About Cefic

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 650 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
  • Public Affairs
  • Sustainability

and also around industry sectors, which 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.