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EU chemicals sector grew modestly in the first nine months of 2014

Capacity utilisation highest in three years, employment up for third consecutive quarter.

Words must follow with actions

Statement by Cefic on Competitiveness Council conclusions published on December 5.

Industry alliance releases new manifesto

Industry groups, including Cefic, lists seven priorities for EU policy leaders to act on.


Key EU policy issues for our industry

Competitiveness Reports & Brochures

[20 November 2014] Oxford Study Released: Evolution of competitiveness in the European chemical industry: historical trends an future prospects

Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP)

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

Nanomaterials Reports & Brochures

[28 August] Europe needs safe and innovative nanotechnologies and nanomaterials

Industry Support

Advice & guidance to 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 Phrase Catalogue V 1.4 ready for download

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 2013 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