high level event at the Sorbonne, Cefic President Daniele...

EU chemicals production grows 1.7% in Q1 2019 compared to Q4 2018

Chemicals Trends Report

EU industry confidence posted a sharp decline which is considered to be the most significant decrease in eight years. Rising protectionism all over the world is negatively impac...

Concluding a free trade deal with Mercosur will benefit trade in chemicals between the two regions

Economy & Trade

Cefic fully supports the conclusion of a trade agreement between the EU and Mercosur countries. The trade deal negotiated by the European Commission removes duties for over 90% ...

New Joint Project between Wind and Chemical Industry to Advance Wind Turbine Recycling

Circular Economy

Brussels, 3 July 2019. – WindEurope, Cefic (the European Chemical Industry Council) and EUCIA (the European Composites Industry Association) have created a cross-sector pl...

Cefic’s reaction to the findings of the Fitness Check of the most relevant chemicals legislation (excluding REACH)

Chemicals Legislation Management

The EU chemical industry agrees with the conclusion of the fitness check that the EU is the frontrunner in chemicals legislation worldwide. The EU has created the most sophistic...

A new Strategic Agenda

Economy & Trade

Cefic executive director René van Sloten and Cefic public affairs manager George Kapantaidakis give their take on the new EU Strategic Agenda  At t...

Marco Mensink: steering Cefic in a kaleidoscopic world

Mid-Century vision

Cefic director general Marco Mensink was interviewed recently by Chemical Watch, as he prepared to launch Cefic’s mid-century vision  Marco Me...

Is 2019 becoming an annus horribilis for trade?

Economy & Trade

René van Sloten, Cefic Executive Director Trade and Industrial Policy shares his thoughts about the deteriorating trade situation.  We are witnessing a trade poli...

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

REACH

26 June 2019, Brussels. – The European Chemical Industry Council (Cefic) today launched a voluntary multi-annual Action Plan for Review and Improvement of REACH Dossiers. T...

Cefic develops a new European Responsible Care® management framework and self-assessment tool

Responsible Care

25 June 2019, Cefic has developed a new European Responsible Care management framework to pave the way for more European chemicals manufacturers to join the Responsible Care fam...

Molecule Managers: Cefic presents ambitious “European way” for the EU chemical industry

Mid-Century vision

25 June 2019, Brussels.  – In releasing its Mid-Century Vision report titled ‘Molecule Managers’, the European Chemical Industry Council (Cefic) launches a dialogue about the fu...

Petrochemicals Europe appoints new leadership

Corporate

Brussels, 17 June 2019. – Silvio Ghyoot joins Cefic as new Executive Director of Petrochemicals Europe, an industry sector of Cefic. Meanwhile, Rob Ingram, CEO, INEOS Olefins &a...

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

Digitalisation

Digitalisation will be a source and driver of transformational change across all industries. Artificial Intelligence (AI) and blockchain have the potential to reshape both indiv...

Horizon Europe: a piece of the puzzle towards a sustainable future

Research & Innovation

14 June, 2019 – The objective of the chemical industry is clear: a competitive, low carbon and circular economy in Europe and beyond. To meet the industry’s objective, in ...

The chemical industry can make a big contribution to the EU long-term climate goals, says Charles-Henri Robert, Cefic Executive Director Climate Change and Energy

Climate Change & Energy

Cefic Executive Director for Climate Change and Energy, Charles-Henri Robert shared his views at European Economic and Social Committee last week, to discuss the ...

Shining a light on green chemistry

Sustainability

What is green chemistry? How to apply green chemistry principles at the product design phase? How do we ensure that all substances we manufacture have as little impact on health...

Towards sustainable transport and logistics – SQAS surpasses 1000 assessments

Sustainability

Cefic’s Safety and Quality Assessment for Sustainability (SQAS) initiative welcomed its 1,000th audit in 2018, its upgraded tool having been launched at the beginning of this ye...

Formacare launches a voluntary agreement to further improve occupational exposure level for formaldehyde

Chemicals Safety

Brussels, 22 May 2019 – Following its General Assembly in Trieste (Italy), the European association of formaldehyde producers (Formacare) launched a landmark Voluntary Agreement...

