Sustainability / bioproducts, bioconsumers


With 69 paper and 10 pulp production mills, the Spanish circular bioindustry is one of the largest producers of pulp and paper in Europe. 57% of the pulp and 41% of the paper made in Spain is destined to foreign trade, which represents 55% of turnover.

The circular bio-industry of pulp and paper has an important multiplier effect on the economy through a powerful value chain that stretches from plantations of wood for paper through pulp and paper making and the different types of industries and service providers in the sector (processing industries, advertising and direct marketing, printers, publishers), to delivery logistics firms (postal and postal services), thus closing the cycle with the recovery and return of waste paper and board to paper mills for recycling.

The overall contribution (direct + indirect + induced) to the economy of this powerful value chain accounts for 4.5% of GDP and generates one in every fifty jobs in our country, according to a recent study by CEPREDE for organisations in the chain. Likewise, four out of every fifty euros that the industry invoices and one out of every fifty euros collected by the State via taxation or social security contributions in Spain are related to this value chain’s business.

The sector improves quality of life for citizens by means of renewable and recyclable bioproducts capable of producing the greatest added value from local raw materials. These bioproducts, which are increasingly demanded by today’s consumers as replacements of products from non-renewable fossil resources, contribute to decarbonisation.


The paper value chain

Sustainability Report 2021

 Update 2021 Sustainability Report (in Spanish only)