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Cefic proposes 6 actions to modernise EU legislation on drug precursors

Chemicals Safety, Trade, Responsible Care

The chemical industry is committed to safe, secure, responsible, and sustainable production and use of chemicals. Therefore, any misuse of chemicals towards the production and t...

Transition Pathway for the EU Chemicals Industry – State of Play of the Inclusive Approach Towards a Green and Digital Chemical Industry

Industrial Deal, EU Transition Pathway, Climate Neutrality, Circular Economy

The co-implementation process for the Transition Pathway of the EU chemical industry is in progress. The Transition Pathway for the Chemical Industry, launched by the European C...

Innovation, Policy Alignment, and Collaboration: Keys to a Hydrogen Economy in Europe

Renewable energy, Hydrogen

Series on Cefic at ACHEMA 2024 The transition to a hydrogen economy is essential for achieving climate neutrality and sustainability goals across Europe. The European chemical i...

Cefic’s June Chemical Trends Report is out!

Chemicals Trends Report, Economy & Trade

EU chemical industry is making slow strides forward The overall chemicals business climate appears to be more stable: Managers’ opinion on order books is slightly up, but still ...

Joint Statement for an Ambitious Framework Programme 10: Investing in Europe’s Future Competitiveness through Collaborative Research, Development, and Innovation

Research & Innovation

Cefic, alongside over 90 key European organisations, calls on the EU Institutions to significantly increase the budget for the upcoming Framework Programme 10 (FP10) for Researc...

Deadline extension – Apply for the Responsible Care® Awards 2024 before 12 July!

Responsible Care

Showcase your organisation’s efforts to support the key themes of the Antwerp Declaration for the European Industrial Deal The 2024 Responsible Care Awards will reflect on ways ...

Cefic Statement on European Council Conclusions: With the new EU agenda set, it is now time to implement it

Industrial Deal

Following the European Council Conclusions, Heads of State have acknowledged that urgent action is needed to restore Europe’s competitiveness. As called on by the signatories of...

Cefic voted Best EU Trade Association in Brussels for the second year running

Corporate

We are honoured to have been awarded the 2024 ‘Best EU Trade Association” by BestinBrussels for the second year running. This award exemplifies best-in-class public affairs skil...

Joint statement: Key industry associations call for Industrial Deal to complement Green Deal and secure Europe’s prosperity

Industrial Deal, EU Green Deal

Cefic, WindEurope, EUROFER, Eurometaux, and CEMBUREAU have released a joint statement emphasising the urgent need to complement the EU Green Deal with a new Industrial Deal to s...

A conversation with Professor Kevin Van Geem on the challenges and progress of chemical recycling

Chemical Recycling, Research & Innovation

Chemical recycling is a vital technology in our transition to a circular economy. In a recent interview, Professor Kevin Van Geem from Ghent University and Annick Meerschman, Ce...

Cefic’s partner, IRISS, launches community platform to accelerate the transition to Safe and Sustainable-by-Design materials, products and processes

Safe and sustainable by design, Sustainability

A new collaboration platform has been launched by IRISS, a partner of Cefic, to bring together organisations to share knowledge and best practices on Safe and Sustainable-by-Des...

Cefic’s May Chemical Trends report is Out!

Chemicals Trends Report, Economy & Trade

Slight improvement but orders remain below expectations and energy costs continue to weigh After a 20-month spell in negative territory, the EU27 chemicals production increased ...

Boosting access to renewables: Cefic and RE-Source Platform partner to facilitate information, contacts and solutions

Renewable energy, Climate Change & Energy

Cefic, the European Chemical Industry Council, has partnered with the RE-Source Platform to help the chemical sector procure more renewable energy. The RE-Source Platform is a E...

ACHEMA 2024: Cefic to explore how to boost the chemical industry’s innovation journey in Europe

Sustainable Carbon, Biotechnology, Safe and sustainable by design, Digitalisation, Research & Innovation

For the first time, the European Chemical Industry Council (Cefic) will participate in ACHEMA 2024, held from 10 – 14 June in Frankfurt, Germany. This partnership with ACHEMA, t...

Cefic joins the Women in Logistics board: a new cross-industrial initiative to close the gender gap in EU chemical logistics

Transport & Logistics

Brussels, 3 June 2024 – Cefic joins this new cross-sector initiative launched to bridge the gender gap and create a more attractive, equitable, and innovative logistics sector. ...

Cefic REACH Action Plan: over 4,800 lead dossiers updated since 2019

REACH

Cefic has published the fifth annual report on its voluntary REACH Dossier Improvement Action Plan. Developed in coordination with the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA), it showc...

Boosting low-carbon electricity in Europe: Cefic offers policy recommendations and takes leadership role to maximise the potential of Small Modular Reactors (SMRs)

Climate Change & Energy

The role that nuclear energy can play in helping Europe to reach its climate ambitions has been highlighted in the European Commission Net-Zero Industry Act, and an emerging nuc...

Cefic statement on Competitiveness Council: Industry calls are heard yet urgent follow up is needed

Industrial Deal, EU Industrial Policy, Industrial Policy

Following the Conclusions of the Competitiveness Council of 24 May, where industry ministers urged the European Commission to boost European competitiveness to implement the Gre...

Cefic’s April Chemical Trends Report Is Out!

Chemicals Trends Report

Re-Stocking brings some relief but no serious growth in demand Economic data are not painting a rosy picture. The EU27 manufacturing output for the first two months of 2024, is ...

The Responsible Care® Awards 2024 is now open for applications!

Responsible Care

Showcase your organisation’s efforts to support the key themes of the Antwerp Declaration for the European Industrial Deal The 2024 Responsible Care Awards will reflect on ways ...

Ilham Kadri, Syensqo CEO, becomes Cefic President and shares her calls to EU leaders for the future of industry in Europe

Corporate

Today, Dr. Ilham Kadri, CEO of Syensqo, becomes Cefic President, succeeding Dr. Martin Brudermueller. Ilham Kadri is one of Europe’s most prominent and well-known business leade...

Cefic joins Critical Medicines Alliance: Strategic autonomy through a resilient and sustainable pharmaceutical industry in Europe

EU Pharma Strategy

Cefic supports the call for stronger EU measures to address critical medicine shortages across Europe. To this end, Cefic, through its Sector Group, European Fine Chemicals Grou...

The future of Europe is made with industry

Industrial Deal, Single Market

Calling for a European Competitiveness Deal, the Heads of State today have clearly recognised the call for an Industrial Deal from over 1000 business leaders in the Antwerp Decl...

Access to sustainable carbon will be a major enabler for the transformation of the chemical sector

Sustainable Carbon, Sustainability

When looking at pathways towards climate-neutrality and circularity, the chemical sector has its own specificity: carbon is and will remain at the very heart of many of our proc...

