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.
The chemical and pharmaceutical industry has broadly welcomed the Chancellor’s Budget Statement.
Britain’s number one manufacturing exporter – the chemical industry - has reacted to the decision of Lancashire County Council to refuse permission for shale gas extraction.
Britain’s £50 Billion chemical industry has stated fracking for shale gas is of economic importance to the country, will protect jobs and can be done in a safe way that does not damage the environment.
The shortlist for the 2015 Chemical Industry Awards has been published ahead of the announcements of the winners.
Most companies in Britain’s £50 billion chemical and pharmaceutical industry predict they will increase sales and exports in the next 12 months.