The Chemical Industries Association (CIA) is the largest organisation that represents chemical and pharmaceutical businesses throughout the UK. We represent all sizes of chemical and pharmaceutical businesses and approximately 70% of our members are overseas headquartered.
All CIA members are committed to Responsible Care principles. Responsible Care is a global voluntary initiative under which companies, through their national associations, work together to continuously improve their health, safety and environmental performance, and to communicate with customers and regulators about their products and processes.
Our activities are split between influencing the policy agenda and the provision of advice and services to our members. Our policy agenda stretches across the economy and competitiveness; our products and the way we work; health, safety & environment and employment issues and our staff, located in Westminster are recognised as national and international experts on these issues.
The CIA is the most powerful collective voice in the industry and the one that is consulted and listened to. We take the issues that matter to our members and campaign at the UK and EU level to ensure that industry is able to operate safely, profitably and with due care for the interests of future generations.
The services we provide to our members includes an extensive range of staff training programmes for implementing new regulation, alerts to changes to policy and advice on how to engage with regulators. Click here to see the services CIA Members benefit from.
In the latest survey of business prospects carried out for chemical businesses by the industry trade body the Chemical Industries Association, optimism remains high.
The CIA has backed measures announced by the Chancellor to reduce energy bills for manufacturers.
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The UK chemical industry has urged George Osborne to act now on energy costs or lose out on growth.
UK chemical industry welcomes Cuadrilla’s announcement to seek planning approval to drill test wells in Lancashire.