Chemistry, Materials

French Chemical Process Engineering Expertise On Show At Achema

Letizia Zitoli - 08-juin-2018 11:13:42

31 French companies and organisations will present their expertise and innovations to the global scientific and business community at this year’s Achema . Business France , the national agency for the international development of the French economy, is once again organising the French pavilion at the world’s biggest trade show for the chemical process industry and biotechnologies, taking place on 11 th  – 15 th  June 2018 in Frankfurt. The chemical industry in France in 2017 (source: Union des Industries Chimiques) ·         €70 billion in turnover ·         2 nd  in Europe behind Germany, 7 th worldwide ·         One of the main sectors contributing to France’s positive trade balance of +€8.6bn ·         Leader in the industrial export sector (€58.7bn) ·         3,335 businesses, 94% of which are micro-enterprises/ SMEs ·         €1.8bn spent on R&D ·         €3.1bn in investments Innovation In the engineering hall (9.2), Axelera, the regional Rhônes-Alpes innovation cluster for the chemical and environmental sectors will be exhibiting with SMEs and the Institut Carnot Chimie Balard Cirimat. For investors… Representatives from several French chemical parks will also be demonstrating how their sites are attractive destinations for foreign investors’ European development projects in the chemical and environmental sectors. 10 chemical parks will be exhibiting on a shared stand (hall 9.2, stand D12) with the aim of attracting new investments from major players or start-ups wishing to industrialise their innovations. …and the chemical and biochemical industry The French suppliers are highly diverse and work across many sectors: chemicals, petrochemicals, nuclear, energy, water, agri-food, pharmaceuticals, cosmetics and more. They supply equipment compliant with stringent environmental, health and safety standards and produce custom-made added-value equipment. Meet the French exhibitors in halls: -          8.0 – stand J4 - (Industrial valves, pumps & fittings) -          Hall 9.2 - stand D12 - (Engineering & Rhône-Alpes innovation cluster) -          Hall 11.1 - stand G3 - (Instrumentation, control and automation techniques): Find the full list of exhibitors in the catalogue  here . For more information, please contact: Guillaume Anfray, Chemical Industry Project Manager - Business France guillaume.anfray@ businessfrance.fr  / +33 (0)1 40 73 34 52 https://www.businessfrance.fr/ en/home Catherine Ryall, Press Officer – Business France UK catherine.ryall@ businessfrance.fr / + 44(0) 207 024 3613 www.youbuyfrance.com/ uk/


EcoVadis and TfS renew partnership to drive sustainable supply chains in the international chemical industry

Fran Lambert - 30-sept.-2015 11:40:30

EcoVadis, the first collaborative platform providing sustainability performance ratings and improvement tools for supply chains, and Together for Sustainability (TfS), the chemical industry sustainability initiative, announce the renewal of their partnership to further advance sustainable practices in the supply chains of the chemical industry. TfS membership has more than doubled since it was founded four years ago. In addition to the six founding members, TfS has accrued members from Europe and the United States and intends to continue growing globally. TfS member companies have joined forces to assess and audit their suppliers and share the results. The benefits of this collaboration affect both sides: suppliers receive one request from TfS rather than multiple requests from each individual customer, and TfS members share the results. Through the use of these synergies, more efforts can be expended on improvement measures. EcoVadis is the cooperation partner of TfS for assessments and the assessment program has expanded to have significant impact, with a total of more than 7,800 supplier companies engaged to date. The TfS assessment program is supported by the EcoVadis cloud collaboration platform and CSR rating service, which is backed by a global team of 250 people and provides performance improvement tools for suppliers across 110 countries.  “TfS is pleased to extend this partnership with EcoVadis, and we look forward to building on the success we have achieved thus far with the assessment program,” says Rüdiger Eberhard, President of TfS and Chief Procurement Officer of Evonik Industries.  “With more than 70% of suppliers improving their scores upon second evaluation, this has given us great confidence in the effectiveness of EcoVadis rating and collaboration system.” “In only four years, TfS has become the benchmark for what industry collaboration for Sustainable Supply Chain should be” adds co-CEO and co-Founder of EcoVadis, Pierre-François Thaler. “It has scaled and driven impressive results through the clear vision and very strong commitments of the Chief Procurement Officers within the member companies. We are very proud to be continuing with TfS’ pioneering effort to drive improvements of CSR practices in chemical supply chains”. About TfS TfS AISBL is a joint initiative of chemical companies for sustainable supply chains. It was founded in 2011 to develop and implement a global program to assess, audit and improve sustainability practices within the supply chains of the chemical industry. At present, it has 16 member companies worldwide and intends to grow globally. For further information on TfS, please visit www.tfs-initiative.com  or contact: Dr. Gabriele Unger, General Manager, TfS Tel: +32 (0)2792 7515 Email: gabriele.unger@tfs-initiative.com  About EcoVadis EcoVadis operates the first online collaborative network enabling companies to manage the sustainability performance of their suppliers across 150 sectors and 110 countries. EcoVadis reliable ratings and easy to use monitoring tools allow companies to manage risks and drive eco-innovations in their global supply chains.  For further information on EcoVadis, please visit www.ecovadis.com  or contact: David McClintock, Marketing Director, EcoVadis Tel: +33 (0)1 82 83 86 09 Email: dmcclintock@ecovadis.com   For further information regarding this press release, please contact: Fran Lambert, Communications Adviser Business France - The French Trade Commission in the UK Tel: +44 (0)20 7024 3613 Email: fran.lambert@businessfrance.fr


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The Industry and Cleantech Department assists French companies with their international development strategy and promotes trade between France and the UK. In order to maximise commercial opportunities between French and British companies, the Department organises French Pavilions at a number of key exhibitions in the UK, as well as offering other networking opportunities and individual partnering services. We cover a range of sectors including the aerospace, defence, nuclear/energy, environmental, automotive, naval, construction, and sub-contracting industries. Industry and Cleantech Department Michael Yates Manager, Industry and Cleantech Department michael.yates@businessfrance.fr Tel: +44 (0)20 7024 3636    Marie Bicrel Senior Trade Development Adviser marie.bicrel@businessfrance.fr Tel: +44 (0)20 7024 3623 Environment, Aerospace and Security Jonathan Kazimierski Trade Development Adviser jonathan.kazimierski@businessfrance.f

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