Cefic, the European Chemical Industry Council, founded in 1972, is the voice of large, medium and small chemical companies across Europe, which provide 1.2 million jobs and account for approximately about 15% of world chemicals production.
Cefic is devoted to promoting a thriving chemical industry that is broadly recognised to:
The Association’s mission is to:
Cefic strives to be the best respected and most trusted business association in Europe. Based in Brussels since its founding in 1972, it is a committed partner to the European Union, interacting on behalf of its members with European institutions, non-governmental organisations, the media, and other stakeholders. Cefic is registered in the EU Transparency Register under n° 64879142323-90.
Cefic members support the Paris Climate Agreement and a strong action on climate change in line with the scientific advice provided by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). Cefic also supports the European Green Deal and Europe’s ambition to become climate neutral by 2050. Reaching this goal will only be possible with the help of climate-neutral and circular economy solutions developed by our industry. We want to see Europe become a global innovation hub and a hotspot for investments into breakthrough climate-neutral and circular technologies.
As an active member of the International Council of Chemical Associations (ICCA), Cefic seeks to strengthen existing cooperation with global organisations such as UNEP and the OECD to improve chemicals management worldwide.
The Alliance for a Competitive European Industry (ACEI) was created in 2004 to harness the collective intelligence of 11 of Europe’s leading industry sector associations and BusinessEurope