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European Tissue Symposium

Identification number in the register: 28542716181-43
Registration date: 11/07/2011 16:57:22

The information on this entity was last modified on: 22/04/2015 18:23:15
The date of the last annual update was: 22/04/2015 18:23:15
Next update due latest on: 22/04/2016

    Registrant : Organisation or self-employed individual

European Tissue Symposium


Not-for-Profit Association

    Section of registration

II - In-house lobbyists and trade/business/professional associations

Trade and business associations

    Contact details

Kunstlaan, 44
Brussels B-1040

(+32) 25495230

    Person with legal responsibility

Mr  Roberto Berardi


    Person in charge of EU relations

Mr  Philip Mogel

External Relations manager

    Goals / remit

The European Tissue Symposium (ETS) is a Brussels based trade association of the European tissue paper industry. ETS represents the vast majority of Tissue Paper Manufacturers in Europe;
ETS is an independent Trade Association (non-profit) defending the tissue industry’s interests;
ETS is a very lean organization with very limited central resources, but able to address fundamental and complex issues, thanks to the support resources from its member companies;
ETS monitors all topics, events and developments of importance to the tissue business so as to inform its members;
ETS is a forum for discussion and information on topics like environment, product safety, trade regulations, technical and market issues and statistics and collects relevant data.
ETS supports reputable third party studies and investigations aimed at the best understanding of Tissue’s hygiene performance, environmental impact, user preferences, etc.
Ancillary to these activities, ETS also represents the industry towards other Trade Organizations and to the European and International institutions.
ETS operates through its advisory board, members plenary, various technical taskforces and links with national associations.

Out of the world’s estimated production of 35 million tons of tissue, Europe (Western Europe + Eastern Europe) produces approximately 8,4 million tons. The principal grades produced by ETS members are toilet tissue, household towels, facial tissue, hankies and industrial towels and wipes.

The tissue industry is a "Fast Moving Consumer Goods" industry. Tissue products have very specific characteristics, all of which contribute to enhancing the users' hygiene and comfort. In order to meet customer expectations and to remain a successful industry, the tissue industry also needs continuous innovation and development. The role of ETS in this respect is to serve the industry by assisting in the management of many non-competitive issues, such as regulatory changes, and by maintaining relationships with external stakeholders such as authorities and consumer groups.

ETS is currently working with its members on a number of sustainability initiatives and these efforts will undoubtedly be continued in the future.
Copyright © 2000–2011 European Tissue Symposium


    Specific activities covered by the Register

Consumer products regulation; environmental and chemicals regulation and policies; hygiene and safety policies; forestry products regulation and policies; regulations on food contact materials.





Advisory Committee on Community Policy regarding Forestry and Forest-based Industries;



see above

    Number of persons involved in the activities described in the box above

25%: 1



Although several persons participate in the activities covered by the register on behalf of ETS, the total time spent represents about 25% of a full time equivalent.

    Persons accredited for access to European Parliament premises

First name Surname Start Date End Date
Peter BOGAERT 02/10/2014 30/09/2015

    Fields of interest

  • Climate Action
  • Consumer Affairs
  • Energy
  • Enterprise
  • Environment
  • Food Safety
  • Public Health

    Membership and affiliation


    Financial data

01/2014  -  12/2014

25,000 € - 49,999 €

No funding received from the EU institutions during the last closed financial year.

    Code of conduct

By its registration the organisation has signed the Transparency Register Code of Conduct.