Confederation of Paper Industries
The voice and face of the UK’s Paper-based Industries
The Confederation of Paper Industries (CPI) aims to unify the UK’s Paper-based Industries with a single purpose in promoting paper’s intrinsic value as a renewable and sustainable fibre-based material, enhancing its competitiveness through seeking to reduce legislative and regulatory impacts and in spreading best practice.
CPI represents the supply chain for paper, comprising recovered paper merchants, paper and board manufacturers and converters, corrugated packaging producers and makers of soft tissue papers.
CPI is working to promote:
- a positive image for paper
- secure energy supplies at competitive prices
- resource efficiency within a coherent waste strategy
- the benefits of packaging
- a sustainable UK Paper Industry
- manufacturing as a vital part of a balanced economy
- a competitive, level playing field for the UK’s Paper-based Industries
CPI represents 70 Member companies from an industry with an aggregate annual turnover of
£5 billion, 25,000 direct and more than 100,000 indirect employees. Members range in size from large multi-national organisations with multiple sites in the UK, to single site SMEs.
The ultimate governing body of the CPI is its Council, comprising senior representatives from its membership and from each sector of the supply chain. CPI Council’s responsibilities include not only the overall strategy of CPI but also membership criteria; issue and policy priorities; and budgets and subscription levels.
The CPI consults and supports its members through standing committees and sector bodies which are responsible to CPI Council. Standing committees deal with the many and varied issues facing the industry and with the focused range of services provided to members. Sector bodies are governed by their own sector councils and are responsible for approving sectoral policy on sector specific issues and for overseeing the work of sectoral committees.
CPI Council comprises the following:
- one senior representative from each of its Members, who together provide over 80% of CPI’s membership subscription;
- one senior representative from each of the sector bodies, namely Corrugated Packaging; Papermaking; Recovered Paper; and Tissue, and
- the CPI’s Director General.
Officers of CPI are the President; Immediate Past President; and Treasurer.
The President, who is elected by CPI Council and holds office for a term of two years, presides as Chairman of all meetings of CPI Council.
The Director General is responsible for the day-to-day running of the organisation, and is supported by CPI staff who provide the expertise necessary to guarantee that the CPI’s objectives are met and its operations are undertaken in a professional and cost-effective manner.
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.
CPI has a specific Competition Law Policy which applies to all activities of CPI. It is the responsibility of each and every CPI Member and CPI staff to ensure compliance with this policy. Click here to see the policy statement.