About Cefic

The European Chemical Industry Council is the Brussels-based organization representing 29,000 chemical companies in Europe.

The European Chemical Industry Council – Cefic – represents large, medium and small chemical companies which employ about 1.3 million people and account for nearly a third of the world chemical production.

Since its creation in 1972, Cefic has grown to become one of the largest and most efficient advocacy networks amongst the industry trade organisations in Europe and in the world. More than 4000 industry experts from companies and federations participate in the Cefic groups. Cefic also have close cooperation with the US, Japan and other major chemical countries through ICCA and many federations and trade unions.

Cefic’s mission is to help the European chemical industry improve its performance and perception through health, safety and environment-related voluntary initiatives and the tackling of global challenges. The organisation also aims to ensure the industry’s competitiveness by contributing to the shaping of workable EU policies.