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: “Fit for 55” package is an incomplete toolbox for the industrial energy transition, cautions the paper industry

Press release: “Fit for 55” package is an incomplete toolbox for the industrial energy transition, cautions the paper industry

Press release: European paper industry delivers on emission reduction and recycling commitments

Press release: European paper industry delivers on emission reduction and recycling commitments

Press Release: Access to affordable clean energy will be the make-or-break factor for a successful green and digital transition

Press Release: Access to affordable clean energy will be the make-or-break factor for a successful green and digital transition

Article published in “La Papeterie Magazine” (ENP Publishing Group), N° 371, February-March 2021

Article published in “La Papeterie Magazine” (ENP Publishing Group), N° 371, February-March 2021

Press release: European Paper Industry welcomes revamped EU trade policy’s support to green and digital transitions

Press release: European Paper Industry welcomes revamped EU trade policy’s support to green and digital transitions

Press release: Growing demand for packaging and hygiene papers while COVID 19 impacts overall paper and board consumption

Press release: Growing demand for packaging and hygiene papers while COVID 19 impacts overall paper and board consumption

Press release: New Cepi study on pulp & paper industry biorefineries in Europe

Press release: New Cepi study on pulp & paper industry biorefineries in Europe

Innovative bio-based products for a sustainable future: A Cepi study on pulp & paper industry biorefineries in Europe

Innovative bio-based products for a sustainable future: A Cepi study on pulp & paper industry biorefineries in Europe

Press release: Paper industry supports European Parliament call for new Industrial Strategy to be aligned with EU climate-neutrality objective

Press release: Paper industry supports European Parliament call for new Industrial Strategy to be aligned with EU climate-neutrality objective

Press Release: Paper industry presents main decarbonisation pathways to 2030 during annual conference Paper & Beyond

Press Release: Paper industry presents main decarbonisation pathways to 2030 during annual conference Paper & Beyond

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Social Affairs

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

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