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Flat output growth and low prices continue to impact chemicals sales

European chemical output grew just 0.3 per cent during the first eight months of 2015 compared to the same period of 2014, according to the latest Cefic Chemicals Trends Report, while producer prices fell 4.5 per cent, year-on-year. 

Alice Limonciel wins largest European health, environment research grant award at Cefic LRI workshop

French researcher Dr. Alice Limonciel was awarded the €100,000 LRI Innovative Science award, one of Europe’s largest research grants for early career scientists, at the award ceremony of Cefic’s 17th Annual Long-Range Initiative (LRI) Workshop in Brussels on November 18, 2015.

European chemical industry chiefs back a strong global climate change agreement

On November 5 th , 2015 leaders of Cefic, the European chemical industry association, published a signed letter in the Financial Times expressing its firm support for government’s efforts to secure a strong, globally binding climate change agreement at COP21 in Paris. 


Key EU policy issues for our industry

COP21: Road to Paris

Chemical industry leaders talk COP21. Watch their video interviews

Emissions Trading System (ETS)

Cefic reacts to the Commission's ETS Reform Proposals.

Circular Economy

Check out Cefic's views on Resource Efficiency and Circular Economy.

Smart Regulation

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

Endocrine Disruption

Where do we stand? Check what is new.

Energy and Climate Change

Cefic Position on COP21

New Energy Market Design

Cefic response to European Commission public consultation.

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