ICCA is Taking on the World’s Toughest Challenges

The International Council of Chemical Associations (ICCA), the global voice of the chemical industry, is putting the power of chemistry to work. What others see as challenges, we see as opportunities. ICCA’s member associations, federations, and companies invest, manufacture, and deploy life-enhancing products and technologies around the world—especially in countries that need it most—in order to overcome our world’s most pressing challenges.

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Responsible Care: A Commitment to Manage Chemicals Safely

Responsible Care is an essential part of ICCA’s contribution to the Strategic Approach to International Chemicals Management (SAICM)—a policy framework to promote chemical safety and sound management around the world. Through Responsible Care, global chemical manufacturers commit to pursue an ethic of safe chemicals management and performance excellence worldwide.

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Innovation is the Key to Sustainability

We live in a world of an ever-growing population with increasing demands but limited resources. As the global voice of the chemical industry, ICCA is committed to helping the world overcome its most pressing sustainability challenges.

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SAICM and Beyond 2020

The Strategic Approach to International Chemicals Management (SAICM) is a voluntary, multi-stakeholder approach that enables all relevant stakeholders to contribute to building a stronger foundation for the sound management of chemicals and waste.

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ICCA seeks to foster more competitive and sustainable global chemicals trade, and therefore global manufacturing trade and investment. The global chemical industry engages in over $2 trillion in world trade.



Chemistry is at the Heart of What We Do

Now—more than ever—people don’t just want sustenance. They want to know that the food we eat, the water we drink, and the products we buy, are affordable, safe, and sustainable. Chemistry plays a unique role in protecting the environment, making our world a more sustainable place, and helping people live longer, healthier lives.

Global Reach

The Voice of the Chemical Industry

ICCA represents chemical manufacturers and producers around the world. Leaders from the European Chemical Industry Council (CEFIC) and American Chemistry Council (ACC) typically share and alternate secretariat responsibilities every two years. ICCA members account for more than 90 percent of global chemical sales, and more than 120 million people around the globe are employed directly or indirectly by our industry.

