European Association of Chemical Distributors
European business plan 2013 November 2012
Reaching OUT 2011-2014
Table of Contents
Foreword.................................................................................................................. 3 Executive Summary.................................................................................................. 5 Trends and Member company surveys....................................................................10 International Trade Committee................................................................................20 SHE Committee........................................................................................................22 Responsible Care Committee...................................................................................25 Survey......................................................................................................................27 Product Stewardship Committee..............................................................................29 GTDP Committee......................................................................................................30 Precursors Committee.............................................................................................32 Logistics Committee.................................................................................................34 Cefic/Fecc SQAS Distributor/ESAD.............................................................................35
Fecc Secretariat Uta Jensen-Korte - Director General María Jesús Almenar Martín - Responsible Care & Logistics Manager (Until December 2012) Camila Diaz - Communications Manager Joel D’Silva - Life Science & International Trade Manager Ophélie Roblot - Health, Safety & Environment Manager Catherine Lefranc - Assistant
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Foreword I am pleased to introduce the Fecc Business Plan 2013. Its sets out Fecc’s top priorities for next year and the actions we will take to support them. Our business plan for 2013 reflects an ambitious work programme that builds on the progress we have made in the past year. Fecc’s efforts and activities focus on our most vital asset : our members. Developing our membership to ensure that Fecc is representative of the chemical distribution industry; is our most important goal. One of the lessons 2012 leaves us is that working together is absolutely imperative to strengthen our position as a the voice of the industry in Europe and to drive our sector forward.
of Chemicals Platform). Working together has proved beneficial, as the EXCiPACT TM project exemplifies. As part of the Global Steering Committee Fecc coordinated and hosted the EXCiPACTTM Auditor Training programmes.
Dr. Uta Jensen-Korte Director General
On the legislation front 2013 will be an active year to say the least. With the REACH 2013 deadline, the obligations of the Biocidal Product Regulation and the new Seveso Regulation our advice is to continue to dedicate resources to comply with the challenges linked to these regulations.
We need to be realistic about the challenges ahead, and though we are positive about the future, we remain vigilant and will identify how best to respond to the challenges being experienced across the economy. To achieve this becoming a more “Fecc’s efforts and activities focus efficient and effective on our most vital asset : organisation is a must for Fecc. our members.” In the section, chemicals market trends and members surveys, you will find information on the latest market trends and data on the EU chemicals industry. In addition to this overview, you will also see a collection of statistical data covering different areas such as; demographics, international trade and other main activities. The past year saw much stronger committees that provided a clear understanding to our members on issues that affect their businesses. Maintaining this level of expertise and focus will prepare our members to positively confront the demands of the coming year. Fecc strives to continuously increase the benefits for its members, since the implementation of the 2011-2014 strategy, a new set of partnerships and strategic alliances have strengthened the distributors’ relationships with the other actors within the supply chain such as with Cefic and DUCC (Downstream Users
Fecc’s International Trade Committee has over the past year transformed itself, focusing on emerging markets like the Maghreb and Turkey and inviting external experts to give presentations on how to facilitate business in these areas. A set of factsheets containing macro-economic and chemical industry related data in the focus regions has also been developed. Responsible Care is and will continue to be a leading project for Fecc. The record number of applications trend to join the Fecc European Responsible Care programme continued in 2012. Two of the National Associations, Groquifar (Portuguese Distributors National Association) and AECQ (Spanish Distributors National Association) adopted the Fecc European RC Programme and will implement it in 2013. The Precursors Committee took part in the discussion on the implementation of the Action Plan in the CBRN Advisory Group, the Chemical Subgroup and the studies launched by the European Commission on the implementation of
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the CBRN – chemical subgroup actions. Drafting a chemical threat list, including developing the methodology, was one of the main topics handled by the Committee. To truly have a transformational impact, we need collaboration between all stakeholders. Proof that working together pays off, is the publication of the reviewed and updated joint Cefic/Fecc Product Stewardship Guidelines, prepared by the Product Stewardship Committee and co-signed by the Director General of Cefic, Hubert Mandery, and myself on 11 October 2012. As the highlight of our association’s calendar, the Fecc Annual Congress main goal is to provide the participants with concepts that they will be able to turn into growth opportunities for their businesses. Inspired by the industry’s drive to find the formula for success, the well-rounded programme covered a wide range of topics. The sessions aimed to challenge the participants to recognise the changing landscape in the business world, think more about the leadership challenges and the different ways to respond to them.
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Fecc strives to make your goals our own, this generates an understanding of your needs that translates in providing useful support services that make a positive difference in your business. I invite you to be the catalyst that makes a real difference, and to continue to be an example of success to other industries. These are only some highlights of the content you can expect to find in our Business Plan. At Fecc we are excited to continue working with you and for you during the coming year. I wish you a pleasant and informative read.
Dr. Uta Jensen-Korte, Director General
Fecc Board President : Edgar Nordmann - Nordmann, Rassmann GmbH Vice-President : Enea Marchesi - AssICC (Italian Association) Treasurer : Peter Skou - R2 Group A/S Harry Van Baarlen - Brenntag Neville Prior - CBA (UK Association) Ann-Christin Ericsson - P&K (Swedish Association) Peter Steinbach - VCH (German Association) Thorsten Harke - Harke Group Nathalie Veronelli - Eigenmann & Veronelli Eduardo Parella - Quimidroga Ramón J. Viñas - AECQ (Spanish Association) Francois-Xavier Du Passage - UFCC (French Association) Director General : Uta Jensen-Korte
About Fecc Fecc is the voice of the Chemical Distribution Industry in Europe. With a growing membership of companies and national associations, Fecc represents around 1,700 companies of which many are small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs). The Chemical Distribution industry in Europe employs around 30,000 people and has an annual sales leverage of approximately €26 billion.
Our Mission Promote the chemical distribution industry in order to ensure a sustainable business environment for the sector in the short, medium and long term. Fecc represents members’ interests at the European and international level, while fostering cooperation within the chemical distribution sector.
regulatory affairs and represent the industry’s views before the European Institutions. ,,Increase sustainability by promoting the implementation of the Responsible Care Programme. Which is based on the Eight Guiding Principles of ICCTA (International Council of Chemical Trade Associations) of which Fecc is a part.
Representing around 1,700 companies with around 30,000 employees, at over 1,300 sites handling 22 million tonnes shipped with an industry turnover of approximatively €26 billion. ,,Serve
as a platform to reach out to internal and external stakeholders. ,,Provide expertise and advice to members. ,,Strengthen relations between the chemical distribution industry.
Vision 2011-2014 “Become THE opinion maker within our Industry so that we are the natural partner for our members, European Institutions and stakeholders”. Fecc promotes initiatives such as Responsible Care, Product Stewardship and Good Trade and Distribution Practices. Fecc and its working committees give extensive information on current and proposed legislation to the members, while at the same time providing input and feedback to the European Institutions. Fecc is recognised as the discussion partner for stakeholders giving the chemical distribution sector a voice that is heard. By being actively involved in the EU decision-making process and contributing constructively to the debate, Fecc ensures that the specific needs of the chemical distributors are recognised.
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Fecc regularly organises workshops, seminars and meetings on topics that are important for its members. In addition, Fecc hosts its Annual Congress, an event that has become a must on the European chemical industry’s calendar. Fecc is represented in international matters through ICCTA, the International Council of Chemical Trade Associations.
Latest Key Documents ,,Joint
Cefic/Fecc Product Stewardship guidelines (2nd edition). ,,DUCC report on performing a DU CSA. ,,Joint industry statement on REACH and CLP enforcement. ,,Fecc, DUCC, Cefic Factsheet on Registration of a substance and use communication. ,,Fecc, DUCC, Cefic Letter on Communication of uses along the supply chain for 2013 registration. ,,DUCC Standard letter about ESCom XLM to be sent to IT providers by companies. ,,Fecc, DUCC, Cefic Position on Options for electronic delivery of a Safety Data Sheet (SDS) and the Exposure Scenarios in Annex. ,,Comparison of GHS implementation through the world. ,,Factsheets on the chemicals market in the Maghreb and Turkey. ,,Analysis document on the Eastern European Chemicals market. ,,A brief on key competition law issues.
Members Fecc’s efforts and activities focus on our most vital asset : our members. Developing our membership to ensure that Fecc is representative of the chemical distribution industry is one of our most important goals. Fecc Annual Congress 2012
Despite a sustained challenging economic situation, Fecc has maintained its membership and welcomed one new member, LANXESS Distribution GmbH, one of the leading German specialty chemical companies, joined us as company member in September 2012.
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With an extensive portfolio, LANXESS is active in all the world markets. The product pallet ranges from base, specialty and fine chemicals to plastics and rubber. LANXESS Distribution GmbH, is a 100 percent subsidiary of LANXESS Deutschland GmbH. Their core business is the worldwide distribution of chemical products and specialities. They are partners and product suppliers for industrial chemicals, personal care, animal nutrition and for selected plant treatment products. Fecc strives to be the voice of the chemical distribution industry in Europe and our members are the engine propelling us forward.