1000 organisations united call on EU Leaders to support the business case for investing in Europe with the European Industrial Deal

Industrial Deal, EU Green Deal

Brussels, 11 April 2024: The Antwerp Declaration, and its call for a European Industrial Deal, has seen a remarkable surge in support, having reached 1000 supporters from busine...

Cefic’s March Chemical Trends Report Is Out!

Economy & Trade

The road to recovery requires a bold business plan Europe has been more impacted by the energy crisis than other regions, structural issues need to be addressed. the EU27 chemic...

The Transformative Power of Innovation: Cefic launches new “Safe and Sustainable-by-Design Guidance” for Research & Innovation within Chemical Companies

In recent years, the chemicals industry has scaled up its activities to embed state-of-the-art Safe and Sustainable-by-Design principles into its innovation processes. CeficR...

IAM4EU in the spotlight: Pioneering Advanced Materials for Europe’s Future

Research & Innovation

The European Commission has launched a new initiative ‘Innovation Materials for Europe’ more commonly known as IAM4EU, its latest Public-Private Partnership (PPP) set for 2025-2...

A fully-integrated European Industrial Deal is the only way to restore competitiveness and achieve Europe’s sustainability goals

Industrial Deal, EU Green Deal

European competitiveness is high on the agenda of many ongoing discussions at European and national level. As industry faces the most severe economic downturn in a decade, suppo...

Cefic welcomes biotech initiative, setting the stage for future EU biotech act

Research & Innovation

The European Commission’s recent communication, “Building the future with nature: Boosting Biotechnology and Biomanufacturing in the EU,” aptly identifies thes...

Exponential growth in support for the Antwerp Declaration – more than 500 industry leaders call for a European Industrial Deal

Industrial Deal, EU Green Deal

Within two weeks, starting with 73 signatures, now over 500 industry leaders rally in support of the Antwerp Declaration for a European Industrial Deal, to complement the EU Gre...

Cefic’s Statement on the Strategy on Advanced Materials for Industrial Leadership

Research & Innovation

Advanced Materials: A strategic pillar to guide the chemical industry’s competitiveness and double twin transition Cefic recognises the European Commission’s recent public...

Cefic’s January Chemical Trends Report Is Out!

Economy & Trade

2023 ends on a weak note for the chemicals industry in Europe Compared to 2022, the European chemicals industry in 2023 produced less, exported less and imported less. Germany i...

Antwerp Declaration for a European Industrial Deal: Industry leaders call for 10 urgent actions to restore competitiveness and keep good jobs in Europe

Industrial Deal, EU Green Deal

Antwerp, 20 February 2024 – Today 73 industry leaders spanning almost 20 industrial sectors presented ‘The Antwerp Declaration for a European Industrial Deal’ to Belgian Prime M...

Cefic Joins 25 EU Associations in Calling for a Strengthened EU Single Market

Economy & Trade, Single Market

The single market is a cornerstone of European prosperity, but more can be done to reach its true potential. Through seamless integration of value chains, where waste transforms...

Cefic publishes White Paper: a roadmap to leverage innovation for a climate-neutral and competitive Europe

Climate Change & Energy, EU Green Deal, Research & Innovation

In its White Paper, Cefic presents a roadmap to unleash the full potential of innovation in the chemical industry As set out in Cefic’s Manifesto: Teaming Up for A Climate-Neutr...

Cefic’s statement on the 2040 Climate Target

Climate Change & Energy

“To meet climate neutrality, Europe’s electricity production will need to multiply, and industry investments will need to be a factor six higher than today. This enormous challe...

Cefic’s December Chemical Trends Report is out!

Economy & Trade

Industry in dire straits The end of 2023 confirmed the trend set throughout the year: weakened confidence levels in the EU economy, shrinking sales and production has been 8.7% ...

Cefic joins 22 EU associations in calling for a rapid conclusion of the EU-Mercosur trade negotiations

Trade, Economy & Trade

Our European chemicals industry supports free, fair and sustainable trade. Free trade agreements are an important building block to deliver on this goal. We call on European dec...

Cefic welcomes the new year with a strengthened Leadership Team

Corporate

As we ring in a new year, Cefic further reinforces its Industrial Policy and Product Stewardship teams. Cefic’s Industrial Policy team receives long-term leadership as Sylvie Le...

Joint industry recommendations launched on Assessment of Regulatory Needs reports (ARN): An early warning signal for chemicals

Chemicals Management

As Europe shifts to safer and more sustainable chemicals, it is crucial for industry to understand the chemicals that may require a deeper hazard and risk analysis. This latest ...

No alternative to transformation: Katja Wodjereck’s vision for a sustainable chemical industry

Sustainability

Katja Wodjereck, recently appointed as the Chair of Cefic’s Sustainability Forum, steps into her role during a pivotal period for the chemical industry. Facing significant...

Cefic Wishes You A Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year 2024

Corporate

May 2024 be filled with health, prosperity, and great accomplishments. Our office are closed between 25 – 29 December 2023.

A first sign of a “small recovery” for the European Chemical Industry

Economy & Trade

Brussels, 15 December 2023 – The European Chemical Industry Council (Cefic) carefully projects a possible 1.0% growth in EU27 chemical output for 2024. This flat to small ...

Unveiling Advances in Chemical Recycling: A Conversation with Professor Kevin Van Geem

Chemical Recycling

“At Ghent University, we are working on a multitude of chemical recycling technologies because it is our opinion that we will need a combination of different solutions to increa...

On the road to circular economy: regulating substances of concern during recycling

Substance of concerns

Following the conclusion of the trialogue negotiations on the EU Ecodesign for Sustainable Product Regulation (ESPR), Cefic has published its views on how the newly introduced t...

Facts & Figures 2023: Navigating the Future of the EU27 Chemical Industry

Economy & Trade

Versatile Contributions to Society The chemical industry serves as a linchpin in supporting almost all sectors of the economy, playing a pivotal role in shaping a sustainable so...

A European Customs System Fit for the 21st Century: Cefic Proposes 5 Steps

Economy & Trade

In a bid to align the European customs system with the demands of the 21st century, the European Chemical Industry Council (Cefic) has presented a comprehensive set of proposals...

Transition Plans are set to become a licence to get funding: key takeaways from the transition finance event

Transition Finance

An unprecedented industrial transformation that the chemical industry has to undergo by 2050 will require billions of investments over the next decades. So how can companies sec...

Cefic statement: Three-year rules of origin extension proposal for electric vehicles and batteries needs to be a one-off

Trade

Our European chemicals industry fully supports the EU policy goals aiming to establish and maintain a competitive, integrated and circular European e-mobility/battery value chai...

