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EFIC Press Release: Chemicals Strategy for Sustainability paving the way for a toxic-free environment

October 15, 2020

16 October 2020 - The European Furniture Industries Confederation welcomes the Chemicals Strategy for Sustainability published by the European Commission on 14 October and supports a more sustainable chemicals policy, enabling the green and digital transition, accelerating the shift to a more circular economy and reducing consumer, vulnerable groups and workers’ exposure to hazardous chemicals.

Social partners joint statement on digitalisation

July 05, 2020

The European Furniture Industries Confederation (EFIC) and the European Federation of Building and Woodworkers (EFBWW) - recognized European social partner organisations for the Furniture sector – issue their joint recommendations on how to anticipate, design, implement and manage industrial change driven by digital transformation.

Joint Statement: Call for compliance with the Single Market rules

June 17, 2020

EFIC co-signed a joint statement issued by the representatives of the European Forestry Value chain, addressing a provision recently introduced in the Austrian Forest Act. This provision, if adopted and implemented, could represent a breach of the European Internal market rules and potentially create distortions in the Single Market.

CEPI study co-signed by EFIC on positive effect of F-BI industries on climate

June 14, 2020

CEPI - The Confederation of European Paper Industries - has developed a study, which has been co-signed by EFIC, showing the positive effects of the Forest-Based Industries on climate in the EU. 

​EU Recovery needs a resilient Single Market, Circular Economy and digitalisation

May 28, 2020

Covid-19 has led to an unprecedented health and economic crisis, showing that a European problem needs a European solution. On 27 May the European Commission proposed a Recovery Package to repair and revitalise the Single Market and to support investments in a green and digital future. The European Furniture industries welcome the focus on these three key elements and is completely aligned with the European Commission on the green recovery.

​The European Forest-based Ecosystem calls to be eligible for support by the European Recovery Plan and Industrial Strategy

May 14, 2020

COVID-19: Social partners recommendations

April 23, 2020

COVID-19: To fight the Corona pandemic, the European Woodworking and Furniture Industries propose measures to protect workers’ health, support economic activity and the sector’s recovery

EFIC Press Release: European Furniture Industry embraces EU circularity objectives

April 20, 2020

21 April 2020 - The European Furniture Industries Confederation welcomes the New Circular Economy Action Plan published by the European Commission on 11 March 2020, strongly supports circularity ambitions and is ready to be involved in making circular economy - a key enabler of the EU’s climate and environmental goals - a reality, by providing sector specific-expertise whenever needed. Find here the press release.

EFIC Press Release - Unwanted toxic flame retardants preventing circularity and increasing fire toxicity

April 14, 2020

15 April 2020 - The Alliance for Flame Retardant Free Furniture welcomes the New Circular Economy Action Plan and calls on the EU institutions to address the unnecessary and unwanted use of chemicals which prevent circularity and climate goals, such as toxic flame retardants in furniture, which endanger at the same time people’s and firefighters’ health, as they migrate out of products and may lead to an increase in fire toxicity.

EFIC Press release - COVID-19 recommendations

April 07, 2020

EFIC calls on the EU Institutions and the Member States to take the necessary measures to overcome the crisis and preserve the EU Single Market. Particularly by ensuring and facilitating: the transportation of goods, border crossing of workers & commuters, access to the necessary protective equipment to workers and to liquidity support schemes to companies, support to apprenticeship via European funds and concrete recommendations for a safe resume of economic activities.

EFIC Press Release on the New Circular Economy Action Plan and the new Industrial Strategy for Europe

March 10, 2020

EFIC welcomes the Commission's New Circular Economy Action Plan and flags potential barriers and fragmentation of the EU Internal Market that could result from misaligned implementation initiatives at Member State level. EFIC also welcomes the new Industrial Strategy for Europe recognising that Europe’s industry is central to growth and prosperity.

EFIC Press Release on the European Green Deal

December 11, 2019

The European Furniture Industries are pleased to see the high ambitions behind the announced European Green Deal and particularly welcome the initiatives to support the industry in achieving a climate neutral and circular economy, the goals to create a toxic-free environment and to preserve and restore ecosystems and biodiversity, as well as the focus on skills and digital transformation

Joint Paper Industry4Europe

November 25, 2019

EFIC supports the Industry4Europe Joint Paper promoting business friendly policies, sustainability, upgraded skills, R&D and funding, a reinforced single market and improved market access and contributing to the future EU Industrial Strategy announced by the European Commission.

