Swedish discovery today. Tomorrow’s global innovation.

We are IKEM. We represent Chemical and innovation companies in Sweden and abroad with one and the same vision: to find industrial solutions to the global social challenges.

Our members’ discoveries and business are a prerequisite for sustainable growth and more efficient resource utili­sation, for example cleaner energy, more effective medicines and new trans­portation solutions. Our companies consider bio-based production of chemicals, materials, fuels and products to be a very real future. Some of them are in fact already there.

We are their offensive and skilled partner. As the industry’s catalyst we pave the way for our Swedish member companies to reach the world and attract foreign-owned companies to invest in Sweden. The possibilities are boundless – as is our field of operation.

We play an important role regarding Sweden’s future as a leading industrial nation. Since chemistry is necessary for innovations also in other industries, our members are of crucial importance as regards how Sweden will stand up in international competition. And thereby also for Sweden’s prosperity and the prosperity we all enjoy together.

Promoting the industry of the future and stimulating growth and innovation are in other words our most important task. Always with our members in mind, never at the expense of the earth’s well-being. This insight drives us in everything we do, from inspiring tomorrow’s chemists is schools’ chemistry labs to persistently driving matters of industrial policy in the corridors in Brussels.

This is IKEM

IKEM – Innovation and Chemical Industries in Sweden represents about 1,250 Swedish and foreign-owned companies with some 70,000 employees.

We are an industry and employers’ organisation for companies working with chemistry in a broad sense, as manufacturers, distributors and users. The companies are chemicals and plastics industries, pharmaceutical manufacturers, refineries or biochemistry and bioengineering companies. We also represent members in the stone, cleaning, metal and recycling industries.

As IKEM companies are all over Sweden, so are we. We have offices in Stockholm. Gothenburg, Malmö, Norrköping, Växjö – and i n Brussels. IKEM is a member of the Confederation of Swedish Enterprise (Svenskt Näringsliv), and in international organizations soch as Cefic, ECEG, FECC and EuPC.

Employers helpline for members (Arbetsgivarjouren)

Do you have questions concerning labour laws or interpretation of collective agreements? Members of IKEM can get rapid help with employment law issues from our experienced consultants and negotiators.

Call us …

Call for direct response on +46 10 455 38 80.

For faster contact with us by phone, please state your company membership or organisation number when you call. 

… or send an e-mail

Arbetsgivarjouren responds to email enquiries within 24 hours on weekdays.
Our email address is jouren@ikem.se

Opening hours

Mondays through Fridays 8.30 – 16:30 
Closed for lunch 12.00 – 13.00
June, July and August, closed at 16.00