CPI publishes its Annual Review 2015-16

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CPI publishes its Annual Review 2015-16

The Confederation of Paper Industries (CPI) has published its Annual Review 2015-16 'Onwards and Upwards'.

The Review analyses challenges and opportunities across the UK Paper Industry throughout 2015, along with insights into what 2016 holds.

In his overview, David Workman, CPI Director General, underlines that 2015 was the year the plight of Energy Intensive Industries (EIIs) hit the headlines. On a positive note, lobbying by CPI, along with other EIIs, saw the Paper Industry maintain its Climate Change Levy relief under the Climate Change Agreement (CCA) and ensured that those Members in the Confederation CCA are exempt from the Carbon Reduction Commitment (CRC). These two measures alone were worth £30m to the industry in 2015.

The CPI has also been heavily involved with officials from the Treasury, resulting in the Chancellor’s recent announcement that the CRC will be cancelled.

Energy was once again a priority in 2015 with rising costs proving detrimental to the paper industry. Environmental issues tackled by CPI are also covered in detail, along with a look at the circular economy package. It was another busy year on health and safety issues following the launch of the new PABIAC strategy at the CPI’s Biennial Health & Safety Conference.

Finally, the Review includes a detailed summary of Packaging Affairs activities featuring updates on regulatory matters, information on the recently introduced carrier bag charge, progress on the corrugated promotional programme and updates on the latest FEFCO marketing campaign.

CPI’s Annual Review 2015-16 is available in hard copy on request. Please contact Emma Punchard, Director of Communications, on 01793 889609 or email [email protected].


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