CEPI Sustainability Report 2013 – Advancing the Bioeconomy
Sustainability and competitiveness have to go hand in hand for industry to excel. The European paper industry is a leading example of this. Reducing raw material consumption makes both sustainable and economic sense. Using residues from papermaking to produce renewable energy is also a good example. Turning residues from recycling operations into useful products is part of the circular economy that the planet needs to achieve. (Extract from the foreword)
The sustainability report is guided by the GRI Sustainability Reporting Guidelines and maintains the B+ requirements with A+ being the highest possible ranking.The Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) provides standardised criteria which public and private bodies can use to benchmark, chart and report progress in their activities from economic, environmental and social perspectives.
Plenum provided third party assurance to the report. CEPI assimilates information and aggregates data from 2011 and 2012 voluntarily provided by companies and member organisations, and it is complemented by CEPI research. CEPI is confident that the process is fully inclusive, transparent and stands up to scrutiny. The main audiences for this report are European institutions and NGOs. The pulp and paper industry should equally make good use of the facts and figures included here.
This is our sixth Sustainability Report. With each version we improve our reporting. Stakeholder involvement includes face-to-face discussions and regular meetings in several networks and fora. In response to feedback from a specially organised stakeholder meeting, we decided to provide more information on forestry and raw materials as well as describe more of the challenges our industry faces.
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Teresa Presas, Dr HC, CEPI Managing Director, Daniela Haiduc, Communications and Public Affairs Manager. Subject areas in this report can be found further discussed and explained at www.cepi.org