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Foreword Executive Summary Fecc survey 2015 (data 2014) International Trade Committee GTDP Committee Responsible Care Committee

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Product Stewardship Committee

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Logistics Committee

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Precursors Committee

ESAD Steering Committee SHE Committee

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Fecc Secretariat Uta Jensen-Korte Director General Gerhard Ahlbrecht Responsible Care & Logistics Manager Joel D’Silva Life Science & International Trade Manager Irantzu Garmendia Technical & Regulatory Affairs Manager Marie-Hélène Laplagne Administrative Assistant Alexandra Mengesha Communications & Membership Development Manager

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Foreword

President’s and Director’s Message Welcome to our 2016 Business Plan. Fecc aims to serve as the chemical distribution industry’s expert and valued voice in Europe and we are keen to share herewith some of the key achievements led by our committee groups over the past year. Fecc faces the future as a strong association for our industry. We are well placed to deliver our vision of being “THE opinion maker within our industry so that we are the natural partner for our members, European Institutions and stakeholders”. By delivering value for all of our members and following our objectives we can only grow stronger. We will only become more successful by focusing on the objectives of promotion, representation, development, sustainability, care in the supply chain and support and this is the remit of our secretariat, board and committees. In order to do this we must work together as an industry, reaching out to members, potential members, national associations, Cefic and other international bodies such as ICCTA.

will continue to work to encourage companies and National Associations to not only continue with their Responsible Care initiatives, but strengthen them where possible. Legislation in the modern business environment is always evolving and becoming ever more complex, Fecc will continue its long tradition of representation to, and working with the main institutions to ensure that legislation is not only relevant but workable for the industry. We will also look at how we can continue to promote the industry generally so that the public understand its importance to our nations, consumers and the wider economy.

Growing Stronger Together

Fecc will endeavour to increase its membership over the coming years, and will ensure that we remain relevant by offering services that are fit for purpose, not only for the present but for the future. We are here to listen to what you have to say. We see Responsible Care and the concept of sustainability becoming ever more important in our industry and the world in general, and

Our industry is important and it is strategic to a world that seeks solutions and innovation in many walks of life. Fecc wants to be a key part of this journey that the industry is travelling on, and together we will create opportunity. Thank you all very much for your interest and support, your partnership and your commitment with the work and efforts. Wishing you a pleasant reading, Dr. Neville Prior, President

Dr. Uta Jensen-Korte, Director General

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Executive Summary Fecc Board Fecc President Neville Prior — CBA (UK Association) Fecc Vice-President

Francois-Xavier du Passage — UFCC (French Association)

Fecc Treasurer

Peter Skou — R2 Group A/S

Fecc Honorary President Edgar E. Nordmann — NRC Giorgio Bonetti — AssICC (­ Italian Association) Ann-Christin Ericsson — IKEM (Swedish Association) Thorsten Harke — VCH (German Association) Gordon Hay — Brenntag David Jukes — Univar Eduardo Parella — Quimidroga Frank Schneider — IMCD Nathalie Veronelli — Eigenmann & Veronelli Ramon J. Viñas — AECQ (Spanish Association) Director General Uta Jensen-Korte

Fecc in a Nutshell Fecc is the voice of the Chemical Distribution Industry in Europe. With a growing membership of companies and national associations, Fecc represents around 1,600 companies of which many are small and medium sized companies (SMEs). Fecc and its members contribute to innovation and sustainability besides adding value in the supply chain, by sourcing, developing, marketing, and distributing a wide range of specialty chemicals and ingredients to over one million downstream users ranging from automotive,

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electronics, paint, construction to pharmaceutical, cosmetics, food and nutrition industries, each with their own specialised needs. The Chemical distribution industry in Europe employs more than 30,000 people and has an annual sales leverage of approximately €28 billion.

Vision “Become THE opinion maker within our Industry so that we are the natural partner for our members, European Institutions and stakeholders”.


Objectives cc Promote the chemical distribution industry cc Represent

Fecc members’ interests at European and international level cc Ensure a sustainable business environment for distributors cc Develop chemical distribution as an added value partnership in the supply chain cc Foster co-operation with relevant sectors in the chemical supply chain cc Drive Responsible Care and Sustainability cc Support the National Associations.

Value Proposition Expertise Working Committees and Task Forces work on diverse topics that are important for the chemical distribution industry. The Committees provide members with technical advice, services and regulatory support, including early awareness of legislative developments and assist members in developing voluntary initiatives. Advocacy

From the Vision to Values Advocacy

Fecc actively participates in European policy development. Representing the industry’s interests and views at the European Institutions, through commenting and contributing to future legislative and regulatory processes. Networking

Expertise

We are THE voice of our industry Communications

Networking

Fecc helps create and optimise opportunities within its membership, with industry sectors/stakeholders and institutions serves as a platform for distributors to share best practises.

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Communications Fecc enables its members to build a strong brand through Fecc’s expertise, services and marketing. Members will be able to attend the annual congress and other events, as well as receive key information via newsletters or subject specific publications and guidance, as well as benefit from increased visibility through Fecc’s media relations.

Members We strive not only to offer our members a wide range of benefits, but also to serve as a platform to foster co-operation within our industry. Developing our membership is a priority and absolute imperative to strengthen our position as the European voice of the chemical distribution industry. In 2015, Fecc welcomed six new company members ALM International, Safic-Alcan, Interallis, Millchem, PolymerTorg and Synergy in supply chain.

In the past year the President focused all his efforts in remodelling this International Association and to prepare for its registration as an international non-profit association (aisbl) under Belgium law.

REACH Fecc continues giving support on REACH related issues and processes. Current important topics are the preparation for the 2018 registration deadline, streamlining and simplification of the authorisation process and the supply chain communication.

CLP Fecc follows closely the Commission’s activities with regard to the transposition of the GHS revisions into CLP and the activities related to the harmonisation of information to Poison Centres.

Biocides Fecc and ICCTA On May 27, 2014, Fecc Treasurer Peter Skou was elected President of the International Council of Chemical Trade Associations (ICCTA). ICCTA provides a platform where chemical distributors from many countries can exchange information and best practice. Fecc and its national associations actively participate at the ICCTA meetings with the aim to exchange views on matters related to Responsible Care/Responsible Distribution/ Social Responsibility initiatives.

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To support the implementation of the Biocidal Product Regulation, Fecc updates and advises companies on their obligations and the procedure to follow in order to place a product on the market. Fecc also follows Commission’s activities for the implementation of the Regulation.