Fecc Annual Congress 2012 “Sustainable and responsible distribution : the formula for success” The Fecc Annual Congress, held in Lisbon from 21 to 23 May, attracted over 200 delegates from across the chemical industry. Participants joined the congress not only from Europe, but also from as far as China, Brazil, US and Mexico. Inspired by the industry’s drive to find the formula for success, the well-rounded programme covered a wide range of topics. The sessions aimed to challenge the participants to recognise the changing landscape in the business world, think more about the leadership challenges and the different ways to respond to them. The congress opened with an overview of the chemical distribution landscape. The programme then concentrated on sustainability, business opportunities, human resources and legislation. This year’s congress also featured a successful two hour workshop on competition law related issues and distribution agreements. The programme included networking opportunities that were developed to encourage the exchange and interaction with stakeholders from across the industry. Participants particularly enjoyed the Gala Dinner on the evening of 22 May, which took place at the Ordem dos Médicos. After enjoying a welcome drink and live cooking show in the gardens, the guests were welcomed to the unique space by a band playing Portuguese music.
The press lunch provided an exclusive opportunity for the attending journalists to meet the Fecc Board members and learn more about the hot topics in the chemical distribution industry. Fecc is confident that the lessons learned during the congress enabled attendees to respond to the complexity of the challenges we face as an industry. The next Fecc Annual Congress will take place in Hamburg June 17-19, 2013.
Fecc and ICCTA The International Council of Chemical Trade Associations (ICCTA) provides a platform where chemical distributors from many different countries can meet and exchange information and best practises. Fecc actively participates at the ICCTA meetings with the aim to exchange views on practical matters related to Responsible Care/Responsible Distribution/Social Responsibility initiatives.
REACH remains the major issue for the Safety, Health and Environment (SHE) committee with a specific focus on the monitoring of the REACH review 2012 process, the enforcement of the CLP and REACH Regulations and the active support given to members to comply with the 2013 registration deadline. Fecc is also involved in other activities like the monitoring of existing chemicals legislation outside of Europe, the development of a web-form for downstream users (DU) to report the missing uses and the update of the Fecc Mapping of Uses.
CLP The ECHA Classification and Labelling inventory was released in February 2012. Fecc regularly advised its members on how to use the database and expressed their views on the clean-up process to the Directors Contact Group.
The revision of the ICCTA Internal Rules was finalised. These internal rules set out the objectives, qualifications for membership, organisation, and working principles of ICCTA.
The new Seveso Directive was adopted on 24 July 2012. Throughout the adoption process Fecc represented the distributors’ view. Fecc is now advising its members on the implementation of the new rules.
The National Association of Chemical Distributors (NACD) took over the ICCTA Secretariat from Fecc since July, 2012.
REACH Fecc plays an important role in the REACH debate by promoting workable solutions and practical improvements for implementation. Fecc currently focuses on the identification of solutions to facilitate communication within the supply chain and to publish recommendations on extended SDS related issues, through an active participation in relevant forums such as; ENES, DUCC, Cefic Exposure Scenario working group and the Joint Industry Platform on REACH Supply Chain Communication. The main activities include an active representation of distributors’ interests through the Director Contact Group, by taking part in the revision of the European Chemicals Agency’s (ECHA) guidance documents within Partner Expert Groups (PEGs) and through follow up of the intermediates issue.
Fecc members will have to apply the Biocidal Product Regulation as from 1 September 2013. To support this application Fecc updates and advises companies on their obligations regarding the procedure to follow in order to place a product on the market.
Other activities Distributors are operating worldwide; therefore Fecc is monitoring the existing and upcoming chemicals legislation outside of Europe in countries like China, Russia and Turkey.
EXCiPACTTM certification scheme Fecc is actively involved in the EXCiPACT TM initiative through participation in the Global Steering Committee and the Communications/ Marketing Committee. The Second EXCiPACTTM
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Auditor Training programmes were hosted and coordinated by the Fecc in Brussels in July 2012. EXCiPACTTM is to be an independent legal entity constructed as a non-profit organisation registered in Brussels. Launched in January 2012 in Barcelona it will offer a new voluntary international pharmaceutical excipient cGMP and cGDP certification scheme. EXCiPACTTM aims to be one of the tools to facilitate patient safety and supplier quality, as well as minimising overall supply chain costs through the sharing of available information. A group of industry experts from the European Fine Chemicals Group (EFCG), the International Pharmaceuticals Excipients Council (IPEC) Europe, IPEC Americas, the European Association of Chemicals Distributors (Fecc), and the Pharmaceutical Quality Group (PQG) are working together on the certification scheme.
Pharma Fecc’s Good Trade and Distribution Practice (GTDP) Committee is active in all pharma, food, feed and cosmetics related activities. It has actively followed and formulated Fecc positions related to the distribution of pharmaceutical starting materials, APIs and excipients. Besides this the committee also follows all regulatory activity in the food, feed and cosmetics industries, where it monitors European and international initiatives and works actively to define Good Trade and Distribution Practices for these sectors. The committee regularly invites external experts to its meetings to update its members on current and emerging issues pertaining to pharma sector in particular regulatory activities, GMPs and GDPs.
International Trade Fecc’s International Trade Committee not only informs its members on trade issues but also provides market oriented information and updates, focused on emerging markets like the Maghreb and Turkey and regularly invites external experts to make presentations on the situation in these markets and how to facilitate business there. The committee drafts and circulates factsheets containing macro-economic
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and chemical industry related data in the focus regions. As part of its focus on market oriented information Fecc through the international trade committee analysed and produced a report on the Eastern European chemicals sector. In 2012 the Committee continued its focus on the Maghreb in particular Morocco and then moved on to Turkey. Representatives from the relevant bodies, including the Embassy of Turkey in Belgium and chemical distributors active in Turkey were invited to share their expertise and experiences with the members. Besides this the committee monitored all developments pertaining to European and international trade policy in particular those relevant to chemical trade. The Committee updated its members on a regular basis on issues pertaining to Free Trade Agreements (FTAs), anti dumping investigations and antisubsidy measures, EU imposed sanctions and other tariff and nontariff barriers. Finally the committee also actively participated in the EuroCommerce International Trade Committee, DG Trade Market Access Working Group on Chemicals and the EU Russia Regulatory dialogue - subgroup on chemicals.
Precursors Fecc’s Precursors Committee has actively monitored the development of the draft Regulation on the marketing and use of explosive precursors and the formal approval process. Committee members have been actively involved in the discussion on the implementation of the Action Plan in the CBRN Advisory Group, the
Chemical Subgroup and the studies launched by the European Commission on the implementation of the CBRN – horizontal and chemical subgroup actions. Drafting a chemical threat list, including developing the methodology, was one of the main topics handled by the Committee; Fecc also continued to work together with Cefic on CBRN thresholds. On transport security, Fecc prepared a reply to the Commission staff working document on transport security, in collaboration with Cefic and other European Associations, expressing the importance of taking into account existing regulations.
Responsible Care The promotion of Responsible Care (RC) is a priority for Fecc. The RC Committee held regular meetings during 2012 with member companies’ RC Coordinators and Managers of National Associations in order to provide practical help, support and to share best practices related to the RC Programme.
Responsible Care Coordinators and other experts in the field shared their experiences in implementing Responsible Care in their own companies and the importance of the Third Party Verification tool, SQAS Distributor/ESAD.
Product Stewardship The Product Stewardship Committee brings together representatives of the chemical distributor community and the main European chemical manufactures holding Fecc associate membership to discuss, develop and coordinate common initiatives of producers and distributors on safety, health and environmental matters. During the past year, the committee has reviewed and updated the joint Cefic/Fecc Product Stewardship Guidelines.
Fecc received during 2011 a record number of applications to join the Fecc European Responsible Care Programme and this trend has continued in 2012. The applications came mainly from Eastern European company members’ subsidiaries, highlighting the commitment of our member companies to Responsible Care. During the past year, Groquifar (Portuguese Distributors National Association) and AECQ (Spanish Distributors National Association) have adopted the Fecc European RC Programme. Currently, both Groquifar and AECQ are in a transition period that will lead to the national implementation in both countries of the Fecc European RC Programme in 2013.
Responsible Care Seminar This year’s Fecc Responsible Care Seminar was organised in Brussels with the aim of sharing best practices within companies and National Associations and to discuss further the links between Responsible Care, Sustainability and Corporate Social Responsibility.
The Logistics Committee held regular meetings during 2012 in which they monitored developments in European and international legislation concerning the safe transport and handling of dangerous goods (i.e. ADR, RID, IMDG, EU transport regulations).In 2012 the Logistics Committee took part in several initiatives; such as the Working at Height work group together with other associations like ECTA, Cefic and transport companies. The Logistics Committee has raised awareness in DG Home of the transport security provisions of ADR.
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Trends and Member company surveys Trends The European chemicals manufacturing and distribution industry has traditionally been a world leader, a key sector / contributor to the European economy. The European chemicals industry supplies to virtually all sectors of the economy from construction, fertilizers, pharmaceuticals to personal care industries, to name a few. The European chemicals sector generally remains a leading chemicals producing area in the world, with sales of approximately €539 billion in 2011, close to one-fourth of world chemicals sales in terms of value.1 The European share of global output has however steadily declined due to
stronger relative growth in other parts of the world. Europe’s share of world chemicals production dropped from 29.2 to 20.9% between 2000 and 2010, while China’s share of production increased from 6.4 to 24.4%.2 In 2011 Europe’s share was close to 20% while China was the global leader with 27% share of global sales.3 Europe, Asia and the North American Free Trade Area (NAFTA) account for 92.7 per cent of world chemicals turnover.4 Worldwide competition in the chemical manufacturing and distribution industry is fierce and this is only likely to increase. Chemicals sales in Asia are now more than double that of the European Union, nevertheless Europe remains the world’s largest importer, exporter (and distributor) of chemicals.
