EURO CHLOR MANAGER
Safety, competitiveness and climate neutrality; three major topics Euro Chlor has been addressing over the past year. Together with circularity, they form the four elements of the Euro Chlor Mid Century Strategy (MCS)
Johan Van Den Broeck
VICE-CHAIRMAN OF THE MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE
I acknowledge that this past year has been tough for Euro Chlor members across Europe. We saw reduced production levels due to a challenging economic situation and were faced with an inappropriate benchmark for our ETS indirect compensation via State Aid.
Note: The content from this year’s Industry Review (covering September 2022-August 2023) reflects the four main elements of our Mid-Century Strategy (MCS). Out of 16 key parameters, seven have been reported in our Sustainability Programme since 2001 and are marked with an icon so they can be compared with previous editions.
We are delighted to announce that this year’s contribution from our members (to the 2022 Euro Chlor Sustainability Questionnaire) was almost complete, covering 99.4% of Euro Chlor member’s capacity. The Euro Chlor team will continue its efforts to keep this high participation rate.
Our safety performance has suffered this year and we really need to get our eye back on the ball.
TECHNICAL AND SAFETY DIRECTOR
Chlorine production and utilisation rates have plummeted. Our competitiveness is at stake as caustic imports increased and downstream product exports decreased, while utilisation rates in competing regions remained normal.
Johan Van Den Broeck
CHAIRMAN OF THE MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE
Climate Neutral Player
This year we are proud of reducing our greenhouse gas emissions but we still need to focus on increasing our hydrogen use.
ENERGY AND REGULATORY AFFAIRS MANAGER
Together with its members, the Euro Chlor team is investigating the use of fluorinated materials, along with their potential alternatives and waste management, to contribute to Europe’s action on PFAS.
SCIENCE AND REGULATORY AFFAIRS DIRECTOR
Communication & Collaboration
We continued to collaborate with, and communicate to, members, partners and key downstream user associations.
Halogens Industry Sector News
Synergy between the 10 Halogens Industry Sector groups and within the Cefic policy departments significantly increased this past year.
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, HALOGENS INDUSTRY SECTOR