Three Tips To Begin Managing Cyber Security Risks At Production Sites: Outcomes of Cefic’s latest Workshop

Health & Safety

In an increasingly digitalised and automated world, process safety and cyber security at production sites are quickly becoming a moving target for operators. Through the Seveso ...

Cefic’s November Chemical Trends Report is out!

Chemicals Trends Report, Economy & Trade

The EU27 Chemical Production Up for First Time in Six Quarters but Overall Production Level Remains Low

Cefic’s Reaction to the European Parliament Vote on New EU Rules for Packaging and Packaging Waste

Chemical Recycling, Chemicals Strategy for Sustainability, Circular Economy

On November 22, 2023, Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) voted in plenary on their position on the Packaging and Packaging Waste Regulation (PPWR). Annick Meerschman, Cef...

26 Initiatives Lead the EU Responsible Care Awards in the “Transition to 2050”

Responsible Care

Today, the European Chemical Industry Council, Cefic, announces 26 companies and national associations as the key initiatives featured in the 2023 European Responsible Care Awar...

The European Chemical Industry’s Imperative for Robust Free Trade Agreements

Economy & Trade

The European chemical industry has long been called the backbone of the European economy, providing 19 million jobs through its supply chains and contributing significantly to t...

Cefic joins the Healthy Workplace Campaign: Safe and healthy work in the digital age

Health & Safety

For another year, Cefic supports the EU Agency for Occupational Safety and Health (EU OSHA) Healthy Workplaces as an official campaign partner. This year the theme is ‘Safe and ...

Cefic Announces Changes in the Team

Corporate

Brussels, 31 October 2023 –Today, the European Chemical Industry Council (Cefic) announces changes including two new Executive Directors, a farewell to a valuable Executive Dire...

Europe’s clean technology industries & key materials suppliers call for EU Clean Industrial Deal and urgent actions to keep Europe in the world’s clean technology race

EU Industrial Policy, Industrial Policy

Cefic, together with other associations representing Europe’s clean technology industries and their key material suppliers, sent a joint letter to the European Commission Presid...

Cefic October 2023 Chemical Monthly Report is out!

Chemicals Trends Report, Economy & Trade

Energy costs continue to affect Europe, with the chemical sector having faced one of the most significant declines in output among energy-intensive industries. These effects emp...

Empowering Sustainability through Green and Sustainable Chemistry

Sustainability

John Warner, a pioneering figure in green chemistry and Co-Founder of beyondbenign, defines green chemistry as a set of principles aimed at reducing or eliminating the use and g...

Joint Letter by 20 Plastics Supply Chain Associations Calling for Mass Balance Fuel-Use Exemption in Chemical Recycling

Chemical Recycling

20 associations in the plastics supply chain, including Cefic, call on EU Member States to urgently adopt mass balance fuel use exempt as the EU harmonised mass balance method f...

Brussels Unpacked: The Cefic Podcast

Podcast, Corporate

How will digital technologies move the chemical industry closer to achieving the #EUGreenDeal goals?Listen to the new episode of Brussels Unpacked

Soaring Towards Sustainability: Cefic Launches its 2023 Report

Safe and sustainable by design, Circular Economy, Sustainability

As we near 2024 and look towards new leadership in Europe, Cefic remains steadfast in its commitment to sustainability. Our aim is to ensure that the chemical industry, often re...

Carbon Capture and Utilisation (CCU) should be recognised as a strategic net zero technology in the EU Net Zero Industry Act

Climate Neutrality, Climate Change & Energy, Climate Strategy

In an open letter to the Members of the EU Parliament and EU Member States, Cefic and 11 other trade associations have called for the inclusion of Carbon Capture and Utilisation...

Achieving a Circular Economy: The Integral Role of Chemical Recycling in Tackling Plastic Waste

Chemical Recycling

Chemical recycling is a key technology on the path towards achieving circularity goals and recycling targets. To fully unlock its potential and attract increased investments in ...

ICCA Statement on the Outcome of the Fifth Session of the International Conference on Chemicals Management (ICCM5)

Chemicals Management

Bonn, 29 September 2023 – The International Council of Chemical Associations (ICCA) released the following statement following the conclusion of the fifth session of the Interna...

How to unlock the bioeconomy’s potential beyond 2024

Bioeconomy

Europe is charting a course towards a sustainable future with ambitious targets. To be successful, the bioeconomy must be at the heart of the EU’s climate and industry tra...

Cefic September 2023 Chemical Monthly Report is out!

Chemicals Trends Report, Economy & Trade

EU27 chemicals production continues to decline Our latest monthly Chemical Trends Report is here! Each month, we make an analysis of the most relevant economic key findings rela...

Chemical Industry Announces Global Ambitions At landmark UN conference on the future of Chemicals Management

Chemicals Management

Washington DC, 21 September 2023 – The International Council of Chemical Associations, representing more than 90 percent of global chemical sales, announce the launch of three h...

Cefic Helps Shape Future of Assessing Sustainability of Business Portfolios

Sustainability

Under the umbrella of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development, Cefic alongside several member companies, has contributed to the development of the Portfolio Susta...

Cefic “Low-carbon technologies projects map” keeps growing!

Low carbon projects

The transformation journey of the European chemical sector never stops! As the chemical sector is heading towards the biggest transformation in its history, a broad array of tec...

Cefic latest Chemical Monthly Report is out!

Chemicals Trends Report, Economy & Trade

H1 2023: Low Demand, High Energy Costs Stifle European Chemicals Market  Our latest monthly Chemical Trends Report is here! Each month, we make an analysis of the most rele...

In memoriam of Jari Rosendal, President & CEO of Kemira and Cefic Board member

Corporate

On behalf of the European Chemical Industry, Cefic mourns the loss of its long-time board member Jari Rosendal, who passed away on Monday 31 July 2023 after a short illness. Jar...

Cefic Publishes Manifesto ‘Teaming up for a Climate-Neutral and Competitive Europe’

Climate Change & Energy, EU Green Deal

Cefic has released its manifesto ‘Teaming up for a Climate-Neutral and Competitive Europe’ outlining its key priorities for the new EU institutional cycle. The manifesto emphasi...

EU Chemical Production Faces Significant Decline

EU Industrial Policy, Industrial Policy

18 July 2023 – EU27 chemical production is expected to decline by about 8% in 2023 compared to the previous year, with no imminent recovery of chemical demand in Europe. T...

New study highlights remarkable benefits of complementary recycling solutions for PET and Polyester which support a circular economy in Europe

Circular Economy

A new study ‘Circular PET and Polyester: A circular economy blueprint for packaging and textiles in Europe’ published by Systemiq, an international organisation promoting system...