Fig. 1 World chemicals sales 2011: A geographic breakdown5
Chemicals sales (€ billion)
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World chemicals sales in 2011 are valued at € 2,744 billion. The European Union accounts for 19,6% of the total.
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Source: Cefic Chemdata International * Rest of Europe - Switzerland, Norway and other Central & Eastern Europe (excluding the new EU-12 countries). Cefic (2012), The European Chemical Industry’s Priorities in Industrial Policy – Contribution to the European Commissions Consultation on the review of the EU2020 flaghip initiative on industrial policy, p.7. Cefic (2011), Chemical Industry profile report – Facts and Figures, p. 4 ; available at http ://www.cefic.org/Global/Facts-andfigures-images/Graphs%202011/FF2011-chapters-PDF/Cefic_FF%20Rapport%202011_1_ChemIndProfile.pdf; see also, Cefic/ Deloitte (2011),Chemical Logistics Vision 2020, p. 1 ; available at http ://www.cefic.org/Documents/IndustrySupport/Transportand-Logistics/Chemical-Logistics-Vision-2020%20-190911-final.pdf Cefic (2012), The European Chemical Industry’s Priorities in Industrial Policy, p.7. Id, p.3. Cefic (2012), Facts and Figures – The European chemicals industry from a worldwide perspective – September 2012, p.2.
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Trends and Member company surveys Fig.2. World sales comparative 2001 & 20116 30
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2001: â‚Ź1,407 billion 2011: â‚Ź2,744 billion Source: Cefic Chemdata International * Asia excluding China and Japan
In 2011 petrochemicals and speciality chemicals accounted for half of EU chemicals sales. Petrochemicals accounted for approximately 24.7% while consumer chemicals were at 12.3%.7
Fig.3 EU Chemicals industry by sub-sector - 20118 Percentage of sales by sub-sector Consumer chemicals 12,3%
Specialties 25,3% Auxiliaries for industry Basic inorganics 13,4% Paints & inks
Crop protection Dyes & pigments
Industrial gases Fertilizers Polymers 24,3% Plastics Synthetic rubber Man-made fibers
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Source: Eurostat and Cefic Chemdata International
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Trends and Member company surveys According to a study conducted by Accenture in 2011 titled “Looking ahead to 2030”9 by 2030 the top seven European chemical markets and their projected chemical use is expected to be in (a) Healthcare : €120 billion/US$172 billion (b) Services : €70 billion/US$100 billion. Services include : wholesale and retail trade for recreational products, sanitation/sewage, hotel/ restaurant uses, R&D chemicals, etc (c) Agriculture : €31 billion/US$45 billion (d) Construction : €30 billion/US$43 billion (d) Motor vehicles : €28 billion/US$40 billion (e) Food and beverages : €18 billion/ US$26 billion and (f) Industrial equipment : €18 billion/US$26 billion. Several recent studies have analysed the chemicals industry and distribution and have concluded that one of the main reasons for Europe’s continued success stems from it becoming a major specialty and consumer chemicals hub. This segment accounts for a key share of the EU chemical sector’s positive net trade balance and accounted for 70 per cent of extraEU chemicals trade surplus. In 2010 specialty chemicals accounted for 36 per cent of the EU chemicals trade surplus, with a value of €16.8 billion.10
According to a 2010 Study by the Boston Consultancy Group (BCG), titled “Opportunities in Chemical Distribution”,11 12 competitive pressures in the distribution industry will increasingly require new approaches to distribution in order to strike a proper balance between providing differentiated offerings and containing the resulting costs of complexity. The BCG in its study indicated that small and medium sized customers are increasingly being handed over to third party distributors by producers.13 In mature markets this shift is seen to be primarily due to achieving greater cost efficiency while at the same time maintaining customer bases. In the case of emerging markets third party distributors are used mainly when the purchasing company is small and direct sales cannot be justified.14 Key elements that make 3rd party distributors attractive to customers are : ability to source from multiple producers; taking physical ownership of the products; warehousing facilities; mixing, blending and repackaging of products as desired and finally selling and distributing to the customer.15 The BCG concluded that approximately 9% of global chemicals sales are handled by 3rd party distributors. Worldwide 3rd party chemicals distribution achieved a compound annual growth of 10% from 2006 to 2008 and the distribution sector will continue to grow in the mid to long term.16
9 Accenture (2011), Looking Ahead to 2030 : A Review of Trends and Influencers in the European Chemical Industry, p. 4, available at http ://www.accenture.com/SiteCollectionDocuments/PDF/Accenture-Looking-Ahead-to-2030.pdf. 10 Cefic (2011), Facts and Figures 2011, p.16. 11 BCG (2010), Opportunities in Chemical Distribution : Optimizing Marketing and Sales Channels, Managing Complexity, and Redefining the Role of Distributors, p. 1 ; available at https ://www.bcgperspectives.com/content/articles/process_industries_sales_channels_opportunities_in_chemical_distribution/ 12 The BCG Study is indicative and data does not necessarily represent the chemical distribution industry in entirety. 13 Id, pg.3. 14 Id. 15 Id, p.4. 16 Id.
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Trends and Member company surveys Fig.4. Major chemical distributors – Europe 201117 18
Europe Chemical Distribution Leaders 2011* Company 1 Brenntag 2 Univar** 3 Azelis 4 IMCD Group 5 Biesterfeld 6 Omya 7 Barentz Europe 8 ICC Chemical 9 Caldic 10 Quimidroga 11 TER GROUP 12 Overlack 13 CG Chemikalien 14 Stockmeier Chemie 15 SAFIC-ALCAN 16 Nordmann, Rassmann 17 Arkem Kimya Sanayi Ve Ticaret 18 Kruse Holding 19 Multisol Group 20 Indukern 21 Eigenmann & Veronelli 22 Pluschem EEIG 23 DEHON Group 24 DKSH**** 25 Norkem Holdings 26 Krahn Chemie 27 ECEM European Chemical Marketing 28 Bang & Bonsomer 29 HSH Chemie 30 Algol Chemicals 31 Prinova 32 HugoHaffner Group 33 Atlantic Chemicals Trading 34 Thommen-Furler 35 Harke Group
Sales ($m) 5,566.3 2,400 1,577 1,100 1,000 958.9 850 753 747.7 733.4 589.6 524.8 476.7 453.6 395.2 388.8 373 356.4 333.1 312.3 265.7 239.7 239.7 185.6 183.8 181.4 176.4 173.7 167.2 152.9 150 140.5 137.7 132.1 132
Company Sales ($m) 130 36 CSC Jaecklechemie 128.9 37 Tillmanns 125.1 38 VELOX 124.2 39 2M Holdings (Banner Chemicals, Surfachem) 119.7 40 Unipex 115.3 41 Gaches Chimie 109.4 42 NovaSol Chemicals 100.5 44 Arpadis 107.7 43 ELTON 95.9 45 GIUSTO FARAVELLI 93.6 46 Solventis 91.6 47 Meade-King, Robinson & Co Ltd 90.7 48 Aug. Hedinger 82.9 49 Barcelonesa de Drogas 82.9 50 Moeller Chemie 75 51 Rahn Group 74.5 52 Alpha Wax 69.3 53 Ilario Ormezzano 65.7 54 CHEMSERVICE 63.5 55 Zeus Quimica 62.4 56 Petrochem Middle East 61 57 CellMark Chemicals*** 52.5 58 Manuchar 52.3 59 Nortex 52 60 Cornelius Group 50.5 61 F.B. Silbermann 46.7 62 Andreas Jennow 44.4 63 Melrob 37.7 64 Quimitecnica.com 36 65 Wego Chemical & Mineral 36 66 National Chemical 34.3 67 MY-CHEM 32.4 68 SAMECA Produtos Quimicos 29.7 69 PHT International 29.7 70 Vendico Chemical 16 71 Biachem
NOTE : *Sales are by region and may differ from the total sales figure in the overall listing **Includes Middle East and Africa ***formerly Alcan International Network ****Industry estimate SOURCE : Companies, ICIS 17 ICIS Chemical Business (2012), Top 100 Chemical distributors 2011 (July 2012 issue), p.54. 18 The ICIS List of European Chemical distribution leaders 2011 importantly does not include all Fecc members and several distributors are not mentioned in this list. This list is thus only for indicative purpose and not conclusive.
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Fecc Member Company survey (Data 2011) Fecc has a total number of member companies close to 1,700. Data collected from these indicate that the total number of chemical distributor members is around 870. The total turnover is â‚Ź26 billion. The total number of employees stands at approximately 30,000. The total warehouse area is approximately 990,000Â m2, shipments made amounted to 4.6 million, while 22 million tonnes were shipped (based on collected and received data).
