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Survey: EU Industry Reputation a 'Problem;' Hard Choices Lie Ahead

9:13 AM MDT | September 30, 2011 | Alex Scott in Madrid

A survey of 50 European Union (EU) policy makers commissioned by Cefic shows that 84% of respondents either agree or somewhat agree “that there is a general perception of mistrust around chemicals.” The findings were presented today at Cefic’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) in Madrid. Those surveyed include Members of the European Parliament (MEP) as well as regulatory staff based in Brussels. This identified lack of trust of the chemical industry “is a problem,” Ben van Beurden, executive v.p./Shell Chemical told delegates at the AGM...

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