Here is a selection of our favourite links to help you find more information. Don’t forget to visit again, as we update the list regularly.
Cefic, the European Chemical Industry Council, is the forum for and the voice of the chemical industry in Europe.
Belgian Federation for Chemistry and Life Sciences industries
Euro-Moulders is the European Association of Manufacturers of Moulded Polyurethane Parts for the Automotive Industry.
EUROPUR is the European association of flexible polyurethane foam blocks manufacturers. Amongst other functions, EUROPUR promotes the unique benefits of flexible polyurethane foam in its multiple applications, speaks on behalf of its industry to regulators and other stakeholders and contributes to related standards and legislations.
Federplast.be is the Belgian federation of plastic and rubber processing companies
European Diisocyanate and Polyol Producers Association
Federation of European Rigid Polyurethane Foam Associations
Chemicals & safetyChemical Safety Facts
The purpose of ChemicalSafetyFacts.org is to provide consumer-friendly information about some of the chemicals that are essential to the products that people use every day.
Learn more about PolyurethanesPolyurethanes
Polyurethanes are all around us. They are one of the most versatile groups of plastics. They are innovative and durable.
Learn more about REACHREACH environment
REACH (EC 1907/2006) aims to improve the protection of human health and the environment through better and earlier identification of the intrinsic properties of chemical substances. This is done by the four processes of REACH, namely the registration, evaluation, authorisation and restriction of chemicals. REACH also aims to enhance the innovation and competitiveness of the EU chemicals industry.
REACH is a regulation of the European Union, adopted to improve the protection of human health and the environment from the risks that can be posed by chemicals, while enhancing the competitiveness of the EU chemicals industry. It also promotes alternative methods for the hazard assessment of substances in order to reduce the number of tests on animals.
Meet our Joint Venture PartnersOrsafoam
Orsafoam SpA is a joint venture between the Orsa Group (Italy) and the Recticel Group offering flexible polyurethane foam solutions.
First launched in Canada in 1985, Responsible Care is today practiced in more than 65 countries around the globe. Responsible Care empowers companies to continue to pursuing innovative ways to contribute to the vision of the World Summit on Sustainable Development so that, by the year 2020, “All chemicals will be produced and used in ways that minimize risks for human health and the environment.”
For many years, the Institute of Registered Auditors (IBR-IRE) has taken an active role in sustainability reporting and corporate social responsibility (CSR). In particular, IBR-IRE organises the Awards for Best Belgian Sustainability Reports.;
During the 2015 Award ceremony for the Best Belgian Sustainability Reports, the jury praised Recticel’s first publication as a ‘Remarkable Report’. The jury explained its decision as follows: “Recticel, for its dynamic and easy to read report, with a well described context, including SDGs, and properly illustrated content. This report is also honest on positive and negative issues/facts.” The jury also appreciated the strong stakeholder engagement (notably via interviews) and Recticel’s good corporate governance and ethics.