Economic Regionalisation Over Globalisation: New Geopolitical Shifts in the Green Transition

EU Industrial Policy, Industrial Policy

At a recent webinar “The Race to Zero – The US Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) and the EU Green Deal Industrial Plan” organised by Dow Polyurethanes, Cefic Director General ...

Cefic releases updated guidelines on Flexitanks for transportation of bulk chemical products

Transport & Logistics

Cefic has released updated guidelines to support the safe and sustainable transportation of bulk liquid cargoes using Flexitanks. These guidelines aim to promote best industry p...

Are you supporting the chemical industry’s transition to 2050? The Commission’s call for Transition Initiatives is open!

EU Transition Pathway

Earlier this year, the European Commission published the Chemical Industry Transition Pathway, a dedicated roadmap to support the biggest transformation in the history of the se...

19 European business associations call on the European Institutions to ensure swift ratification of the EU-Mercosur agreement

Economy & Trade, Industrial Policy

Cefic, together with other 18 business associations representing different European industrial sectors, have sent a letter to the President of the European Parliament, Ms. Metso...

Cefic Sustainability Lab helps members navigate requirements of Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive

Sustainability

Cefic has kicked off its series of webinars as part of its Learning Network within the Sustainability Lab aiming to help companies understand and interpret disclosure requiremen...

Smaller European businesses need more support to transition to 2050– Five ways the REACH revision can help

EU Transition Pathway, REACH

Small and medium-sized enterprises (SME) are the backbone of the European economy, accounting for over 99% of all businesses in the EU. They are often the drivers of innovation ...

SQAS revamps its website to support continuous improvement of logistics and distribution operations

Transport & Logistics

A brand-new website has been launched today for SQAS, Cefic’s assessment scheme for chemicals logistics and distribution operations. With clear explanations and supporting visua...

Cefic voted best EU trade association in Brussels

Corporate

We are very proud to announce that Cefic was voted as the “Best EU Trade Association” Award BestinBrussels 2023, according to a jury of senior consultants who was as...

Less than one month to apply for the Responsible Care Awards 2023

Responsible Care

Join the Responsible Care Awards 2023 and showcase your organisation’s efforts to support industry’s transition to 2050.

Four actions needed to make faster progress towards an animal-free regulatory system

Alternative to animal testing

Over a decade ago, the European Commission committed to ultimately replace animal testing. Yet still today, the acceptance of existing non-animal testing remains low in Europe. ...

Needed: European policy framework to overcome upskilling, data sharing, and collaboration hurdles in the digital transition

Digitalisation

Digital technologies will revolutionise the European chemical industry, making processes and products more sustainable and efficient. As a key provider to many other industries,...

Cefic Director General: we need an industry act that creates the business case to invest in Europe

Industrial Policy

Chemicals are the start of all strategic value chains and are key for many EU Green Deal solutions. From solar panels to wind turbine, and passing by grid technologies, all of t...

Sylvie Lemoine Appointed as Deputy Director General of Cefic

Corporate

Cefic is pleased to announce the promotion of Sylvie Lemoine to the esteemed position of Deputy Director General. Sylvie Lemoine has been an integral part of Cefic’s Leade...

Chemical Recycling Technologies Needed to Achieve Circular Economy Goals, new study says

Chemical Recycling, Sustainability

According to a new study by several researchers from  the Joint Research Centre (JRC) of the European Commission and the University of Gent and Maastricht, Europe’s p...

Green Chemistry Bootcamp: Developing Skills to Create a Sustainable Future

Sustainability

“We can’t achieve a sustainable future just by describing and defining it! We must develop the skills to invent it. This is Green Chemistry”, said John Warner, American chemist,...

Cefic REACH Action Plan: 4,000 Lead Dossiers Voluntarily Updated Since 2019, Demonstrating Industry Commitment

REACH

Cefic has published its latest report on industry’s efforts to update and improve chemicals data in REACH registration dossiers as part of the voluntary REACH dossier improvemen...

In memoriam of Jean Belanger, founder of Responsible Care

Responsible Care

On behalf of the European chemical industry, we are sad to hear of the passing of Jean Belanger, former President of what is now the Chemistry Industry Association of Canada (CI...

New Report Offers a Blueprint for Overcoming Bottlenecks and Unlocking the Full Potential of Digitalisation in the Chemical Industry

Circular Economy, Digitalisation, Research & Innovation, Sustainability

Brussels, 19 April 2023 – Digitalisation has the power to transform the European chemical industry, revolutionising the sector’s solutions and enabling a circular, m...

33 European industry associations urge the EU to adopt rules to calculate chemically recycled content in plastics

Chemical Recycling

The European Chemical Industry Council (Cefic) together with 32 other industry associations representing major market sectors along the European plastics value chain have issued...

Cefic outlines four actions for effective revision of the EU Classification, Labelling and Packaging Regulation

CLP Regulation (Revision)

The EU Classification, Labelling and Packaging (CLP) Regulation, together with the REACH Regulation, is the cornerstone of the EU chemical legislation. Changes to CLP will have ...

A circular economy opens up opportunities for the chemicals sector

Circular Economy

Founder of Rethink Global, Catherine Weetman calls for systemic changes to create value instead of waste Moving to a regenerative, circular economy is the key to a low-carbon ec...

Cefic statement on the publication of the European Commission’s Net-Zero Industry Act

Corporate, Industrial Policy

Following the publication of the Net-Zero Industry Act, Cefic’s Director General Marco Mensink said: “Today’s proposal for the Net Zero Industry Act reads more like a Zero Indus...

The journey of petrochemicals explained: from raw materials to 95% of all manufactured goods

EU Green Deal, Sustainability

Petrochemicals Europe, an industry group of Cefic, updated its flowchart illustrating the complex journey of petrochemicals from raw materials to everyday products. The update r...

Cefic announces New Executive Director Climate Change and Energy

Climate Change & Energy

Nicola Rega has been appointed as new Cefic Executive Director Climate Change and Energy. Nicola will succeed Charles-Henri Robert as of the 1st April 2023. In this role, he and...

Cefic statement on the European Commission’s proposal to improve the EU’s Electricity Market Design

Climate Change & Energy

The chemical industry is one of the largest energy-intensive industries in Europe and the single largest industrial consumer of electricity: 165TWh in 2021 (source: Eurostat), w...

Coming full circle: measuring our industry’s sustainability performance

Sustainability

The chemical industry has an ambition to transition towards a safe, resource-efficient, and circular economy in a climate-neutral Europe. This aligns with the core objectives of...