No. of Chemical Distributors (Fecc)
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Fecc Member Company survey (Data 2011) In terms of presence in non-EU countries 64% of Fecc Company members are present in Russia and 57% in China. So also close to 50% are present in Switzerland, 39% in the Maghreb region, and 36% in India and Turkey respectively. From a comparative analysis of the data from 2009-2011 it can be seen that there has been an increase in member presence in Russia, China, Switzerland, USA and Canada, India and the Maghreb. At the same time there has been a decrease in presence in the Balkans, South and Central America and the Middle East. %Members presence in non-EU countries (2011)
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Fecc Member Company survey (Data 2011) The main export markets in 2011 are Russia 32%, Switzerland 29%, South and Central America 25% and South East Asia at 21%. Further to this other export regions include USA and Canada at 21% and the Maghreb region and Turkey at 18% respectively. Comparing this to data from 2010 it can be observed that there has been an increase in exports in the Maghreb, Turkey and Russia while a decrease can be seen in Switzerland, South-East Asia and Ukraine/Belarus.
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Fecc Member Company survey (Data 2011) From the 2011 data it can be observed that the main sectors supplied by members include the chemicals industry at 89%, Adhesives 82%, Paints 79%, Cosmetics 79%, Food 75% and Construction 71%. From comparison with data from 2009 and 2010 it can be observed that the main sectors have remained relatively constant with increases in the automotive, textiles, adhesives and water treatment sectors while there has been a decrease in the agrochemicals sector.
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Fecc Member Company survey (Data 2011) From the 2011 data it can be seen that distribution remains the main activity of the members at 100%, with close to 82% of the members in warehousing/storage followed by 68% in re-packaging and 64% in blending. In comparison to data from 2010 it can be seen that there has been a decrease in warehousing/storage, relabelling and repackaging activities while there has been an increase in blending and other activities.
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Other Re-labelling (e.i. technical assistance)
Warehousing/ Re-packaging Distribution Storage
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International Trade Committee members
Joel D’Silva - Fecc Steve Fannin - Omya David Garcia - Barcelonesa Carsten Guentner - Nordmann Rassmann GmbH Pavel Kratochvil - Barentz
Michael Paetzold - IMCD Michael Thomson - Azelis Fanny Torras - Quimidroga Nathalie Veronelli - Eigenmann & Veronelli Juan Manuel Wilke - Campi y Jove
The Committee followed existing trade regimes and trade defence instruments : ,,Analysis of various Free Trade Agreements (FTAs) and trade pacts being negotiated. ,,Monitoring various embargoes imposed for example on Iran and Syria and informing the members of updates. ,,Provision of information on major existing anti-dumping investigations relevant for the Members. ,,Representation of the group in EuroCommerce International Trade Committee, DG Trade Market Access Working Group on Chemicals, EuroCommerce Exports Working and the EU Russia Regulatory dialogue – subgroup on chemicals.
Franz Saif BTC Europe Chairperson
The International Trade Committee’s objective is to deal with issues related to trade with major emerging markets such as : Asia, South America, Africa, Middle East and Eastern Europe. The committee focuses not only on exports and imports, but also on the chemical distribution sector in these economies. The Committee further focuses on trade relations with Russia through the EU Regulatory dialogue – subgroup on chemicals.
Activities 2012 Further analysis of the Maghreb region : ,,Exchange of experiences in chemical distribution in the Maghreb region. ,,Provision of updated economic data about the region to members. ,,Factsheet for circulation to members on the Maghreb region containing updated socio/ macro-economic indicators and information on the chemicals industry. Analysis of chemicals distribution in Turkey : ,,Presentations made by representatives from the Turkish Embassy in Brussels at the International Trade Committee meeting. ,,Presentations by invited persons on experiences in distribution in Turkey. ,,Provided economic data about the region to the members. ,,Factsheet for circulation to the members on Turkey containing updated socio/macroeconomic indicators and information on the chemicals industry.
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Distributor/agent and principal issues : ,,The Committee focused on various issues pertaining to distributor and agent and in particular distribution agreements.
Achievements 2012 ,,Finalised
and distributed an updated version of a study on the Eastern European Chemicals Market prepared by Fecc. This study is however intended to be a ‘living’ document hence it will be regularly updated as and when new data is received.
International Trade Committee
Work Plan 2013 In the future the International Trade Committee intends to focus on the following topics : ,,Provision
of information on emerging markets : Analysis of economic data of different countries and regions and providing this to the members. Likely regions and countries include Middle East, Russia and China. ◊ Presentations on the economic climate, investment opportunities, access to credits, special programmes, chemical associations and related aspects in foreign/emerging markets. ◊ Update members on regulations affecting trade and chemical distribution. ◊ Distribute market studies and other publications available to members. ,,Continue looking into distributor/agent and principal issues. ,,Continue analysing and monitoring trade practices of major trading partners and providing regular updates to members on : ◊ Free Trade Agreements (FTAs) ◊ Anti dumping investigations and antisubsidy measures ◊ EU regulations on sanctions ◊ Other tariff and non-tariff barriers ,,Monitoring the Russia Round Table discussions and the Customs Union (Russian Federation, Belarus and Kazakhstan). ,,Participation in DG Trade Market Access Working Group on Chemicals, the EU Russia Regulatory dialogue – subgroup on chemicals and the EuroCommerce International Trade Committee. ◊
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Michael Paetzold IMCD Chairperson
Douglas Leech - CBA (British Association) Vice-Chairperson Ophélie Roblot - Fecc Alain Berthet - BACD (Belgian Association) Henk Boden - Caldic Peter Cooper - Univar Fabrice Delhaise - Brenntag Jacques Declercq - BACD (Belgian Association) Ahmed Diboune - Azelis Group Heinz-Werner Dobbertin - VCH (German Association) Olaf C. Fehr - VWR International
Jaap Groot - VHCP (Dutch Association) Simona Lai - Omya Marianne Lyngsaae - Brenntag Eyck-Michael Poll - Ter Hell Renato Porta - AssICC (Italian Association) Gilles Richard - UFCC (French Association) Patrice Rollet and Virgine Fourneau - Inventec Jan Skov Norby - R2 Group Peter Steinbach - VCH (German Association) Iris Verdeyen - Barentz Steffen Voss - Aug. Hedinger Dorota Zakrzewska - HSH Chemie
The Safety, Health and Environment (SHE) Committee is an expert group that monitors developments in the areas of safety, health and environment, evaluates critical developments in the legislative process and works closely with relevant stakeholders. Currently, the committee focuses on the Regulation on Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of chemicals (REACH), on the CLP Regulation, on the Seveso Regulation and on the newly adopted Biocidal Product Regulation. Fecc’s contribution to the REACH and CLP debate included the preparation of several Fecc guidance documents and input to the proposals amending CLP. The participation in the Director’s Contact Group and the Expert Network on Exposure Scenarios (ENES) enables Fecc members to be actively represented in the decision making processes of the REACH and CLP implementation. The committee also deals with the implementation of REACH through the participation in ECHA’s Partner Expert Groups (PEGs).
The Committee has prepared Fecc’s input for the regular contacts with the European Commission, the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) and other industry Associations.
Other issues of priority include the Globally Harmonised System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS), the implementation of the Seveso Directive and of the Biocidal Product Regulation and several initiatives concerning the safety of chemicals.
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REACH ,,Participation in EU Conferences organised by institutions or industry. ,,Promoted Fecc’s view on the 2012 REACH review. ,,Member of the Directors’ Contact group, representing distributors’ interests. ,,Participated in the development and update of guidance documents (PEGs) : ◊ Revision of various chapters and parts of the Guidance on CSA/IR, ◊ Revision of the Guidance on registration. ,,Raised awareness for the 2013 registration deadline. ,,Provided advice regarding REACH implementation for companies (registration, authorisation and restrictions). ,,Updated members on IT tools development. ,,Monitored and gave input regarding use communication and Exposure Scenarios (ES) issues. ◊ Founder member of the Expert Network on Exposure Scenarios (ENES), an ECHAindustry platform on ES. ,,Provided input to the ESIG’s Generic Exposure Scenario working group, monitored Generic Exposure Scenarios development. ,,Monitored emerging and existing chemicals legislation outside of Europe (e.g. China, Russia and Turkey) and advised members accordingly.
enforcement of REACH throughout the EU member states and actively shared Fecc’s views on enforcement. ,,Advised companies on cost optimisation. ,,Worked in cooperation with ECHA to develop case studies on scaling in the practical guide for Downstream users on Exposure scenarios. ,,Supported the development of a simple webform for downstream users to report the missing uses. CLP ,,Monitored the EU discussion regarding the information requirements to Poison Centres, participated in consultations. ,,Monitored the Classification and Labelling inventory process and shared Fecc’s views on the clean-up process. ,,Took part in the 4th ATP revision process. Seveso ,,Actively provided input and follow up on the review of the Seveso Directive. ,,Worked in cooperation with CBA to determine the landscape of Seveso implementation across Europe. Biocides ,,Actively provided input and follow up on the adoption of the Biocidal Product Regulation.
