Confederation of Paper Industries Ltd (CPI) is subject to both UK and
EU competition law. It is the general policy of CPI to comply with all
laws applicable to its activities. This general policy includes strict
compliance with UK and EU Competition Law.
Competition Law Policy applies to all activities of CPI including its
Sector Bodies, sectoral associations, Councils, committees, working groups,
technical groups, and sub-groups.
include the holding of meetings (both business meetings and social functions),
representation at industry functions, the collection and dissemination
of statistics, use of its website and the collection and distribution
of other information related to the UK paper-related industry.
Compliance with this policy is the responsibility of each and every Member
of CPI, all CPI staff, any person who acts on behalf of CPI and any person
who participates in CPI activities.
participating in a CPI activity, each Member and its representatives
are required to:-
the CPI’s policy of compliance with competition law;
themselves with the provisions of competition law;
the competition law aspects of any CPI work they are involved in and
if appropriate take relevant advice before voicing an opinion, exchanging
information, committing to a course of action, taking a decision or
reaching an agreement.
and their representatives must avoid any action, decision or agreement
that might suggest the CPI is used as a vehicle to facilitate, or is
a party to, any unlawful conduct under competition law.
member of staff, including temporary staff and consultants, is required
to act in such a way as to avoid any breach of competition law.
member of staff is required to:
to the CPI Competition Law Policy;
by the CPI’s Employee Obligations and Procedures on Competition
the CPI’s Competition Law Guidance and familiarise themselves
with the provisions of competition law;
the competition law aspects of their work and if appropriate take relevant
advice before committing to a course of action, taking a decision or
reaching an agreement;
best practice on competition law issues;
attend training sessions and read competition law update material as directed.
interfacing with Members or responsible for the administration and/or
management of any CPI activity, including committees, meetings etc,
have additional responsibilities in respect of those activities with
which they are involved. In particular they must ensure that the activity
does not breach competition law.
members’ concerns relating to competition law, including a breach
or suspected breach, must be dealt with promptly and in accordance with
the rules set out in the CPI’s Employee Obligations and Procedures
on Competition Law.
managers are required to ensure that each of their members of staff,
including temporary staff and consultants receives suitable guidance
on competition law.
Heads and Staff Directors are required to consider, and if necessary
put in place, any additional arrangements within their departments to
ensure compliance with competition law. This includes arrangements for
ensuring that any person acting on behalf of the CPI or participating
in CPI activities e.g. seminar speakers abides by the CPI Competition
Company Secretary is responsible for providing guidance, advice and training
on competition law.
Company Secretary will consider a compliance audit against its competition
law policy and procedures every year. An audit will be undertaken on
a periodic basis as agreed with the Director General to provide reasonable
assurance that the policy and procedures are working effectively and
to enable risk areas to be identified and addressed.
Director General has overall responsibility for ensuring CPI compliance
with UK and EU Competition Law.
Council endorses this Competition Law policy and is committed to its
incorporation throughout CPI.