Revision of the EU CLP Regulation: the importance of making it implementable

CLP Regulation (Revision), Chemicals Safety

Following the publication of the European Commission’s proposal for the revision Classification, Labelling and Packaging (CLP) Regulation, Cefic releases its latest position pap...

Cefic calls for its logistics service providers’ scheme, SQAS, to be recognised as the standard methodology to help deliver on EU mobility targets

Transport & Logistics

Over the last three decades, transport remains the only sector to have seen greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions increase, rising 33.5% according to the European Environmental Agency....

New European Commission study confirms chemical recycling is better than incineration of plastic waste

Chemicals Management, Chemical Recycling, Circular Economy

In Europe, about 30 million tonnes of plastic waste is collected every year. Still, 84% of that does not find its way back into new products, as most of it is incinerated, expor...

2023 Edition of the EU Chemical Industry Facts And Figures And Regional Landscape is now online

Cefic has published the 2023 edition of the “Facts And Figures Of The European Chemical Industry” and has updated its “Landscape of the European Chemical industry”. The two publ...

SQAS, the Cefic assessment scheme for chemicals transport becomes part of the Operation Clean Sweep Certification scheme to help companies tackle plastic pellet loss

Transport & Logistics

With the aim of increasing support for companies to manage plastic pellet loss in the supply chain, the board of the Operation Clean Sweep (OCS) certification scheme has recogni...

Cefic unveils its low-carbon technologies projects map

Low carbon projects

As highlighted in the EU Chemical industry Transition Pathway recently published by the European Commission, the chemical sector is heading towards the biggest transformation in...

Cefic statement on the PFAS restriction

Cefic supports balanced regulatory measures on PFAS. Our concern is that the new restriction proposal leads to disruptions of value chains and will eliminate key applications in...

Speeding up the chemical industry’s transition to a sustainable future: Cefic Launches Its 2022 Sustainability Progress Report

Sustainability

The European chemical industry supports the European Green Deal. It has the ambition to become climate neutral by 2050 and is uniquely positioned at the heart of European manufa...

First 2023 Cefic Chemical Trends Report: short relief from high energy prices is followed by strong decline in chemicals demand, still Economic Sentiment Indicator is up

Chemicals Trends Report, Economy & Trade

Brussels, 06 February 2023 –While declining energy costs provide a short relief, we observe high levels of stocks of finished chemicals products and a drop in chemicals demand. ...

A milestone moment for the European chemicals industry: The EU Chemical Industry Transition Pathway helps define the sector’s path to 2050

EU Transition Pathway

27 January, 2023, Brussels – Cefic, the European Chemical Industry Council, hails the publication of the EU Chemical Industry Transition Pathway released today by the Euro...

Measuring the emissions impact in the chemical sector: a guide on Product Carbon Footprint

Product Carbon Footprint, EU Green Deal, Greenhouse gas emission reduction (GHS), Sustainability

Under the Green Deal and aligned with the Paris Agreement, EU countries have committed to becoming the first climate-neutral economy by 2050. In practice, it means that business...

MAR-ICE support for chemical emergencies at sea extended by another five years

Transport & Logistics

After 15 years of cooperation, the European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA) together with the European Chemical Industry Council (Cefic) and the Centre for Documentation, Research...

Is water management the next priority for Europe and the chemical industry?

Safe and sustainable by design, Sustainability

In summer 2022, Europe experienced its most severe drought in 500 years. In addition to affecting many communities across Europe, the drought and water scarcity had consequences...

The recognition of the Mass Balance Chain of Custody is key to accelerating chemical recycling and meeting the EU’s climate and circularity targets

Chemical Recycling

The EU’s Single-Use Plastics Directive and the proposal for a revised Packaging and Packaging Waste Regulation set out recycling targets for used packaging in order to red...

Cefic Statement on the Publication of the Delegated Act on CLP

CLP Regulation (Revision)

Commenting on the publication by the European Commission of a Delegated Act under the EU’s Classification, Packaging and Labelling Regulation (CLP), Cefic has issued the f...

A well-functioning secondary raw materials market, aligned sustainability performance criteria and harmonised efforts are needed to make circularity a reality

Circular Economy, Digitalisation

The Ecodesign for Sustainable Products Regulation (ESPR) can play a big role in supporting the future of sustainable products in Europe. Yet Europe’s transition to a circular ec...

Making Safe-and-Sustainable-by-Design framework for chemicals fit for innovation

Safe and sustainable by design, Research & Innovation

Under its Chemicals Strategy for Sustainability, the European Commission pledged to develop a framework for safe and sustainable-by-design (SSBD) chemicals, which aims to boost ...

Cefic statement on the publication of the European Commission’s recommendation establishing a European assessment framework for ‘safe and sustainable by design’ chemicals and materials

Safe and sustainable by design, Research & Innovation, Sustainability

The EU chemical industry has been recently spending more than € 9 billion on research & innovation annually and is constantly inventing new materials and products. Advanced ...

Cefic and WindEurope joint statement on the upcoming review of the Electricity market design

Climate Change & Energy, Corporate

Brussels, 07 December 2022 – In an open letter sent to the European Commission, WindEurope and Cefic identify key priorities for the upcoming Electricity Market Reform. Ma...

Plastic and Chemical Makers Hopeful Global Plastics Agreement Can Accelerate Circularity, Eliminate Waste

Circular Economy, Plastics, Sustainability

Members of the International Council of Chemical Associations (ICCA) joined delegates in Punta Del Este, Uruguay this week for the first meeting of the International Negotiation...

On the road to net zero: next to avoiding emissions, the industry will need to invest into carbon removal

Climate Change & Energy

Carbon capture and utilisation needs to be incentivised Avoiding emission in the first place remains a priority for the chemical industry and should be incentivised by the EU’s ...

What’s next for Carbon Contracts for Difference and can they really boost innovation in Europe?

EU Industrial Policy, Industrial Policy, Research & Innovation

Europe’s dependency on fossil fuel imports not only means high energy prices for European households but also has important consequences on industries across Europe. One k...

Cefic calls on stronger European leadership to ultimately replace animal testing supported by a transition roadmap

Alternative to animal testing, Chemicals Strategy for Sustainability, REACH

Following Europe’s commitment over a decade ago to ultimately replace animal testing, the number of reliable non-animal alternative methods is on the rise. Despite this, Europe’...

In place of awards, this year Responsible Care launches two online galleries to showcase industry initiatives

Climate Change & Energy, Responsible Care

The Responsible Care Awards has taken a different approach this year. In place of the awards, two online galleries show some of Responsible Care participating companies’ initiat...

Cefic supports the European Commission’s strategic research and innovation plan for safe and sustainable chemicals and materials

Safe and sustainable by design, Research & Innovation

Cefic supports the European Commission’s ‘Strategic Research and Innovation Plan’ (SRIP) to accelerate the transition to safe and sustainable chemicals and materials. The plan a...

