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Key Enabling Technologies pivotal to Europe’s Industrial leadership

Brussels, 17 May 2018  -  Key Enabling Technologies (KETs) are crucial to maintaining Europe's industrial lead. That was the central message to emerge from an event co-organised by the Permanent Representation of the Federal Republic of Germany to the European Union, the German Chemical Industry Association (VCI) and the Federation of German Industries (BDI) on May 15th in Brussels.

Cefic European Responsible Care Awards launched

Brussels, 8 May 2018  -  The European Responsible Care Awards 2018 are now open for entries.  The Responsible Care Programme has stood at the heart of the chemical industry for many years now.  Each year, the Awards enable chemical companies to demonstrate their commitment to this unique initiative. A strong participation from our membership is crucial to the profile of Responsible Care in...

Cefic advertising campaign kicks off in Brussels

Brussels, 4 May 2018  -  As part of the ChemistryCan campaign, which started with the publication of our sustainability report last year, we are launching a new phase - an advertising campaign at the Schuman metro station in Brussels, close to the EU institutions. As of now, several ChemistryCan posters will be displayed or an animated ad shown on digital screens around the station, demonstrati...


Key EU policy issues for our industry

Mid-Century Strategy

Cefic started to develop a European Chemical Industry Mid-Century Strategy aimed at  highlighting the opportunities for our industry to deliver solutions in the context of a sustainable, digital, low-carbon and safety-conscious European society, and the conditions under which we can achieve this immense transformation.


The development of a sustainable bioeconomy in Europe is key to unlocking the potential of many well established as well as new economic sectors. Strengthening the European bioeconomy can yield significant results in achieving the key EU policy objectives, such as the climate change mitigation, circular economy, clean energy and creation of new jobs.

Industrial Policy

The chemical industry plays an important role in supporting the European economy and society. It has been recognised as enabler of a sustainable future by the High Level Group on the Competitiveness of the European Chemicals Industry.

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. 

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. 

REACH 2018 Countdown : 78 days before the deadline

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 2017 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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