Chemicals

Chemicals industry-focused services & expertise

Our Chemicals practice focuses on providing audit and assurance, tax and consulting services to many of the world’s most successful companies. The environment in which the chemical industry operates is continuously evolving and so too are the issues. We help companies address a full spectrum of industry-specific challenges across areas such as supply chain disruptions, transforming human capital, globalization, shale gas, and capitalizing on the strategic value of technology.

We have made a deep commitment to understanding the business megatrends that are shaping our clients’ businesses and developing industry-tailored solutions. To learn more, review some of our issues below and access our full spectrum of publications.

Chemical insights

Chemical compounds Chemical compounds: Q1 2015
M&A activity in the chemicals industry remained steady in the first quarter of 2015 compared to the same period last year.
 
Chemical compounds PwC’s 18th Annual Global CEO Survey
Chemicals CEOs are wary of threats, but optimistic about revenue prospects. They’re looking to the US and China for growth. Some are seeking a competitive edge from new partnering strategies. Skills are an issue, but more diverse talent strategies can help. Digital technologies bring value too.
 
Chemical compounds Shale gas: Still a boon to US manufacturing?
US shale gas development is maturing swiftly and its momentous growth is not only changing the country’s energy mix, and affecting energy markets globally. It’s also giving US manufacturing a boost through significant cost savings and job creation.
 
Using innovation to drive sustainable growth in the chemicals industry Using innovation to drive sustainable growth in the chemicals industry
Chemical company executives who responded to a PwC survey on innovation and growth said that innovation is an important part of their company culture, but less than two thirds said that they have a clearly defined innovation strategy.
Global Economic Crime Survey: What's the economic crime picture in the chemicals industry? Global Economic Crime Survey: What's the economic crime picture in the chemicals industry?
Our Global Economic Crime Survey shows that cybercrime, risks from operating in high corruption markets are key concerns for the chemicals sector.
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