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Cefic welcomes adoption of innovation principle by competitiveness Council

Brussels, May 27, 2016 – Innovation must be taken into account when policy is being decided, came a positive signal from the European Council on Competitiveness. Cefic welcomes the Council’s support for the Innovation Principle, considering the impact on research and innovation when developing and reviewing EU regulation.

Chemical safety in the circular economy is ‘non-negotiable’

Brussels, May 26, 2016 – Chemical safety in the circular economy is non-negotiable - this is the view expressed by Peter Smith, Executive Director of Product Stewardship at Cefic during a live panel debate at the Helsinki Chemical Forum today.

Mission innovation - The path to a low-carbon economy

Brussels, May 23, 2016 – Cefic is supporting a debate on “Mission innovation – Finding and funding the path to a low-carbon economy” taking place in the European Parliament, on Tuesday 24 May at 12:00 CET.


Key EU policy issues for our industry

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

Better Regulation

Cefic welcomes the European Commission’s recent Better Regulation Package. 

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."

Emissions Trading Scheme |ETS|

Cefic reacts to the Commission's ETS Reform Proposals.

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.

>> Discover GPS chemical portal 

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.

>> Download REACH Practical Guide on Safe Use Information for Mixtures under REACH | The LCID Methodology

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