The Basque Paper Cluster Association is a non-profit organisation founded in 1998 by 19 companies. 13 were pulp and paper manufacturers, and 6 were capital goods manufacturers or engineering companies. Since then, due to the strong restructuring of the industry, which led to the loss of 14 founding members, and thanks to the desire to best serve the paper value chain, the Association has undergone a major renewal. Today, it is made up of the main organisations in the paper value chain in the Autonomous Community of the Basque Country.

MISSION, VISION AND VALUES

Mission

To contribute to the competitiveness and transformation of the Basque paper industry, as well as to the improvement of its image through cooperation, networking and the harnessing of synergies.

Vision

To be known as a benchmark organisation, both in the Basque Country and beyond, for the promotion of the Basque paper industry transformation, as well as for its environmental sustainability and for the improvement of its image as an innovative industrial hub, a wealth generator and an example of ecological circular bioeconomy.

Values of partner companies

Cooperation:
Willingness and ability to work as a team towards a common goal.

Initiative:
Drive, willingness to take action, improve results or seek opportunities without needing to be instructed by others or forced by events.

Achievement-oriented:
Interest and concern towards working effectively, achieving satisfactory results and improving competitiveness.

Learning-oriented:
Inquisitiveness, curiosity, willingness and ability to analyse, use, improve and extend knowledge and skills.

Active resistance:
In the face of difficulties it is necessary to resist, but above all it is necessary to rebuild and renew.

Values of the people working in the association

Customer satisfaction-oriented:
A desire to help and serve others, through listening and understanding their needs, in order to try to meet such needs.

Leadership:
Ability to successfully rally and guide others towards the achievement of common goals.

Initiative:
Drive, willingness to take action, improve results or seek opportunities without needing to be instructed by others or forced by events.

Achievement-oriented:
Interest and concern towards working effectively, achieving satisfactory results and improving competitiveness.

Openness to diversity:
Willingness to work with organisations from different geographical backgrounds and activities and to take into account and value contributions that differ from those of the majority.

Trans-disciplinarity:
Taking advantage of the Association’s multidisciplinary approach to boost cooperation between partners.

Transparency:
Ability to communicate both internally and externally non-confidential information that adds value.

Confidentiality:
The ability to safeguard and protect confidential information.

WHY COOPERATION

Cooperate and compete is the motto of many large companies around the world. This enables the search for competitive advantages beyond those that traditional production drivers can provide. Carrying out joint activities rather than individually in order to reduce costs. It has been proven that the exchange of ideas and communication is a powerful engine for generating added value. This allows the advantages of large organisations to be obtained, without losing the flexibility and reactivity of smaller organisations. Benchmarking and learning from and with other companies.

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