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Cefic welcomes EU commitment to a future for European industry

Brussels, 29 May 2017 – On behalf of the EU chemical industry, Cefic welcomes the Member States’ commitment to ensuring a stable growth path for European industry. This follows the formal adoption today by the EU Council of a call for the Commission to include a coordinated and strategic industry policy in its 2018 work programme to strengthen the future of Europe.

Alliance of Energy Intensive Industries supports EU clean energy leadership

Brussels 23 May 2017 – To deliver on its promise, the Clean Energy package should unleash the commercial opportunities presented by the transition to sustainable energy. This is the message from Cefic as it unites with 12 other energy intensive industries for a joint vision on the legislative package.

Cefic welcomes Clean Energy Package, calls for assessment of future energy needs

Brussels, 16 May 2017 - Cefic – the EU chemical industry association – today launched its analysis of the EU’s recent ‘ Clean Energy for all Europeans ’ legislative proposal.


Key EU policy issues for our industry

Energy & Climate Change

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

Industrial Policy

The chemical industry plays an important role in supporting the European economy and society. It has been recognised as enabler of a sustainable future by the High Level Group on the Competitiveness of the European Chemicals Industry.

Emissions Trading Scheme |ETS|

A clean, competitive economy. The  EU chemical industry will be asking for a dynamic ETS that meets the EU’s emission targets and incentivises efficient, innovative manufacturing without extra carbon costs. 

Industry Support

Advice & guidance to companies


The Sectoral Platform in Chemicals for Energy Effficiency Excellence aims to boost energy efficiency across the European chemical industry, particularly in small- and medium-sized companies.


This service is the one-stop access to funding opportunities from European Commission funding programmes and select regional and national governments to develop sustainable innovative solutions for the chemical industry.

Responsible Care for SMEs

First time validated tools on chemicals management, energy efficiency, occupational health, process safety, transport safety, and other areas, making them freely available for everyone.

Implementing REACH

Cefic has developed a number of guidance documents and tools to support companies in the implementation of REACH as well as to enhance harmonisation of procedure. 

>> ESCom Package Version 3.0 available for download

Transport & Logistics

Ensuring safe transport and handling of its products, with care for the environment and in full accordance with regulations, is of key importance for the image and reputation of the chemical industry.

Regulatory Framework

Getting responsible chemicals management recognised throughout the entire supply chain of the chemical industry under a “proportionate framework”

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Facts and Figures

The 2016 Cefic European Facts & Figures provides an analysis of the latest competitive trends in the European chemical industry.

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Responsible Care

The Responsible Care ethic helps chemical companies to operate safely, profitably and with due care.

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