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Guidance critical to avoid uncertainty, says Cefic: REACH deadline in sight

Brussels 22 September 2016 – Cefic has pointed to the need for legal certainty in the matter of data-sharing regarding REACH, the EU chemical safety law. This is important in order to avoid duplication of work, cut unnecessary costs and reduce animal testing.

Cefic strengthens Public Affairs team with new Advocacy Director appointment

Brussels 20 September 2016 – Cefic has appointed senior chemical industry expert Cristiana Gaburri as Director of Public Affairs. In her previous role as Cefic’s Director for Advocacy she served the Fine Specialty and Consumer Chemicals cluster. In recognition of her achievements, this new role will broaden her area of responsibility and allow her to bring her expertise across Cefic policy area...

Dead or alive? European business will keep fighting for TTIP

Brussels 19 September 2016 – Senior business representatives, including Rene van Sloten, Cefic Executive Director for Industrial Policy, defended the need to conclude TTIP. Said van Sloten, "Trade already takes place with or without TTIP. But with TTIP in place, SMEs would benefit with reduced red tape. It's a potential 1.5bn Eur saving a year for the EU chemical industry purely on the cost of...


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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