TOP UK MANUFACTURING EXPORTER SAYS BUDGET IS GOOD ON SIGNALS BUT ACTION IS NEEDED QUICKLY ON ENERGY TAXES, INVESTMENT ALLOWANCES AND R&D INCENTIVES

09 March 2017

The trade body for one of the country’s leading manufacturing exporters has given a cautious welcome to the Chancellor’s Budget Statement.


CHEMICAL AND PHARMACEUTICAL INDUSTRY TELLS CHANCELLOR NOT TO WAIT AND SEE

01 March 2017

Speaking ahead of the Chancellor’s Spring Budget, the boss of one of the UK top manufacturing exporters has called on Phillip Hammond to take action rather than adopt a wait and see policy on Brexit.


CHEMICAL AND PHARMACEUTICAL BUSINESSES REPORT POSITIVE OUTLOOK FOR 2017

08 February 2017

In the latest survey of business confidence carried out in one of the UK top manufacturing exporters, there are signs of real optimism for 2017 after a tough 2016.


Chemical Industry hopes new government commitment to industrial strategy will build on UK strengths

23 January 2017

Following today’s publication of the Government’s Green Paper on Industrial Strategy, the trade body of one of the UK’s top manufacturing export earners has spoken about the “golden opportunity” to build on the good work already progressed through the existing Chemistry Growth Partnership (CGP) – a strategic collaboration bringing together industry, the trade unions and government.


KEY MANUFACTURING EXPORTER URGES BUSINESS TO SUPPORT THE GOVERNMENT

17 January 2017

Following the Prime Minister’s speech today, the Chemical Industries Association – the trade body for one of the UK’s largest manufacturing exporters - has urged businesses across the country to continue playing their part in informing the Government’s plans for exiting the EU.


TOP EXPORTING SECTOR SAYS AUTUMN STATEMENT WAS A MISSED OPPORTUNITY

23 November 2016

As one of the UK’s top exporting earning sectors, the chemical industry believes today’s Autumn Statement is a missed opportunity in driving sustainable UK growth.


KEY MANUFACTURING SECTOR URGES GOVERNMENT TO INVEST IN THE ECONOMY, DELIVER A TRUE INDUSTRIAL STRATEGY AND RETHINK ENERGY POLICY

21 November 2016

The Chancellor, ahead of his Autumn Statement, has been urged to invest in the economy. The proposal has been made by the Chemical Industries Association as part of a submission to the Treasury on the Autumn Statement.


BREXIT AND ONE OF THE UK’S TOP EXPORT EARNERS

17 November 2016

Chemical and Pharmaceutical companies from across the UK will today set the scene for the industry's post-Brexit future.


UK CHEMICAL AND PHARMACEUTICAL COMPANIES SAY EXPORTS CAN DRIVE GROWTH

11 November 2016

For the first time in over a year, chemical and pharmaceutical companies have seen growth across four key economic measures. More companies in Quarter 3 2016 are reporting increases in sales volumes, exports, margins and jobs than the number of companies reporting decreases.


CHEMICAL INDUSTRY BRINGS ENERGY AND SCIENCE TO THE CENTRE OF BREXIT DEBATE

20 October 2016

The UK’s number one manufacturing exporter, the chemical industry, has this morning published its Brexit manifesto (http://ow.ly/S4Mh305mh0d). In the document - Exiting the European Union – the sector calls for action in four key areas: • Tariff-free access to the single market • The availability of skilled people • The supply of competitive and secure energy • A policy framework that encourages scientific progress, leading to sustainable growth


CHEMICAL INDUSTRIES ASSOCIATION JOINS OTHER BUSINESS AND CHARITY ORGANISATIONS IN CALLING FOR A REVIEW OF THE APPRENTICESHIP LEVY

05 August 2016

Steve Elliott Chief Executive of the Chemical Industries Association has joined with fellow industry leaders and charities in asking the new Secretary of State for Education to review the Apprenticeship Levy.


BREXIT WORRIES HOLD BACK SOME INVESTMENT BUT UK CHEMICAL AND PHARMACEUTICAL COMPANIES PROJECT POSITIVE OUTLOOK

04 August 2016

Despite weakening sales and exports in Q2 2016, chemical and pharmaceutical companies are continuing their positive outlook in the midst of significant post-Brexit concerns


Chemical Industry welcomes New Government Focus on Industrial Strategy

19 July 2016

As the final ministerial appointments were confirmed, the UK’s number one manufacturing exporter has welcomed the new Government. The Chemical Industries Association which represents chemical and pharmaceutical businesses across the UK said “the recognition of industrial strategy in a cabinet minister’s job title is hugely significant. What may seem like a small point of detail is a welcome signal to businesses planning for the future”


THE CHEMICAL INDUSTRY AWARDS 2016: WINNERS ANNOUNCED

01 July 2016

The winners of the 2016 Chemical Industry Awards have been announced at a celebration dinner held at St George’s Hall in Liverpool on 30 June. Speaking to industry representatives in attendance, Chief Executive of the Chemical Industries Association Steve Elliott said: “Words and phrases like “technology”, “innovation” and “scientific break-through” may have been stolen by others, but it is in this industry - in our factories, our laboratories and our offices - where that really happens”. He continued “it’s on nights like this when we celebrate and show off with pride that contribution we make to so many other sectors and to our country”.


UK VOTES TO EXIT THE EUROPEAN UNION

24 June 2016

Following the result of the Referendum on the United Kingdom’s membership of the European Union, the head of the Country’s number one manufacturing exporting sector has given his reaction.


CIA SLAMS EUROPEAN COMMISION’S LATEST CHEMICAL REGULATION

15 June 2016

The Chemical Industries Association (CIA) has called for a re-think of today’s announcement by the European Commission on its proposal for the identification of endocrine disruptors. CIA has criticised the proposal for not providing the criteria necessary to distinguish between harmful and non-harmful substances.


CHEMICAL INDUSTRY TELLS GLOBAL CONFERENCE “REGULATION DOES NOT HAVE TO STIFLE GROWTH AND INNOVATION”

02 June 2016

In a major speech to Chemspec Europe 2016 on 2 June, the international exhibition for fine and speciality chemicals, the UK Chemical Industries Association has urged the world’s regulatory community to embrace early opportunities to influence fate of chemicals in the EU marketplace.


CHEMICAL INDUSTRY GETTING SMALL BUSINESSES READY TO WIN REGULATORY CHALLENGE

01 June 2016

With two years to go before new laws impact businesses, the chemical industry has urged companies to start preparing now.


TRUST AND ACCOUNTABILITY AT THE HEART OF PUBLIC DIALOGUE

27 May 2016

The UK Chemical Industries Association (CIA) welcomes the publication of the Defra-led public dialogue project report “Understanding public perceptions of specific applications of nanotechnologies”.