Other activities Fecc is constantly monitoring new developments and activities in the area of safety, health and environment such as Seveso, the Waste Framework Directive, nanomaterials and endocrine disruptors discussions.

EXCiPACT certification scheme TM

In 2014, EXCiPACT became a free-standing, not-for-profit association (asbl) under Belgian law. Fecc is a member of the Board and is actively involved in the workings of the certification scheme. Fecc further supports the initiative by hosting and organising the EXCiPACT Training programmes. EXCiPACT certificates have now been issued in Canada, France, Germany, United Kingdom, Spain, Belgium, The Netherlands, Saudi Arabia China and India.

Council Europe (IPEC Europe), IPEC Americas, the European Association of Chemicals Distributors (Fecc), and the Pharmaceutical Quality Group (PQG) are working together on this scheme.

International Trade Fecc’s International Trade Committee informs and updates its members on European and International chemical trade policy and trends. It provides market oriented information and updates, particularly on emerging markets and regions. The Committee also drafts and circulates factsheets containing macro-economic and chemical industry related data in focus regions. The Committee closely monitors issues pertaining to Free trade agreements (FTAs), anti-dumping investigations, sanctions as well as EU imposed restrictions.

A group of industry experts from the European Fine Chemicals Group (EFCG), the International Pharmaceutical Excipients

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Pharma, Food, Feed and Cosmetics Fecc’s Good Trade and Distribution Practice (GTDP) Committee has actively formulated Fecc’s positions pertaining to the distribution of pharmaceutical starting materials, APIs and excipients. It also follows all regulatory activity in the food & nutrition, 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 the pharma sector in particular regulatory activities, GMPs and GDPs.

Responsible Care Responsible Care (RC) is and always will be a top priority for Fecc. Therefore, Fecc will use every occasion to promote Responsible Care and the Fecc European Responsible Care Programme. 2013-2015 has been a period of consolidation as the majority

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of the company subsidiaries’ applications have matured and completed the application phase with a TPV assessment. However some of them have faced challenges during implementation. After a thorough revision, which made the Fecc European Responsible Care Programme more transparent, robust and consistent — an essential part of the revision was to improve the compatibility criteria and the process of acceptance of alternative schemes — Version 2.2 of the Programme was launched at the beginning of 2015.

Product Stewardship In 2015, the Product Stewardship Committee went through a substantial change, that is, the merger with the Fecc Responsible Care Committee. This decision was taken in order to optimise the efficiency of the committee, taking advantage of a higher number of members and of the high level of expertise available in the two Committees, considering that Product Stewardship is Responsible Care practised along supply chains. Historically the PS Committee was created as a platform where manufacturers and distributors came


together; in the last two years a new framework of the Committee was adopted with the intent to become a specialist forum organising workshops, where specific distributor industry issues could be discussed with stakeholders throughout the complete supply chain. This approach will be continued in the future within the Fecc Responsible Care Committee since it was decided to merge the two Committees.

Logistics The Logistics Committee held two meetings in 2015. Its main role was the monitoring of the regulatory developments at the UN model and regional modal levels. Fecc’s member association CBA was actively involved in the development of joint CeficFecc-ECTA document “Guidelines for investigation of logistics incidents and identifying root causes�.

Precursors The Committee and Secretariat monitor the developments in the fields of CBRN-E, PIC, Dual Use and the explosive as well as drug precursor regimes. Due to the nature of the activity in this area, the Precursors Committee only meets when there are substantial issues to discuss in detail. In 2015, the Committee organised two conference calls focusing on analysing and taking positions as regards ongoing changes in the field of drug as well as explosive precursors at the European level.

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Fecc Survey 2015 (Data 2014) 835

890

Number of Chemical Distributors in Europe

CHEMICALS DISTRIBUTORS

838

832

869

880

845

800

2010 2011 2012 2013 2014

Number of Employees in the European Chemical Distribution Sector

29,000

30,153

31,000

EMPLOYEES

33, 000

Number of (Seveso) Sites and Number of Employees per Country Total # Sites Total # Seveso Sites

Total # Sites Total # Employees 400 8,000 300 6,000 200

Total # Employees

4,000

100 2,000 0 0 B

CH

CZ

D

DK

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ES

F

FIN

I

IRL

NL

P

S

UK


The results of the survey 2015 (data 2014) reveal that Fecc’s member associations represent 835 chemical distributors and around 30,000 employees at 1,324 sites, among them 203 Seveso sites, — handling approximately 22 million tonnes shipped with a total turnover of around 28 billion Euro.

The next two graphs illustrate the results of a questionnaire asking Fecc’s company members to rate (from 1 = very low to 5 = very high) the sectors supplied and their most important activities.

Sectors Supplied & Scope of Distributor Activities (Company Survey)

p Very low p Low p Medium p High p Very high

10+ b 13+460P 20+17+331020P 30+20+300P 13+4+2337P 40+13+102314P b 10+763P 10+ 10+17+2630P 6+20+27P 3+10+272040P 13+7+2040P b7+7+132350P 20+202713P 33+23+147P 23+10+271723P 30+17+333P 17+13+1740P 3+ b 3+201460P CHEMICALS

FOOD

FEED

AGROCHEMICAL

ADHESIVES

PHARMA API

PHARMA EXCIPIENTS

CONSTRUCTION

COSMETICS

PLASTICS

PAINT

PAPER

ELECTRONICS

WATER TREATMENT

TEXTILES

RUBBER

COATINGS

1 Sectors

Activities 5

3+ 13+7+132740P 10+23+1034P 24+13+2030P b 10+87P b 7+13+3020P 6+27+3010P 3+ b 17+1367P DISTRIBUTION

REPACKAGING

WAREHOUSING

RELABELLING

FORMULATING

TECHNICAL SUPPORT

BLENDING

The top four sectors supplied b and the most important activities of Fecc’s company members. With regard to imports/exports, there is no significant change compared to 2013 (see Business Plan 2015).

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Franz Saif — BTC Europe — Chairperson Joel D’Silva — Fecc Carsten Guentner­— NRC Steve Fannin­— Omya AG Schweiz Pavel Kratochvil­— Barentz Michael Paetzold­— IMCD

Claus Pedersen­— R2 Group Heinrich Schrage­— Lanxess Distribution Fanny Torras­— Quimidroga Nathalie Veronelli­— Eigenmann & Veronelli Juan Manuel Wilke­— Campi y Jove Oliver Zimmermann­— TER Group

International Trade Committee In a globalised economy, international trade and policy plays an increasingly pivotal role. The International Trade Committee focuses on issues pertaining to trade with major emerging markets in Asia, South America, Africa, Middle East and Eastern Europe. The Committee focuses not only on exports and imports, but also on issues specific to the chemical distribution sector in these regions.