Cefic’s reaction to the BUND report: We are making REACH work

REACH

REACH is the largest environmental regulation produced by the European Union, and companies are continuing to work hard on its implementation. By submitting more than 90,000 reg...

Circular economy in action: a fully recyclable carpet makes its way to Cefic’s new office!

Circular Economy

In the EU, more than 1.5 million tonnes of carpets end up in landfill or incineration, and only 1-3% of old carpets are recycled. This is because carpets are made of multiple la...

“Let’s make sure that circular economy solutions are developed in Europe rather than imported”

Climate Strategy

Brussels, 6 May 2019. – Speaking at the European Business Summit taking place in Brussels on 6-7 May, Cefic President Daniele Ferrari described how the chemical industry i...

Horizon Europe regulation adopted by Council and EU Parliament

Research & Innovation

Following the conclusion of trialogues in March, both the Council (April 15) and EU Parliament (April 17) adopted the Horizon Europe regulation. Cefic congratulates the EU co-le...

Cefic’s reaction to ECHA’s Integrated Regulatory Strategy report

Chemicals Management

Brussels, 19th April, 2019 – We welcome ECHA’s report ‘Mapping the Chemical Universe to Address Substances of Concern’. Cefic actively participates in ECHA’s initiatives to map ...

The recyclability of wind turbines

Sustainability

Bilbao, 4 April 2019 – WindEurope and Cefic – the European Chemicals Industry Council – met in Bilbao today to discuss circular design and the recyclability of wind turbin...

Ammonium sulphate producers create new association to raise awareness about the benefits of their product

Circular Economy

Brussels, 4 April 2019. – Four producers of ammonium sulphate – BASF, Domo, Fibrant and Lanxess – have decided to create their own sector group within the European Chemical Indu...

The European chemical industry to tackle data gaps in REACH dossiers

Chemicals Management

2 April 2019, Brussels.  – The European chemical industry wants to make REACH work. We take ECHA’s findings that the quality of data in some REACH dossiers needs impr...

Chemical industry calls for global data sharing on chemicals to improve chemical safety worldwide

Chemicals Management

April 2, 2019 Montevideo, Uruguay – The International Council of Chemical Associations (ICCA), the voice of the global chemical industry, is calling for the creation of an “inte...

In Memoriam of Vincent Navez

Corporate

Brussels, 28th March – It is with great sadness that we announce that Vincent Navez passed away on 28th of March, 2019. Vincent was a well respected and talented colleague...

SusChem and ISC3 sign Memorandum of Understanding towards advancing Sustainable Chemistry

Sustainability

Brussels, 27 March 2019 – The European Technology Platform for Sustainable Chemistry (SusChem) and the International Sustainable Chemistry Collaborative Centre (ISC3) sign...

Entries for Responsible Care® awards 2019 open – apply now!

Responsible Care

Is your organisation making outstanding or innovative contributions to safe chemicals management and performance excellence? Take this opportunity to highlight and pro...

“The nature of the European chemical industry permits us to manage the molecules at all levels of the value chain”

Circular Economy

Sharing a glimpse of the future for the chemical industry in 2050, Cefic Director General Marco Mensink spoke at the annual Chemical Watch Global Business Summit in Brussels. Th...

Council and Parliament reach provisional agreement on Horizon Europe

Research & Innovation

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 politica...

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

Circular 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)...

ICCA supports call for action on chemicals management

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 w...

Propelling the EU chemical industry to success: skills and education

Research & Innovation

Brussels, 14th March, 2019 – “The future of the EU chemical industry will depend heavily on how well equipped the next generation of chemists are when it comes to skills”,...

Cefic welcomes Commission approach to EU Industrial Policy

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 ...

Chemical Industry Contributes $5.7 Trillion to Global GDP and Supports 120 Million Jobs, New Report Shows

Economy & Trade

Nairobi, Kenya – March 11, 2019. – In conjunction with the beginning of the Fourth United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA-4), today the International Council of Chemica...

The EU and UK business: No deal Brexit is a no-win outcome that must be avoided

Brexit

Brussels, 11 March 2019. –  With less than 20 days remaining, European businesses are calling for a no deal Brexit to be averted immediately to avoid major disruption...

Other industries rely on us to help develop more energy efficient and climate-friendly products

Climate Change & Energy

Read an interview with Cefic President Daniele Ferrarion the role of the chemical industry in helping Europe transition to a low-carbon and circular economy.

