The chemical and life sciences industry sees four key challenges to put sector and society on the path towards greater sustainability. As an industry in transition, the sector is committed to provide solutions for these societal issues.
How is the Belgian chemical and life sciences sector performing in terms of sustainability? Dive into the figures and discover how the sector continues to make progress on almost all indicators. With the clear ambition to do even better.
of the total workforce in the chemical and life sciences industry (average of manufacturing industry is 23.1%)
Women account for 23,2% of all researchers in the sector
The social partners in the sector are committed to increase diversity and inclusion at work
Number 3 in Europe for export
of chemistry & life sciences
40% of export outside EU
Doubled in the last decade
Number 1 in Belgium: 2/3 of all industrial R&D expenses in Belgium
in the chemical and life sciences industry are located in Belgium
in the world for chemicals,
for plastics industry
From creating even better work conditions to investments in energy efficiency, circular water use and the reduction of greenhouse gases. Discover how the companies of the chemical, plastics and life sciences industry in Belgium are stepping up their actions that contribute to a sustainable future.
essenscia and the companies of the chemical, plastics and life sciences industry in Belgium are strongly committed to play their vital part in reaching all of the Sustainable Development Goals developed by the United Nations. Together with governments, social partners, NGOs and civil society we are determined to make a significant contribution to a better and more sustainable future.