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Transport & Logistics

Ensuring the safe transport & handling of chemicals

Transport & Logistics

Tools in this category support companies in managing the transport, storage and distribution of chemicals in a safe, efficient and sustainable manner. Numerous instruments have been developed to promote and implement best practices. 



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Behaviour Based Safety (BBS)

BBS is a management programme that aims at increasing safety of operations by positively influencing the behaviour of all persons involved, through a process of observation, coaching and communication.

The overall objective is to improve safety performance of both the chemical industry and the transport industry. BBS guidelines have been developed for the safe driving and the safe loading & unloading of road freight vehicles.

Contact: Jos Verlinden

Transperanto – Multilingual Phrasebook for Chemical Transport

A tool to assist overcoming language barriers in the communication between drivers and operators at sites. It offers a concise dictionary of the most frequently used words and phrases in transport, loading and discharging operations, translated in 26 European languages.

Contact: Jos Verlinden

Safety and Quality Assessment System (SQAS)

SQAS is a standardised assessment to evaluate the quality, safety, security and environmental performance of logistics service providers and chemical distributors centrally managed by Cefic. Assessments are carried out by independent assessors.

An SQAS assessment offers a detailed factual and objective report, which each chemical company needs to evaluate according to its own requirements. It shows the LSP the areas for improvement and offers a guideline towards these improvements. It does not lead to official certification.

Translated: German, French, Dutch, Spanish, Finnish, Italian, Turkish
Contact: Jos Verlinden

Site (Un)loading Information Document (SULID)

Absence of adequate equipment, procedures and training may put drivers and operators at risk and may lead to serious accidents. SULID provides guidance on the exchange of technical and safety data between (un)loading sites and carriers/drivers in a structured and harmonised way.

SULID has been developed for (un)loading sites of bulk liquids, bulk solids and packed goods. It was created jointly by Cefic, ECTA, FETSA and FECC .

Contact: Jos Verlinden

General Guidelines for Sustainable Logistics

Broad collection of guidance documents on various aspects of sustainable logistics such as on the safety of (un)loading, transport safety, transport security and the reduction of CO2 emissions from transport operations.

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 2018 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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