Activities and Achievements 2015 cc The

Committee updated members on trade regimes, embargoes and trade defence instruments : qqAnalysis of various Free Trade Agreements (FTAs) and trade pacts being negotiated. qqMonitoring of various embargoes and restrictions for example on, Iran, Syria and Russia amongst others. cc Fecc representation at the EuroCommerce International Trade Committee, DG Trade Market Access Working Group on Chemicals and EuroCommerce Exports Working Group. cc Distributor/agent and principal issues : qqDeveloped and released a Model Distribution contract for use by the membership as a flexible framework. The model contract is the result of work by the Fecc secretariat, its International Trade Committee and lawyers in several Fecc member companies. cc Organised an International Trade meeting on 26 November 2015, focusing on embargoes, trade restrictions, customs procedures, Shale gas, Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) and competitiveness. Several experts were invited to make presentations. cc European Commission consultations qqResponded to the following consultations ccPublic consultation on the Europe 2020 strategy : towards a post-crisis growth strategy for Europe. ccPublic Consultation on the Circular Economy. ccPublic consultation on the functioning of Waste Markets in the European Union (with the SHE Committee). cc Monitored European Commission REFIT (Regulatory Fitness and Performance programme) initiatives. cc Contributed to the European Commission study on the cumulative cost assessment for the chemical industry.

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Work Plan 2016 cc Provision of information on emerging markets : qqAnalysis

of economic data from different countries and regions and providing this to members. Likely regions and countries include Middle East, South East Asia and China. qqPresentations on the economic climate, investment opportunities, access to credits, special programmes, chemical associations and related aspects in emerging markets. qqUpdate members on regulations affecting trade and chemical distribution. qqDistribute market studies and other publications available to members. cc Organise chemical trade meetings on a regular basis and attract potential Fecc’s members to attend. cc Continue providing regular updates to members on : qqFree Trade Agreements (FTAs) qqAnti-dumping investigations and anti-subsidy measures qqEU regulations on sanctions qqOther tariff and non-tariff barriers cc Continue monitoring and contribute to the European Commission Circular economy and REFIT initiatives. cc Participation in DG Trade Market Access Working Group on Chemicals and the EuroCommerce International Trade Committee.

Frank MILEK — Aug. Hedinger GmbH & Co KG — Chairperson Catherine Martin — Univar — Vice–chairperson Joel D’Silva — Fecc Ralph Alberti — VCH (German Association) María Almenar Martin — Azelis Pauline Ayres — Azelis Franziska Buck — Biesterfeld Anaide Burel — UFCC (French Association) Monica Comajuan — Quimidroga Daniela Fermo — AssICC (Italian Association) Marta Ferrer Monsech — Campi y Jové Ulrike Gerster — Barentz

Laszlo Kegl — Barentz Douglas Leech — CBA (British Association) François Minec — Velox Anneliese Neuser — Harke Jan Skov Norby — R2 Group Andre Lauer — Brenntag Gilles Richard — UFCC (French Association) Stephan Rynka — IMCD Heinrich Schrage — LANXESS Distribution GmbH Henk–Jan Schuuring — Barentz Christoph Sonntag — Azelis Juliane Werner — Grolman Group Claudio Zanotto — AssICC (Italian Association)

GTDP Committee The Good Trade and Distribution Practices (GTDP) Committee formulates Fecc’s positions in relation to distribution in sectors such as pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, food and feed. The Committee also facilitates GMP and GDP education for Fecc’s Members by organising technical seminars and conferences on related issues. The Committee is a stakeholder in relevant meetings and working groups with the European and International regulatory authorities, including the European Medicines Agency (EMA), the European Commission and the European Food Safety Authorities (EFSA).

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Activities & Achievements 2015 cc The

Committee closely monitored all activities pertaining to the Directive on falsified medicinal products and communicated this to the members. cc The Committee circulated updates, communications and various published reports to the members. cc Monitored activity pertaining to (a) Guidelines for the risk evaluation for ascertaining the appropriate GMP for pharmaceutical excipients and (b) Guidelines on the principles of GDP for Active substances for medicinal products for human use. cc Fecc actively participates in the EXCiPACTTM Certification scheme. qqEXCiPACTTM has become a free-standing, not-for-profit association (asbl) under Belgian law. The Articles of the Association were signed on January 29, 2014, in Cannes. qqFecc is a member of EXCiPACTTM asbl and is represented in the Board. Fecc’s representative also acts as EXCiPACTTM treasurer. qqEXCiPACTTM certificates have now been issued in Canada, France, Germany, United Kingdom, Spain, Belgium, The Netherlands, Saudi Arabia China and India. qqHosts and coordinates EXCiPACTTM training programmes. cc Responded to the European Commission RASFF (Rapid alert system for Food and Feed) review 2015. cc Participated in the 2015 EU-China Active Pharma Ingredients Conference. cc Monitoring all relevant legislation and related activities pertaining to Food & nutrition, Feed and Cosmetic products. The Committee regularly invited members and external experts to make presentations on regulatory updates.

Work Plan 2016 cc Systematic

monitoring of all developments pertaining to pharmaceutical ingredients and excipients as well as those related to the implementation of the Directive on falsified medicinal products. cc Continued involvement in the EXCiPACTTM certification scheme. qqActively participate and contribute to the scheme and continued implementation. qqAssist and continue supporting EXCiPACTTM training programmes. qqContinued cooperation with IPEC, EFCG and other stakeholders. cc Review and follow up on all regulatory and legislative developments pertaining to pharma­ ceuticals, Food & nutrition, Feed and Cosmetics. cc Organise a workshop in January 2016 on regulatory developments in the pharmaceutical ingredients sector. 