Sylvie Lemoine: “Be the role model yourself, have confidence and go for it”

Corporate

Interviewed recently by Women In Plastics magazine, Sylvie Lemoine, Cefic’s new executive director Product Stewardship speaks about her role in the chemical industry. Read the f...

Cefic reaction to ECHA’s progress report on dossier and substance evaluation in 2018

Chemicals Legislation Management

The EU chemical industry is committed to making REACH work. We acknowledge that data gaps need to be tackled more swiftly and efficiently and Cefic is liaising with ECHA and mem...

Output declines slightly amid global economic downturn

Chemicals Trends Report

Analysis of all 2018 data confirms a slight fall in EU chemicals output in the second half of last year. Down by about 1% on 2017, production was affected by a slowdown in the g...

EU inventory of all plastic additives will further improve safety of chemicals

Chemicals Management

21 February 2019, Brussels.  – The comprehensive inventory of all plastic additives used to date in the EU, published today by the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA), is an i...

ICCA and UN Environment running joint projects

Sustainability

Brussels, 14th February 2019 – As part of its commitment to SAICM (Strategic Approach to International Chemicals Management), ICCA (the International Council of Chemi...

Welcome to our brand new corporate website

Corporate

Cefic’s new website has been designed to maximise the experience of our daily 1000 visitors.

Helping to improve chemicals management in Africa

Chemicals Management

Brussels, 14th February 2019  – “The Globally Harmonised System (GHS) for the classification and labelling of chemicals should be implemented as a basic manageme...

Chemical industry unites in calling for Brexit deal

Brexit

Brussels, 7th February 2019 – As UK Prime Minister Theresa May prepares to meet European Council President Donald Tusk and European Commission President Jean-Claude J...

Cefic/CIA briefing note – preparing for UK out of REACH scenario

Brexit

Brussels, 29th January 2019 –  Brexit will have significant implications in the area  of chemicals regulation, for companies both in the UK and in the EU27/...

EU chemicals output flattened through October 2018

Chemicals Trends Report

January 18, 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. ...

New global alliance commits over $1.0 billion USD to help end plastic waste in the environment, sets goal of investing $1.5 billion USD

Plastics

Brussels, 17th January 2019 – An alliance of global companies from the plastics and consumer goods value chain today launched a new organization to advance solutions to el...

European chemical industry’s statement on outcome of Brexit vote

Brexit

Brussels, 16th January 2019 – Following yesterday’s vote in the UK Parliament, business continues to lack clarity about the state of play after 29March 2019, whi...

Sylvie Lemoine joins Cefic as Executive Director Product Stewardship

Corporate

Brussels, 7th January 2019 – Sylvie Lemoine, Senior Government Affairs Manager with Dow, has been appointed Cefic’s Executive Director Product Stewardship effective i...

Europe needs to resist single market fragmentation

Single Market

Cefic supports the European Council’s conclusions on the Single Market. More needs to be done to ensure that the Single Market provides a solid underpinning for an out...

Robust research & innovation agenda for achieving circularity of plastics

Circular Economy

Brussels 13 December 2018 – In response to the European Plastics Strategy, the European Technology Platform for Sustainable Chemistry (SusChem) and partners have issu...

Cefic welcomes EU-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement ratification

Industrial Policy

Brussels 13 December 2018 – Cefic welcomes the ratification of the EU-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) by the European Parliament. Yesterday’s vote will all...

Better Regulation should remain a Commission priority

Better Regulation

Brussels, 30 October 2018 –  The Commission has significantly improved its better regulation framework since 2015 and it is showing results – but efforts must co...

Cefic-LRI launches new tool to assess bioaccumulation

Research & Innovation

Brussels 30 October 2018 –  A groundbreaking new tool that will facilitate compliance with bioaccumulation safety data requirements. Says Pierre B...

EU single market delivery challenge needs to be addressed

Single Market

Brussels 29 November 2018 – Poor application of Single Market rules by Member States remains a challenge – according to the Commission’s state-of-play released l...

Slower growth for EU chemicals sector

Chemicals Trends Report

Brussels 29 November 2018 – The EU chemicals sector is posting slower growth, with production inching up 0.2% from January to September 2018 compared to the same peri...

