Cefic releases sustainability report for Europe chems industry

08 May 2012 17:30  [Source: ICIS news]

LONDON (ICIS)--European chemical trade body Cefic released its first-ever sustainability report on Tuesday, presenting a vision for how the industry will help meet future challenges within the resources of the planet.

The report, which was unveiled at the European Parliament in Brussels, provides 17 key performance indicators that serve as a benchmark of industry sustainability efforts to date that the sector plans to measure itself against in the future.

Cefic said the 70-page document will serve as a starting point in developing a sustainability framework for the European chemicals industry and will help the trade group identify flagship initiatives to increase and improve the sector’s contribution to the sustainability policy agenda, including environmental, health and safety, and chemicals management practices.

Cefic president Giorgio Squinzi said: “All of the industry’s activities will be directed towards enabling a future where people have access to the necessities of a healthy life, to economic prosperity and to societal progress.”

“We have a good track record when it comes to sustainability, and remain committed to programmes like Responsible Care. We are a partner in ensuring that the Reach chemicals legislation works and stand ready to have a lead role in EU-led public-private projects such as key enabling technologies,” said Carl Van Camp, Cefic sustainability strategy group chairman.

 “We can help ensure a sustainable future by working with stakeholders, having a well-trained workforce in place, and through strong business performance that attracts further investments,” said Squinzi.

By: Franco Capaldo
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