Confederation of Paper Industries publishes its Annual Review 2014-15
The Confederation of Paper Industries (CPI) is pleased to announce the publication of its Annual Review 2014-15 – Working Together for a Competitive Future. The Review highlights the issues that CPI has been dealing with on behalf of Members and reflects on key areas of activity in 2014 and into 2015.
David Workman, CPI Director General, believes that 2014 was the year when attitudes seemed to change. Notably, the Paper Industry was singled out by the Chancellor in his last two Budget speeches as one that the Government recognised as being in need of support. In written communications with the Treasury, CPI has received direct personal responses from the Chancellor himself.
It is also worth highlighting CPI’s success in securing government compensation, worth a total of £23.5m in 2014, to address the Paper Industry’s competitiveness issues around the EU Emissions Trading System and the UK’s Carbon Price Support taxation.
Energy remains a key cost for the Paper Industry, with internationally competitively priced energy critical for the long-term future of papermaking in the UK. Environmental issues tackled by CPI are also covered in detail, including the long awaited publication of the Pulp & Paper BREF. CPI has been actively involved throughout the process, working closely with the regulators and mills.
The Review highlights the achievements in Health and Safety during the three years of the last PABIAC Strategy, which ended on 31 December 2014. It gives an overview of the new strategy – ‘Health and Safety – It’s more than just a paper exercise’ – which will be launched by Judith Hackitt CBE, Chair, Health and Safety Executive, at CPI’s Biennial Health and Safety Conference on 30 June 2015.
A detailed summary of Packaging Affairs activity includes updates on regulatory matters, including food contact issues and the ongoing Corrugated promotional programme.
A comprehensive review of the statistical data for 2014 with graphs is available, covering Consumption,
Production, Recovered Paper Collection, Tissue Parent Reel Production and Shipments of Corrugated Boxes, amongst others.