UK ENERGY REVOLUTION ABOUT TO BEGIN

24 May 2016

The decision reached by North Yorkshire County Council on 23 May to allow fracking to be restarted in the UK has been welcomed by the chemical industry.


CHEMICAL INDUSTRY STRESSES THE IMPORTANCE OF WORKPLACE HEALTH

13 May 2016

The Chemical Industries Association has welcomed Commissioner Thyssen’s announcement today on a legislative proposal for inclusion of additional substances and occupational exposure limits within the Carcinogens and Mutagens Directive. “The health of workers in the chemical industry is a top priority for businesses” said Steve Elliott, CIA’s Chief Executive.


UK’S NUMBER ONE MANUFACTURING EXPORTER REPORTS POSITIVE OUTLOOK

11 May 2016

In the latest survey of chemical and pharmaceutical businesses, companies reported a strong start to 2016 and an optimistic feeling about the future. The Chemical Industries Association quarterly business survey of member companies showed 95% saying sales volumes remained at previous levels or increased, 90% saying exports remained at previous levels or increased and 87% saying capital expenditure and research & development spending remained at previous levels or increased.


SCOTLAND’S CHEMICAL INDUSTRY URGES POLITICAL PARTIES TO GRASP OPPORTUNITIES FOR ENVIRONMENTAL, SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC GROWTH

25 April 2016

Launching ‘Advantage Scotland’ the chemical industry in Scotland has issued a challenge to all political parties to work with the industry to deliver environmental, social and economic growth.


UK’S NUMBER ONE MANUFACTURING EXPORTER SAYS THE UK SHOULD REMAIN A MEMBER OF THE EUROPEAN UNION

12 April 2016

In a recent survey, the leaders of chemical and pharmaceutical businesses from across the UK said that remaining in the EU is in the best interest of their businesses.


UK'S BIGGEST MANUFACTURING EXPORTER REACTS TO GEORGE OSBORNE'S 2016 BUDGET

16 March 2016

The chemical and pharmaceutical industry, the country’s biggest manufacturing exporter, has commented on the Chancellor’s Budget Statement.


THE UK’S NUMBER ONE MANUFACTURING EXPORTER LOOKS FORWARD TO ANOTHER YEAR OF GROWTH

09 February 2016

Businesses in the UK chemical and pharmaceutical industry (Britain’s leading manufacturing exporter) are looking forward to another year of growth in 2016. The latest survey of business confidence for members of the Chemical Industries Association (CIA) shows that more than 90% of businesses expect sales volumes to remain or exceed 2015 levels when there was a record 5% growth. More than 40% expect sales volumes to grow in 2016.


THE UK’S NUMBER ONE MANUFACTURING EXPORTER WELCOMES GOVERNMENT COMMITMENT TO UK SCIENCE BASE

29 January 2016

Industrialists at the head of the UK chemical and Pharmaceutical industry (Britain’s leading manufacturing exporter) have spoken in support of Science Minister Jo Johnson’s pledge to science in the UK.


SPiCE3 energy efficiency project gets green light for phase 2

13 January 2016

Cefic supports EU chemical companies to increase energy efficiency and competitiveness.


UK CHEMICAL INDUSTRY REACTS TO AUTUMN STATEMENT AND SPENDING REVIEW

25 November 2015

The UK’s biggest manufacturing exporter has given a cautious welcome to the Chancellor’s combined Autumn Statement and Spending Review announcements.


UK CHEMICAL INDUSTRY CONTINUES TO PUSH AHEAD BUT WARNS OF ENERGY CHALLENGE

19 November 2015

In speeches to the Annual Dinner of the Chemical Industries Association to take place in London on 19 November, the President and Chief Executive will salute the performance of UK chemical business but warn of the Britain’s energy challenge


CHALLENGING ECONOMIC TIMES, BUT LONG TERM OPTIMISM FROM THE UK’S NUMBER ONE MANUFACTURING EXPORTER

18 November 2015

While nearly a third of companies from Britain’s biggest manufacturing exporter – the chemical industry – report that sales have fallen in the last 3 months, more than half the companies predict a sales increase in the year ahead. These figures are from the latest survey by the industry’s trade body, the Chemical Industries Association.


CHEMICAL INDUSTRY BACKS LAUNCH OF 2018 REGISTRATION DEADLINE UK ADVICE

04 November 2015

The UK Chemicals Stakeholder Forum (UKCSF), the advisory body on chemicals led by Government but also including the chemical industry, NGO’s, trade unions and other stakeholders, has launched today an advice note on 2018 REACH Registration for SMEs. This initiative is a further UK stakeholder response to the Prime Minister’s Business EU Red Tape Task Force recommending that there is a need to develop more understandable guidance for smaller businesses.


UK’S NUMBER ONE MANUFACTURING EXPORTER SAYS GROWTH SET TO CONTINUE

07 August 2015

Britain’s £50 billion chemical and pharmaceutical industry continues to show solid growth in 2015. In the latest survey of its members by the Chemical Industries Association most companies predict they will increase sales in the next 12 months. Added to this almost 40% of businesses will increase capital expenditure. Survey results also indicate healthy growth in exports, employee numbers and spending on Research and Development over the next twelve months. In a look at productivity, official data shows chemical manufacturers achieved a 10% increase in productivity between 2008 and 2014. This has continued into 2015 with 60% of companies responding to the survey reporting increased productivity over the last twelve months.


UK’S TOP MANUFACTURING EXPORTER SAYS CHANCELLOR ON THE RIGHT ROAD FOR MORE UK BUSINESS INVESTMENT

08 July 2015

The chemical and pharmaceutical industry has broadly welcomed the Chancellor’s Budget Statement. Ahead of a meeting with businesses in the north west of England, the Chief Executive of the Chemical Industries Association, Steve Elliott said “the measures announced on business energy tax reform, regional science audits and productivity - coupled with infrastructure investment – will be eagerly awaited by the businesses in our membership. The UK chemicals sector is the fastest growing in Europe and it is essential that these initiatives help strengthen that performance.”


CHEMICAL INDUSTRY CONTINUES TO SEE SHALE GAS AS A VITAL SOURCE OF THE UK’S FUTURE ENERGY PORTFOLIO

29 June 2015

Britain’s number one manufacturing exporter – the chemical industry - has reacted to the decision of Lancashire County Council refuse permission for shale gas extraction.


THE CHEMICAL INDUSTRY AWARDS 2015: WINNERS ANNOUNCED

19 June 2015

The winners of the 2015 Chemical Industry Awards have been announced at a celebration dinner held at The Newcastle Gateshead Hilton. The dinner was held on Thursday 18 June.


