CPI represents 79 Member companies, from an industry with an aggregate annual turnover of £11.5 billion, 56,000 direct and a further 86,000 indirect employees.
Our Members range in size from large multi-national organisations with multiple sites in the UK, to single site SMEs.
Become a Member
Like any other industry, the UK’s Paper-based Industries need advice, coordinated action, and importantly, a strong voice to represent them to outside bodies, Government and in Europe. CPI provides that voice.
CPI is a flexible, adaptable organisation that reacts swiftly to new conditions and is fiercely proactive on our membership’s collective behalf. CPI provides a dynamic focus for all sectors of the Paper Industry to unite, to discuss, and resolve issues of common interest and to promote a positive image for paper in its many applications.
Members of CPI have access to a wide range of benefits that can help them with business-critical issues, including human resources, the regulatory environment and health & safety.
Central to the work of CPI is managing issues on behalf of its Members. The CPI team works professionally and diligently in representing Members through a variety of activities, including lobbying government in the UK and in the European Commission and Parliament.
You are sure to be in good company when you become a Member, as CPI represents the supply chain for paper, comprising paper and board manufacturers and converters, corrugated packaging producers, makers of soft tissue papers and collectors of paper for recycling.
As a member you will have access to a range of services.
Depending on the level of membership you opt for you will receive a variety of benefits. See table below to compare the membership benefits.
CPI Membership Benefits
Access to Members Only area of CPI website
Advice and support on employment related matters
Option to benefit from CPI’s national wage negotiations with trade unions
In-depth industry statistics with occasional analyses of relevant topics
Guidance on energy, food contact and environment regulations; help with related queries
Input into CPI Lobbying activities
Opportunity to participate in CPI committees
Alerts and information about relevant government consultations
Support for Member engagement with MPs and government stakeholders
Access to European paper related views, through CEPI and FEFCO
Health and Safety information, with access to industry and PABIAC guidance and good practices
Factsheets, position papers, press releases and similar information shared directly and/or via website
CPI News – a fortnightly publication giving insight and Information about the industry
Director General’s activity reports
CPI Annual Review
Invitations to ‘Member only’ selected Industry Events, including CPI’s health and safety conference
Sharing of non-competitive Member questions
Monthly headline summary of industry statistics
Overview of European paper related views
Discounted rate for site/company visits or speaker engagements
*Open to companies that manufacture pulp, paper or board; corrugated packaging products; tissue; or which are independent or integrated recovered paper merchants. **Open to companies which have an interest in the UK paper industry, e.g. suppliers to CPI Members. ***Open to trade associations which have a direct link to the paper industry.
The Paper Industry takes the health, safety and welfare of its employees very seriously, and is constantly reviewing and improving procedures to make the industry even safer.
Health & Safety
CPI’s Employment/HR service provides Member companies with information and expert guidance on working arrangements, dispute resolution, annual hours, employment law, organisational change and general HR topics.
CPI Members benefit hugely from the impressive team of technical and sector experts that bring many years of experience in their relations with the industry, government, the media and wider stakeholders.
CPI plays an active role in various parliamentary groups, representing its members at a European level, working with industry alliances and keeping abreast of current political and legislative issues.
Representation & Lobbying
CPI produces in-depth industry statistics for its Members, and contributes to European and global databases. This material is also used to inform CPI’s lobbying activities, demonstrating the points being made to government, and promoting the industry’s achievements.