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Cefic outlines future missions for shaping FP9

Brussels, 13 December 2017 -  Building on its positive experience in Horizon 2020 and its position as a frontrunner in research and innovation, the European chemical industry is putting forward ideas for missions to be included in the future EU Programme for Research and Innovation– FP9 (2021-2028).

Social dialogue essential for worker protection, says MEP

Brussels, 13 December 2017 -  Hosting an event co-organised by Cefic sector group Formacare , MEP Claude Rolin (EPP, Belgium) stressed the importance of involving social partners in discussions about worker protection. The event, held on November 23, brought together representatives from the formaldehyde industry, downstream users, social partners and policymakers to discuss the complementarity...

Key Enabling Technologies, crucial to success of future EU Research and Innovation Programme

Brussels, 13 December 2017 -The Key enabling technologies (KETs) concept is one of the most successful innovation initiatives in Europe and must remain a key element of the next EU Research Framework Programme to ensure it can accelerate change and benefit citizens. That was the main message from the high-level debate organised jointly by SusChem, A. SPIRE and EMIRI on November 28, 2017 as part...


Key EU policy issues for our industry


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.

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 3.1 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 2017 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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