Responsible Care Members

Lithuania

Member type: Full Member (through Cefic) + RCLG

Chemical industry
The chemical industry of Lithuania produces mainly bulk chemicals and plastics; various smaller volume products, include pharmaceuticals and gene engineering preparations.

The sector accounts for about 1% of GDP and is the second largest exporter after oil refining with a share of almost 10%.

National association
The Association of Lithuanian Chemical Industry Enterprises (ALChIE) represents the main chemical sectors in the country and has 22 members. Members account for over 80% of chemicals produced in Lithuania. Including the oil refining sector, it represents over 7 500 employees.

Nitrogen and phosphoric fertilizers, plastics (PET),  and oil refining products are the main bulk commodities manufactured by member companies. Household and other chemicals are produced on a smaller scale. Distributors and chemical logistic companies as well as educational institutions are also represented in the association. 

Activities comprise:
- representation of members’ interests with the national authorities and EU institutions;
- providing information services and consultancy on chemical legal issues;
- co-ordination of Responsible Care in Lithuania;
- co-ordination of the national Sustainable Chemistry technology platform activities;
- establishing contacts between partners.