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News from 2016

Below is a list of the latest news published in 2016. The latest three stories appear in the Cefic newsroom page.

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

    24 March 2016

    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.

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

    23 March 2016

    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.

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

    21 March 2016

    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.

  4. Reforming the EU ETS: Let’s go for a competitive and innovative Europe

    16 March 2016

    Brussels, March 16th 2016 The EU is currently working on reforms to its Emissions Trading System (ETS) for 2021-30. A clear vision is essential to reach Europe’s ambitious climate goals while supporting competition and innovation.

  5. Call for entries: Cefic Responsible Care awards 2016

    09 March 2016

    Brussels, March 9th 2016 Cefic’s annual call for entries for chemical companies engaged in outstanding projects in the area of Responsible Care is now open.

  6. European innovation pathway critical following Paris climate agreement

    07 March 2016

    Brussels, March 7th 2016 A report published today on the impact of the Paris Agreement concluded during COP21 on Europe’s chemical industry points to a need for a clear and coherent vision for innovation towards the low carbon economy.

  7. Cefic Director wins Euractiv influencer award

    25 February 2016

    Brussels, February 25th 2016, Peter Botschek, Cefic Director of HSSE, Energy & Climate Action, was the proud recipient of the Euractory 40 award, a list of the most influential actors on energy policy.

  8. EU chemicals sector facing flat growth in 2015

    25 February 2016

    Brussels, February 25th 2016, In the midst of challenges for the competitiveness of the EU chemical industry, the latest monthly Cefic Chemical Trends Report shows a mixed outlook. 

  9. Cefic welcomes EU Council Declaration on Competitiveness

    24 February 2016

    Brussels, February 24th 2016, Cefic welcomes the European Declaration on Competitiveness adopted by the European Council and points to a number of factors that will be essential for its success. This is particularly critical as the competitiveness of Europe’s chemical industry faces increasing pressure. 

  10. Cefic voices support for competitive renewable energy

    11 February 2016

    Brussels, February 11th 2016, In its response to a European Commission consultation on the preparation of the new renewable energy directive for the period after 2020, Cefic outlined a number of key points to take into consideration. 

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