02 February 2010 17:19 [Source: ICIS news]
LONDON (ICIS news)--BASF’s CEO Jurgen Hambrecht on Tuesday called for European chemical companies to be more competitive to ensure sustainable economic growth.
“We need to combine our strengths and focus on the sole opportunity that we have: We need to be more innovative than our competitors,” said Hambrecht, speaking in Germany on behalf of the European Round Table of Industrialists (ERT), a forum of top European business leaders.
The ERT was in favour of a political framework to ensure sustainable economic growth in
Hambrecht said he wanted open markets and priority for research and education and in view of the importance of
“Industry is a problem-solver, not a problem-creator as some are eager to claim,” he said.
To discuss issues facing the chemical industry visit ICIS connect
For the latest chemical news, data and analysis that directly impacts your business sign up for a free trial to ICIS news - the breaking online news service for the global chemical industry.
Get the facts and analysis behind the headlines from our market leading weekly magazine: sign up to a free trial to ICIS Chemical Business.
|ICIS news FREE TRIAL|
|Get access to breaking chemical news as it happens.|
|ICIS Global Petrochemical Index (IPEX)|
|ICIS Global Petrochemical Index (IPEX). Download the free tabular data and a chart of the historical index|