BCC provides comprehensive representation of the whole ceramics industry in negotiations on reducing greenhouse gas emissions at both UK and European levels.  We are an active member of the UK Emissions Trading Group (which informs UK Government on policy development in this area) and Cerame-Unie’s Climate and Energy / Climate Group. BCC provides a central point to co-ordinate all ceramic consultation responses and is a constantly available point of contact for all questions on EU ETS, the UK’s small emitter opt-out and alternatives to emissions trading. 

BCC is also recognised by Regulators as the lead in all negotiations affecting implementation of the Industrial Emissions Directive (IED) and Environmental Permitting Regulations (EPR) for the ceramic industry, and is a ceramic representative in regular discussions on Part A1, A2 and B authorised processes.