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Robert Stuyt — VHCP (Dutch Association) — Chairperson Ahmed Diboune — Azelis — Vice–Chairperson Gerhard Ahlbrecht — Fecc Ralph Alberti — VCH (German Association) Maria Almenar Martin — Azelis Catarina Carvalho — GROQUIFAR (Portuguese Association) Jacques Declercq — BACD (Belgian Association) Sébastian GALLET — Cefic/ECSA Melanie Gay — UFCC (French Association) Walter Gigacher — Omya Vérter Gomes — GROQUIFAR (Portuguese Association) Phil Hockaday — Univar Michele Incagli — IMCD Pavel Karas — SCHOD CZ (Czech Association) Gabriele Klüss — Brenntag Terhi Kuljukka–Rabb — TKL (Finnish Association)

Jakob Lamm Zeuthen — KEMI&LIFE SCIENCE (Danish Association) Francis Levêque — Cefic Lourdes Luque — AECQ (Spanish Association) José António Magalhães — Quimitecnica SA Peter Newport — CBA (British Association) Marja Ola — TKL (Finnish Association) Michael Pätzold — IMCD Matt Pollock — IACI (Irish Association) Renato Porta — AssICC (Italian association) Ferdinand Pree — SAFECHEM Thomas Puehringer — Brenntag Gilles Richard — UFCC (French Association) Steffen Saecker — SAFECHEM Katrin Schindler — C.H. Erbslöh Wim Vermeylen — BACD (Belgian Association) Göran Wall — IKEM (Swedish Association) Dorota Zakrzewska — HSH Chemie

Responsible Care Committee 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, action plans and verification schemes, Responsible Care enables the industry to demonstrate how its health, safety, security and environmental performance has improved over the years. The Responsible Care companies upgrade existing policies and implement new ones to keep up with and exceed an ever changing regulatory environment; the aim is to have continuous improvement in place. Responsible Care requires companies aim to be open and transparent with their stakeholders, ranging from local authorities and government to the media and of course the general public whilst maintaining their security commitments.

Activities & Achievements 2015 cc Fecc organised four Responsible Care Committee Meetings in 2015 in order to establish

a platform for Company Responsible Care coordinators and National Association representatives to exchange experience and information as well as share best practices. In this context, the Committee provided the platform for presentations from Brenntag, UFCC, SAFECHEM and IMCD. Moreover, CBA got the opportunity to report on “Earned Recognition in the UK” and BACD explained “Responsible Care for Office-Only Companies & SMEs” which was the subject of one of its workshops. cc After a thorough revision which made the Fecc European Responsible Care Programme more transparent, robust and consistent — an essential part of the revision was to improve the compatibility criteria and the process of acceptance of alternative schemes — Version 2.2 of the Programme was launched beginning of 2015.

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cc With regard to the Fecc European Responsible Care Programme, there are now in total

13 distributor companies in the programme. In 2015, two verification reports were submitted to the Responsible Care Committee. The reports are an integral part of the Programme and are intended to analyse the company’s TPV assessment and improvement plans to enable a decision on granting permanent use of the RC logo. cc Furthermore, the Responsible Care Committee developed a paper “Business Benefits of Responsible Care. Reasons to join Responsible Care” with updated company testimonials and reference to international authorities recognizing Responsible Care. cc The Committee worked out a first updated draft of the Responsible Care Agreement (MoU) between Cefic and Fecc which is scheduled for signature in February 2016. cc Discussions with Cefic on the relationship between Responsible Care and Sustainability (New structure and organizational chart at Cefic) and active participation Cefic-TfS-Fecc working group in order to achieve recognition for SQAS/ESAD and working on identifying gaps between the TfS and SQAS/ESAD Questionnaire — based on a comparison between SQAS/ESAD at questionnaire level (see also ESAD Steering Committee). cc Integration of Security related questions into the Responsible Care KPIs in the Fecc European Responsible Care Questionnaire and Annual Survey as well as communication of this change to the members via email and Fecc Newsletter.

Work Plan 2016 Fecc commits to the following objectives for 2016 : cc Finalize update of Responsible Care Agreement (MoU) between Cefic and Fecc. cc Participate actively in the Joint Responsible Care Conference with Cefic and strengthen the relationship with the Cefic Responsible Care SIG in order to revitalize and rejuvenate Responsible Care. cc Continue to monitor developments in the field of Sustainability, and in particular the negotiations with TfS regarding SQAS/ESAD (see also ESAD Steering Committee). cc Organization of Responsible Care Global Charter Signing event within the framework of the Fecc Congress. cc Fecc will look into the possibility to promote the Fecc European Responsible Care Programme more intensively towards stakeholders. qqPerform a stakeholder analysis to identify all stakeholders. qqWork out a communication programme for promotion of Responsible Care based on the clear advantages of implementing a Responsible Care Programme, using, for instance, the Leaflet “Business Benefits of Responsible Care” developed in 2015. qqPossibly revise the Fecc EU Responsible Care Programme (Exceptions for office-only micro businesses — under certain conditions). cc List and benchmark the existing National Association programmes in order to establish best practices throughout Europe. cc Collect data concerning the two additional Security related Questions (KPIs) for the Fecc European Responsible Care Questionnaire and the Annual Survey 2016 (Data 2015). cc Revise the Fecc Annual Survey and explore new options for an automated online form. cc In the future, Product Stewardship topics will be an integral part of the Responsible Care Committee and will therefore always feature on the agenda of the latter committee. The main objective in 2016 will be the organization of the workshop “Food 2.0” in cooperation with the Food Committee of EuroCommerce.

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Fecc Responsible Care Survey 2015 (Data 2014) Responsible Care IMPLEMENTATION Each year, Fecc collects a series of statistical data from its National Associations and Company Members (Fecc Survey). The collection, analysis and interpretation of this data allows Fecc to draw conclusions in different areas, amongst them Responsible Care and related KPIs (Key Performance Indicators). Regarding Responsible Care implementation, the percentage of distribution companies belonging to this voluntary initiative over the period 2009-2014 is 66.04% and in 2014 on average 68.00% what amounts to a slight increase compared to 2013 (67.88% — see first graph below). The second graph (“Responsible Care Implementation by Country”) illustrates that significant differences in terms of Responsible Care implementation still exist when looking at the situation country by country.

68% 66.79%

65%

66.75%

67.88%

65

61.83%

70

2009

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Responsible Care Implementation in EuropE

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2014

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Responsible Care Implementation by Country*

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Michele Incagli — IMCD — Chairperson Gerhard Ahlbrecht — Fecc Maria Almenar Martin — Azelis Sébastien Gallet — Cefic/ECSA Véronique Garny — Cefic

Simona Lai — Omya Marielle Martiny — Solvay Ferdinand Pree — SAFECHEM Patrick Vandenhoeke — INOVYN Heinrich Van Megen — Brenntag

Product Stewardship Committee The Product Stewardship (PS) Committee brings together representatives of the chemical distribution industry and the main European chemical manufacturers holding Fecc’s associate membership. The aim is to discuss, develop and coordinate common initiatives on matters that concern the complete life cycle of a product. Every year the Committee members select a hot topic for the distributor community. The complete working year of the Committee is mainly devoted to this issue.

