Poland - Polish Chamber of Chemical Industry
Written by Nick
07 Oct 2013

Summary: The Polish Chamber of Chemical Industry (PIPC) is the organisation representing chemical companies towards domestic and foreign governments and non-government organisations. Learn more about this partner.

pipcPIPC is the only Polish organisation being a member of Cefic and authorised to represent the chemical industry at an international level.

According to its statute, the chamber is authorised to present its opinions on all regulations regarding the functioning of the chemical industry in Poland. The Chamber receives drafts of such regulations from the Ministry of Economy, the Ministry of Environment, the Committee for the European Integration and others.

The Polish Chamber of Chemical Industry was established in 1988 as a voluntary, non-profit association of chemical companies in Poland. The chamber encompasses numerous major manufacturing and trade companies, scientific-research institutes and others, as well as branch associations.

The Employer's Organisation of Chemical Industry in Poland, established in 1994, was a second organisation dealing with the issues related to the chemical industry. The activity of this organisation focuses on supporting economic initiatives and regulations, aiming at the wide development of the chemical industry in Poland and in Europe.

The activity of both organisations, especially in the area of chemical industry integration, representing the chemical branch in front of administrative authorities regarding employment issues, safety at work, environment, transport and legislative solutions as well as the dynamic process of negotiation of the accession of Poland to the European Union, brings both organisations to combine efforts and to create a uniform representation of the chemical industry in Poland.

As a result, on 17 January 2001, the Polish Chamber of Chemical Industry - Employers' Organisation has been established, taking over all rights and duties of both organisations.

The Polish Chamber of Chemical Industry has been cooperating with Cefic for many years. According to the decision of the Cefic general assembly, the chamber has been accepted as an associate member and in 2001 as an ordinary member of Cefic.

In 2004, companies associated in PIPC-ZP decided to change the name of the organization to 'Polish Chamber of Chemical Industry'.

The main tasks of the Polish Chamber of Chemical Industry are:

  • activities aiming at better competitiveness of the chemical industry in Poland;
  • consolidation of the chemical industry and further integration of chemical companies to have an influence on the government's economic policy with special regard to customs, tax and energy policy;
  • sustainable development of the chemical branch and environment with special regard to the implementation of "Responsible Care" in the chemical industry;
  • co-ordination and initiation of works of commissions and working groups in the area of process and work safety, logistics, customs, chemical and biological weapons;
  • elaboration of collective agreements for the chemical industry, giving opinions in areas such as labour law, contracts, working hours;
  • cooperation with the government administration and legislative authorities, opinions to the projects of legal acts, decrees of the Council of Ministers and ministers, international conventions connected with industry and cooperation with committees of the Parliament and Senate;
  • cooperation with non-governmental organisations;
  • cooperation with international organizations (Cefic, TAIEX, Euro Chlor, ICASE) branch organisations (EFAM, IFA)) and government institutions from other countries.

Visit the Polish Chamber of Chemical Industry website

For all matters relating to SPiCE³ in Polish Chamber of Chemical Industry, please contact:

Małgorzata Typko - Expert on Environment

Phone +48 22 828 75 06-7
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MalgorzataMałgorzata Typko – graduated from the Chemical Faculty of The Warsaw Technical University (1995, Master of Sc.Eng.) and The National School of Public Administration (1998). From 1998 to 2012, she worked for the Ministry of Environment as a counselor to the minister and deputy director. Responsibilities: regulating industrial emissions (IPPC, IED), waste management and air protection. Experience in legislation process, European negotiations, project and team management (incl. implementation of Phare projects), presentations and lectures. At present, she is employed at the Polish Chamber of Chemical Industry as an expert on environmental issues, chairing the council of the Responsible Care program in Poland.



Anna Gietka - Expert on Environment

Phone +48 22 828 7506-7
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annaAnna Gietka graduated in Interfaculty Studies in Environmental Protection from the Warsaw University and took postgraduate courses on emission trading and managing in energy at the Poznan University of Economics. Since joining the Polish Chamber of Chemical Industry five years ago, she has been involved mainly in environmental issues, the Responsible Care Program and energy efficiency.

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