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Cefic voices support for competitive renewable energy

Brussels, February 11th 2016, In its response to a European Commission consultation on the preparation of the new renewable energy directive for the period after 2020, Cefic outlined a number of key points to take into consideration. 

Cefic responds to public consultation on energy efficiency

Brussels, February 10th 2016, In its response, Cefic urges a balanced approach taking into account the significant achievements of the chemical industry towards increasing its own and other sectors’ energy efficiency. Key contributions of the sector towards energy efficiency are highlighted, along with serious concerns about the impact of the review on potential growth of the sector.

Cefic debates potential of ETS to deliver on low carbon future

Brussels, January 29th 2016 - In advance of highly anticipated discussions on the Commission’s proposals to reform Europe’s Emissions Trading System (ETS), Cefic took the opportunity to sit together with Bas Eickhout, MEP and Peter Zapfel from DG Climate, to look at ETS’ chances of delivering on the promise of December’s Paris agreement.


Key EU policy issues for our industry

Energy Efficiency

View Cefic's responses to EC Consultations on the "Review of Directive 2012/27/EU on Energy Efficiency" and on the "Preparation of the New Renewable Energy Directive."

Emissions Trading System (ETS)

Cefic reacts to the Commission's ETS Reform Proposals.

Circular Economy

Discover how the chemical industry is contributing to the circular economy

Smart Regulation

Cefic welcomes the European Commission’s recent Better Regulation Package. 

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.

>> Discover GPS chemical portal 

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 2.1 released

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”

» Learn more about Regulatory Framework

Facts and Figures

The 2014 Cefic European Facts & Figures provides an analysis of the latest competitive trends in the European chemical industry.

» Learn more about Facts and Figures

Responsible Care

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

» Learn more about Responsible Care