FRACKING FOR SHALE GAS – THE UK NEEDS THIS AND WE CAN DO IT SAFELY WHILE PROTECTING THE ENVIRONMENT

17 June 2015

Britain’s £50 Billion chemical industry has stated fracking for shale gas is of economic importance to the country, will protect jobs and can be done in a safe way that does not damage the environment.


UK’S TOP MANUFACTURING EXPORTER ANNOUNCES SHORT-LIST FOR 2015 AWARDS

15 June 2015

The shortlist for the 2015 Chemical Industry Awards has been published ahead of the announcements of the winners. The shortlist comprises some of the leading businesses in the UK and covers disciplines such as Resource Efficiency, Health Leadership, Innovation and Engineering Excellence.


CHEMICAL AND PHARMACEUTICAL BUSINESSES SHOW CONFIDENCE IN THE UK BUT WARN OF ONGOING CHALLENGES

06 May 2015

Most companies in Britain’s £50 billion chemical and pharmaceutical industry predict they will increase sales and exports in the next 12 months.


UK’S NUMBER ONE MANUFACTURING EXPORTER SAYS 2015 BUDGET WILL HELP

18 March 2015

Britain’s £50 Billion chemical industry has said George Osborne’s last Budget of this Parliament will help the sector, but there is more to do.


FRACKING FOR SHALE GAS – THE UK NEEDS THIS AND WE CAN DO IT SAFELY WHILE PROTECTING THE ENVIRONMENT

29 January 2015

Britain’s £50 Billion chemical industry has stated fracking for shale gas is of economic importance to the country, will protect jobs and can be done in a safe way that does not damage the environment.


BRITAIN’S NUMBER ONE MANUFACTURING EXPORTER BACKS SCIENCE INVESTMENT MEASURES ANNOUNCED IN THE AUTUMN STATEMENT

03 December 2014

The Chemical Industries Association, representing chemical and pharmaceutical businesses across the UK, has backed today’s announcements by the Chancellor, aimed at supporting science investment across the UK.


More evidence of the growth potential of the UK chemical industry

15 August 2014

International company SABIC is the latest chemical business to invest for growth in the UK. By modifying its cracker on Teesside into a gas cracker the company will be well placed to take advantage of the shale gas revolution.


Chemical Industry says European Union regulation proposal aimed at adding understanding would confuse an already clear situation

07 August 2014

The Chemical Industries Association (CIA) has questioned a new European Union proposal on a register for Nanomaterials. The Association has highlighted key solutions in its response, published today 7 August, to the European Union Register Consultation on Nanomaterials.


UK’s BIGGEST MANUFACTURING EXPORTER SAYS FRACKING WILL SUPPORT THE ENVIRONMENT AND JOBS

28 July 2014

Following the UK Government announcement of the opening of the bidding process for companies seeking licenses to explore for onshore oil and gas, the chemical Industry urged all interested organisations to join the debate.


The Chemical Industry Awards 2014: Winners announced

27 June 2014

The winners of the 2014 Chemical Industry have been announced at a celebration dinner held at The Point Old Trafford, the home of Lancashire County Cricket Club. The dinner was held on Thursday 26 June.


RESILIENT CHEMICAL SECTOR TO BE AT THE HEART OF UK GROWTH

26 June 2014

The UK’s £60 billion chemical sector is fundamental to the growth of manufacturing and other activities across a range of sectors. In a speech to be made tonight in Manchester, the Chief Executive of the Chemical Industries Association Steve Elliott, is expected to tell a 500 strong audience that while the industry continues to:


CHEMICAL INDUSTRY BACKS NEW REACH ADVICE IN MEETINGS WITH EUROPEAN CHEMICAL AGENCY

29 April 2014

The UK Chemicals Stakeholder Forum (CSF - a body led by Government but including the chemical industry, NGO’s, trade unions and others) – has launched new advice on Authorisation. The Advice has been published in support of the recommendation made by the Prime Minister’s Business EU Red Tape task Force, the European Commission and ECHA should provide more understandable guidance for smaller businesses.


OUTLOOK FOR UK CHEMICAL INDUSTRY REMAINS STRONG

08 April 2014

In the latest survey of business prospects carried out for chemical businesses by the industry trade body the Chemical Industries Association, optimism remains high. Over half of the companies expect sales to increase, and a renewed appetite for investment.


CHEMICAL INDUSTRY BACKS BUDGET FOR MANUFACTURING

19 March 2014

Britain’s number one manufacturing exporter, the chemical industry, has backed measures announced by the Chancellor to reduce energy bills for manufacturers.


CHEMICAL INDUSTRY DEMANDS CHANCELLOR ACTS ON ENERGY

14 March 2014

The UK chemical industry, one of Britain’s biggest manufacturing sectors and the engine room of the broader economy, has urged George Osborne to act now on energy costs or lose out on growth.


UK chemical industry supports new exploration sites for shale gas

04 February 2014

As a major energy user and supplier of key building blocks for many customer industries, the UK chemical industry supports the development of unconventional gas.


UK’S TOP MANUFACTURING EXPORTER SAYS AUTUMN STATEMENT IS SHORT ON ANSWERS TO ENERGY CRISIS FOR INDUSTRY

05 December 2013

The Chemical Industries Association, whose members are the UK’s number one manufacturing exporter, have criticised the Autumn Statement for not providing answers to Britain’s industrial energy crisis.


UK CHEMICAL INDUSTRY TAKES HEALTH LEADERSHIP INITIATIVE TO EUROPEAN UNION

04 December 2013

The Chemical Industries Association launches its ground-breaking Health Leadership initiative in the offices of the European Union on Friday 6 December.


CHEMICAL INDUSTRY TELLS CHANCELLOR TO ACT NOW ON SPIRALLING BUSINESS COSTS

29 November 2013

Britain’s £60 billion chemical industry has warned the Chancellor, ahead of this Thursday’s Autumn Statement, to get a grip on rising energy costs for industry so that chemical businesses can continue to support growth across the UK economy.


UK CHEMICAL AND PHARMACEUTICAL BUSINESSES SEE GROWTH AHEAD, BUT TOO MANY ISSUES RESTRICT LONG-TERM OPTIMISM

21 November 2013

In the latest survey of business confidence in the chemical and pharmaceutical sector, companies are generally optimistic about the future.


INDUSTRY MAKES THE CASE FOR SHALE GAS

06 November 2013

Shale gas: The facts has been published today by the Chemical Industries Association (CIA).


INDUSTRY PLEASED FOR INEOS SURVIVAL PLAN

25 October 2013

The Chemical Industries Association (CIA) are relieved to hear that there has been agreement to the company’s Survival Plan.


INDUSTRY REACTION TO GRANGEMOUTH ANNOUNCEMENT

23 October 2013

The Chemical Industries Association (CIA) has reacted to the announcement that Ineos Grangemouth petrochemical plant will close.


