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Cefic statement on fighting climate change

In reaction to the allegations recently brought forward in several media outlets concerning Cefic’s commitment to fight climate change, Cefic would like to recall its long-standing position on the EU climate change policy:

Sluggish growth for EU chemicals sector

European chemical output grew just 0.2 per cent during the first half of 2015 compared to the same period of 2014, according to the latest Cefic Chemicals Trends Report, while producer prices fell 4.8 per cent, year-on-year. Sales were down 4.2 per cent during the first five months of 2015, compared to the same period of 2014.

Cefic and Together For Sustainability

The European Chemical Industry Council (Cefic) and Together for Sustainability AISBL have established an official partnership supporting improvement of sustainability within the entire supply chain – from sourcing until delivery of products at customers’ premises, including transport safety and waste disposal.


Key EU policy issues for our industry

Emissions Trading System (ETS)

Cefic reacts to the Commission's ETS Reform Proposals

Circular Economy

Check out Cefic view on Resource Efficiency and Circular Economy

Endocrine Disruption

Where do we stand? Check what is new.

Energy and Climate Change

Cefic Position on COP21

Energy Union

Creating an Energy Union that stimulates industrial ambition

Competitiveness Reports & Brochures

[3 March 2015] Chemical Connections - How opening up chemicals trade can boost growth and jobs in Europe

Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP)

A remarkable opportunity for the two economies (EU & US) and their respective chemicals industries.

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.

>> ESCom package 2.0 released

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.

>> New Guidance: How to carry out incident investigation, identify causes & corrective actions

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 2014 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