The CII is supported by over 60 organisations: manufacturers and downstream users of chemicals, large companies and SMEs.

We represent industry sectors and technologies which contribute to competitiveness, economic growth and jobs in the EU.

Better regulation in chemicals is about using the most effective risk management option for a specific risk.

The CII is calling for a tailor-made and targeted use of REACH Authorisation.

Workplace legislation is the most targeted tool for potential risks limited to the workplace.


Position paper | English | Deutsch | Français | Italiano

Recommendations by an EU-wide cross-industry initiative for better regulation in chemicals management

Better regulation in chemicals management requires identification, implementation and enforcement of the most effective risk management option, tailored to tackle a specific risk. Please find the document below in English, German, French and Italian. 


CII feedback to the commission inception impact assessments ahead of the revision of the CLP regulation

The CII welcomes the Commission Inception Impact Assessments for the revision of the CLP Regulation. In this context, the CII does not recommend the introduction of the possibility to set harmonised limit values by CLP. The CII urges the Commission and Member States to assess whether such limit values set under the CLP would in any way pre-empt the necessary considerations in risk management. This is essential to enable tailored and efficient protection of workers from chemical risks, while maintaining workplaces and the competitiveness of European industries.


Joint SMEUnited and CII views on DGs ENV-GROW paper on REACH Restriction and OSH OELVs

SMEUnited and the CII welcome the Commission’s initiative to clarify the REACH-OSH interface and consider that transparent procedures and criteria should be used when selecting the most appropriate regulatory options. We welcome the DGs ENV-GROW’s thought-starter to promote a decision tree that would clarify the interface and optimise worker protection.