Industry Transformation

The European pulp, paper and board industry is a world leader and a net exporter as well as the provider of 1.5 million direct and indirect jobs in Europe.

Pulp, paper and board are based on renewable raw materials originating from sustainable sources and are recyclable. They contribute directly and indirectly to environmental protection, climate action, green growth and sustainable development. They are manufactured by an industry that has substantially reduced its footprint on the environment, while reaching high social standards. At the core of the bio economy, is the production of not only the original bio-based product – paper and board, but also new and innovative products that can substitute for fossil fuel-based products through the efficient use of renewable raw materials.

EU markets have been fully open since January 2004, unlike some competitors in their home countries. About one third of EU paper and board exports face tariff barriers! The sector is seeking a level playing field for both its products and its raw materials through multilateral and bilateral negotiations and high level talks with EU trading partners. Free access to pulp and paper and board foreign markets, but also raw materials and energy is a must. Fair competition is also vital to the European pulp, paper and board industry and its workers, who need a strong set of trade defence tools.

Activities

Press release: EU Commission proposals on mandatory reductions risk causing greater uncertainty for industry in case of gas supply disruptions

Press release: EU Commission proposals on mandatory reductions risk causing greater uncertainty for industry in case of gas supply disruptions

Press release: Cepi welcomes EU Parliament’s ITRE Committee vote on a revised Renewable Energy Directive, but implementation of the cascading use principle must be left to Member States

Press release: Cepi welcomes EU Parliament’s ITRE Committee vote on a revised Renewable Energy Directive, but implementation of the cascading use principle must be left to Member States

Press release: Cepi annual statistics show factors behind the resilience and strong performance of the European pulp and paper industry

Press release: Cepi annual statistics show factors behind the resilience and strong performance of the European pulp and paper industry

Press release:   The Paper value chain is ready to take circularity to a new level with 2030 recycling rate target

Press release: The Paper value chain is ready to take circularity to a new level with 2030 recycling rate target

Press release:  Cepi voices strong concerns over robustness of tools provided to the industry to achieve the EU’s climate objectives

Press release: Cepi voices strong concerns over robustness of tools provided to the industry to achieve the EU’s climate objectives

How does the competitive European industry contribute to climate neutrality?

How does the competitive European industry contribute to climate neutrality?

Press release:  A series of EU Parliament votes on Fit for 55 sends wrong signals on industry decarbonisation & bioeconomy development

Press release: A series of EU Parliament votes on Fit for 55 sends wrong signals on industry decarbonisation & bioeconomy development

Statement: As a provider of solutions to the EU’s strategic dependencies, the pulp & paper sector must be allowed to ‘keep the lights on’

Statement: As a provider of solutions to the EU’s strategic dependencies, the pulp & paper sector must be allowed to ‘keep the lights on’

Europe’s bioeconomy is a readily available solution to the EU’s dependence on fossil fuels

Europe’s bioeconomy is a readily available solution to the EU’s dependence on fossil fuels

From news media to e-commerce & hygiene, we are changing how we consume paper & board, a new Cepi report shows

From news media to e-commerce & hygiene, we are changing how we consume paper & board, a new Cepi report shows

Social Affairs

Attracting and retaining young people to the pulp and paper industry – EU project “Turn the Page” concludes

Attracting and retaining young people to the pulp and paper industry – EU project “Turn the Page” concludes

Paper workers and industry call for safeguards over unintended effects of EU climate policies on jobs, global competitiveness, and climate itself

Paper workers and industry call for safeguards over unintended effects of EU climate policies on jobs, global competitiveness, and climate itself

European Social Partners investigate skills and education needs for the paper industry

The paper sector social dialogue calls for boosting the re-industrialisation of the EU

The paper sector social dialogue calls for boosting the re-industrialisation of the EU