European Chemical Industry Council (CEFIC)

Since its creation in 1972, CEFIC has grown to become one of the largest and most efficient advocacy network among the industry trade organizations in Europe and in the world. It represents 29 000 companies that produce 30% of the world chemicals and employ about 1.3 million people. Members are 28 national chemical federations, 6 associated federations across Europe and 50 multinational corporations.

Hellenic Association of Chemical Industries (HACI)

HACI was founded in February 1994 by the 28 biggest chemical – production, -storage, and -trading companies in Greece. Since June 1994, the Hellenic Association of Chemical Industries is a full member of CEFIC (European Chemical Industry Council).
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Responsible Care

Responsible Care is chemical industry’s global voluntary initiative under which companies, through their national associations, work together to continuously improve their health, safety and environmental performance. Responsible Care was first conceived in Canada in 1985 and launched in Europe in the 1990’s to address public concerns about the manufacture, distribution and use of chemicals. The number of chemical industry associations embracing the Responsible Care ethic has grown from 6 to 53 countries since 1992.

General Chemical State Laboratory

The General Chemical State Laboratory was established in 1929 by Law 4328, by virtue of which all laboratories operating in the public sector at that time were united. This move led to the creation of a powerful scientific – laboratory unit that soon managed to evolve and become the most important product-quality control system in our country. Participates in EU institutions and expert groups, in several fields regarding its activities.  Conducts samplings and laboratory tests on various products in order to check compliance with both national and EU legislation. More info:

National organization for medicines

The National Organization for Medicines (EOF) was established in 1983, with Act 1316, and is a public entity of the Ministry of Health. EOF’s mission is to ensure public health and safety with regard to the following products, marketed in Greece:

  • medicinal products for human and veterinary use

  • medicated animal foods and food additives

  • foodstuffs intended for particular nutritional uses and food supplements

  • biocides
  • medical devices
  • cosmetics

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European Chemicals Agency (ECHA)

The Agency, located in Helsinki, Finland will manage the registration, evaluation, authorisation and restriction processes for chemical substances to ensure consistency across the European Union. These REACH processes are designed to provide additional information on chemicals, to ensure their safe use, and to ensure competitiveness of the European industry. By assessing and approving testing proposals, the Agency will minimize animal testing.
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Hellenic Chemists Union (EEX)

EEX is a public entity of the Ministry of Industry, Energy and Technology. Their primary goal is to promote the science of chemistry to industry, technology, education, research and development.
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Hellenic Fire Department

The Hellenic Fire Department is under the Ministry of Interior. Its mission is to protect the country from the danger of fire and other disasters.
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Hellenic Association of transportation (PEED)

PEED is a non profit association with concern to protect the interests of  company members and to solve any problems. Since its foundation is the link among companies in the field of national transportation in Greece.
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Poisonic Center

Poisonic Center was founded in 1975 and is involved with providing information to doctors, hospitals, and citizens for poisoning. The center is unique in Greece and operates 24 hours per day, 7 days per week and information is given free of charge with just a phone call.
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International Council of Chemical Associations (ICCA)

The International Council of Chemical Associations (ICCA) is the world-wide voice of the chemical industry, representing chemical manufacturers and producers all over the world. ICCA’s vision is that the global chemical industry will be widely valued and supported for its economic, social and environmental contributions to society.
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WorldHealth Organization (WHO)

WHO is the directing and coordinating authority for health within the United Nations system. It is responsible for providing leadership on global health matters, forming the health research agenda, setting norms and standards, articulating evidence-based policy options, providing technical support to countries and monitoring and assessing health trends.
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