Activities 2015 Building on the second Product Stewardship workshop which focused on Food Safety (“Food Safety : how to comply as a Chemical Distributor”), the Fecc Product Stewardship Committee discussed the possibilities to organise a further workshop on food safety including also aspects regarding feed safety. As a result, EuroCommerce was approached, and it was decided to organise the workshop “Food 2.0” which should focus on Food and Feed Safety aspects in the supply chain — in cooperation with the Food Committee of EuroCommerce.

Work Plan 2016 In the future, Product Stewardship topics will be an integral part of the Responsible Care Committee and will therefore always feature on the agenda of the latter committee. The main objective in 2016 will be the organization of the workshop “Food 2.0” in cooperation with the Food Committee of EuroCommerce.

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Ralph Alberti — VCH (German Association) — Chairperson Gerhard Ahlbrecht — Fecc Maria Almenar Martin — Azelis

Anaïde Burel — UFCC (French Association) Douglas Leech — CBA (British Association) Peter J. C. Newport — CBA (British Association) José M. Plana — Quimidroga

Precursors Committee 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, explosives precursors, the Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear and Explosive (CBRN-E) Action Plan with focus on the chemical subgroup and Prior Informed Consent Procedure (PIC). The Committee usually meets three times a year (if there is a need) and has both an active circulation of information and formulation of Fecc’s positions and technical advocacy.

Activities & Achievements 2015 Fecc organized two conference calls in 2015 and was active in the following fields : Drug Precursors 2015 was characterised by the “Lisbonisation’’ of the current EU legislation : The provisions on drug precursors published on 27 June 2015 in the Official Journal of the European Union (L162/2015) — applicable since 1 July 2015 — align the drug precursors EU legislation with the Lisbon Treaty. In detail : cc Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2015/1011 of 24 April 2015 supplementing Regulation (EC No 273/2004 of the European Parliament and of the Council on drug precursors and Council Regulation (EC) No 111/2005 laying down rules for the monitoring of trade between the EU and third countries in drug precursors, and repealing Commission Regulation (EC) No 1277/2005. cc Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2015/1013 of 25 June 2015 laying down rules in respect of Regulation (EC) No 273/2004 of the European Parliament and of the Council on drug precursors and of Council Regulation (EC) No 111/2005 laying down rules for the monitoring of trade between the EU and third countries in drug precursors. The most important changes for chemical distributors are : cc Acetic Anhydride (AA) is included in the new subcategory 2A of Annex I to Regulation (EC) No 273/2004 to allow increased control of its trade. End-users of subcategory 2A substances will have to register. As stipulated in Regulation (EU) No 1258/2013 (L 330/24 point 6) amending Regulation (EC) No 273/2004, AA shall be registered with their national competent authorities to engage in their professional activities : “(…) From 1 July 2015 users shall obtain registration from the competent authorities of the Member State in which they are established before possessing scheduled substances of subcategory 2A of Annex I. (…).” cc Article 10 of the Delegated Regulation (EU) 2015/2011 stipulates that the Commission will publish in the internet the list of countries subject to export license requirements.

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According to the new country chart, Sulphuric Acid and Hydrochloric Acid exported to Russia are subject to export controls (individual export authorization) since 1 September 2015. The latter point induced concerns about transparency and potential legal uncertainty, aspects which Fecc brought forward to experts from the European Commission : the Commission itself has not yet determined the procedure on how to update the list (and how to communicate these updates) and will attempt to reach an agreement with the Member States in November 2015. Further to these amendments the EU’s “Guidelines for Operators” need to be revised. Fecc presented its point of view and the expectations of the chemical distribution industry in this respect to the Customs 2020 Drug Precursor Project Group, an Ad hoc Drafting Group consisting of officials of the European Commission (DG TAXUD and DG GROW) and 9 EU Member States which launched the re-drafting process of the Guidelines in Brussels on 10-11 September 2015.

Explosive Precursors Fecc, in association with the CBA, is actively involved in the Standing Committee on Explosives Precursors (SCP). The SCP works on reducing the risk of misuse of certain chemicals to fabricate home-made explosives. The SCP assists the European Commission in its work to further reduce the risks related to the misuse of such precursors. The European Commission Action Plan promotes other preventive measures, such as the tightening of security along the entire supply chain of commercial explosives in the EU, including in production, transport, storage, commercialisation and final use. In this context, CBA and Fecc participated in the Final Conference of the “Security of Sales of High Risk Chemicals” Project in November 2015 during which tools such as the “Model Agreement — Internet Sales of High Risk Chemicals” were handed over. With regard to Regulation (EU) No 98/2013 and in the wider perspective of the Review of the Implementation (Art. 18) the following amendments (necessitating Delegated Acts and Legislative Proposal respectively) were proposed and are currently under discussion and, therefore, monitored by Fecc/CBA in particular in the SCP Subgroup on Substances : cc Addition into Annex II of Metal powders, including Aluminium, Magnesium, and Magnalium, and alloys thereof with a particle size less than 200 μm (CAS RN 7429-90-5, 743995-4) [in concentration of 70 % w/w or higher]. Amendment proposed by The Netherlands. cc Addition into Annex II of Magnesium nitrate hexahydrate (CAS RN 13446-18-9). Amendment proposed by Sweden. cc Transfer from Annex II to Annex I of Sulphuric acid, in concentration of 40 % w/w or higher. Amendment proposed by the United Kingdom. In this context, Fecc conducted a survey asking its member national associations whether they were aware of member companies selling/supplying Ammonium nitrate to professional users and/or the general public. Fecc monitored all aspects of the revision, including the Guidelines — based on Fecc’s “Model Agreement on Voluntary Measures on Substances Subject to Trade Controls” — and the implementation process in the EU Member States (see table on the next page). Chemical Biological Radiological Nuclear and Explosive (CBRN-E) In 2015, the focus of the CBRN-E stakeholder meeting was on detection (being the priority policy area) rather than on prevention, as well as on the vast amount of security projects initiated and funded by the European Commission (+70 projects).