Achievements 2012 REACH ,,Exposure
Scenarios : Fecc, DUCC, Cefic position on options for electronic delivery of a Safety Data Sheet (SDS) and the Exposure Scenarios in the Annex. ◊ Co-organiser of two workshops on Exposure Scenarios as a founder member of the ECHA Expert Network on Exposure Scenarios. ◊ Developed a standard letter with DUCC about ESCom XML to be sent to IT providers by companies. ,,Use communication : ◊ Updated the Mapping for uses of the distributor sector. ◊ Report prepared to help DU to perform a DU CSA in cooperation with DUCC. ◊ Fecc, DUCC, Cefic Factsheet on registration of a substance and use communication circulated. ◊ Fecc, DUCC, Cefic Letter on communication of uses along the supply chain for 2013 registration circulated. ,,Successfully expressed Fecc’s views to ECHA and the Member States, which resulted in inclusion some of the Fecc’s proposals in the revised version of the Guidance on Registration. ,,Raising awareness campaign delivered for the 2013 registration deadline : ◊ Fecc survey on registration intention. ,,Enforcement of REACH and CLP : ◊ Published joint industry statement on REACH and CLP enforcement with various associations. ◊ Invited to moderate a session at a Commission conferences. ◊
CLP ,,Comparison document of the GHS implantation through the world circulated. Biocides ,,Delivered a workshop on the implementation of the new Biocidal Product Regulation.
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Work Plan 2013 General ,,Prepare Fecc’s views to be communicated to the EU institutions. ,,Give input to the Fecc representatives working in external fora. ,,Monitor other relevant legislations that have an effect on health, environment or safety, as needed. REACH ,,Advice on REACH implementation for companies (registration, authorisation, restrictions). ,,Support Fecc’s members on the 2013 registration deadline. ,,Member of the DCG : identify solutions for new issues related to the 2013 registration deadline and represent distributors’ interests. ,,Provide company members with advice regarding use communication and implementation of Exposure Scenarios. ,,Co-organise the upcoming ENES meetings. ,,Maintain the Exposure scenario XLM 2.0 with DUCC, Cefic and VCI. ,,Participation in the development and update of guidance documents (PEGs) : e.g. revision of the Guidance on CSA/IR. ,,Monitor the public consultation regarding substance inclusion on the candidate list, restriction and authorisation annexes. ,,Monitor enforcement actions at Member State level, identify Members’ issues and discuss with appropriate bodies. CLP ,,Follow up on the cleaning process of the C&L inventory. ,,Continue to provide advice on the implementation of CLP (e.g. Adaptations to technical progress (ATPs)). ,,Follow up the discussion on CLP Article 45 (4) harmonisation of information to Poison Information Centres. ,,Continue to monitor the implementation of GHS within other countries to provide advice on its global adoption. ,,Monitor the Harmonised Inventory process and advise where necessary.
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to provide input regarding the implementation of the Seveso Directive.
Biocides ,,Provide advice regarding the implementation of the Biocidal Product Regulation. Environment ,,Monitor the development in environmental legislation such as waste legislation and Integrated Pollution Prevention Control (IPPC). Other topics ,,Nanomaterials : Give input where necessary and follow up on the latest developments, ,,Update on the 7th EU framework Programme – CLARASP project application that aims to collect and generate information/data for the hazard classification and risk assessment of generic /older APIs (active pharmaceutical ingredients). ,,Follow up on the updates of worker safety legislation. ,,Monitor the developments in non EU Countries like China, Korea, Turkey, Russia and the US with regard to REACH or similar initiatives. ,,Monitor the Cosmetics directive with regard to risk assessment of substances used for Cosmetic products, give input to the GTDP Committee if needed.
Responsible Care Committee
María Jesús Almenar Martín - Fecc Ralph Alberti - VCH (German Association) Catarina Carvalho - Groquifar (Portuguese Association) Monica Comajuan - Quimidroga Maarten Dankloff - Arkema Jacques Declercq - BACD (Belgian Association) Ahmed Diboune - Azelis Verena Friedrichs - BTC Europe Eva Frostell - TKL (Finnish Association) Mélanie Gay - UFCC (French Association) Felix Hartmann - Omya Phil Hockaday - Univar Europe Bernd Klein - C.H. Erbslöh
Introduction Responsible Care (RC) helps the chemical industry globally to operate safely and with care for future generations. Through the sharing of information and a system of checklists, performance indicators and verification procedures, Responsible Care enables the industry to demonstrate how its health, safety, security and environmental performance has improved over the years, and to develop policies for further improvement. Responsible Care requires companies to be open and transparent with their stakeholders – from local communities to environmental groups, from local authorities and government to the media, and of course the general public whilst maintaining their security commitments. On the national level, the Fecc Member National Associations (NAs) developed local Responsible Care programmes in line with the International Council of Chemical Trade Associations (ICCTA) Joint RC/RD/SR Programme. Fecc actively promotes the implementation of this joint programme. More recently Fecc has also developed its own European Responsible Care Programme which was approved by Cefic in 2009. 2011 was a record year in applications to the Fecc European Responsible Care Programme. Fecc received over 15 site applications coming from subsidiaries of top distributors. The applications came mainly from Eastern European
Jakob Lamm Zeuthen - Kemi & Life Science (Danish Association) Alan Looney - CDI (Irish Association) Lourdes Luque - AECQ (Spanish Association) Heinrich Van Megen - Brenntag Holding Michael Paetzold - IMCD José M. Plana - Quimidroga Renato Porta - AssICC (Italian Association) Thomas Pühringer - Brenntag CEE Steffen Saecker - SAFECHEM Paulo Soares - Quimitecnica.com Gemma Torroella - Campi y Jove Wim Vermeylen - BACD (Belgian Association) Dorota Zakrzewska - HSH Chemie Haimo Zekoll - Solvay
Robert Stuyt VHCP (Dutch Association) Chairperson
countries which showed their increasing interest in Responsible Care. During the last year Fecc continued to receive applications from subsidiaries of distribution companies to join the Fecc RC Programme, and the Portuguese and Spanish National Distribution Associations have adopted and will implement in 2013 the Fecc RC Programme for Distributors for their membership. The promotion of Responsible Care is a priority for Fecc and the Responsible Care Committee has been re-established to strengthen and develop, as well as to coordinate Responsible Care with national associations. The Committee is composed of company Responsible Care co-ordinators and national association Responsible Care managers. The Committee monitors the developments of the Responsible Care programme at European level (i.e. yearly collection and review of performance indicators), ensures an active promotion and communication of Responsible Care and carries out educational initiatives such as Responsible Care seminars and conferences.
Activities 2012 ,,Regular
meetings of companies’ Responsible Care co-ordinators and Responsible Care managers of national associations. ,,Preparation of promotional material, presentations and guidelines. ,,Organisation of the Responsible Care Seminar in Brussels.
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help and support to share best practices of the Responsible Care Programme. ,,Practical help and support to help companies join the Responsible Care Programme. ,,Practical help and support to help the Portuguese and Spanish National Associations adopt the Fecc European Responsible Care Programme. ,,Promotion of the Responsible Care programme with customers, suppliers and other stakeholders. ,,Monitoring the implementation of Responsible Care at national level for ICCTA compliance. ,,Monitoring implementation of the Fecc European Responsible Care Programme. ,,Annual analysis of Key Performance Indicators and to recommend improvements. ,,Discussion about the Third Party Verification (TPV) tools. ,,Promotion of ESAD as one of the TPV tools. ,,Publishing average score SQAS Distributor/ ESAD for benchmarking. ,,Cooperation with Cefic and the European Chemical Transport Association (ECTA) to promote Responsible Care across the supply chain. ,,Attendance at external meetings and seminars on Responsible Care Review. ,,Checking of the applications received from companies applying to the Fecc European Responsible Care Programme : CEO letter of commitment, Responsible Care Coordinator nomination, KPI (Key Performance Indicators), self-assessments or ESAD Reports, and improvement plans. ,,Establishing a European list of all Responsible Care distributor companies in collaboration with Chemagility (the World Chemical Distribution directory) and to make it available on both Chemagility and Fecc websites.
Achievements 2012 ,,New
sites in mainly Eastern European countries have joined the Fecc EU Responsible Care Programme. ,,Groquifar (Portuguese National Association) and AECQ (Spanish National Association) have adopted the European Fecc Responsible Care Programme for their members.
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Work Plan 2013 ,,Support
and practical help with the Responsible Care programme implementation. ,,Support and guide our members through implementation of TPV in order to increase the use of TPV within our membership. (See also section Cefic-Fecc SQAS/ESAD) ,,Training for new Responsible Care coordinators, workshops and information sessions will be organised in order to share best practices and to promote the Responsible Care programme with customers, suppliers and other stakeholders. ,,Development of a guidance document for companies and National Associations to be used on a voluntary basis, explaining the Eight Guiding Principles from a practical/ business point of view. ,,Work on further harmonisation of Responsible Care programmes within Fecc NAs (following the ICCTA Joint Programme and its Milestones). ,,Monitor the needs of SMEs (e.g. use of ISO plus complementary Responsible Care questions for TPV, specific tools for SME’s). ,,Increased communication on Responsible Care (e.g. Sustainability as integral part of corporate strategies & stakeholders expectations). ,,Explore the monitoring of environmental impact and discuss measures on how to diminish it with, for example, the development of KPI. ,,The Fecc Responsible Care Committee agreed on a set of goals in regard to the Responsible Care implementation in Europe. The committee will prepare a timeline and work plan to achieve this for 2015 : ,,Increase the Fecc NA’s members belonging to Responsible Care. ,,Increase the number of KPIs respondents. ,,Encourage Responsible Care companies to put in place an Improvement Plan.
