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New appointments at EU chemical industry association

Brussels, 28 June 2017 – Cefic has announced two new additions to its Communications team who will join the association as of July 2017.

Cefic looks forward to building the next 20 years of REACH

Brussels, 27 June 2017 – A decade since the launch of REACH, and with the 2018 REACH registration deadline looming on the horizon for Europe’s chemical companies, Cefic gathered representatives from industry, authorities and the political sphere to discuss how Europe’s legislative framework for chemical management can be strengthened over the coming decades.

Cefic-LRI backed project on Science Integrity wins award

A Cefic LRI (Long-range Research Initiative) funded project on Science Integrity won an award at the fifth World Congress on Research Integrity, held last week in Amsterdam. Miriam Urlings, who received the award for the most innovative methodology,  was elected as best from all entries after very successfully defending the innovative analytical methods developed in the Sound Science project of...


Key EU policy issues for our industry

Energy & Climate Change

Europe’s chemical industry welcomes the Clean Energy Package proposal from the European Commission in its ambitions to reform and harmonise energy markets in Europe and to pioneer the low-carbon economy for the benefit of all its citizens.

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”

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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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