Energy crisis: the EU chemical industry is reaching breaking point

Climate Change & Energy

The current energy crisis has reached an unsustainable level for the European chemical industry. For the first time ever, the EU imports more chemicals than it exports, both in ...

Bio-based, biodegradable and compostable plastics can help Europe become “Fit for 55”

Fit for 55, Bioeconomy

Plastics are a key element of our modern lives given that they can easily be moulded into multiple shapes. In the form of packaging, they give our food a longer shelf-life, they...

BASF CEO Dr. Martin Brudermüller re-elected President of Cefic

Corporate

Brussels, 7 October 2022 – Today, Martin Brudermüller, CEO of BASF was re-elected President of Cefic (European Chemical Industry Council) for another 2-year term, effective...

How can the Industrial Emissions Directive speed up permitting times, support innovation and safeguard industry competitiveness in Europe?

Industrial Emissions Directive, Health & Safety

Background The European chemicals industry is committed to the European Green Deal, and for our industry reducing industrial emissions is one of the central targets. The Industr...

Fighting plastic waste: the complementary power of recycling technologies

Chemical Recycling, Plastics

To accelerate the pace for more circularity in Europe, the complementarity of recycling technologies and an enabling legislative framework are crucial. This is one of the key me...

Data confirms an urgent need to step up enforcement of chemicals legislation for imported goods and online sales

Brussels 29 September 2022 – According to Cefic’s latest analysis of data from the EU’s Safety Gate on non-compliance with EU chemicals legislation, over just two years there ha...

Cefic’s counterproposal to assess the carbon footprint of bio-based products

Bioeconomy

Achieving more sustainable carbon cycles in Europe can only take place if the carbon accountancy is right, concludes Cefic in its latest position paper concerning the Product En...

The design of safe and sustainable chemicals requires collaboration across the board

Chemicals Safety, Safe and sustainable by design, Chemicals Strategy for Sustainability, Sustainability

The European Commission has published the joint report on the concept of Safe and Sustainable-by Design (SSbD) agreed by all participants of the High-Level Roundtable on the Che...

Cefic statement on the EU energy crisis

Climate Change & Energy

We call upon Europe’s leadership to provide industry with immediate and precise relief measures that can be implemented swiftly to ensure the continued viability of the operatio...

Read Cefic joint letter calling for urgent EU action on gas and electricity prices

Climate Change & Energy

Today, Cefic together with CEMBUREAU, CEPI, CERAMIE-UNIE, EULA, EUROALLIAGES, EUROFER, EUROMETAUX, EUROMINES, EXCA, Fertilizers Europe, and Glass Alliance Europe, sent a joint l...

Revision of EU Classification, Labelling and Packaging Regulation: what is at stake?

CLP Regulation (Revision), Chemicals Safety, Chemicals Strategy for Sustainability

What is CLP? Chemical Hazard communication in the EU is regulated by the Classification, Labelling and Packaging (CLP) Regulation through harmonised criteria for classification ...

International partnerships and targeted capacity building – key pillars for Sound Management of Chemicals and Waste framework beyond 2020

Chemicals Legislation Management, Greenhouse gas emission reduction (GHS)

Our chemical industry fully supports the work of the United Nation’s Strategic Approach to International Chemicals Management (SAICM) in its efforts to promote a global policy f...

Cefic President inspiring the (chemical) world at Achema 2022

EU Green Deal, Sustainability

“Inspiring Sustainable Connections” is the slogan of this year’s edition of ACHEMA, a global conference for chemical engineering, process engineering and biotechnology. In his k...

Cefic statement on EU Guidelines for Gas Curtailment

Renewable energy, Corporate

Cefic appreciates the strong sense of urgency in the European Commission’s and Member States’ efforts to safeguard sufficient volumes of gas to enable our households and our eco...

Cefic joins an alliance of industries calling for a pragmatic regulatory framework for a hydrogen market

Renewable energy, Hydrogen

Cefic joins an alliance of 18 industry associations laying out recommendations for the European Commission towards securing large-scale availability of renewable fuels of non-bi...

How to achieve the full potential of the bioeconomy in accelerating Europe’s transformation?

Bioeconomy

“The bieconomy is seen as a natural enabler, but it can also be the result of the European transformation”, said Peter Wehrheim, Head of Unit of Bioeconomy and Food Systems at D...

Cefic joins major EU initiative launched to accelerate the transition to safe and sustainable materials, products and processes

Safe and sustainable by design

A new major initiative has been launched representing “the international ecosystem for accelerating the transition to Safe-and-Sustainable-by-design materials, products an...

Join the Digital Dialogue towards unlocking a bioeconomy across Europe

Chemicals Safety, REACH

Bioeconomy has great potential as an enabler of the European Green Deal transformation; it encompasses all sectors, services and investments that produce, use, process, distribu...

Bioeconomy needs “breakthrough” thinking

Bioeconomy

Co-founder of World Bioeconomy Forum outlines how to make broader use of renewable biological resources A growing bio-based chemical industry is critical to the transition towar...

From Centaurs And Unicorns To Reality: Chemical Innovation In Practice

Safe and sustainable by design, Chemicals Strategy for Sustainability, Research & Innovation, Sustainability

Centaurs and unicorns are usually heard of only in myths, but in the world of start-ups they turn fiction into reality. They are the inventors of breakthrough technologies, and ...

How can the REACH revision secure future-proof products for Europe?

REACH

The EU is about to start reforming its flagship chemicals legislation, REACH, making it a pivotal moment for anyone working in the chemical industry. Yet the anticipated changes...

Cefic welcomes the election of Sharon McGuinness as ECHA’s next Executive Director

REACH

Brussels, 22 June 2022.– The European Chemical Industry Council (Cefic) congratulates Sharon McGuinness on being selected as ECHA’s next Executive Director today by the ECHA Man...

Safe and Sustainable-by-Design is an opportunity that gives the chemical industry direction

Safe and sustainable by design, Chemicals Strategy for Sustainability, Research & Innovation, Sustainability

Expectations about what the concept of “Safe and Sustainable-by-Design” (SSBD) can bring about are high. “It combines steering innovation, substituting or minimising the product...

Today is the last day to apply for this year’s Responsible Care Awards Gallery “Supporting Ukraine and a Sustainable Society”

Climate Change & Energy, Responsible Care

Each year the Responsible Care Awards recognises our industry’s efforts to safeguard people and the environment, while contributing to sustainability. As Ukraine faces the devas...

Join the Digital Dialogue to deep dive into the future of REACH

Chemicals Safety, REACH

REACH is the cornerstone of the EU chemicals legislation. Revising REACH means changing the very foundation of the world-leading chemicals management system that we have in Euro...