The Fecc European RC Programme The Fecc European Responsible Care Programme is tailored for distributors and establishes a harmonised European approach for Responsible Care implementation. The programme assists
Responsible Care Committee
companies to comply with environmental, health, safety and security legislation by diminishing the risk of accidents, but also helps optimise operational conditions and company performance.
The main requirements and responsibilities for applying Fecc’s Responsible Care programme are : ,,CEO
signs the commitment to RC of RC coordinator ,,Third party assessment ,,Improvement Action Plan ,,Annual reporting of key performance indicators (KPI) to Fecc ,,Participation in working groups and promoting the programme ,,Appointment
The programme’s core principles are based on the eight guiding principles of the International Council of Chemical Trade Associations’ (ICCTA) Joint Responsible Care & Distribution programme. The programme is developed especially for members such as :
Survey 2012 National Associations : Responsible Care and Responsible Care KPIs
operating in European countries where no national association exists. ,,National Associations that need support with the implementation of Responsible Care in their country or are currently applying the manufacturers’ Responsible Care programme. ,,Pan-European companies operating in more than one country that are authorised by the respective national associations to apply the programme. Companies applying the programme undergo independent third party assessment by, for example, SQAS Distributor/ESAD, demonstrating its quality, safety, and environmental performance.
Regarding Responsible Care implementation, we have observed that the percentage of companies belonging to Responsible Care is increasing year after year, from 40% in 2009 to 58% in 2011. In countries like Belgium, Ireland, the Netherlands and United Kingdom the percentage of Responsible Care implementation within their respective memberships is 100%. Nevertheless in the Czech Republic, France and Germany, the percentage of Responsible Care companies in the respective National Associations’ turnover represents between 80% and 90% (see Figure 1).
Fig.1 Responsible Care implementation in Europe (Fecc 2012) % RC companies in NA membership (2011 data) % RC companies in NA turnover (2011 data) 100
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Source: Fecc Single Questionnaire 2012 – National Associations results Note : Switzerland reports to Manufacturers Association (Cefic)
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In Figure two we can see the number of employees belonging to Responsible Care : after a slight decrease last year in 2011 the percentage of employees has reached 72%. This is the highest percentage reached since 2005.
an increase in the number of ISO & ESAD assessments, ‘Provision of information’ has increased in the number of TPV members assessed, and “Ongoing improvements” a decrease in the number of improvement plans in place. In the field of ‘Risk Management’ – transport, site and (un) loading incidents, there has been a decrease in the number of transport incidents.
Finally, comparing the 2011 KPIs (2012 survey) to the 2010 results (2011 survey), in the area of ‘Legal requirements’ demonstrates there have been less convictions; ‘Policies and documentation’ shows
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No of employees RC
Year Source: Fecc Single Questionnaire 2012 – National Associations results
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Product Stewardship Committee
Haimo Zekoll - Solvay (Vice-Chairperson) María Jesús Almenar Martín - Fecc Peter Cooper - Univar Ahmed Diboune - Azelis Michele Incagli - IMCD Heinrich Van Megen - Brenntag Martin Rowlands - Dow Corning
Introduction The Product Stewardship (PS) Committee brings together representatives of the chemical distributor community and the main European chemical manufacturers holding Fecc associate membership to promote a better cooperation and implementation of Product Stewardship along the supply chain. The aim is to discuss, develop and coordinate common initiatives of producers and distributors on safety, health and environmental matters.
Activities 2012 Product Stewardship initiatives of the PS initiatives of defined sectors and their promotion through the members’ area of the Fecc website. ,,To be informed about Security of Explosive Precursors, CBRN and drug precursors. ,,Collection
SQAS Distributor/ESAD ,,Evaluation of the number of SQAS/ESAD assessments and average scores. ,,Evaluated the responses on specific PS questions. REACH and CLP ,,To inform on uses under REACH in the supply chain. ,,To
be informed about CLP and the amendments to technical progress.
Achievements 2012 ,,Update of the Fecc - Cefic PS guidance document. ,,Good Practice Guidelines for Distributors Collection of Product Stewardship initiatives.
Work Plan 2013 ,,Refocus
the Committee on special topics e.g. chlorinated solvents together with Eurochlor and hygiene in food warehousing together with the GTDP Committee. ,,Improve the appeal of PS issues to attract both manufacturers and distributors.
Maarten Dankloff Arkema - Chairperson (Until January 2013) Product Stewardship initiatives ,,Active promotion and distribution of the Fecc - Cefic PS Guidelines. ,,Active promotion and distribution of the Fecc Good Practice Guideline. ,,Collect PS initiatives and promote them. ,,Collect information on incidents that occur repeatedly in both the distribution and producers sectors and share experiences. ,,Identify specific products that lack PS initiatives. ,,Identify PS initiatives on specific products in consultation with the producers. ,,To be informed about Security of Explosive Precursors, CBRN and drug precursors. SQAS Distributor/ESAD ,,Give input to the SQAS Distributor/ESAD Steering Committee. ,,Monitor the statistics on specific PS questions. ,,Raise awareness of suppliers. ,,Identify problems on carrying out an assessment exchange of experiences among participants regarding the assessments. ,,Improvement of incident data sharing. REACH/CLP ,,To inform on those aspects of REACH where communication in the supply chain is key. ,,To monitor the developments regarding CLP and the Adaptation to Technical Progress (ATP).
External relations ,,Ensure
that the activities of the committee are coordinated with the work in the Cefic sector groups and other Fecc committees (Responsible Care, Logistics, and Safety, Health & Environment). ,,Enhance cooperation with other associations e.g. European Solvent Industry Group (ESIG), European Chlorinated Solvent Association (ECSA), among others.
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Frank MILEK Aug. Hedinger GmbH & Co KG Chairperson
Joel D’Silva - Fecc Ralph Alberti - VCH (German Association) Pauline Ayres - Azelis Anja Budde - Aug. HEDINGER GmbH & Co. KG Anaide Burel - UFCC (French Association) Monica Comajuan - Quimidroga Daniela Fermo - AssICC (Italian Association) Marta Ferrer Monsech - Campi y Jové Ulrike Gerster - Barentz Hanna Kettler - Brenntag Douglas Leech - CBA (British Association)
Catherine Martin - Univar Laszlo Kegl - Forum Products Ltd (Barentz) François Minec - Velox Anneliese Neuser - Harke Jan Skov Norby - R2 Group Gilles Richard - UFCC (French Association) Stephan Rynka - IMCD Henk-Jan Schuuring - Barentz Claudio Zanotto - AssICC (Italian Association)
Activities and achievements 2012
The Good Trade and Distribution Practices (GTDP) Committee is focused on European and World Health Organization (WHO) initiatives, which affect chemical distributors. Initially, the Committee had focused on the pharmaceutical sector, where Fecc Members are committed to WHO standards for Good Trade and Distribution Practice. However, the Committee has expanded its activities to include the food, feed and cosmetics industries, where it monitors European and international initiatives and works actively with its members and other stakeholders to define Good Trade and Distribution Practices for these sectors.
Pharmaceutical ingredients ,,The Committee closely monitored all activities pertaining to the Directive on falsified medicinal products and communicated this to the members. ◊ The committee circulated updates, communications and various published reports to the members. ◊ The committee was involved in a common position paper with VDC and VCH on the written confirmation requirements under Art. 46 b (2) Directive 2001/83/EC as amended by Directive 2011/62/EU and impacts on the importation of active pharmaceutical ingredients into EU. ,,Fecc actively participates in the EXCiPACT TM project. ◊ Successful launch of the EXCiPACTTM initiative in association with EFCG, IPEC Europe, IPEC Americas and PQG (UK) in January 2012 in Barcelona. ◊ Fecc is represented in the Global Steering Committee and Communications/marketing committee of the project. ◊ Actively involved in all decisions and activities since the launch of the project in January 2012. ◊ Hosted and coordinated the second auditor training programmes in July 2012. ,,The Committee is involved in the FP7 application process for a Project under the call for Research for SME Associations in which Fecc is a partner. The project is titled ‘The Hazard Classification and Risk Assessment of Generic Pharmaceutical Substances’.
The Committee formulates Fecc positions related to the distribution of pharmaceutical starting materials aimed at the European and global health authorities. Furthermore, the Committee facilitates GTDP education for Fecc Members by organising technical seminars and conferences on related issues. The Committee also acts as a stakeholder in relevant meetings with the European and International regulatory authorities, including the European Medicines Agency (EMA), the Council of Europe, the WHO and the European Food Safety Authorities (EFSA). It monitors and works closely with other international organisations involved in the pharmaceutical supply chain.
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Food, feed and cosmetic ingredients ,,Monitoring all relevant legislation and related activities pertaining to Food, Feed and Cosmetic products. ,,The committee regularly invited members and external experts to make presentations on regulatory updates.
