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Europe needs to resist single market fragmentation

Brussels 14 December 2018 -  Cefic supports the European Council’s conclusions on the Single Market. More needs to be done to ensure that the Single Market provides a solid underpinning for an outward-looking, confident and autonomous European Union. Said Marco Mensink: “The chemical industry has invested in Europe relying on a fully functioning single market, one without borders. If the EU doe...

Cefic welcomes EU-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement ratification

Brussels 13 December 2018 -  Cefic welcomes the ratification of the EU-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) by the European Parliament. Yesterday’s vote will allow the agreement to be implemented beginning of 2019, so that both businesses and consumers as a whole can reap the benefits of this modern, comprehensive and balanced Agreement. This agreement is also very much welcomed at a time...

Robust research & innovation agenda for achieving circularity of plastics

Brussels 13 December 2018 -  In response to the European Plastics Strategy, the European Technology Platform for Sustainable Chemistry (SusChem) and partners have issued  a new report: Plastics Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda in a Circular Economy. This report identifies the challenges to plastics circularity and defines the types of solutions needed to address them. Future research is...

Policy

Key EU policy issues for our industry

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. 

Mid-Century Strategy

Cefic has 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.

Bioeconomy

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.

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

SPiCE³

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.

Grant-it

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. 

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 2018 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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