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Cefic launches an upgraded chemical safety prediction software AMBIT 2

Brussels, 20 September 2017 – Building on the success of the AMBIT open source software, developed by Cefic’s Long Range Research Initiative (LRI) in order to support industry with chemical safety compliance and innovation, Cefic will reveal a new generation AMBIT2 with a hands-on training workshop for companies on September 29. The visual materials from the event will be available after the...

Energy efficiency, both an opportunity and a challenge for industry

Brussels, 20 September 2017 – Speaking at a dinner debate sponsored by Cefic at the European Energy Forum in the European Parliament, Cefic director general Marco Mensink expressed unambiguous support for the “energy efficiency first principle”.

We need to be more ambitious about research and innovation

Brussels, 20 September 2017 - In this opinion piece Pierre Barthélemy, Cefic executive director research and innovation, explains how Europe can close the gap on its global competitors in R&I and how the Commission’s next R&I framework programme, FP9, can help bring this about.


Key EU policy issues for our industry

Climate Change & Energy

The European chemical industry is the world’s top exporter and importer of chemicals, supplying virtually all sectors of the EU economy with innovative, energy-efficient and sustainable solutions

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. 

>> ESCom Package Version 3.0 available 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 2016 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