Cefic has six horizontal programmes, led by Programme Councils, which define priorities and policies, working structures and advocacy plans, 3 Industry Sectors and 1 Public Affairs and International Chemicals Management units as well as 1 Finance and Administration.
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HSSE, Energy & Climate Action
The Cefic HSSE, Energy & Climate Action (Health, Safety and Environment) Programme’s key areas of work include energy, climate change strategy, health, safety & environment .
Chairman: Vincent de Cuyper, Solvay
Executive Director: William Garcia
The Cefic Industrial Policy programme addresses industrial policy and international trade issues, coordinates Cefic input to related activities of the European Commission and relevant international organisations (WTO) and provides economic studies and statistics services.
Chairman: Heinz Haller, Dow
Executive Director: René van Sloten
Legislation & Institutional Affairs
The Cefic Legislation & Institutional Affairs Programme addresses internal market and intellectual property, legal aspects of climate change and energy policies, legal aspects of REACH, better regulation, environmental legislation, governance and competition policy.
Chairman: John Verity, Exxonmobil
Executive Director: Vincent Navez
The Cefic Product Stewardship Programme addresses EU Chemicals legislation (REACH; Classification, Labelling and Packaging of chemicals) and emerging issues related to new or existing chemical product categories. It also focuses on nanomaterials, endocrine disruptors and sustainable consumption and production.
Chairman: Harald Schwager, BASF
Executive Director: Peter Smith
Research and Innovation
The Cefic Research and Innovation Programme addresses innovation policy and new technologies. It also addresses research and emerging science issues such as endocrine disruptors, indoor air quality and human biomonitoring.
Chairman: Patrick Thomas, Covestro
Executive Director: Pierre Barthélemy
The Cefic Sustainability Programme addresses EU policies in terms of sustainability (Resource Efficiency, Circular Economy, Sustainable Production & Consumption) and develops an integrated sustainability agenda for the chemical industry.
Chairman: Werner Fuhrmann, AkzoNobel
Executive Director: Hartwig Wendt
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Bringing together the core competencies of Communications and Advocacy, Public Affairs plans the preparation and delivery of messages on key subjects which are of key importance to the sustainability of the Chemical Industry.
Sponsor: Graham van't Hoff, Shell
Executive Director: Aaron McLoughlin
International Chemicals Management
The International Chemicals Management Unit strengthens and coordinates European input to International Chemicals Management issues. It focuses on improving chemicals management through the Global Product Strategy (GPS) programme and ensures interaction with the International Council of Chemicals Association (ICCA), of which Cefic is a founding member.
Director: Véronique Garny
Finance and Administration
Cefic' Finance & Administration is reponsible for the following 6 areas of activities: Finance & Accounting, Business Development, Procurement, IT,and Office Management.
Executive Director: Fabrice Tabankia