Supply Chain Trends Survey- March 2020
17 March 2020
The latest Supply Chain Trends Survey from the Chemical Business Association shows a continuing positive trend for order books and current sales – though this trend is forecast to decline rapidly over the next three months. Sales Margins are neutral and are also forecast to decline in the immediate future. Employment and training trends remain positive.
CBA WELCOMES POTENTIAL ACCESS TO CHEMICALS DATABASE
4 March 2020
The Chemical Business Association (CBA) has welcomed the UK Government’s intention to ‘agree data sharing mechanisms’ through its Brexit negotiations with the European Union (EU). Peter Newport, CBA’s Chief Executive, said, “This is a positive step forward and will be welcomed by the UK chemical supply chain. It is an approach CBA has advocated as the simplest and most cost effective method of maintaining chemical safety and animal welfare.”
CORONA VIRUS ALERT
3 March 2020
CBA is continuously monitoring the development of the Corona Virus and is following official advice in relation to travel restrictions
REGULATORY ALIGNMENT VITAL FOR CHEMICALS SECTOR
27 January 2020
The Chemical Business Association (CBA) has said it is vital that the UK’s chemical sector achieves a level of regulatory alignment with the European Union (EU) after Brexit that preserves its frictionless access to important EU markets.
ORDER BOOKS AND SALES TURN POSITIVE; MARGINS UNDER PRESSURE – CBA
25 November 2019
The Chemical Business Association’s latest Supply Chain Trends Survey shows that the outlook for both order books and sales have turned positive, but sales margins remain under pressure and employment prospects remain weak.
MAJOR FALLS IN ORDER BOOKS AND SALES – CBA TRENDS SURVEY
15 July 2019
Both order books and current sales have fallen by 60% in the three months since the last Supply Chain Trends Survey in April 2019. Sales margins have declined by 40%. The number of companies expecting to create more jobs in the next three months has fallen to its lowest level since these Surveys began six years ago.
CBA PUBLISHES PLAN TO MAKE UK REACH WORKABLE
24 June 2019
The Chemical Business Association (CBA) has proposed a solution that will make UK REACH workable by solving the crucial issue of access to testing data. It would also ensure that UK companies have continued frictionless access to the EU market post-Brexit as well as EU companies enjoying a similar level of access to the UK Market.
Logistics Indices of Performance (IoP) 2018 News
14 May 2019
NO YEAR-ON-YEAR RISE IN TRANSPORT INCIDENTS
The CBA’s annual report on the performance measure for its road haulage, warehouse, and tank farm members – the Logistics Index – reveals four transport incidents in 2018 – the same as the preceding year. None of these road traffic accidents involved a release of chemicals.
In 2018, CBA logistics member companies made nearly one and a quarter million journeys to deliver more than four million tonnes of chemicals.
Distributor Indices of Performance (IoP) 2018 News
14 May 2019
CBA’s latest report on the safety, health, security and environmental performance of its distributor member companies reveals a year-on-year decline in the Lost Time Accident Rate and the number of accidents. In 2018, CBA members companies completed more than one and a quarter million separate journeys to distribute over four million tonnes of chemicals.