CHEMICALS SECTOR AIMS FOR 50% GROWTH BY 2030

22 October 2013

Energy security, innovation and re-building UK supply chains are some of the key challenges set out in a new strategy for the chemical sector.


CHEMICAL INDUSTRY COMMENTS ON POLITICAL RESHUFFLES

08 October 2013

The Chemical Industries Association (CIA) has paid tribute to those involved in the Government and Opposition reshuffles that have taken place.


CHEMICAL INDUSTRY PROUD TO BE A PART OF SEE INSIDE MANUFACTURING

07 October 2013

Welcoming the start of a new exhibition at the Department for Business, innovation and Skills, CIA Chief Executive Steve Elliott has urged education and business to jointly celebrate the Government’s See Inside Manufacturing programme.


UK’S BIGGEST MANUFACTURING EXPORTER PRIMED FOR CONTINUED GROWTH

22 August 2013

The country’s number one manufacturing exporter expects recent growth to continue. The chemical industry has projected increases in sales, employment, investment in research & development and capital expenditure over the coming 12 months.


GOVERNMENT MINISTER MEETS TO DISCUSS CHEMICAL INDUSTRY GROWTH STRATEGY

11 July 2013

The UK chemical industry has handed to Government an interim report on how the sector can grow by 50% in less than two decades. The report; Chemistry Fuelled Growth of the UK Economy was presented by a group of chemical business leaders on 10 July 2013 at a meeting with the Right Honourable Michael Fallon MP, Minister of State for Business and Enterprise.


Government spending plans are good in part but more focus needed to bolster growth

26 June 2013

The Chemical Industries Association (CIA) continue to support government’s plan to tackle the country’s debt as the responsible course of action, but more emphasis is needed to help boost growth opportunities.


Chemical Industry Awards 2013 and economic growth of the UK

21 June 2013

The Chemical Industries Association (CIA) last night (20 June) hosted the Chemical Industry Awards in York.


ADRIAN WHITFIELD ELECTED AS NEW PRESIDENT OF THE CHEMICAL INDUSTRIES ASSOCIATION

20 June 2013

Adrian Whitfield, Chief Executive of Synthomer plc (a member of the FTSE 250) has been elected as the new President of the UK chemical industry trade body, the Chemical Industries Association (CIA) with effect from 1 July 2013.


TOP MANUFACTURING EXPORTER SAYS GOVERNMENT IS RIGHT TO WAIT ON SETTING A CARBON GOAL

05 June 2013

The chemical industry has supported Parliament's decision to not set a carbon goal as the Energy Bill passed through the House of Commons.


Businesses leading the way in meeting European chemical regulation

04 June 2013

Another stage of implementation of one of Europe’s biggest regulatory impacts on business has just passed. The second registration phase of REACH closed on 31 May 2013.


UK’S NUMBER ONE MANUFACTURING EXPORTER SEES FALL IN SALES

16 May 2013

Members of the chemical and pharmaceutical industry – Britain’s number one manufacturing exporter – have reported a fall in sales to customers over the previous six months.


BRITAIN’S TOP MANUFACTURING EXPORTER TELLS GOVERNMENT TO REGULATE FOR GROWTH

08 May 2013

Chemical and pharmaceutical businesses have urged government to ensure its forthcoming legislative programme focuses on supporting growth to deliver social and environmental benefits as well as economic advantages.


TOP MANUFACTURING EXPORTER SAYS ENERGY AND SCIENCE WORDS MUST BE MATCHED BY MORE ACTION

20 March 2013

The chemical and pharmaceutical industry – Britain’s top manufacturing exporter – has urged the Chancellor to make sure his words support economic growth.


ENDOCRINES DEBATE MOVES FORWARD

20 March 2013

The Chemical Industries Association (CIA), the organisation that represents chemical and pharmaceutical businesses across the UK, has today welcomed the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) Opinion as another important contribution to the discussions on endocrine disruptors.


Chemical Businesses have high hopes for Growth

11 February 2013

Looking ahead to 2013 Chemical businesses have shown great optimism for sale volumes in the next 12 months, according to a business survey conducted by the Chemical Industries Association (CIA), the leading Trade Association for chemical and pharmaceutical businesses in the UK.


EFFECTIVE CHEMICAL REGULATION STILL SOME WAY OFF

05 February 2013

The Chemical Industries Association (CIA), the organisation that represents chemical and pharmaceutical businesses across the UK, has stated its disappointment at today’s European Commission announcement of the review into the wide-ranging chemical legislation known as REACH – Registration, Evaluation and Authorisation of Chemicals.


UK IS DELIVERING ON COMPETITIVENESS AND CHEMICAL REGULATION

24 January 2013

Businesses across the chemical sector and other parts of the economy have been shown how they can deliver competitive advantage and at the same time comply with tough regulation.


KEY MANUFACTURER SALUTES SHALE GAS OPPORTUNITY

13 December 2012

The UK‘s number one manufacturing exporter has expressed its support for the government’s decision to allow the resumption of shale gas exploration in the UK.


EUROPE’S KEY MANUFACTURING EMPLOYER CELEBRATES A DECADE OF SUCCESS

03 December 2012

The European Chemical Employers Group (ECEG) has celebrated ten years of delivering for its members.


LEADING INDUSTRIAL SECTOR DEMANDS CHANCELLOR ACTS ON 4-POINT PLAN TO ENABLE GROWTH

01 December 2012

Britain’s leading manufacturing exporter has called on George Osborne to take decisive action when he makes his Autumn Statement to Parliament on Wednesday.


BETTER CLARITY ON UK ENERGY POLICY BUT CONCERNS REMAIN

29 November 2012

Energy and Climate Change Secretary Ed Davey’s Energy Bill has bought some clarity to Britain’s Energy needs and some welcome recognition for energy intensive industries, but more needs to be done if we are to secure increased investment in the UK chemical industry. That’s the verdict of the UK’s number one manufacturing exporter.


COUNTRY’S TOP MANUFACTURING EXPORTER SAYS INNOVATION AND LEADERSHIP WILL DELIVER SUSTAINABLE GROWTH

15 November 2012

The UK Chemical Industry, Britain’s number one manufacturing exporter, has told a global audience that innovation and leadership will underpin growth for the future.


COUNTRY’S TOP MANUFACTURING EXPORTER SAYS WHILE THERE ARE CHALLENGES, THERE IS GROWTH TO BE HAD

12 November 2012

The chemical and pharmaceutical industry, Britain’s number one manufacturing exporter, believes the next 12 months will continue to be a period of growth.


Action to Kick-Start Growth

08 November 2012

The Chemical Industries Association (CIA) is pleased to see that the chemical and pharmaceutical industries have been highlighted as essential contributors to driving sustainable economic growth in the UK.