Innovation and a supportive EU policy framework, the duo that unlocks industry’s potential to go through the “double twin” transition

Safe and sustainable by design, Chemicals Strategy for Sustainability, Circular Economy, Digitalisation, Research & Innovation

The European chemical industry faces a double twin transition, including the challenges of climate neutrality, circularity, digitalisation, and the implementation of the Chemica...

Enabling Europe’s resilience towards an open strategic autonomy: Diversify supplies, strengthen ties and accelerate innovation

Economy & Trade

As Europe faces challenging times due to the impacts of the war in Ukraine, urgent action is needed to speed up Europe’s dependency on critical raw materials. In Cefic’s recent ...

34 renowned chemistry professors and 21 young European scientists recreate the iconic photo featuring Curie and Einstein

Corporate

Brussels, 30 May 2022. – 34 of Europe’s top chemistry professors, including two Nobel Prize laureates and 21 PhD students from all across the EU gathered today at the Brussels ...

Biodiversity considerations should be integrated into chemical industry’s business strategies

Biodiversity, Chemicals Safety, Bioeconomy, EU Green Deal, Sustainability

This was one of the key conclusions of the EU policymakers, NGOs, scientists, and chemical industry present at the Cefic event held on the topic on 19 May.  Biodiversity lo...

Cefic statement on the publication of the REPowerEU Action Plan

Renewable energy, Climate Change & Energy

As an energy intensive sector relying on energy supplies from outside of the EU, including Russia, we support the EU plans to accelerate the clean energy transition. We support ...

U.S. and EU Chemical Industries Welcome Ministerial Meeting to Advance Transatlantic Cooperation

Economy & Trade

“The U.S. and European chemical industries strongly support the revival of closer transatlantic coordination on key global technology, economic, and trade issues.

How does the chemical industry measure up? Cefic presents its first set of sustainable development indicators

Climate Neutrality, Chemicals Safety, Safe and sustainable by design, Circular Economy, Climate Change & Energy, Sustainability

The chemical industry is committed to contributing to a green, circular and digital Europe. These objectives are also critical to meet the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) s...

Cefic calls for a seat at the EcoDesign Forum to help position Europe as leader in sustainable products

Safe and sustainable by design, Chemicals Strategy for Sustainability, Sustainability

Cefic supports the goal of the European Commission proposal on the Ecodesign for Sustainable Products Regulation, which is to bring to market products fit for a climate neutral,...

Cefic Statement on the Restrictions Roadmap

Chemicals Strategy for Sustainability

The European Commission’s Restrictions Roadmap published today is not new, it is largely based on the draft circulated in 2021 and is part of the ongoing legislative proce...

Cefic statement on the revision of REACH

REACH

The REACH revision is an opportunity to continue reducing exposure to the most harmful substances and continue building a predictable regulatory system that enables industry and...

Upcoming EU chemical legislation puts Europe’s fourth largest manufacturing industry at crucial crossroads

Chemicals Strategy for Sustainability, EU Green Deal, REACH

Industry leaders call the European Commission to work together to develop an EU Chemical Industry Transition Pathway to sustain the massive investments required to meet the obje...

Safe and Sustainable-by-Design: The transformative power behind circular and climate neutral innovations

Safe and sustainable by design, Sustainability

“The Safe and Sustainable-by-Design chemicals concept can be transformed into a mobilising power steering innovation. It can accelerate the achievement of the Sustainable Develo...

New Cefic position paper highlights industry’s efforts and the role of chemical recycling in enabling plastic waste to become a valuable resource

Chemical Recycling, Research & Innovation, Plastics

According to the 2018 European Plastics Strategy, about 25 million tonnes of plastic waste is produced in Europe each year, but less than 30% is collected for recycling, and onl...

Cefic statement on the European Commission’s proposal to update and modernise the Industrial Emissions Directive

Industrial Emissions Directive, BREF

While we support the overall policy goals of the new Industrial Emission Directive (IED) proposal; to protect ecosystems and human health from the adverse effects of pollution, ...

Cefic welcomes new multi-stakeholder project to improve chemicals management in four African countries

Greenhouse gas emission reduction (GHS)

A four-year joint pilot project has been launched across four African countries – Kenya, Ghana, Cote d’Ivoire, and Nigeria – to support national implementation of the Globa...

Cefic welcomes new Executive Director Operations (COO)

Corporate

Cefic is pleased to announce that Hartwig Wendt joins Cefic as Executive Director Operations (COO), heading also the Public Affairs department. Looking ahead at the vital role i...

The European chemical industry fully supports the REPowerEU action plan to accelerate clean energy transition

Renewable energy

As an energy intensive sector relying on energy supplies from outside of the EU, including Russia, we are closely monitoring the current situation. There is no quick fix to repl...

Chemical industry’s REACH Dossier Improvement Action Plan to provide more transparency on dossier updates

REACH

Brussels, 31 March 2022. – Cefic has published its latest report on industry’s efforts to update and improve chemicals data in REACH registration dossiers. To increase tra...

Cefic, with ICCA, Applauds Ambitious UNEA-5 Actions to Address Plastic Pollution, Sound Management of Chemicals and Waste

Chemicals Management, Chemical Recycling, Plastics

It is a watershed moment today as the UNEA-5 agrees on a global plastics treaty. As a member of the International Council of Chemical Associations (ICCA), Cefic fully supports a...

Cefic Statement on the War in Ukraine

Corporate

The European Chemical Industry Council (Cefic) expresses its solidarity with the people of Ukraine, and our thoughts are with all those affected. This invasion of Ukraine by Rus...

Can advanced materials unlock the future to a green and digital Europe?

Safe and sustainable by design, EU Green Deal, Research & Innovation, Sustainability

Yes, they definitely can. In fact, the ambition of the EU Green Deal cannot be reached without such materials. This was a key conclusion of a panel organised by the Energy Mater...

Full support as the Transition Pathway sets to accelerate the green and digital transformation of the European chemicals industry

Chemicals Strategy for Sustainability, EU Green Deal

Marking the start of a crucial journey, leaders from diverse backgrounds joined panels during the EU Industry Days 2022 to outline their expectations of the chemical industry’s ...

The EU chemical industry embarks on a Green Deal Transition Pathway in a make or break moment for the sector

Chemicals Strategy for Sustainability, EU Green Deal

The EU chemical industry fully embraces the European Commission’s decision to start the development of a Transition Pathway for the chemical sector, supporting the sector’s tran...

Digital healthcare powered by chemistry

Research & Innovation

Challenges to understand and treat certain diseases and improve people’s well-being have pushed the boundaries of chemistry as both a science and an industry. Digital and electr...