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World Customs Organisation (WCO) “Global Shield Seminar” October 2015 Fecc participated actively in the seminar (presentation and panel discussion). The objective of the seminar was to raise awareness, discuss best practices and increase collaboration between customs administrations and other government agencies in the field of explosive precursor chemicals that can be used for manufacturing IEDs (Improvised Explosive Devices). Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) Fecc attended the Chemical Security Awareness Briefing/Training on “Strategic Considerations for Threat Mitigation” in June 2015. In the framework of all the above-mentioned activities, Fecc promoted its “Model Agreement on Voluntary Measures on Substances Subject to Trade Controls” towards international authorities. Due to amendments of the EU drug precursor legislation in 2015, Fecc updated the last page “References / Applicable Legislation”. Integration of Security KPIs : Linking Chemical Security with Responsible Care The Committee took the initiative — in close cooperation with the Fecc Responsible Care Committee — to develop two additional security related questions and integrate them into the Responsible Care KPIs in the Fecc European Responsible Care Questionnaire and Annual Survey. This step was necessary to evidence to the Commission the implementation of security by the distributors chemical supply chain and help guard against the potential threat of terrorist attacks as well as to ensure consistency throughout codes and programs already in place. Communication of this change to the members via email and Fecc Newsletter. In this context, Fecc also participates in the Cefic Security Issue Team.

Work Plan 2016 Drug Precursors cc Continue monitoring the work of the Customs 2020 Drug Precursor Project Group and participate in the re-drafting process of the EU’s “Guideline for Operators” — advocating the standpoint of European chemical distributors. cc Providing information to the European Commission on the impact of the possible revision of the drug precursors requirements and representing the chemical distributor industry position. Maintaining contacts with experts from the European Commission with regard to Article 10 of the Delegated Regulation (EU) 2015/2011 and monitoring the EU’s update and communication procedure of the list — advocating transparency and legal certainty for industry. cc Inform members about future revisions of EU legislation and legislation worldwide in the field of drug precursors. Explosive Precursors cc Monitoring the Review of the Implementation of Regulation (EU) No 98/2013. cc Liaise with industry stakeholders and explore possibilities of coordinated common industry view and positions, for instance regarding the proposed transfer of Sulphuric acid from Annex II to Annex I. Sharing best practices with other industry stakeholders. cc Promote the Fecc Model Agreement where possible. cc Continue monitoring the EXPEDIA project. CBRN-E cc Broaden and deepen contacts and with the European Commission. cc Continue monitoring the CBRN-E Advisory Group and Chemicals Sub-group.

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Implementation of the Regulation (EU) 98/2013 on explosives precursors Document last updated on 02.09.2015 (Source : DG for Migration and Home Affairs, Unit D1)

Nitromethane

Nitric acid

>12

>12

>12

>35

>35

>35

>30 40

>30 40

>30 40

>30

>30

>30

>30

>30

>30

>40

>40

>40

>3 10

>3 10

>3 10

>3

>3

>3

>10

>3

>3

>3

>10

Hungary t

Greece 1

>12

>12 35

Germany 1m

Estonia 1

Denmark

Czech Republic

Cyprus 1

Croatia t

Bulgaria 1 >12

France 1

>12

>12 35

Finland

Hydrogen peroxide

>12 35

Belgium 1

Precursor substance in Annex I of Regulation (EU) 98/2013

Austria

Overview of licensing and registration regimes

>12

>30

>3

>10

Potassium chlorate

>40

>40

>40

>40

>40

>40

>40

>40

>40

>40

Potassium Perchlorate

>40

>40

>40

>40

>40

>40

>40

>40

>40

>40

Sodium Chlorate

>40

>40

>40

>40

>40

>40

>40

>40

>40

>40

Sodium Perchlorate

>40

>40

>40

>40

>40

>40

>40

>40

>40

>40

Additional restrictions Denmark Licences are required for : • Annex II substances * Sulphuric acid >50% w/w • non-scheduled substances * Salts of chlorate or perchlorate as well as chemical products with more than 40% w/w of chlorate or perchlorate or mixtures thereof which are not covered by Annex I in the Regulation.

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* Metal powders of aluminium, magnesium, zinc, titanium, zirconium and iron and mixtures or alloys thereof as well as chemical products of which the powder exceeds 70% w/w. * Elemental sulphur and chemical products containing more than 85% w/w sulphur. * Elemental phosphorus and chemical products containing more than 50% w/w elemental phosphorus.


>30

>3

Netherlands 1

>30 40

>30 40

>30

>40

>40

>3 10

>3 10

>3 10

>10

>10

>30

>3

>30

>3

>30

>3

>12

>30

>3

>30

>3

>3

Slovenia t

>30 40

>12

Portugal 1

>35

>12

Poland 1

>35

Norway

>12

Malta

>12

>12

UK

>3

Luxemburg 1

Lithuania 1

Latvia 1 >3

>30

>12

Sweden

>3

>30

>12

>12 35

>12 35

Spain 1

>3

>30

>12

Slovakia f

>30

>12

1 National act not yet adopted t No information has been received f Licences required for import m Pre-existing registration regimes in place

Romania 1

>12

Italy

Ireland

p p p

Registration scheme for indicated concentrations Licensing regime for indicated concentrations Ban from indicated concentration

>12 35

>12

>12

>30

>30

>3

>3

>40

>40

>40

>40

>40

>40

>40

>40

>40

>40

>40

>40

>40

>40

>40

>40

>40

>40

>40

>40

>40

>40

>40

>40

>40

>40

>40

>40

>40

>40

>40

>40

>40

>40

>40

>40

>40

>40

>40

>40

>40

>40

>40

>40

>40

>40

>40

>40

>40

>40

>40

>40

>40

>40

>40

>40

>40

>40

>40

>40

Ireland Licences are required for : • Annex I substances * Sodium chlorate • Annex II substances * Ammonium nitrate or mixtures containing ammonium nitrate in concentrations > 79% ammonium nitrate * Potassium nitrate and mixtures containing potassium nitrate in concentrations > 5% potassium nitrate

* Sodium nitrate and mixtures containing sodium nitrate in concentrations > 5% sodium nitrate • non-scheduled substances * Nitrobenzene

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Peter J. C. Newport — CBA (British association) — Chairperson Gerhard Ahlbrecht — Fecc Maria Almenar Martin — Azelis Anaïde Burel — UFCC (French Association) Jacques Declerq — BACD (Belgian Association) Ignace Dejager — Brenntag

Serge Dewolf — BACD (Belgian Association) Vanessa Garenton — DKSH Jan Johannsen — Nordmann, Rassmann GmbH Peter Steinbach — VCH (German Association) Jyrki Tiihonen — Cefic Marc Twisk — ECTA (European Chemical Transport Association)

Logistics Committee The Logistics Committee monitors developments in EU and international legislation concerning the safe transport and handling of dangerous goods as well as transport security related issues. Some of the regulations followed by this Committee are : the UN Model Rules, ADR/RID/IMDG and other issues dealing with the carriage of dangerous goods. The Committee works directly with relevant industry groups such as Cefic (European Chemical Industry Council), IRU (International Road Unit) and ECTA (European Chemical Transport Association).

