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Cefic contributes to Commission proposals on endocrine disruptors

Brussels, 3 August 2016 - The EU chemical industry has published its views on the EU Commission’s proposed draft legal acts defining criteria for the identification of endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs) as applied to biocidal and plant protection products.

New campaign showcases how TiO2 brightens your every day

Brussels, 2 August 2016 - To highlight the benefits of titanium dioxide, the Titanium Dioxide Manufacturers Association (TDMA), a sector group of Cefic, has launched a new public awareness campaign with the release of a dedicated website on the benefits of TiO 2 .

Cefic teams up for energy efficiency: SPICE3 project gets new partner

Brussels, 1 August 2016 - Cefic’s ground-breaking SPiCE3 project – designed to support thousands of EU chemical companies to boost their energy efficiency – has announced a new partnership led by Eurochambres and co-funded by the EU Intelligent Energy programme .


Key EU policy issues for our industry

Emissions Trading Scheme |ETS|

[11.07.2016] Download Commission study on cost pass-through in EU ETS lacks strong econometric evidence.

Endocrine Disruption

EU chemical, crop protection and plastics industries react to European Commission Proposal for Endocrine Disruptor Criteria.

Trade Secrets & Intellectual Property

European Institutions adopt EU Trade Secrets Directive.

Waste Management

Moving from a waste-oriented to a resource-oriented legislative framework - Cefic position paper on the revision of the Waste Framework Directive.

Energy Efficiency Directive |EED|

View Cefic's responses to EC Consultations on the "Review of Directive 2012/27/EU on Energy Efficiency" and on the "Preparation of the New Renewable Energy Directive."

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 Pacakge 2.2 ready for download (30.06.2016)

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 2016 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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