SECURING THE FUTURE: A JOINT COMMITMENT FROM THE UK’S CHEMICALS AND CHEMISTRY USING BUSINESSES

02 November 2012

At a meeting in London on 31 October, UK chemical business leaders, the Chemical Industries Association and the Chemistry Innovation Knowledge Transfer Network agreed to work collectively on delivering a long term strategy to deliver sustainable growth for the UK chemical and chemistry using industries.


PUBLIC BACKS UK CHEMICAL INDUSTRY

02 October 2012

A recent survey of public opinion shows that the chemical industry in the UK enjoys a positive reputation, with strong backing of the population.


CHEMICAL INDUSTRY CALLS FOR SUPPORT FOR TOUGH APPROACH TO CHEMICALS MANAGEMENT

17 September 2012

At the third session of the International Conference on Chemicals Management (ICCM-3), the International Council of Chemical Associations (ICCA) is calling on all stakeholders to take action to strengthen the Strategic Approach to International Chemicals Management (SAICM), in order to improve and enhance the sound management of chemicals globally.


CHEMICAL AND PHARMACEUTICAL COMPANIES AT THE TOP OF SCOTLAND’S ENVIRONMENTAL PERFORMANCE

04 September 2012

The Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) has published latest performance figures for its Compliance Assessment Scheme (CAS).


UK CHEMICAL INDUSTRY IN KEY MANUFACTURING INITIATIVE

03 September 2012

The chemical industry's representative body – the Chemical Industries Association – is showing its support for the Government’s Make it in Great Britain campaign by sponsoring a competition for school children as part of the campaign's flagship exhibition.


COUNTRY’S TOP MANUFACTURING EXPORTER SAYS SALES, INVESTMENT AND EMPLOYMENT ARE INCREASING

24 August 2012

In the chemical and pharmaceutical industry – Britain’s number one manufacturing exporter – sales, investment and jobs are on the rise.


THE CHEMICAL INDUSTRY – THE ROUTE TO WINNING GROWTH

22 June 2012

The Chemical Industries Association (CIA) last night (21 June) hosted the Chemical Industry Awards in Newcastle under the theme of winning growth.


Chemical Industry Promotes Sustainable Solutions Made Possible by Chemistry at Rio+20

19 June 2012

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL, JUNE 19, 2012 – Today at the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (“Rio+20”), the International Council of Chemical Associations (ICCA) is showcasing the chemical industry’s contributions to sustainable development and the green economy at a panel discussion being held in conjunction with the Business Action for Sustainable Development (BASD) Business Day.


Chemical Industry Awards 2012 - Shortlists

18 June 2012

The Chemical Industry Awards are the premier accolade of the chemical and pharmaceutical manufacturing industries. Initial judging by panels of experts has now taken place and CIA is delighted to announce and congratulate the following companies and individuals for achieving the short-list in their category:


LOWER CARBON AND CLIMATE CHANGE LEVELS SHOULD NOT ALWAYS HAVE TO MEAN HIGHER COSTS FOR INDUSTRIAL CONSUMERS

22 May 2012

Commenting on today’s Energy Bill, Steve Elliott, Chief Executive of the Chemical Industries Association said:


BRITAIN’S TOP MANUFACTURING EXPORTER TELLS GOVERNMENT TO REGULATE FOR GROWTH

09 May 2012

Chemical and pharmaceutical businesses have urged government to ensure its newly announced legislative programme focuses on supporting growth to deliver social and environmental benefits.


BRITAIN'S NUMBER ONE MANUFACTURING EXPORTER SLAMS ENERGY COSTS

01 May 2012

In the chemical and pharmaceutical industry – Britain’s number one manufacturing exporter – the cost of energy in the UK has been shown to be a barrier to future jobs and growth.


CHANCELLOR ON THE RIGHT TRACK, BUT MORE NEEDED TO HELP BUSINESS DELIVER SUSTAINABLE UK ECONOMIC GROWTH

21 March 2012

Chief Executive, Steve Elliott of the Chemical Industries Association (CIA) says we still lack a joined-up and long-term Industrial policy to convince business that government ‘unashamedly backs business’


ATTRACTING AND RETAINING TALENT

27 February 2012

SCI and Chemical Industries Association (CIA) members recently joined forces to share views on how to attract and retain talented, enthusiastic young people who will ensure a sustainable future for our sector.


BRITAINS TOP MANUFACTURING EXPORTER POINTS WAY TO ECONOMIC RECOVERY

20 February 2012

The £60 billion UK chemical and pharmaceutical industry has shown how George Osborne can use his forthcoming Budget to secure economic recovery for the country.


NEW PRESIDENT OF THE CHEMICAL INDUSTRIES ASSOCITION CHAMPIONS MANUFACTURING AND GROWTH

12 January 2012

Keith Wiggins, Regional General Manager UK, Ireland and Nordic, Dow Chemical Company has been elected the new President of the Chemical Industries Association.


CHEMICAL BOSS SAYS GOVERNMENT AT LAST GETTING THE POINT ON HOW TO DELIVER THE GREEN ECONOMY

29 November 2011

Responding to the Chancellor’s Autumn Statement today ( 29 November 2011) Steve Elliott, Chief Executive of the UK Chemical Industries Association, said this afternoon that Government rhetoric on rebalancing the economy and committing to manufacturing has at last been converted into much-needed action.


European Commission’s definition of nanomaterials is not practical

18 October 2011

Today (18 October ) the European Commission released its recommendation for a regulatory definition for nanomaterials. Responding to the recommendation the Chemical Industries Association (CIA) questions the practicality of the definition and expressed concern that it would be difficult to integrate into existing legislation.


GOVERNMENT PUBLISHES GREEN ECONOMY ROADMAP

05 August 2011

The Government today published Enabling the transition to a green economy: Government and Businesses working together. It looks ahead to 2020 and maps out planned Government action across areas including climate change, resource efficiency, waste prevention, carbon capture and storage, offshore wind generation, and the Green Deal. It will form the basis for continuing dialogue between government, business and communities


GOVERNMENT’S ADMISSION OF 52% PRICE RISE IN ENERGY UNDERESTIMATES REAL INCREASE

29 July 2011

Chemical bosses today expressed indignation at the latest government assessment and interpretation of future energy costs faced by a business sector critical to the UK’s economic recovery and future low carbon growth.


CHEMICAL AND PHARMACEUTICAL BUSINESSES CHALLENGE POLITICAL PARTIES ON GREEN ECONOMY AND JOBS

15 July 2011

The Chemical Industries Association will again be taking centre stage at each of this year’s party political gatherings.


UK CHEMICAL BUSINESSES ATTACK GOVERNMENT’S ENERGY POLICY

13 July 2011

The boss of Britain’s chemical industry has reacted with dismay to the latest government proposals on supply of electricity.