EFIC press release "Safe Fire Safety without Flame Retardants" issued on behalf of the Alliance for Flame Retardants Free Furniture

November 18, 2019

A Safe Fire Safety is possible without Flame Retardants: find out how in this Press Release

EFIC guest column in ECHA's website "Chemicals in our life"

November 13, 2019

EFIC guest column on toxic Flame Retardants in Furniture has been published by ECHA in the website "Chemicals in our life"

The EFIC Manifesto 2019-2024

September 04, 2019

Enhancing the competitiveness of the furniture sector is of key importance and as such, EFIC calls on the EU institutions to engage over the 2019-2014 term with actions that correspond to our aspirations. Check out our Manifesto for 2019-2024.

Joint letter to ECHA - TCEP, TCPP and TDCP chemicals in furniture

June 20, 2019

Joint letter adopted by the EU Social Partners in June 2019, addressing ECHA restriction process on TCEP, TCPP and TDCP chemicals in furniture.

Vacancy for a Secretary General in EFIC

February 17, 2019

EFIC is looking for a Secretary General. Join our team!

EFIC Press Release on Product Policy Framework Consultation

February 03, 2019

PASYVEX - The Cyprus Furniture Industry Association - becomes EFIC Member

January 06, 2019

EFIC welcomes PASYVEX as its 14th National Association

EFIC Position Paper on the Machinery Directive

October 30, 2018

The EFIC Position paper on the Machinery Directive has been approved by the Members of EFIC Board and Technical Working Group

EFIC Press Release on Interface Consultation

October 30, 2018

EFIC published a Press release on the Interface between chemical, product and waste legislation with the key messages submitted to the public consultation

Joint Statement EU-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement

October 11, 2018

Joint Statement of the European Business calling on the European Parliament to endorse the EU-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement

Joint Statement Flame Retardants in furniture

October 04, 2018

Joint Statement on Flame Retardants adopted by Social Partners during the Social Dialogue Committee for Furniture, September 2018

Joint Statement on the revision of the DIRECTIVE 2004/37/EC on the protection of workers from the risks related to exposure to carcinogens or mutagens at work – Formaldehyde

July 19, 2018

Joint Statement on the revision of the Directive 2004/37/EC on the protection of workers from the risks related to exposure to carcinogens and mutagens at work (3rd Batch) - Formaldehyde

The European Union includes intelligent safeguards to avoid market distortions in RED II, whilst raising targets for Renewable Energy Sources.

June 14, 2018

European producers of wood-based panels (represented by EPF), of furniture (represented by EFIC) and FederlegnoArredo (FLA), the Italian member association of both federations, welcome the conclusion of negotiations on Europe’s Renewable Energy Directive Recast (RED II). 

EFIC and your personal data

May 23, 2018

EFIC collects certain information or data about you when you use

EFIC position on the revision of the mutual recognition regulation

May 15, 2018

The Single Market for Goods is one of the EU’s greatest achievements, as well as one of its most important and continuing priorities. It finds its legal roots in the free movement of goods, the first of the four fundamental freedoms of the internal market established by the Treaties.

ECHA recommends restriction on flame retardants in polyurethane foams

April 16, 2018

In December 2017, ECHA - the European Chemicals Agency - opened a Call for evidence for a possible restriction under REACH of TCEP, TCPP and TDCP flame retardants used in flexible polyurethane (PUR) foams in childcare articles and residential furniture. 

EFIC 2020 Strategy - BBCWFI becomes EFIC Member.

April 03, 2018

The Bulgarian Branch Chamber of Woodworking and Furniture Industries becomes Member of EFIC. 

EFIC Board Members welcomed BBCWFI's application for membership during the Board Meeting that took place in Vienna in March 2018. 

Mr. Wiesner underlined the key role that one and united Confederation may play for improving and defending the furniture sector at the European level. 
It seems that EFIC is on the right path. 

EFIC 2020: first single company becomes Associated Member of EFIC IKEA of Sweden

January 29, 2018

After the launch of the EFIC 2020 strategy, EFIC has opened applications for associated membership to single companies and possibilities for partnerships and sponsorships.

The fifth Stakeholder meeting with Professor T. Richard Hull

January 29, 2018

The Alliance for the Case for Flame Retardant Free Furniture published the press release on the "Fifth Stakeholder Meeting" with Prof. T. Richard Hull, that took place on Monday 29th January 2018 in Brussels. 

Joint paper for an ambitious EU Industrial Policy Strategy

January 21, 2018

The Joint Paper “For an ambitious EU industrial strategy: going further”, is the result of a joint action promoted by 126 industry organisation reacting to the Communication on “Investing in a smart, innovative and sustainable Industry: a renewed Industrial Strategy for Europe” published by the European Commission in September 2017. 

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