Responsible Care Members

Austria

Member type: Full Member (through Cefic) + RCLG

Chemical industry
The chemical industry is one of the largest industrial branches in Austria with appr. 285 member companies, 42,000 employees and a production volume of over €13 billion. About 70% of output is exported, mainly within Europe. Main markets are Germany, Italy, Switzerland and Hungary. Austrian companies are leading manufacturers of products including water-borne coatings, certain antibiotics and newly developed chemical fibres.

National association
FCIO, the association of the Austrian chemical industry, represents manufacturers of industrial chemicals. The main tasks and activities of FCIO are: to represent membership at all levels of government; to provide Information and advisory service to members, and to collectively bargain with trade unions. Key issues include chemical legislation, environmental protection, and transportation of dangerous goods. FCIO is an active member of Cefic.