Chemical industry growth is expected to stabilise in 2019

Chemicals Trends Report

Brussels 11 December 2018 –The European Chemical Industry Council (Cefic) is expecting modest 0,5% growth in 2019 compared to 2018. While we expect that the industry can r...

Cefic on the EU 2050 climate strategy: keep us competitive and we will deliver

Climate Strategy

Brussels 28 November 2018 – Today the European Commission presented its scenarios outlining ways the EU economy can reach carbon-neutrality by 2050. These scenarios r...

Eurelectric and Energy-intensive industries call for an ambitious and comprehensive EU Industrial Strategy to enable industry’s contribution to the EU long-term GHG goals.

Industrial Policy

Brussels 28 November 2018 – Europe’s Energy-intensive (EIIs) and Electricity industries have responded to the European Commission’s call for contribution to the EU Lo...

Cefic and CIA welcome draft BREXIT agreement

Brexit

Brussels 22 November 2018 – We are pleased to hear a draft agreement has been reached. If signed off on Sunday, the agreement represents another small step towards th...

UK and EU chemical industry stress the importance of an agreed Brexit

Brexit

Brussels, 15 November 2018 – The chemical industry in the UK and EU-27 have welcomed an agreed text on the UK’s withdrawal from the European Union and a future tradin...

Research into early brain development receives €100,000 Cefic LRI Award

Research & Innovation

Brussels 15 November 2018 –  Researcher Dr. David Pamies, a Postdoc in the Department of Physiology at Lausanne University, Switzerland was awarded the €100...

Cefic welcomes Commission Communication on Endocrine Disruptors

Endocrine Disruptors

Brussels 12 November 2018 –  Cefic has welcomed the Commission Communication on Endocrine Disruptors, published last week. Significant progress in understanding ...

Cefic awards innovative projects that drive safety and environmental standards in the chemical industry

Responsible Care

Amsterdam, 26 October 2018 – At its annual General Assembly, held on 25 October, Cefic announced the winners of this year’s European Responsible Care Awards.  The awa...

Chemical Convention 2018, Amsterdam

Chemical Convention

Brussels 26 October 2018 – With speakers first vice-president Frans Timmermans of the EU Commission and Boyan Slat of The Ocean Clean Up on stage, Cefic managed to organis...

Versalis CEO Daniele Ferrari elected new President of Cefic

Chemical Convention

Amsterdam, 25 October 2018 – Daniele Ferrari, CEO of Versalis (Eni) and President of PlasticsEurope was elected President of Cefic, effective immediately, at Cefic’s ...

REACH is working

Chemicals Legislation Management

Cefic statement on the debate in the European Parliament on the implementation of the EU Reach Regulation and use of non-tested chemicals in the EU on 24 October Brussels, 24 Oc...

Chemical industry and NGOs call on the EU Heads of State to allow the UK to remain within REACH post-Brexit

Brexit

Brussels, 16 October 2018 – Ahead of the Brexit summit on 17 October, Cefic, CHEM Trust, the European Environment Bureau (EEB) and the UK Chemical Industries Association (...

Chemical industry and workers call on the European Commission to update EU rules on reprotoxic substances at the workplace

Chemicals Legislation Management

Brussels, 16 October 2018 – The chemical industry and trade unions today agreed on the future framework to further protect EU workers from the risks associated with e...

Cefic welcomes Commission’s adoption of new Bioeconomy Strategy

Bioeconomy

Brussels, 12 October 2018 – Cefic welcomes the Commission’s adoption of the new Bioeconomy Strategy. The bioeconomy offers an exciting opportunity for ...

Cefic statement on BfR study on compliance of REACH dossiers

Chemicals Management

Brussels, 12 October 2018 – We agree with the findings of the study done by German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR) that both industry and authorities need to i...

#EuropeMatters – debating the future of Europe

Research & Innovation

Brussels, 11 October 2018 – The fifteenth edition of the State of Europe roundtable, organised today by think tank Friends of Europe, debated different scenarios for ...

European chemical industry backs WTO modernisation

Industrial Policy

Brussels, 11 October 2018 – Amid the current international trade tensions, the European chemical industry renews its support for free and fair trade, and commitment t...

