More legislation than ever before is decided upon at European level. This affects the day-to-day running of a printing company. From what ink you can use and how companies report their emissions, to employment law and health & safety - EU legislation affects it all. So it is vital that the European graphic industry is strongly represented at the European Union.

Intergraf works closely with the European Commission and the European Parliament when potential legislation is considered. With our strong links to Commission DGs and officials within the EU institutions, as well as our membership of groups which meet in the Commission to discuss issues at stake, we ensure that concerns of the graphic industry are heard.

Environmental policy is predominantly decided at European level. Policies on industrial emissions, on the use of chemicals, on waste management or in the future possibly on printing inks are all initiated by the European Commission and follow the European legislative decision-making process. Intergraf is representing the interests of the European graphic industry on the following:

  • Industrial emissions (Best Available Techniques Reference Documents - BREFS)
  • Environmental labels (EU Ecolabel, national schemes)
  • Ecodesign/recyclability/deinkability
  • Timber/forest management (Timber Regulation, chain of custody certification - FSC, PEFC)
  • Carbon/environmental footprint of printed products
  • Carbon/environmental impact of digital
  • Food contact material (mineral oil)
  • Waste policy
  • Paper recycling
  • Single use plastics
  • Chemical policy (titanium dioxide, chromium trioxide)
  • Energy efficiency
  • Corporate social responsibility


Contact: Laetitia Reynaud