European Leader: The German Paper Industry
Germany's paper industry is No. 1 in Europe and No. 4 behind China, USA, and Japan on the world stage. With annual production running at almost 23 million metric tons, the industry manufactures around 3,000 different paper grades. Some 40,000 workers at around 160 German production sites return sales worth more than €15 billion.
The resource-intensive paper industry is subject to ever stricter regulations, such as the Industrial Emissions Directive (IED). What's more, the industry faces further challenges in the form of a growing sensitivity of the public at large to environmental issues and increasing global competition. If the industry is to remain successful, it is crucial that companies introduce targeted management of all matters relevant to environmental protection and safety, as we have implemented with our EHS software on behalf of our customer Sappi.