American Chemistry Council (ACC)Full Member, RCLGUnited States of Americafull-member rclg
Association of Chemical and Pharmaceutical Industry (ZCHFP SR)RCLGSlovak Republicrclg
Association of Chemical Industries (ACIS)RCLGSloveniarclg
Association of Chemical Industries of Uruguay (ASIQUR)RCLGUruguayrclg
Association of Chemical Industry of the Czech Republic (SCHP CR)RCLGCzech Republicrclg
Association of Chemical Producers of Ecuador (APROQUE)RCLGEcuadorrclg
Association of International Chemical Manufacturers (AICM)Permanent Observer, RCLGChina, Hong Kong SARpermanent-observer rclg
Association of the Chemical Industry (VCI)RCLGGermanyrclg
Association of the Dutch Chemical Industry (VNCI)RCLGNetherlandsrclg
Belgian Federation of Chemical Industries and Life Sciences (ESSENSCIA)RCLGBelgiumrclg
BioPharmaChem Ireland (BPCI)RCLGIrelandrclg
Brazilian Chemical Industry Association (ABIQUIM)Full Member, RCLGBrazilfull-member rclg
Bulgarian Chamber of the Chemical Industry (BCCI)RCLGBulgariarclg
Business Association Chemistry Pharma Biotech (scienceindustries)RCLGSwitzerlandrclg
Business Federation of the Spanish Chemical Industry (FEIQUE)RCLGSpainrclg
Chamber of the Chemical and Petrochemical Industry (CIQyP)RCLGArgentinarclg
Chemical and Allied Industries’ Association (CAIA)Full Member, RCLGSouth Africafull-member rclg
Chemical Industries Association (CIA)RCLGUnited Kingdomrclg
Chemical Industries Association of the Philippines (SPIK)RCLGPhilippinesrclg
Chemical Industries Council of Malaysia (CICM)RCLGMalaysiarclg
Chemical Industry Committee – National Society of Industries (CIQ-SNI)RCLGPerurclg
Chemical Industry Federation of Finland (KT RY)RCLGFinlandrclg
Chemistry AustraliaFull Member, RCLGAustraliafull-member rclg
Chemistry Industry Association of Canada (CIAC)Full Member, RCLGCanadafull-member rclg
China Petroleum and Chemical Industry Federation (CPCIF)Associate Member, RCLGChinaassociate-member rclg
Colombian Plastic Industries AssociationRCLGColombiarclg
Colombian Safety Council (RI Committee)RCLGColombiarclg
Confederation of Danish Industry (PI)RCLGDenmarkrclg
Croatian Chemical Industry Association, Croatian Responsible Care Group (CCIA CRCG)RCLGCroatiarclg
European Chemcal Industry Council (Cefic)Full MemberEuropefull-member
Federation of Chemistry and Parachemistry (FCP)RCLGMoroccorclg
Federation of Egyptian Industries Environmental Compliance Office and Sustainable Development (ECO-FEI)RCLGEgyptrclg
Federation of Norwegian Industries (Norsk Industri)RCLGNorwayrclg
Gremial Association of Chemical Industrialists of Chile (ASIQUIM)RCLGChilerclg
Gulf Petrochemicals and Chemicals Association (GPCA)Full Member, RCLGArabian Gulffull-member rclg
Hellenic Association of Chemical Industries (HACI)RCLGGreecerclg
Hungarian Chemical Industry Association (MAVESZ)RCLGHungaryrclg
Indian Chemical Council (ICC)Associate Member, RCLGIndiaassociate-member rclg
Innovation and Chemical Industries in Sweden (IKEM)RCLGSwedenrclg
Japan Chemical Industry Association (JCIA)Full Member, RCLGJapanfull-member rclg
Korea Chemical Industry Council (KOCIC)Full MemberKoreafull-member
Korea Responsible Care Council (KRCC)RCLGSouth Korearclg
Lanka Responsible Care Council (LRCC)RCLGSri Lankarclg
Manufacturers’ Association of Israel (MAI)/ Chemical, Pharmaceutical & Environmental Society (CPECS)RCLGIsraelrclg
Mexican Chemical Industry Association (ANIQ)Full Member, RCLGMexicofull-member rclg
Myanmar Responsible Care Council, Myanmar Industries Association (MIA MRCC)RCLGMyanmarrclg
National Business Association of Colombia (ANDI)RCLGColombiarclg
National Federation for the Chemical Industry (Federchimica)RCLGItalyrclg
Pakistan Chemical Manufacturers Association (PCMA)RCLGPakistanrclg
Polish Chamber of Chemical Industry (PIPC)RCLGPolandrclg
Portuguese Association of Chemical Companies (APQuimica)RCLGPortugalrclg
Responsible Care Indonesia (RCI)RCLGIndonesiarclg
Responsible Care Management Committee of Thailand (RCMCT) Chemical Industry ClubRCLGThailandrclg
Responsible Care New Zealand (RCNZ)Full Member, RCLGNew Zealandfull-member rclg
Russian Chemists Union (RCU)Observer, RCLGRussiaobserver rclg
Singapore Chemical Industry Council (SCIC)Full Member, RCLGSingaporefull-member rclg
Taiwan Chemical Industry Association (TCIA)Permanent ObserverChinese Taipeipermanent-observer
Taiwan Responsible Care Association (TRCA)Permanent Observer, RCLGChinese Taipeipermanent-observer rclg
The Association of Latvian Chemical and Pharmaceutical Industry (LAKIFA)RCLGLatviarclg
The Association of Lithuanian Chemical Industry Enterprises (LChPIA)RCLGLithuaniarclg
The Association of the Chemical Industry of Austria (FCIO)RCLGAustriarclg
The Federation of Estonian Chemical Industries (FECI)RCLGEstoniarclg
Turkish Chemical Manufacturers Association (TCMA/TKSD)RCLGTurkeyrclg
Ukraine Chemists Union (UCU)RCLGUkrainerclg
Union of Chemical Industries (UIC)RCLGFrancerclg
Venezuelan Association of the Chemical and Petrochemical Industry (ASOQUIM)RCLGVenezuelarclg
Vietnam Responsible Care Council, Chemical Society of Vietnam (VRCC)RCLGVietnamrclg


Partners Around the Globe

ICCA is partnering with stakeholders from around the globe—from small- and mid-sized chemical companies in emerging economies, to non-governmental and inter-governmental organizations—in order to unlock solutions to society’s biggest challenges in a safe and sustainable way.

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