Activities 2015 cc Fecc hosted the Logistics Committee twice in 2015, including a presentation on “IBCs for

chlorinated solvents” by ECSA. cc At the UN level Fecc monitors the developments of the UN Subcommittee of Experts for

Transport of Dangerous Goods. cc Participation in EU Commission LANDSEC meetings, involving security related issues in

land transport. Additionally, participation in a conference on “Incident Reporting in Land Transport Security at the EU Level” in October 2015. cc Involvement with stakeholders, cooperation and exchange of experiences with relevant international associations : INDA (Cefic), ECTA, etc. cc Implementation of an administrative process to handle the vast number of official documents in order to inform the Logistics Committee members in an efficient and pragmatic way. cc Fecc promoted the “Best Practice Guide for Safe (UN) Loading of Freight Road Vehicles”. cc Fecc’s member association CBA was actively involved in the development of the joint Cefic-Fecc-ECTA document “Guidelines for investigation of logistics incidents and identifying root causes”, published in July 2015. Dissemination of the document, in particular via the Fecc Newsletter and Fecc website.

Work Plan 2016 cc Fecc will seek to enhance sector and partner attendance through an interesting agenda

and by inviting the transport sector. cc Promotion of the joint Cefic-Fecc-ECTA document “Guidelines for investigation of logistics

incidents and identifying root causes”.

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cc Monitoring the developments of the UN Committee of Experts for Transport of Dangerous

Goods, its various sub committees and other international bodies in this field.

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Robert Stuyt — VHCP (Dutch Association) — Co-Chairperson Victor Trapani — Cefic — Co-Chairperson Gerhard Ahlbrecht — Fecc Frank Braeckmans — Exxon Sébastien Gallet — Cefic/ECSA Jonathan Garlick — BP

Uta Jensen-Korte — Fecc Peter J. C. Newport — CBA (British Association) Leo Ruppert — Shell Peter Steinbach — VCH (German Association) Patrick Vandenhoeke — INOVYN Hugo Van der Boom — Lyondell Chemie Maayke Van Noort — Dow

ESAD Steering Committee The ESAD (European Single Assessment Document) Steering Committee operates jointly in partnership with Cefic. The aim is to oversee the progressive development of the ESAD module of the SQAS system and identify, then resolve any issues of concern. The Steering Committee is responsible for ensuring the integrity of the ESAD module and encourages the ESAD assessment being utilised by all involved parties.

Activities & Achievements 2015 cc Monitoring of go-live and implementation of the revised SQAS/ESAD module on 1 April

2015. cc Active participation in several meetings (and organization of a conference call) with Cefic

and TfS (Together for Sustainability) in order to achieve recognition for SQAS/ESAD and working on identifying gaps between the TfS and SQAS/ESAD Questionnaire — based on a comparison between TfS and SQAS/ESAD at questionnaire level. cc Status and progress reports on the ESAD system. cc Encouraged the use of ESAD or equivalent systems in the Fecc European Responsible Care Programme. cc Active participation in the General Assembly of the “SQAS & ESAD Service Group and Logistics and Distributors User Group” in June 2015. cc Promotion of the active use of the ESAD scheme by distributors and chemical companies.

Work Plan 2016 cc Fecc will promote SQAS/ESAD as the preferred assessment scheme for evaluating the

Responsible Care and HSSEQ (Health, Safety, Security, Environment and Quality) compliance at any given site. cc Monitoring the use of the ESAD system. cc Monitoring the ESAD module Assessor Accreditation and the use of the new SQAS Accreditation Manual. cc Filling the remaining gaps between the TfS and SQAS/ESAD Questionnaire and achieving recognition by TfS.

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Fecc ESAD Statistics (Data 2014) The figures below show the number of active SQAS Assessment Reports, generated per module and the number of ESAD Downloads.

930

896 814

551 221

504

120

78 63

2012

30 45

2011

2013

3,7

378+19+33+612 297+16+18+833 221+25+30+715

p Transport service p Cleaning stations p Rail operators p Warehouses ESAD p (Distributors) p Total

2014

16 171 778 32 8

2,9

69

4,490

Number of SQAS Assessments per Module and Year (Cefic SQAS/ ESAD Statistics)

2014

82 19 3 33 4 65 11 6

12

69 102

197

440 191

4

2010

62 74

14 43 95

190

444 111

2009

165

413 38

2013

24 6 30 714 15 0

1

3,713

2,2 1

0

131

200

7

400

464

700

17

794

761

2,982

2012

Number of Downloads of SQAS Reports per Module and Year (Cefic SQAS/ESAD Statistics)

As the statistics for 2014 display, there were 116 downloads in total. A closer look at the ESAD module by section (see table and graph on the next page) reveals that 61 ESAD assessments were conducted in Di (Distributor Standard Activities), 51 in S (Site) and 14 in Cs (Chlorinated Solvents).

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5

p 2012 p 2013 p 2014 61

44 14

(S) Site Assessment

(Cs) Chlorinated Solvents

33 27

34

(F) Food, Cosmetics and Pharma

20 23 21

47

(Di) Distributors Standard Activities

51

0

10

72

11

98

98+115+61 72+100+51 34+44+14 47+33+27 20+23+21

(G) Good Trade and Distribution Practices

Number of ESAD Reports per Section (Cefic SQAS/ ESAD Statistics) Finally, it is noteworthy that, at the end of 2014, the number of SQAS accredited assessors for distributors (ESAD) amounts to 49 (slight decrease compared to 2013) — in comparison with 62 for the module “Transport Service”, 56 for the module “Tank Cleaning”, 18 for the module “Rail”, and 53 for the module “Warehouses”.