Work Plan 2013 Pharmaceutical ingredients monitoring of all developments pertaining to the implementation of the directive on falsified medicinal products. ,,Monitor the transposition process of the directive. ,,Monitor the status on GDP Guidelines for APIs. ,,Contribute to the risk assessment model for excipients (as per Art 46 of the Directive) with IPEC. ,,Continue co-operation with other stakeholders. ,,Continued involvement in the EXCiPACT TM project. ,,Actively participate and contribute to the project and its implementation. ,,Assist and continue supporting EXCiPACTTM auditor training programmes. ,,Promote EXCiPACTTM to SQAS ESAD F&G auditors and continue updating SQAS TA Committee on updates pertaining to the project. ,,Continued cooperation with IPEC, EFCG and other stakeholders. ,,Review and follow up on all regulatory issues. ,,Involvement in the FP7 Project â€“ Research for SME Associations if the application is successful.
Food, feed and cosmetic ingredients ,,Monitor all regulatory developments. ,,Monitor the implementation of the Biocidal Product Regulation for issues of relevance for the Committee. Development of tools and training ,,Possible organisation of a workshop/seminar. ,,Continue organising educational sites visits at the membersâ€™ premises during the GTDP committee meetings.
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Precursors Committee members
María Jesús Almenar Martín - (Fecc) Douglas Leech - CBA (British Association) Peter J. C. Newport - (CBA) (British Association) José M. Plana - (Quimidroga S.A.) Anaïde Burel - UFCC (French Association)
Ralph Alberti VHC (German Association) Chairperson
Introduction The Precursors Committee is a group of experts that shares information and discusses the latest European and global developments in the fields of drug precursors, Prior Informed Consent Procedure (PIC), explosives precursors and the Chemical, Biological and Radio-Nuclear (CBRN) Action Plan with focus on the Chemical subgroup. The Committee meets three times a year and has both an active circulation of information and is engaged with increasing frequency in the formulation of Fecc positions and advocacy. It informally reports on progress to the various Committees. Fecc is investigating the establishment of industry codes of conduct and further sharing existing industry voluntary initiatives including knowing customers and the reporting of suspicious transactions. Working closely with the European institutions and relevant stakeholders, some of the issues being examined are : the European Commission’s drug precursor guidelines for industry, the Explosive Precursors Regulation , the EU CBRN Action Plan plenary & Chemical Subgroup, the draft Chemical Weapons Convention guidelines and developments, and the modification of the Rotterdam Convention on Prior Informed Consent (PIC).
Activities 2012 Explosive Precursors the development of the draft Regulation on the marketing and use of explosive precursors and the formal approval process.
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in the PREVAIL workshop held in the Netherlands (Precursors of Explosives : Additives to Inhibit their use Including Liquids) and further participation in the project.
CBRN ,,Actively participated and provided input to the CBRN Advisory Group and Chemicals Subgroup. ◊ Participation in chemical threat list discussion; EESubmission of Cefic/Fecc position on the DG Home proposal on CBRN chemical thresholds. EEPreparation of Fecc position on CBRN Action Plan related to Chemicals and the methodology suggested by the consultants. ◊ Liaised with Cefic and presenting a common industry position. ◊ Provided input to the different consultants on the studies launched by the Commission regarding the CBRN Action Plan : EELot 1 : Study on the applicability of existing chemical industry safety provisions to enhancing security of chemical facilities – COWI. EELot 4 : Study on the identification of good practices with regard to dialogue between facility security managers and law enforcement, including the topic of providing security advice – OCMC. EELot 9 : Study on the availability of highrisk chemicals to the general public and in particular on the specific risks associated with trade of chemicals over the internet – GHK. EELot 10 : Stocktaking study on good practices in CBRN transport security Smithers Information.
Precursors Committee Drug Precursors participated and input in the Drug Precursor Working Group. ,,Input to the European Commission Working Group on the issue of pre-precursors, hidden precursors and tighter EU controls on drug precursors.
member of the PIC Working Group.
the international meetings at UN level and OPCW (Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons).
Achievements 2012 ,,Fecc
was recognised as a key stakeholder for chemical security issues. ,,Developed and agreed the guidelines to the RC Security Code. ,,Developed the Model agreement on voluntary measures on substances subjected to trade controls. ,,Fecc accepted to present a lecture in the framework of the OPCW Associate Programme 2012. â€œFecc as the European voice of the chemical distribution industry in Europe and its Members involvement in security and safety issuesâ€?.
Work Plan 2013 ,,To
liaise with industry stakeholders in the development of positions and sharing best practices. ,,To promote the guidelines to the RC Security Code. ,,To promote the Model agreement on voluntary measures on substances subjected to trade controls. Explosive Precursors ,,Monitoring the implementation of the new Regulation on Explosive Precursors. ,,Develop guidance for members on how to comply with the new Explosives Precursors Regulation. ,,Monitor development in the PREVAIL project to ensure proposals have the minimum impact on legitimate chemical wholesale trade. ,,To monitor the proposal and possible implications from the European Commission to merge the Explosives Action Plan with the CBRN Action Plan. Drug Precursors ,,Continue monitoring and impacting the work of the European Commission Drug Precursor Working Group. ,,Providing information to the Commission on the impact of the possible revision of the drug precursors and presenting the distributor industry position.
with the different consultants on the studies launched by the European Commission regarding the implementation of the CBRN Action Plan. ,,Prepared and presented a European industry paper to CBRN Strategies conference in Malmo on transport security provisions representing Fecc, Cefic & ECTA
CBRN ,,Continue monitoring and impacting the CBRN Advisory group and chemicals sub-group. ,,Broaden and deepen good contact and discussions with the Commission. ,,Response to the consultants reports on the studies for the implementation of the CBRN Action Plan.
Transport Security ,,Joint Cefic/Fecc response from to the European Commission working staff document on transport security.
PIC ,,Continue active involvement in the PIC Working Group. OPCW (Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons) ,,To support the proposal that OPCW enhances its capacity building capabilities outside the EU.
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CBA (British Association) Chairperson
Peter Steinbach - VCH (German Association) Robert Stuyt - VHCP (Dutch Association) Serge De Wolf - BACD (Belgian Association)
The Logistics Committee monitors developments in EU and international legislation concerning the safe transport and handling of dangerous goods as well as related security issues. Some of the regulations followed by this Committee are : UN Model rules/ADR/RID/IMDG, and other issues dealing with the carriage of dangerous goods (i.e. EU Transport Regulations), security issues in the transport of dangerous goods, SQAS Distributor/ ESAD& Warehouse assessment systems and accident statistics. The Committee works directly with relevant industry groups dealing with similar issues, such as Cefic (European Chemical Industry Council), IRU (International Road Union) and ECTA (European Chemical Transport Association), as well as through Chairmanship of INDA (Alliance of European Industry Sectors Involved in the transport of dangerous goods).
Activities 2012 ,,UN
level – Monitoring the developments at the UN Sub-Committee of Experts for Transport of Dangerous Goods (UN/ADR/RID/IMDG), especially the ADR revision 2011/2013. ,,EU level – Participation at the European Commission’s DG MOVE Committee on Transport of Dangerous Goods. ,,Involvement with stakeholders - Cooperation and exchange of experiences with relevant international associations (INDA, Cefic, ECTA). ,,Work started on diverging national load securing regulations. ,,Follow-up on safety at un/loading sites (SULID). ,,Input to the SQAS Technical & Accreditation Committee – retraining and accreditation of assessors.
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María Jesús Almenar Martín - Fecc Anaide Burel - UFCC (French Association) Ignace Dejager - Brenntag Christian Hultenschmidt - VCH (German Association) Christian Korr - Brenntag Franz Saif - BTC Europe
to Commission work on transport aspects of CBRN action plan. ,,Participation in ECTA Working at Height work group.
Achievements 2012 ,,Raised
awareness in DG Home of the transport security provisions of ADR.
Work Plan 2013 ,,UN
level - monitor and input to the UN Model Rules and ADR 2015 revision. ,,EU level - development of positions and/or comments to European initiatives affecting logistics aspects of the chemical distribution sector : ◊ Supply Chain Security ,,Follow-up on the Industry Guidelines on Safety at (un) loading (SULID). ,,Exchange of best business practices (e.g. learning from incidents). ,,Monitor and evaluation of the SQAS/ESAD & Warehouse 2011 edition implementation and input to the SQAS Technical & Accreditation Committee (number of assessments and feedback from the members on ESAD assessments, analysis of the trends and statistics to identify areas of improvement). ,,Explore the possibility for pan European guidance documents. ,,Enhance the relationships with the partners in the supply chain (Cefic, ECTA) : ◊ Promotion of the BACD initiative “Guideline for couplings used during (un)loading of chemicals”. ◊ Promotion of the “Best practice guidelines working at height”.
Cefic-Fecc SQAS Distributor/ESAD
Introduction SQAS has developed to become a joint initiative between Europe’s chemical manufacturers association (Cefic), the European association of chemical distributors (Fecc) and others to develop and oversee a voluntary system to evaluate the quality, safety, security and environmental performance of Logistics Service Providers and Chemical Distributors in a uniform manner by single standardised assessments carried out by independent assessors using a standard questionnaire and guidelines. The system is based on four pillars : ,,A
common questionnaire for each category of companies ,,The accreditation of assessors ,,The electronic database of assessment reports ,,The service group For Distributors the objective is also to assess performance against the Eight Guiding Principles of the Responsible Care Programme. This approach ensures that the Health, Safety, Security and Environmental aspects of the management systems of chemical distributors are assessed in a uniform manner, thereby avoiding the costly practice of multiple assessments by different suppliers.
