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EU Court endorses balanced approach on transparency of regulatory data

Cefic, intervener in the court case ClientEarth v ECHA , welcomes the recent ruling on transparency and protection of confidential business information under REACH

Competitiveness Council on ETS reform

Cefic President Jean-Pierre Clamadieu calls upon EU ministers to make the reformed EU ETS compatible with a competitive European industry

United Nations Sustainable Development Summit 2015

New Sustainable Development Goals: Challenges and Opportunities

Cefic, the European Chemical Industry Council, is looking forward to the adoption of a new set of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by UN member states at a Summit on 25-27 September, replacing the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) which expire this year.


Key EU policy issues for our industry

Emissions Trading System (ETS)

Cefic reacts to the Commission's ETS Reform Proposals

Circular Economy

Check out Cefic view on Resource Efficiency and Circular Economy

Endocrine Disruption

Where do we stand? Check what is new.

Energy and Climate Change

Cefic Position on COP21

Energy Union

Creating an Energy Union that stimulates industrial ambition

Competitiveness Reports & Brochures

[3 March 2015] Chemical Connections - How opening up chemicals trade can boost growth and jobs in Europe

Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP)

A remarkable opportunity for the two economies (EU & US) and their respective chemicals industries.

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 2.0 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.

>> New Guidance: How to carry out incident investigation, identify causes & corrective actions

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