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European Chemical Industry Council (CEFIC)

Avenue E. van Nieuwenhuyse
1160 Brussels

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Cefic is the forum and the voice of the chemical industry in Europe As the voice of the European chemical industry, Cefic is a committed partner to EU policymakers, facilitating dialogue with industry and sharing our broad-based expertise. We represent 29,000 large, medium and small chemical companies in Europe, which directly provide 1.2 million jobs and account for 17% of world chemical production. Based in Brussels since our founding in 1972, we interact every day on behalf of our members with international and EU institutions, non-governmental organisations, the international media, and other stakeholders. Our 670 members and affiliates form one of the most active networks of the business community, complemented by partnerships with industry associations representing various sectors in the value chain. Representing the entire range of chemicals production, Cefic is organised around 6 programmes covering: HSSE, Energy and Climate Action Industrial Policy Legislation & Institutional Affairs Product Stewardship Research & Innovation Sustainability A Public Affairs Unit 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. Industry sectors look after specific issues related to individual substances or groups of substances. The Cefic International Chemicals Management unit strengthens and coordinates European input to International Chemicals Management across Cefic programmes and its membership, and integrates it in Cefic's main activities. Cefic is an active member of the International Council of Chemical Associations (ICCA) which represents chemical manufacturers and producers all over the world and seeks to strengthen existing cooperation with global organisations such as UNEP and the OECD to improve chemicals management worldwide.

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    Open Letter from the European Chemical Industry

    Leaders of Cefic, the European chemical industry association, published a signed letter in the Financial Times expressing its firm support for government’s efforts to secure a strong, globally binding climate change agreement at COP21 in Paris. We also wish to state, once and for all, that ... more

    Dr. Thomas Wehlage (BASF) new Euro Chlor Chairman

    The Euro Chlor General Assembly has chosen Dr. Thomas Wehlage (BASF) as new Chairman of the Management Committee for a two year period. Dr. Wehlage holds a Degree and PhD in chemistry from the University of Hamburg and did a Postdoc at Harvard University, Cambridge/USA. He started his caree ... more

    AkzoNobel Wins European Responsible Care Award

    AkzoNobel has won this year's European Responsible Care award, just weeks after being ranked top of the Chemicals supersector in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index. Awarded by the European Chemical Industry Council (CEFIC), the latest honor recognizes the introduction of new technology whic ... more

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