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Press Releases

The releases are in listed in reverse chronology, starting with the most recent.

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    Cefic and Together for Sustainability partner to improve sustainability practices within the supply chains

    05 August 2015

    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.

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    ESCom Package Version 2.0 released

    28 July 2015

    The ESCom Standard project has released the ESCom Package Version 2.0. This package includes updated versions of the ESCom standard phrase catalogue and the ESCom XML schema.

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    The competitiveness of energy intensive industries is a pre-condition for EU growth

    15 July 2015

    Energy intensive industries are voicing concern about their capacity to remain competitive and attract investment in Europe following the publication of the Commission’s proposal for the reform of the EU Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS). We call on EU policy makers to ensure that the post-2020 carbon leakage provisions fully offset direct and indirect costs at the level of best performers with no cross sectoral correction factor.

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    Little fresh thinking in Commission ETS reform proposals, says Cefic

    15 July 2015

    The European chemical industry supports combating climate change and the Commission’s ambition to transform the EU into a competitive low carbon economy

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    Adoption of Market Stability Reserve: towards a reserve for growth?

    08 July 2015

    The European Parliament has today adopted the Market Stability Reserve. Cefic Director General Hubert Mandery commented: “It is important to know how the Market Stability Reserve will be used in the future. We would like to see this reserve used to foster growth”.

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    10 recommendations to enable a 50 billion euro industrial biotechnology market in Europe by 2030

    23 June 2015

    The BIO-TIC project - launched its final roadmap for tackling barriers to industrial biotechnology in Europe entitled ‘The bioeconomy enabled - A roadmap to a thriving industrial biotechnology sector in Europe’.

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    Cefic supports an international climate change agreement in Paris

    22 May 2015

    The Business Climate Summit in Paris sees high-level participation from the European chemical industry.

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    Cefic welcomes Commission’s better regulation package

    20 May 2015

    Cefic welcomes intention and proposal by European Commission better regulation package aimed at simplifying EU law and making it less costly for citizens and companies.

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    Joint cross sector workshop on alternatives for skin sensitization testing and assessment

    23 April 2015

    [23 April] The Long-range Research The Initiative programme (LRI) of Cefic in co-operation with the European Partnership for Alternative Approaches to Animal Testing (EPAA) and Cosmetics Europe organized a joint workshop to discuss the latest scientific developments of alternative approaches and strategies to animal testing in the skin sensitization area.

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    ERM & Cefic Agree on Sale / Purchase of ReachCentrum

    16 April 2015

    Cefic subsidiary ReachCentrum has been acquired by Environmental Resources Management (ERM).

Valerie Rampi
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