09 Jan Greek chemical employer association HACI becomes member of the ECEG
Greek chemical employer association HACI becomes member of the ECEG09/01/18
We welcome the Hellenic Association of Chemical Industries (HACI) among ECEG’s members effective January 2018.
ECEG groups national employers’ federations of the chemical sector from 19 countries: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden and the United Kingdom.
Find out more about our Greek member:
The Hellenic Association of Chemical Industries (HACI) was founded in February 1994 by the 28 biggest chemical – production, -storage, and -trading companies in Greece.
Today HACI represents 88 companies. Direct members of HACI are mainly Greek small to medium-sized enterprises. Also, members of the Association are subsidiary companies of multinationals with production in Greece. The enterprises of the sector are characterized more as downstream users of chemicals than producers of basic chemicals. HACI also represents sector-based Associations like the Hellenic Coatings Association, the Hellenic Crop Protection, and the Expanded Polystyrene producers.
In addition, even in the adverse economic environment situation Greece is facing nowadays, the chemicals production value in Greece accounts to 2.4 bn euros, employs 13.000 people, thus contributing by 7% to GDP, exporting 60% of its production of chemicals.
HACI Director General Panos Scarlatos
Therefore, it goes without saying, that the ECEG is delighted to have HACI both among the ECEG’s family as well as the European Social Dialogue. Greek membership will add an important voice to consultations on European policies and will strengthen joint actions with local competent authorities. Find out more about ECEG’s members.
The European Chemical Employers Group (ECEG) represents the chemicals, pharmaceuticals, rubber and plastics industries in Europe. As a Brussels-based social affairs organisation it is a recognised social partner and a consultative body for the European Commission, Parliament and other stakeholders. Through our members, we represent approximately 3.3 million direct employees in more than 94.000 enterprises. The sector is one of the biggest and most dynamic industries in the EU.