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Jury announced for EU 12th Responsible Care awards: Apply now!

Brussels, March 24th 2016 Cefic, the European chemical industry council, is pleased to announce the line-up for this year’s jury, who will select a winner for the 12th edition of the European Responsible Care Awards.

Let’s not waste the chance: Cefic calls for ambitious Waste Framework Directive

Brussels, March 23rd 2016 - A new Cefic position paper points to missed opportunities in the proposed reform of the Waste Directive to enhance implementation of the Circular Economy and benefit business and the environment.

Using mixtures safely: Cefic and VCI collaborate on chemical safety guide

Brussels, March 21st 2016 Cefic and its German counterpart, VCI , are pleased to announce the launch of a practical guide on safe use of chemical mixtures under REACH , the European regulation through which chemical manufacturers strive towards protecting human health and the environment.


Key EU policy issues for our industry

Waste Management

Moving from a waste-oriented to a resource-oriented legilsative framework - Cefic position paper on the revision of the Waste Framework Directive

Energy Efficiency Directive |EED|

View Cefic's responses to EC Consultations on the "Review of Directive 2012/27/EU on Energy Efficiency" and on the "Preparation of the New Renewable Energy Directive."

Emissions Trading Scheme |ETS|

Cefic reacts to the Commission's ETS Reform Proposals.

Circular Economy

Discover how the chemical industry is contributing to the circular economy

Smart Regulation

Cefic welcomes the European Commission’s recent Better Regulation Package. 

Industry Support

Advice & guidance to companies


The Sectoral Platform in Chemicals for Energy Effficiency Excellence aims to boost energy efficiency across the European chemical industry, particularly in small- and medium-sized companies.


This service is the one-stop access to funding opportunities from European Commission funding programmes and select regional and national governments to develop sustainable innovative solutions for the chemical industry.

Responsible Care for SMEs

First time validated tools on chemicals management, energy efficiency, occupational health, process safety, transport safety, and other areas, making them freely available for everyone.

>> Discover GPS chemical portal 

Implementing REACH

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 procedure.

>> Download REACH Practical Guide on Safe Use Information for Mixtures under REACH | The LCID Methodology

Transport & Logistics

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.

Regulatory Framework

Getting responsible chemicals management recognised throughout the entire supply chain of the chemical industry under a “proportionate framework”

» Learn more about Regulatory Framework

Facts and Figures

The 2016 Cefic European Facts & Figures provides an analysis of the latest competitive trends in the European chemical 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