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Sign off on CETA: Cefic supports conclusion of EU-Canada trade deal

Brussels, 26 October 2016 - Cefic calls for a last push towards signing the CETA EU-Canada trade deal to support Europe's future competitiveness in the face of growing competition. Now is the time for Europe to demonstrate its leadership of international trade policy.

New report shows major water eco-efficiency of EU chemical industry

Brussels, 18 October 2016 - Cefic today presented strong results from a ground-breaking water sustainability project which was sponsored jointly between the European Commission FP7 programme and industry stakeholders.

Parliament position on Waste Directive revision sidelines REACH

Brussels, October 13, 2016 - Today’s European Parliament ITRE Committee position on the revision of the Waste Framework Directive causes more challenges than it brings solutions, said Cefic, the EU chemical industry council.


Key EU policy issues for our industry

New Market Design

An energy market for the future.   A well-functioning, consumer-oriented market can deliver stable, secure supplies of competitively priced energy to help the EU decarbonise sooner rather than later.

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. 

Endocrine Disruption

EU chemical, crop protection and plastics industries react to European Commission Proposal for Endocrine Disruptor Criteria.

Energy Efficiency Directive |EED| : Opening new markets

Enabling and rewarding energy efficiency will create new market opportunities and improve climate performance for our sector and the EU economy – a win-win. 

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.

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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