REACHREADY LAUNCHES EXCLUSIVE NEW “MEMBER LOGO”

12 July 2011

REACHReady has launched a new “member logo” that its Gold subscribers can now use on their company websites and promotional material.


CHEMICAL INDUSTRIES ASSOCIATION ANNOUNCES THE WINNERS OF THE 2011 CHEMICAL INDUSTRY AWARDS

24 June 2011

Steve Elliott, Chief Executive of the Chemical Industries Association, paid tribute the members of the chemical industry and its key partners, "This year's quality of entries reflects the outstanding contribution made by the chemical industry to a better quality of life for us all and a flourishing, growing industry.


CHEMICAL INDUSTRY WELCOMES HEALTH AND SAFETY REVIEW

24 May 2011

The Chemical Industries Association today welcomed the Lofstedt Review into health and safety regulations, commissioned by the Government.


GREEN FUTURE UNDER THREAT UNLESS GOVERNMENT CARBON POLICY HAS THE RIGHT TRANSITION MEASURES

18 May 2011

Britain’s £60 billion chemical industry faces a new competitiveness challenge so says it’s representative body, the Chemical Industries Association. Reacting to the Carbon Budget announced by Chris Huhne, the CIA says transitional support measures must be effective or industries that make carbon saving products will be wiped out.


CHEMICAL INDUSTRIES ASSOCIATION BACKS CALL FOR ACTION ON UK COMPETITIVENESS

19 April 2011

The Chemical Industries Association (CIA) today gave its backing to the CBI’s Making the UK the Best Place to Invest report, launched today (Tuesday). The report calls on the Government to bolster the UK’s attractiveness to investors, warning that without action, investment and jobs will be lost to other countries.


UK'S NUMBER ONE MANUFACTURING EXPORTER WELCOMES BUDGET FOR GROWTH, BUT ENERGY COSTS THREATEN INVESTMENT AND JOBS

23 March 2011

Responding to today’s Budget Statement, the Chemical Industries Association has welcomed many measures – including recognition that the UK is in international competition for business investment - but said the failure to consider the cumulative costs of energy policies will reduce competitiveness and threaten British jobs.


2011 – THE INTERNATIONAL YEAR OF CHEMISTRY

10 February 2011

1 February 2011 at a reception in Parliament the UK industry programme for the United Nations International Year of Chemistry was launched. The launch, sponsored by chemical company Johnson Matthey, was hosted by the trade body the Chemical Industries Association.


CIA URGES GOVERNMENT TO SEIZE THE MOMENT ON INTERNATIONAL TRADE LIBERALISATION

10 February 2011

Stephen Elliott, Chief Executive of the UK Chemical Industries Association, welcomed the Government’s Trade White Paper launched yesterday (9 February 2011):


REDISCOVERING THE APPRENTICESHIP

07 February 2011

Technical industries like chemicals and pharmaceuticals require a broad range of skills and a highly trained workforce. To find the technical skills they need companies are increasingly looking at the value apprenticeships offer.


NANOTECHNOLOGIES, BIG POTENTIAL – NEW FORUM TAKES ON THE CHALLENGES

11 January 2011

2011 is set to be an important year for anybody with an interest in nanotechnology. In response to a busy timetable of political activity a partnership of organisations, including the Chemical Industries Association, are pleased to announce the launch of the Nanotechnologies Supply Chain Forum today (11 January 2011).


CHEMICAL INDUSTRIES ASSOCIATION LEADS NEW REGIONAL PARTNERSHIP

22 December 2010

The profile and representation of Britain’s £60 billion chemical industry took another major step forward this week when it was announced that Chemicals Northwest had joined forces with the industry’s fully privately funded national trade body, the Chemical Industries Association.


FIRST LAP OF TOUGH NEW ENVIRONMENTAL LAW CLOSES

01 December 2010

New far-reaching requirements arising from Europe’s biggest ever environmental laws affect chemical businesses across the UK.


CHEMICAL TRADE BODIES SIGNAL INTENT TO JOIN FORCES

01 December 2010

With the demise of the Regional Development Agencies, the chemical and pharmaceutical sector is leading the way in combining national sectoral leadership and local and practical business support for chemistry-using businesses – large and small.


REACHREADY CONGRATULATES ITS MEMBERS ON MEETING THE FIRST REGISTRATION DEADLINE

01 December 2010

Today was perhaps the most important date in this year’s calendar for the many thousands of companies supplying chemicals in the EU.


CIA WELCOMES GOVERNMENT’S PATENT BOX

30 November 2010

CIA welcomes the publication yesterday of the Government’s confirmation of its intention to introduce a “patent box‟.


CIA RESPONDS TO COMPREHENSIVE SPENDING REVIEW

20 October 2010

Commenting on today’s Comprehensive Spending Review Chemical Industries Association Chief Executive Steve Elliott said:


CIA STATEMENT ON REACH REGISTRATION DEADLINE

19 October 2010

Further to a number of requests for comments from the press, the CIA would like to confirm that it has not called for a postponement of the first REACH (Registration, Evaluation and Authorisation of Chemicals) registration deadline (30 November 2010) or for any delays or “period of grace” in terms of enforcement of the legislation requirements at UK or EU level. We would not welcome a delay in REACH implementation at this very late stage.


UK’S TOP MANUFACTURING EXPORTER WARNS GOVERNMENT HAND-OUTS WILL NOT HELP GROWTH

21 September 2010

Britain’s £60 billion chemical and pharmaceutical industry will tomorrow (22 September) say the country’s economic recovery is far from secure.


CHEMICAL INDUSTRY RESPONDS TO ENERGY STATEMENT

28 July 2010

The Chemical Industries Association welcomes the clear priorities set out in yesterday’s (27 July) Energy Statement. The Government must act quickly to implement these priorities, particularly gas storage and new nuclear power stations. Industry must also have the certainty that changes to the planning system will not impede the building of energy infrastructure projects.


CLIMATE CHANGE POLICIES THREATEN THE FUTURE OF THE ENERGY INTENSIVE SECTOR

27 July 2010

The combined impact of the Government’s climate change policies is imposing significant costs on the UK’s energy intensive industries, and without urgent review could see some companies leaving the UK for good, warns a report published today (Tuesday).


NANOTECHNOLOGY FORUM LAUNCHED AT LONDON CONFERENCE

15 July 2010

Yesterday (14 July) one hundred delegates from industry, Whitehall, media and academia attended the Nanotechnology - UK Challenges to Commercialisation conference at the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills in Westminster.


EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT ADOPTION OF THE COMPROMISE PACKAGE

07 July 2010

On 7 July 2010 the European Parliament adopted by 639 votes in favour, 35 votes against a compromise package agreed in the trialogue with the Council and the Commission on the Industrial Emissions Directive. The Industrial Emissions Directive combines seven pieces of existing legislation, including directives on Integrated Pollution Prevention and control (IPPC) and Large combustion plants. This is the main piece environmental legislation applying to 52,000 industrial activities in Europe.


CHEMICAL INDUSTRY CELEBRATES SUCCESS

25 June 2010

The Chemical Industries Association last night (24 June 2010) hosted the Chemical Industry Awards in Liverpool. The awards are the premier accolades for the UK chemical industry.


CHEMICAL AND PHARMACEUTICAL BUSINESSES WELCOME EARLY SIGNS OF GOVERNMENT UNDERSTANDING BUSINESS

22 June 2010

Responding to the Chancellor's Budget Statement, chemical and pharmaceutical businesses today welcomed some steps in the right direction to address the needs of business.


BRITAIN'S £60 BILLION CHEMICAL AND PHARMACEUTICAL SECTOR TELLS CHANCELLOR...

21 June 2010

...TO SORT OUT UK BUSINESS CLIMATE The boss of the UK's £60 billion chemical and pharmaceutical industry today urged the Chancellor to establish manufacturing at the heart of the UK's economic recovery by addressing in his first budget the UK's increasingly uncompetitive taxation and regulatory climate for doing business.


EUROPE’S KEY MANUFACTURING INDUSTRY SAYS IT CAN LEAD FIGHT AGAINST CLIMATE CHANG

16 June 2010

Brussels 15 June 2010 –. In advance of the European Union summit of Heads of State and Government, the European social partners of the chemical industry have called on the leaders of the EU to make clear that a 20% (rather than 30%) target in emissions savings is the European goal and to unequivocally declare support for Europe’s industry.


CHEMICAL INDUSTRY AWARDS SHORTLIST

04 June 2010

The Chemical Industries Association is pleased to announce the Chemical Industry Awards shortlist for 2010. Despite another challenging year for the economy the awards entries matched the record-breaking crop from 2009.


REACHREADY SURVEY SHOWS SIEFS ARE MAKING PROGRESS

17 May 2010

REACHReady surveyed its members for the second time this spring to find out how they were getting on in the SIEFs.


NO NASTY SURPRISES BUT A MISSED OPPORTUNITY TO REBALANCE THE ECONOMY

24 March 2010

Commenting on today's budget, Steve Elliott, Chief Executive of the Chemical Industries Association said "business will be relieved that there were no unexpected tax increases but it was a budget of missed opportunities to set the right strategy for encouraging manufacturing".


CHEMICAL BOSS CALLS ON CHANCELLOR TO SHOW THE UK IS OPEN FOR BUSINESS

17 March 2010

Steve Elliott, Chief Executive of the UK Chemical Industries Association (CIA) has urged the Chancellor of the Exchequer to boost manufacturing in his budget next week. Elliott was speaking to chemical and pharmaceutical business leaders in the run up to the Budget Statement.


STATEMENT BY CIA ON THE DEATH OF DR ASHOK KUMAR MP

16 March 2010

A PARLIAMENTARIAN WHO UNDERSTOOD BUSINESS - STATEMENT BY CIA ON THE DEATH OF DR ASHOK KUMAR MP Commenting on the death of Dr Ashok Kumar MP, Vice Chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group for the Chemical Industry, Steve Elliott said


CHEMICAL AND PHARMACEUTICAL BUSINESSES TACKLE YOUTH UNEMPLOYMENT

03 February 2010

Chemical and Pharmaceutical businesses tackle youth unemployment through Apprenticeships Over the last few years’ apprenticeships have had a complete change of image, now offering exciting opportunities to those seeking a high skilled career full of prospects. The Government is already committed to increasing spending on apprenticeships over the year. In a speech at the Chemical Industries Association Annual Dinner, November 2009, Lord Mandelson commented:


PROCESS SAFETY LEADERSHIP GROUP RELEASE FINAL BUNCEFIELD REPORT

11 December 2009

On 11 December 2005, there was a massive explosion at Buncefield Oil Storage Depot in Hemel Hempstead. Following the recommendations of the Major Incident Investigation Board, industry set up the Process Safety Leadership Group (PSLG), jointly with regulators and trades unions, to work through the lessons from the incident to prevent a recurrence. Because the lessons extended beyond the oil sector to other high hazard sites the industry stakeholders included the chemical sector as well as oil/fuels and tank storage.


REACHREADY EXPANDS SERVICE TO OFFER PRACTICAL ADVICE ON CLP

10 December 2009

From 1 December 2010 a new regime for the classification and labelling of chemicals will commence. Many of the same people championing REACH are also wrestling with the implementation of the Classification, Labelling and Packaging (CLP) regulation. CLP introduces new symbols, warning phrases, criteria for classification and larger and more colourful labels. Some chemicals not subject to labelling under the old classification and labelling regime will now need labels; some chemicals with relatively mild warnings will be labelled in a much more severe way.


CIA WELCOME'S LORD MANDELSON'S INVESTMENT PACKAGE IN MANUFACTURING

09 December 2009

The Chemical Industries Association yesterday welcomed Lord Mandelson's announced package of investment in North East manufacturing.


CHEMICAL INDUSTRIES ASSOCIATION PRE-BUDGET REPORT RESPONSE

09 December 2009

The Chemical Industries Association welcomes the Chancellor’s Pre-Budget Report announcement that he will introduce a ‘Patent Box’ regime for the UK to boost innovation and investment in biotech and pharmaceuticals.


KEY MANUFACTURING SECTOR DEMANDS GOVERNMENT ACTION FOR UK INVESTMENT

04 December 2009

Chemical and pharmaceutical businesses across the UK are demanding Government action to maintain and enhance business investment. In a detailed submission to the Chancellor of the Exchequer ahead of the Government's Pre-budget Report to Parliament due on 9 December, the sector has called for action on credit insurance, a reform and simplification of the tax regime and skills.


CHEMICAL INDUSTRIES ASSOCIATION WELCOMES UK COMPOSITES STRATEGY

26 November 2009

The Chemical Industries Association welcomes the launch by the Department of Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) of the UK Composites Strategy. The Strategy seeks to promote the growth of UK industrial involvement with these versatile materials, primarily fibre reinforced plastics. There are many exciting opportunities to exploit these technologies in strong, lightweight, corrosion resistant aircraft and vehicle components, wind turbine blades, static structural building components such as long arch bridges, and many others.


PHARMACEUTICAL LEADER IS THE NEW PRESIDENT OF THE CHEMICAL INDUSTRIES ASSOCIATIO

25 November 2009

John Saul, Senior Vice President of Primary Manufacturing in GlaxoSmithKline, has been elected President of the Chemical Industries Association.