The chemistry industry calls for more certainty, visibility, consistency, and better policy coordination to unleash the potential of the bioeconomy

Bioeconomy, Research & Innovation

The bioeconomy has a lot of untapped potential to contribute to the ambitions of the EU Green Deal. The European Commission’s assessment of the 2018 bioeconomy strategy provides...

New edition of the chemical industry’s Facts and Figures and regional overview is online

Economy & Trade

With over 1.2 million workers, €499 billion turnover and €9.4 billion R&I investments, the European chemical industry is a wealth generating sector of the economy and a majo...

EU strategy on sustainable carbon cycles is a major opportunity

Circular Carbon

Brussels, 15 December – The European Commission has published an initiative on restoring sustainable carbon cycles. Marco Mensink, Cefic Director General, said: Sustainabl...

Joint statement on Enforcement of EU Chemical Legislation

Chemicals Safety, Chemicals Management, Chemicals Strategy for Sustainability

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...

Members of the European Parliament join civil society and industry urge the European Commission to advance non-animal testing methods

Alternative to animal testing

Brussels, 22 November 2021 – In a joint letter sent today to Executive Vice President of the European Commission Frans Timmermans and several European Commissioners, a group of ...

Are chemists going to save the world? Cefic holds an exciting debate on the future of chemistry

Sustainability

Climate change, limited natural resources, digitalisation, evolving demographics, up-skilling, re-skilling and maintaining professional professional workforce are just some of t...

Chemical Recycling is a complementary solution to tackle plastic waste

Chemical Recycling

We need to make sure we don’t only collect and recycle, but we also bring the recycled materials back to the economic cycle, to the new products

ACC And Cefic Welcome Resolution Of U.S. Section 232 Tariffs And Eu Retaliatory Tariffs

EU Industrial Policy, Industrial Policy

American Chemistry Council (ACC) President and CEO, Chris Jahn, and Cefic Director General, Marco Mensink, issued the following statement in response to the U.S. and EU agreemen...

Cefic launches its very own news app: A one-stop-shop for Cefic’s take on EU advocacy

Corporate

“We are proud to be the first association in Brussels to launch our very own Cefic news and events app. In a world of information overload, we hope this app will make it easier ...

The shift to cleaner and sustainable mobility will require an unprecedented support from the European chemical industry

Transport & Logistics, EU Green Deal

How to meet the ambitious 2050 climate targets and cut transport emissions responsible for a quarter of all European CO2 emissions by 90%? This decade will be crucial to develop...

Scaling up sustainability: Cefic launches its 2021 Sustainability Progress Report

Safe and sustainable by design, EU Green Deal, Sustainability

“Central to all our sustainability actions is outreach and collaboration” says Ann Dierckx, Cefic’s Sustainability Director. “Whether its defining criteria innovating for Safe a...

Safe and Sustainable-by-Design: could it become a competitive boost for the European industry?

Chemicals Safety, Safe and sustainable by design, EU Green Deal

There is a wide consensus that the concept of Safe and Sustainable-by-Design (SSbD) chemicals has the potential to accelerate chemical innovation and provide for a sustainable g...

One year of Chemicals Strategy for Sustainability: the chemical industry perspective

Chemicals Strategy for Sustainability, EU Green Deal

In a recent virtual conference organised by Chemical Watch, Cefic speakers representing the views of the chemical industry shared some insights on the Chemical Strategy for Sust...

Cross-industry panel agrees on the urgency to upscale the volumes of renewable energy but planning and permitting remain a challenge

Renewable energy, Climate Change & Energy

Between now and 2050 $11.5 trillion of investment will go into electricity generation globally and of that, 85% into wind, solar, and other zero-emission technologies. ...

Winners of the European Responsible Care Awards show the strength of diverse partnerships in moving towards climate neutrality, circularity and resource efficiency

Responsible Care

Brussels 26 October 2021 – The 10 chemical companies – winners of this year’s European Responsible Care Awards showcase initiatives and various solutions to fight the pand...

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

Chemicals Legislation Management, Chemicals Strategy for Sustainability

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...

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, Research & Innovation

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, Industrial transformation, Climate Neutrality, Sustainability

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, Research & Innovation

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, Climate Neutrality, Climate Change & Energy

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, Circular Economy, Research & Innovation

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, Climate Change & Energy, EU Green Deal

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, REACH

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, Industrial transformation, EU Green Deal

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, Climate Change & Energy, EU Green Deal

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, EU Green Deal

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, REACH

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, Fit for 55, Chemicals Strategy for Sustainability, EU Green Deal

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, EU Green Deal, Research & Innovation

“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, Climate Strategy, EU Green Deal

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, EU Green Deal

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 ...

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

Chemicals Safety, Chemicals Strategy for Sustainability

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, EU Green Deal

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, Research & Innovation, Sustainability

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, Safe and sustainable by design, EU Green Deal, Research & Innovation, Sustainability

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, REACH

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, Climate Change & Energy, Responsible Care, Sustainability

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, EU Green Deal, Sustainability

“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, EU Green Deal, Research & Innovation, Sustainability

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, Chemicals Strategy for Sustainability, Research & Innovation

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, EU Green Deal

“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, EU Green Deal

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, REACH

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, COVID, Industrial Policy, Single Market

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, Economy & Trade, EU Green Deal

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, Industrial Policy

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...

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, EU Green Deal, Greenhouse gas emission reduction (GHS)

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, Plastics

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

2020 Sustainability Progress Update is out!

EU Green Deal, Sustainability

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, Sustainability

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...

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, Climate Strategy, EU Green Deal

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, Greenhouse gas emission reduction (GHS)

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, Circular Economy

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, EU Green Deal

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, EU Green Deal, Hydrogen

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, Climate Strategy, EU Green Deal

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, Responsible Care

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, Economy & Trade

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, REACH

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, Circular Economy, Research & Innovation

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, Circular Economy

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

EU Green Deal, Hydrogen, Industrial Policy, Single Market

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, Climate Strategy, Industrial Policy

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, Sustainability

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

Trade

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

Greenhouse gas emission reduction (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

Trade, REACH

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, Climate Strategy, Industrial Policy

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, Research & Innovation

“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, Sustainability

“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

Trade

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, Climate Strategy

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

Trade

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, REACH

*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, Mid-Century Vision

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, Economy & Trade

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, Sustainability

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, Chemicals Management, REACH

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, REACH

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, REACH

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, Research & Innovation, Sustainability

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

Trade

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, REACH

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

Trade

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

Trade, REACH

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

Trade

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, Research & Innovation

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

Trade

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

Trade

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

Trade

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

Trade, REACH

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, REACH

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...