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Michael Pätzold — IMCD — Chairperson Douglas Leech — CBA (British Association) Vice-Chairperson Irantzu Garmendia — Fecc Alain Berthet — BACD (Belgian Association) Henk Boden — Caldic Peter Cooper — Univar Jacques Declercq — BACD (Belgian Association) Ahmed Diboune — Azelis Group Heinz-Werner Dobbertin — VCH (German Association) Virgine Fourneau — Inventec Simona Lai — Omya Marianne Lyngsaae — Brenntag Birthe Oldenborg — Kemi & Life Science (Danish Association)

Renato Porta — AssICC (Italian Association) Gilles Richard — UFCC (French Association) Katrin Schindler — C.H. Erbslöh Heinrich Schrage — LANXESS Distribution GmbH Jan Skov Norby — R2 Group Thomas Sprock — TER Group Peter Steinbach — VCH (German Association) Raoul Tacou — Biesterfeld Steffen Voss — Aug. Hedinger Terhi Kuljukka-Rabb — Teknisen Kaupan ja Palveluiden yhdistys — TKP (Finish Association) Willem Van Lamschot — VHCP (Dutch Association) Juliane Wernwnr — Grolman Group

SHE Committee 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 issues related to REACH, the CLP Regulation, the Seveso Directive and the Biocidal Product Regulation (BPR). The Committee deals with the implementation of these Regulations and provides input via Fecc to the European Commission, the European Chemical Agency (ECHA) and other industry associations. Fecc provides advice regarding the implementation, monitors relevant issues and updates the members accordingly as part of the SHE Committee’s activities. Fecc also contributes on the preparation of joint development of several guidance documents and official consultations.

Activities and achievements in 2015

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REACH cc Registration qqGathered Fecc member intentions with regard to the 2018 registration deadline. qqSuccessfully advocated for the Implementing Regulation on Data-Sharing in REACH. qqCo-organisation of the Fecc/Cefic/Eurometaux/Concawe Information session on updated registration process. cc Exposure Scenarios qqImprovement on the generation and communication of exposure scenarios within ENES (the Exchange Network on Exposure Scenarios). qqCo-organisation of the ENES meetings : 8th ENES meeting 20-21 May and 9th ENES meeting 5-6 November. cc Authorisation qqMonthly update system to inform Fecc members on the substances included on the registry of intention.

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qqPromoted

a streamlining and simplification authorisation approach for low volume tonnage band and other specific substances.

CLP cc Actively contributed to the Commission proposal according to Article 45(4) of CLP for Harmonisation of Information for Poison Centres. cc Influencing Member States discussion on “placing on the market” definition. cc Successful organisation of the Fecc/Cefic/Eurometaux/DUCC Workshop : “How to classify MIXTURES under CLP — Be able to check your software results!” 22-23 January 2015. Biocides Task force cc Joined the Cefic European biocidal product forum. cc Setting up of the Fecc Biocidal Product Task Force cc Successful organization of the Workshop on Biocidal Product Regulation “Sharing knowledge & learning from experience” 27 August 2015.

Activities for 2016 General cc Prepare Fecc’s views and contributions to be communicated to the EU institutions and external stakeholders. cc Advice on the REACH, Seveso, CLP and Biocides implementations. cc Monitor other relevant legislation that has an effect on health, environment or safety, as needed e.g. nanomaterials, worker safety legislation, REACH equivalent in non EU Countries, Industrial Emission Directive (IED), Regulation concerning the placing of plant protection products on the EU market. REACH cc Raise awareness among Fecc’s members on the 2018 registration deadline and identify tools and actions to support them. cc Monitor the register of intent for substances proposed for harmonised classification, for SVHC and for restriction. cc Member of the Directors Contact Group: identify solutions for new issues related to the 2018 registration deadline with a special attention to SMEs and represent distributors’ interests. cc Provide company members with advice regarding use communication and implementation of Exposure Scenarios. cc Co-organise the upcoming ENES meetings and participate in the ad hoc working groups. cc Participation in the development and update of guidance documents (PEGs). cc Monitor the public consultation regarding substance inclusion on the candidate list, restriction and authorisation annexes. cc Further investigate and inform members on the issues related to the communication of authorised substances. cc Monitor enforcement actions at Member State level, identify Members’ issues and discuss with appropriate bodies. CLP cc Continue to monitor the implementation of GHS into CLP within other countries and provide advice accordingly. cc Actively contribute to the mixture classification methodologies development. Biocides Task force cc Participate actively in the Cefic EBPF Working Groups of interest for the members. cc Monitor biocidal active substance approval process.

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Company Members 2M Holdings Algol ALM International Azelis Barentz Biesterfeld Brenntag BTC Speciality Chemical Distribution Caldic Campi y Jove CG Chemikalien C.H. Erbslรถh Cornelius Group DKSH Eigenmann & Veronelli Grolman Group Harke Group Aug. Hedinger HSH Chemie IMCD Group

Interallis Inventec JSC Ruskhimset Krahn Chemie Lanxess Distribution Nordmann Rassmann Omya Quimidroga Quimitecnica R2 Group SAFECHEM Safic-Alcan Stera Chemicals STOCKMEIER Group Telko Tennants Distribution Ter Group Univar Europe VELOX VWR International

Associate Members BASF Dow Corning Dow Europe Evonik Fuchs Kimya Ltd Millchem

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PolymerTorg Shell Chemicals Europe Solvay SQM Europe Synergy in supply chain


National Associations Austria Wirtschaftskammer Österreich (WKO), Bundesgremium des Handels mit Arzneimitteln, Drogerie- und Parfümeriewaren sowie Chemikalien und Farben Belgium Belgian Association of Chemical Distributors (BACD) Czech Republic Svaz Chemických Obchodník˚u A Distributor˚u eské Republiky (SCHOD R) Denmark Kemi & Life Science (KLS) Finland Teknisen Kaupan ja Palveluiden yhdistys (TKP) France Union Française du Commerce Chimique (UFCC) Germany Verband Chemiehandel (VCH)

Ireland Irish Association of Chemicals & Ingredients (IACI) Italy Associazione Italiana Commercio Chimico (AssICC) The Netherlands Verbond van Handelaren in Chemische Producten (VHCP) Portugal Associação de Grossistas de Productos Químicos e Farmacêuticos (GROQUIFAR) Spain Asociación Española del Comercio Químico (AECQ) Sweden Innovations- & kemiindustrierna i Sverige AB (IKEM) Switzerland Scienceindustries (SI) United Kingdom Chemical Business Association (CBA)

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