Austria: Resource Efficiency Cefic Launches Chemistry Can Sustainability Report
As a solution provider and supplier to virtually all sectors of the economy, the chemical industry is a key player in making the transition to a low-carbon economy.
Vienna/Austria — The European Chemical Industry Council (Cefic) launched its Chemistry Can Sustainability Report. It lists the contribution of the chemical industry to a more sustainable economy in Europe.
The association argues that the industry was driving resource efficiency across global value chains and in their own operations; that it is promoting adoption of circular economy principles and creating solutions for the low-carbon economy.
Dr. Hariolf Kottmann, CEO, Clariant and Cefic President claims that the chemical sector is “reducing our society’s dependence on natural resources, preventing waste and promoting the safe use of chemicals downstream the supply chain”.
The Charter describes the industry's role as enabling billions of people to achieve a quality of life within our planetary boundaries. Transition to a more sustainable economy offers unique growth opportunities for the chemical industry, which creates jobs and prosperity at the same time.
Cefic is also launching the Chemistry Can website, which shows some of the examples of their members’ contribution to meeting the UN Sustainable Development Goals.