Euro Chlor Mid-Century Strategy
Building a safe, competitive, green chlor-alkali industry for Europe.
Making chlor-alkali is simple; you only need salt, water and electricity.
But chlor-alkali is the foundation of thousands of different products to keep us safe, healthy and comfortable.
It will also play a part in making products to meet global Sustainable Development Goals. This essential chemistry will also help Europe achieve its Green Deal ambitions.
However this product cannot be easily transported into and around Europe. As such, a vibrant, local industry is needed to ensure these essential products remain readily available.
To safeguard our industry in the coming years, Euro Chlor is proud to present it’s strategy for 2050. It will ensure we remain safe, competitive and green.
What is Euro Chlor doing?
Euro Chlor’s Mid-Century Strategy (MCS) features a new Vision and Mission:
Vision: Towards a safe, competitive, climate neutral and circular European chlor-alkali industry.
Mission:… a safe and competitive supplier of chlor-alkali products and an integral part of Europe’s climate neutral and circular economy transition.
The European chlor-alkali industry aims to become a safety leader, competitive supplier, circularity champion and climate neutral player.
These are the four key elements of the Euro Chlor MCS. But how will we get there…?
Goals and targets are being set for 2030 and 2050 to ensure that safe, competitive and green chlor-alkali is available into the next century.
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Q. Where can I find more information?
We refer to our dedicated webpage (www.eurochlor.org/mcs), where the information is assembled per topic and where regular activity reports, including our yearly industry review, can be found. You can also follow activities in our annual industry review (www.chlorineindustryreview.com) and on social media (#eurochlorMCS).
Q. How can I get involved?
Please send us an email to eurochlor [at] cefic.be and we will gladly contact you.
Q. When do you expect to see the first results of this strategy?
We are starting with an intensive measuring period of at least 3 years for the new Key Performance Indicators. After that period, we will evaluate which (additional) measures/ adaptations are still needed. This means that real results should become visible in 2025 at the earliest. The overall strategy though remains firmly aimed at final results by 2050.
Q. Who is leading the work here?
The Euro Chlor team and the Management Committee are responsible for overseeing the Mid-Century Strategy initiative. They are supported by the different Euro Chlor working groups which are run by the secretariat and populated by Euro Chlor members.
Q. Why is Euro Chlor doing this?
We believe that a well-coordinated collective effort is so much stronger than the sum of many individual efforts. We also want to remain an important part and contributor to Europe and its ‘green’ ambitions.
Q. Cefic, representing the entire EU chemical industry published its Mid-Century Vision in 2019. How does the Euro Chlor MCS link to that initiative?
The Euro Chlor Mid-Century-Strategy is based on and closely aligned with the Cefic Mid-Century Vision (‘Molecule Managers’). It is a practical contribution to the Cefic vision from one of the Chemical Industries key sectors.