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Dec 3, 2012 (4 years and 6 months ago)

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A Vision for Business



Speak for the Process Industry


the chemistry using industries



chemicals, pharmaceuticals, petrochemicals, fine chemicals and biotechnology



Critical to NE and UK



NE 25% GDP, 35000 jobs, 200,000 indirect, 40% R&D, £3bn investment las
t 3 years



UK 6
th

largest chemical industry in world



UK CLC forming a vision for the future


includes WWF; Forum for the Future
-

inclusive



The benefits of the industry



health, nutrition, clothing, housing, transportation, communications



The negatives of t
he industry



Historically closed and defensive attitude, Environmental issues by incremental progress



Legacy of 50 years of capital investment



Long term capital intensive, needs agreed environmental vision for future to invest properly



Re
-
inventing the Che
mistry Industry



Accept that it is critically important, work together



Closer relationship with users of chemistry (eg food industry)



Sustainability


reduce, re
-
use, recycle and renewable feedstocks



Green product design


known and trusted by consumer; min
imise environmental effects



Increased process and product innovation
-

700 co’s spend £8bn on UK R&D; role of CPI is
here in NE



An enhanced reputation with both the public and prospective employees



A Vision for Business



lead it’s own future; bringing all

parties into the debate