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ESCom Package Version 2.0 released

The ESCom Standard project has released the ESCom Package Version 2.0. This package includes updated versions of the ESCom standard phrase catalogue and the ESCom XML schema.

Little fresh thinking in Commission ETS reform proposals, says Cefic

Cefic is disappointed with  the Commission’s proposals for reforming the EU Emissions Trading System, unveiled on July 15. The European chemical industry supports combating climate change and the Commission’s ambition to transform the EU into a competitive low carbon economy.

Adoption of Market Stability Reserve: towards a reserve for growth?

The European Parliament has today adopted the Market Stability Reserve.


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