Fig.1 Former SQAS/ESAD Management Structure
A new SQAS/ESAD management structure has been adopted in 2012 : Fecc will join the combined SQAS/ESAD Executive Committee. The ESAD Steering Committee, a decision body where all the Distributor issues are discussed, will be directly linked with the SQAS/ESAD Executive Committee meeting twice per year. The SQAS/ESAD Technical & Accreditation Committee functions will remain the same, meeting three times per year, and reporting to the SQAS Executive Committee. Finally the combined SQAS/ESAD Generally Assembly will meet once per year. In figures 1 and 2 the former and new SQAS/ ESAD Management structure is shown, and below the members of the new SQAS/ESAD Executive Committee.
Fig.2 New SQAS/ESAD Management Structure
SQAS Service Group
ESAD Service Group
SQAS/ESAD Service Group
SQAS General Assembly
ESAD General Assembly
SQAS/ESAD General Assembly (1x/year)
SQAS Executive Committee
ESAD Executive Committee ESAD Steering Committee
SQAS / ESAD Technical & Accreditation Committee
New SQAS/ESAD Management Structure
SQAS/ESAD Service Group : Executive Committee Members Steven Beddegenoodts - SABIC Chairperson P Devred - Arkema Roland Neureiter - Evonik Maayke van Noort - DOW Bertram Ostermayer - BASF Leo Rupert - Shell Chemicals C Salino - ExxonMobil Chemical
ESAD Steering Committee
SQAS/ESAD Executive Committee (2x/year)
SQAS / ESAD Technical & Accreditation Committee (3x/year)
Observers Peter J C Newport - Fecc Andreas Zink - ECTA Representative - EFTCO
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Cefic-Fecc SQAS Distributor/ESAD
Robert Stuyt - Dutch Association (VHCP) Co-Chairperson Uta Jensen-Korte - Fecc María Jesús Almenar Martín - (Fecc backup) Sebastien Gallet - Cefic (ECSA) Paul Lancaster - BP Philippe Lavigne - Total
Frank Milek - Hedinger Peter J C Newport - CBA (British Association) Leo Rupert - Shell Peter Steinbach - VCH (German Association) Victor Trapani - Cefic Jos Verlinden - Cefic Haimo Zekoll - Solvay
The Fecc Director General and Fecc Members listed participate in the ESAD Steering Committee which is held in partnership with Cefic. The aim is to oversee the ESAD system and identify/resolve any issues of concern. The approval of the ESAD questionnaire reviews and new related issues are also decided in this Steering Committee.
Work Plan 2013
Activities 2012 ,,Monitoring
and input to the revision of the SQAS/ESAD 2011 ,,Status and progress of the ESAD system ,,Feedback on questionnaire, guidelines and functioning of the system ,,Use of the SQAS/ESAD database – analysis of trends and statistics ,,Progress of the ESAD Service Group ,,Progress of the Logistics and Distributors User Group ,,ESAD communication and promotion
Achievements 2012 ,,SQAS/ESAD
new management structure negotiated and adopted ,,ESAD Steering Committee remaining the decision body for ESAD module ,,Fecc granted observer status in the new combined SQAS/ESAD Executive Committee
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The SQAS Distributor/ESAD Steering Committee
of the new SQAS/ESAD 2011 scheme ,,monitoring the implementation of the upgraded SQAS/ESAD 2011 ,,monitor status and progress of the revised ESAD system ,,feedback on questionnaire/guidelines and functioning of the system ,,use of the SQAS/ESAD Database – analysis of trends and statistics ,,promotion of the distributors participation in the SQAS Logistics and Distributors User Group ,,monitoring the assessor accreditation and to clarify issues regarding assessors’ accreditation ,,ESAD communication and promotion
Cefic-Fecc SQAS Distributor/ESAD
SQAS/ESAD Technical and Accreditation Committee Chemical Industry
Steven Beddegenoodts - SABIC Gerhard Bruss - BASF Alain Delzenne - Solvay Andrea Franke - Bayer Rob Montfoort - Shell Maayke van Noort - Dow Victor Trapani - Cefic Jos Verlinden - Cefic
María Jesús Almenar Martín - Fecc Bernhard Haidacher - LKW Walter Colin Humphrey - ECTA Evert de Jong - De Rijke Peter Newport - CBA-Fecc Thomas Pindris - Wincanton Sabrina Robba - Hoyer Herwig Seliaerts - EFTCO Erwin Spaanderman - Pañalon
The SQAS Technical & Accreditation Committee, composed of manufacturers, logistics service providers and distributors, maintains the SQAS/ ESAD database system and conducts detailed technical work on the questionnaires and guidelines. It also manages the training, accreditation and the quality monitoring of the assessors. The committee also prepares recommendation for decision by the SQAS/ESAD Executive Committee.
Achievements 2013 The Pre-assessment Document (PAD) has been reviewed as clarification was needed in some questions. A better adjustment has been made to the time assigned in the assessment in some scenarios. Cefic released the new version end of September 2012. Regarding Out of Territory Assessments, since 1 January 2012, they have been carried out to stricter new rules.
After the complete review of the SQAS/ESAD scheme that took place in 2011, an open general accreditation training for new assessors and examinations took place in early June 2012. There were 13 candidate SQAS Assessors : ,,6
from from ,,1 from ,,1 from ,,1 from ,,4
Spain Germany Switzerland United Kingdom Greece
Moreover : ,,4
members from LSPs Companies (3 from ME)
,,6 members from Chemical Companies (3 from ME) ,,1
member from Association (Fecc)
Out of the 13 candidate assessors, 8 passed the General Accreditation course. The SQAS/ESAD T&A Committee has been reviewing during the past year the conditions for multi-site assessments and partial/intermediate reassessments.
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Cefic-Fecc SQAS Distributor/ESAD
SQAS Logistics & Distributors User Group
the developments regarding ESAD in terms of number of assessments and availability of assessors. ,,Feedback from the Members on ESAD assessments. ,,Promotion of ESAD system among producers, distributors and customer industries in order to enhance the benefit of the assessment. ,,Analysis of the trends and statistics to identify areas for improvement.
Some Fecc members & Fecc participate in the â€œLogistics & Distributorsâ€? User group of the SQAS system. The aim of this group is to exchange experiences among the users of SQAS. SQAS database system enables access to SQAS Assessments of their partner companies such as their subcontracted transport companies.
Number of assessment per module / per year 500
Transport Service Cleaning Stations Rail Carriers Warehouses Chemical Distributors
74 46 9
Source: www.sqas.org (SQAS database)
Number of active ESAD reports by country 2006 - 2012 (as of 15 October 2012) 70 61
60 50 40
30 20 10
11 5 1
Au s Be tria ch lgi Re um pu De blic nm a Fin rk lan Fr d a Ge nce rm Hu any ng a Ire ry lan Ne I d th tal er y lan No ds rw Po ay l Po and rtu Ro ga m l an Ru ia s Slo sia va Slo kia ve ni a Sp Sw ain Un Swit ede ite ze n d rla Ki nd ng do m
Source: www.sqas.org (SQAS database)
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Company members Algol Azelis Barcelonesa Grup Barentz Biesterfeld Brenntag BTC Speciality Chemical Distribution Caldic Campi y Jové C.H. Erbslöh Eigenmann & Veronelli Grolman Group Harke Group Aug. Hedinger HSH Chemie IMCD Group Inventec JSC Ruskhimset
Associate members Krahn Chemie LANXESS DISTRIBUTION Nordmann Rassmann Omya Quimidroga Quimitecnica.com R2 Group SAFECHEM SteraChemicals STOCKMEIER Group Telko Tennants Distribution Ter Hell Univar Europe VELOX VWR International Welding (Until December 2012)
AkzoNobel Chemicals Arkema Group BASF Dow Corning Dow Europe Shell Chemicals Europe Solvay SQM Europe Wacker Chemie
Affiliate members Amlin Corporate Insurance
National Associations Austria
Wirtschaftskammer Österreich (WKO), Bundesgremium des Handels mit Arzneimitteln, Drogerie- und Parfümeriewaren sowie Chemikalien und Farben
Union Française du Commerce Chimique (UFCC)
Associação de Grossistas de Productos Químicos e Farmacêuticos (GROQUIFAR)
Germany Verband Chemiehandel (VCH)
Belgium Belgian Association of Chemical Distributors (BACD) Czech Republic Svaz Chemickych Obchodníku A Distributoru Ceské Republiky (SCHOD CR)
Asociación Española del Comercio Químico (AECQ)
Ireland Chemical Distribution Ireland (CDI)
Switzerland Scienceindustries (SGCI)
Italy Associazione Italiana Commercio Chimico (AssICC)
Kemi & Life Science (KB)
Verbond van Handelaren in Chemische Producten (VHCP)
Sweden Plast- & Kemiföretagen (P&K) United Kingdom Chemical Business Association (CBA)
Teknisen Kaupan ja Palveluiden yhdistys (TKL)
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www.fecc.org European Association of Chemical Distributors (Fecc) Rue du Luxembourg 16B B-1000 Brussels, Belgium Tel : +32.2.679.02.60 Fax : +32.2.672.73.55
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