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ICCA president addresses UNEP/WHO endocrine disruption report in letter

A letter sent on May 22 by ICCA President Kurt Bock  to UNEP Exeucitve Director Achim Steiner about the UNEP and WHO report The State of the Science on Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals - 2012.  

Cefic president sends letter to EU Council president on energy policy

A letter on energy policy issues signed by Cefic President Kurt Bock was sent on May 17, 2013, to EU Council President Herman Van Rompuy.

Climate change policy must balance need for competitive energy prices

Competitively priced energy will be essential if the European Union is to deliver jobs and growth alongside progress in combating climate change, EU chemicals industry group Cefic said today at a business event in Brussels.


Key EU policy issues for our industry

Energy and Climate Change

Download the "Energy Roadmap" report (released 22nd April 2013).

Endocrine Disruption

Check out the Cefic position "Endocrine disruption: linking cause and effect"


Europe needs nanotechnologies to achieve the goals of the EU 2020 strategy.

Cooperation and Network

"What are the benefits of participating in EU research projects?" Watch the interview with Cefic Executive Director, Gernot Klotz.

Key Enabling Technologies

Putting Europe back on track in the race for competitiveness.

Water Innovation Partnership

Concrete steps through innovation.

Energy Efficiency

Pushing back the limits of energy efficiency

Resource Efficiency

Building a resource efficient Europe - doing more or better with less.

Industry Support

Advice & guidance to companies

Implementing REACH

ESCOM phrases catalogue released!

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 procedures.

Responsible Care for SMEs

This toolkit is designed to support small and medium-sized enterprises implementing Responsible Care. The kit brings together for the first time validated tools on chemicals management, energy efficiency, occupational health, process safety, transport safety, and others areas, making them freely available for everyone.

Transport & Logistics

Safe, efficient and sustainable logistics are critical to the future of the European chemical industry. 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.


Searching for opportunities through innovation

Joining forces for sustainability!

The chemical industry is a key player in the quest for sustainability, as it is the backbone of virtually every other industry and helps, directly or indirectly, make all products we use in our daily lives.

"SPIRE" – Sustainable Process Industry through Resource and Energy Efficiency

"VinylPlus" – the sustainability commitment of the PVC industry

"Zero Plastics to Landfill by 2020- read the interview!"

Regulatory Framework

Getting responsible chemicals management recognized throughout the entire supply chain is our key objective.

» Learn more about Regulatory Framework

Facts and Figures

The 2012 Cefic European Facts & Figures provides an analysis of the latest competitive trends in the European chemicals 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