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Conservation of natural resources and reduction of emissions and environmental hazards

Environmental Management

Tools in this category help companies to conserve natural resources, to review and reduce their on-site emissions to air and water, to limit environmental hazards related to their operations and to manage their wastes sustainably. 



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Biodiversity and Ecosystem services – What are they all about?

This guide aims to help both large and small companies in the chemicals sector to get started in integrating biodiversity and ecosystem services (BES) in their strategy and daily operations.

Contact: Ann Dierckx

European Water Stewardship (EWS)

Created by the European Water Partnership (EWP), European Water Stewardship is an integrative system to assess water management practices in different sectors. In line with the Water Vision for Europe, it defines clear steps towards sustainable water management at operational and river basin levels. The EWS standard can be used as a tool to review how sustainable the water management at production site level is. A detailed evaluation, benchmarking with other sites and certificatrion can be addressed in cooperation with EWP.

EMAS Toolkit for SMEs

The Eco-Management and Audit Scheme (EMAS) Toolkit for SMEs is a management toolbox provided by the EU Commission for SMEs to evaluate, report and improve their environmental performance.

It consists of :

  • a large number of special tools,
  • innovative approaches,
  • guides,
  • handbooks and
  • checklists.

It covers all aspects of EMAS and includes plenty of practice examples and information about support programmes.

Contact: EMAS Competent Bodies

Ecomapping Tool

Ecomapping is a practical tool that helps companies implement environmental standards such as EMAS and ISO 14001. It serves to raise environmental awareness, also amongst non-specialists, and is the basis for a broader environmental management system.

Using the tool involves first making a map of a production site in order to understand the current environmental situation and analyse and manage its environmental performance.

The Ecomapping tool is part of the EMAS toolkit.

Translated: German

Guidelines for managing CO2 emissions from transport operations

Developed by Cefic and ECTA, these guidelines offer a method for the calculation of CO2 emissions from freight transport operations, allowing chemical and transport companies to determine their transport carbon footprint. They also provide an overview of opportunities for companies to reduce their CO2 emissions in intra-European transport.

Contact: Jos Verlinden

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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