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Sergio Treichler, Executive Director at Federchimica passes away

Brussels, 31 July 2018 -  It is with great sadness that we have learnt about the death of our colleague Sergio Treichler, Executive Director at Federchimica, a member association of Cefic.  He passed away unexpectedly while mountaineering, one of his passions.

Cefic welcomes proposal from UK Government

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

Industry and universities collaborating for sustainable chemistry

Brussels, 13 July 2018 -  The chemical industry is working together with universities to develop alternative energy sources and raw materials. CO 2 as a source of carbon is already being used for sustainable product manufacturing, and Covestro enjoys a visible and reputable position in this regard, developing catalytic processes for using CO 2 as a raw material in the production of polymers.


Key EU policy issues for our industry

Mid-Century Strategy

Cefic has started to develop a European Chemical Industry Mid-Century Strategy aimed at  highlighting the opportunities for our industry to deliver solutions in the context of a sustainable, digital, low-carbon and safety-conscious European society, and the conditions under which we can achieve this immense transformation.


The development of a sustainable bioeconomy in Europe is key to unlocking the potential of many well established as well as new economic sectors. Strengthening the European bioeconomy can yield significant results in achieving the key EU policy objectives, such as the climate change mitigation, circular economy, clean energy and creation of new jobs.

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. 

REACH 2018 Countdown : 78 days before the deadline

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 2017 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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