CHEMICAL AND PHARMACEUTICAL INDUSTRY INVESTMENT IN THE UK AT RISK

19 November 2009

In the latest survey of business investment attitudes, leaders of chemical and pharmaceutical businesses across the UK, said that over burdensome regulation, energy problems and the continuing lack of business finance were acting as barriers to further investment in the UK.


CHEMICALS BOSS WELCOMES NUCLEAR GREEN LIGHT

09 November 2009

The government has today approved 10 sites in England and Wales for new nuclear power stations, most of them in locations where there are already plants.


GOVERNMENT TO INVEST £2.5 MILLION IN INNOVATION FOR INDUSTRIAL BIOTECHNOLOGY

15 October 2009

A notice from the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: The Technology Strategy Board is to manage a £2.5 million investment programme on behalf of the Government aimed at stimulating innovation in the UK's industrial biotechnology sector, and is encouraging small and medium-sized companies to apply for funding.


CHEMICAL BOSS CHALLENGES CONSERVATIVES TO SHOW MANUFACTURING MATTERS

05 October 2009

The Chemical Industries Association today (Monday 5 October) challenged the Conservative Party to show that manufacturing has a place in the UK economy if they are elected.


BUSINESS HAS NO CONFIDENCE THAT POLITICIANS UNDERSTAND MANUFACTURING

16 September 2009

The boss of the UK Chemical Industry yesterday told trade unions they must help persuade the country of the importance of manufacturing to the UK economy and the key role it plays in the fight against climate change.


TESS REACH TOOLBOX FOR INDUSTRY LAUNCHED

04 September 2009

REACH (Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation of Chemicals) is the most extensive chemicals legislation ever to be implemented and will affect manufacturers, importers and downstream users of chemicals.


REVISED CODE OF CONDUCT FOR UK CHEMICAL INDUSTRY

25 August 2009

Peter Newport, Director of the Chemical Business Association and Steve Elliott Chief Executive of the Chemical Industries Association announce the release of updated guidance for member companies to help them implement an array of controls for selling chemicals according to an industry code of conduct.


PROCESS SAFETY KEY PRINCIPLES LAUNCHED

22 July 2009

The Process Safety Leadership Group (PSLG), which is made up of key representatives from several high hazard industries on Thursday 16 July launched a set of key principles to enhance the safety of their industrial processes.


CHEMICAL INDUSTRY WELCOMES GOVERNMENT'S LOW CARBON INDUSTRIAL STRATEGY

15 July 2009

The Government today launched the Low Carbon Industrial Strategy to set out their priorities for the transition to a low carbon economy.


CHEMICAL INDUSTRY AWARDS - THE WINNERS

26 June 2009

The Chemical Industries Association last night hosted the Chemical Industry Awards at the Murrayfield Rugby Stadium in Edinburgh. The awards are the premier accolades for the UK chemical industry. Steve Elliott, Chief Executive of the Chemical Industries Association, paid tribute the members of the chemical industry and its key partners, "This year's quality of entries reflects the outstanding contribution made by the chemical industry to a better quality of life for us all despite a very tough trading times. The CIA awards are about recognising that excellence. This offers tremendous encouragement and visibility to an industry which is largely unsung, all of the entrants should be proud of their success."


CHEMICAL INDUSTRY AWARDS SHORTLISTS ANNOUNCED

08 June 2009

A record number of entries for the prestigious Chemical Industry Awards means the shortlists of finalists announced today is stronger than ever. The winner of the awards will be announced on 25 June 2009 at the Chemical Awards Dinner hosted by the Chemical Industries Association at Murrayfield Stadium. The shortlisted entries are:


REACHREADY LAUNCHES BUSINESS CONTINUITY PLANNING TOOL

01 June 2009

Expecting the unexpected? We are! For a long time now REACHReady has been asking companies to think about the business consequences of the REACH Regulation.


REACHREADY OFFERS PRACTICAL ADVICE TO GET SIEFS MOVING

27 May 2009

The European Chemicals Agency has clearly placed the responsibility on industry for the initiation and operation of Substance Information Exchange Fora (SIEFs).


MAXIMISING UK OPPORTUNITIES FROM INDUSTRIAL BIOTECHNOLOGY IN LOW CARBON ECONOMY

14 May 2009

The Industrial Biotechnology Innovation & Growth Team (IB-IGT) today published its report Maximising UK Opportunities from Industrial Biotechnology in a Low Carbon Economy.


REACHREADY WORKSHOPS RECOGNISED BY LEADING ACCREDITATION BODY

13 May 2009

REACHReady are pleased to announce that both their REACH and Classification, Labelling and Packaging training courses are now being accredited through the CPD Certification Service.


A BUDGET OF MISSED OPPORTUNITY SAYS CHEMICAL INDUSTRY

22 April 2009

The chemical industry has warned that today’s budget statement by the Chancellor of the Exchequer is a missed opportunity to provide a boost to UK economic recovery. Despite welcoming some parts of the budget, too many proposals are delayed, lacking in detail or simply conspicuous by their absence.


UK GOVERNMENT FAILS TO BACK EMPLOYERS AND WORKERS

20 April 2009

In the Budget the Government is planning to announce a package of support for new high-tech industries such as biosciences and renewable energy. However, unlike our competitors in Europe, they are failing to take any action to protect skills in the high-tech chemical industry that underpins all of these new sectors.


UK CIA AND ICC AGREE TO SIGN MOU AT CHEMSPEC INDIA

09 April 2009

The UK’s Chemical Industries Association and its counterpart in India, the Indian Chemistry Council, have agreed to sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in Mumbai on 15 April 2009 on the UK Pavilion at the Chemspec India trade fair.


ONLINE TOOLBOX FIXES MANUFACTURERS’ REACH PAINS

20 March 2009

REACH (Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation of Chemicals) is the most extensive chemicals legislation ever to be implemented and will affect manufacturers, importers and downstream users of chemicals.


WOMEN LEAD IN INSPIRING ROLES

11 March 2009

March 8, celebrated International Women’s day 2009. This year’s theme “Sharing the Caring for the Future” focuses on the contribution of women in their caring roles. It is a major day of global celebration for the economic, political and social achievements of women.


CHEMICAL BOSS CALLS FOR URGENT GOVERNMENT ACTION

20 February 2009

The Chief Executive of the Chemical Industries Association (CIA), Steve Elliott demanded that well intentioned words are turned into urgent government action to rebalance the economy.


PROCESS SAFETY LEADERSHIP GROUP, PSLG

17 February 2009

Maintain the Focus on Process Safety Management during the Economic Downturn Tony Traynor, chair of the Process Safety Leadership Group (PSLG), has today underlined the importance of maintaining high standards of process safety for major hazard industries during difficult times ahead as a result of the global economic downturn.