The impact of Brexit on REACH registration compliance

Brexit

Brussels, 10 October 2018 – Due to the highly interconnected nature of chemicals supply chains, Brexit will have important implications in the area of chemicals regulation...

Employment in chemicals sector continues to grow

Chemicals Trends Report

Brussels, 5 October 2018 – Growing for the fifth quarter running, employment in the EU chemicals sector was up 1.7% from January to June 2018. The sector chalked up m...

Energy-intensive industries call for an ambitious EU Industrial Strategy to help the industry better contribute to the EU long-term GHG goals

Climate Change & Energy

A new report outlines the Europe’s Energy-Intensive Industries contribution to the EU Strategy for long-term EU greenhouse gas emissions reductions Brussels, 26 September 2018:&...

Cefic calls on Commission to develop industrial strategy for the future

Industrial Policy

Brussels, 26 September 2018 – Presenting its recommendations for a competitive Europe to a European Council Working Group last week, in the form of a manifesto, Cefic...

Cefic to present its vision for a competitive Europe to EU Council Working Party

Industrial Policy

Brussels, 14 September 2018 – Cefic will attend the EU Council Competitiveness & Growth Working Party meeting of September 17, along with a few other stakeholders. We ...

Cefic LRI celebrates 20 years of advancing risk assessment

Research & Innovation

Brussels, 14 September 2018 – This year marks the Cefic Long-Range Research Initiative (LRI) Programme 20th Anniversary. For the past two decades, LRI has f...

Chemicals business remains strong despite deteriorating global economic climate

Chemicals Trends Report

Brussels, 10 September 2018 – Chemicals output was up 0.9% between January and May 2018, while chemicals prices rose 2.3% during the same period. Chemicals exports jumped ...

Chemical industry collaborating to maximise its contribution to UN sustainable development goals

Sustainability

Brussels, 30 August 2018 – Last month the World Business Council for Sustainable Development launched its first sectoral roadmap, the Chemical Sector Sustai...

Cefic reacts on Horizon Europe proposal

Research & Innovation

Brussels, 29 August 2018 – Cefic welcomes the EC Horizon Europe proposal’s ambition to make Europe an unparalleled global innovation hub and recognition given to the ...

Cefic partners with the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work to promote safe management of dangerous substances

Responsible Care

Brussels, 29 August 2018 – Cefic is proud to be accepted as an official campaign partner to EU OSHA’s Healthy Workplaces Manage Dangerous Substances campaign. The partners...

EU chemicals still growing steadily

Chemicals Trends Report

Brussels, 6 August 2018 – The EU chemicals sector continues to register positive growth in 2018. Chemicals output was up 1.1% between January and May, while chemicals...

Industry and universities collaborating for sustainable chemistry

Sustainability

Brussels, 13 July 2018 – The chemical industry is working together with universities to develop alternative energy sources and raw materials. CO2 as a source of ...

Cefic welcomes proposal from UK Government

Chemicals Management

Brussels, 12 July 2018 – The UK Government has again recognised the vital importance of the chemical industry, alongside medicines and aerospace. We want to...

Stable growth for EU chemicals amid uncertain global economic and trade climate

Industrial Policy

Brussels, 11 July 2018 – Cefic, the European Chemical Industry Council, expects modest chemical production growth of 1.5% in the European Union in both 2018 and 2019. Grow...

Solutions towards long-term emission reduction by 2050 will be based on chemistry, says Cefic

Climate Change & Energy

Brussels, 10 July 2018 – Speaking at an EU stakeholder event, organised by the European Commission on July 10-11th, Cefic Director General Marco Mensink said any...

ECHA and Cefic sign joint statement to work on effective implementation of REACH

REACH

Brussels, 14 June 2018 – With the completion of the third registration deadline, REACH now regulates all chemicals on the EU market. In this context, and recognising the re...

Solutions towards long-term emission reduction by 2050 will be based on chemistry, says Cefic

Sustainability

Brussels, 10 July 2018 – Speaking at an EU stakeholder event, organised by the European Commission on July 10-11th, Cefic Director General Marco Mensink said any solutions...

Cefic: Industry has invested heavily to make REACH work. Now REACH needs to work for the European industry

Chemicals Management

Now that the last deadline to register existing chemical substances with the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) has passed, the EU chemical industry is looking to the EU and membe...