promoting and encouraging
Carton Ondulé de France is a professional organization which represents nearly 80% of all French corrugated cardboard makers: 64 factories and about 10,000 employees produce 2.3 billion tons of corrugated cardboard per year and make 2.3 billion euros. Carton Ondulé de France comprises 9 national and multinational companies.
The corrugated cardboard industry as a whole includes 17 companies, 73 plants and 11,600 employees..
List of members:
Organization of Carton Ondulé de France
STRUCTURE OF THE ORGANIZATION:
A general assembly which gathers together the active members of Carton Ondulé de France.
A board of directors comprised of elected members of the general assembly.
A board comprised of a president, Bertrand ARNAULT of a vice-president, Philippe DURAND (SEYFERT) and a treasurer, Yves HERBAUT (EMIN LEYDIER), all elected by the board of directors.
– The communication Commission. It promotes corrugated cardboard and coordinates federal communication actions with those of companies.
– The Fruits and Vegetables Commission . It monitors and coordinates actions in this sector.
– The Regulatory Affairs Commission. It handles problems specific to Carton Ondulé de France according to its own rules and regulations. It also supervises the Safety Workgroup.
Carton Ondulé de France is a member of UNIDIS, to whom the management of the collective agreement has been delegated.
The charter of best practices bansthe exchanging of secret information with rivals, particularly information on:
• Buying and selling prices, fluctuations in price, discounts and margins;
• Marketing, including production and stock levels, production processes and raw material;
• Division and distribution of regions and clients;
• Company strategies and the number of orders.
of the Treaty on the
functioning of the European Union
1.The following shall be prohibited as incompatible with the internal market: all agreements between undertakings, decisions by associations of undertakings and concerted practices which may affect trade between Member States and which have as their object or effect the prevention, restriction or distortion of competition within the internal market, and in particular those which:
a) directly or indirectly fix purchase or selling prices or any other trading conditions;
b) limit or control production, markets, technical development, or investment;
c) share markets or sources of supply;
d) apply dissimilar conditions to equivalent transactions with other trading parties, thereby placing them at a competitive disadvantage;
e) make the conclusion of contracts subject to acceptance by the other parties of supplementary obligations which, by their nature or according to commercial usage, have no connection with the subject of such contracts.
2. Any agreements or decisions prohibited pursuant to this Article shall be automatically void.
3. The provisions of paragraph 1 may, however, be declared inapplicable in the case of:
— any agreement or category of agreements between undertakings,
— any decision or category of decisions by associations of undertakings,
— any concerted practice or category of concerted practices,
which contributes to improving the production or distribution of goods or to promoting technical or economic progress, while allowing consumers a fair share of the resulting benefit, and which does not:
a) impose on the undertakings concerned restrictions which are not indispensable to the attainment of these objectives;
b) afford such undertakings the possibility of eliminating competition in respect of a substantial part of the products in question.
Any abuse by one or more undertakings of a dominant position within the internal market or in a substantial part of it shall be prohibited as incompatible with the internal market in so far as it may affect trade between Member States.
Such abuse may, in particular, consist in:
a) directly or indirectly imposing unfair purchase or selling prices or other unfair trading conditions;
b) limiting production, markets or technical development to the prejudice of consumers;
c) applying dissimilar conditions to equivalent transactions with other trading parties, thereby placing them at a competitive disadvantage;
d) making the conclusion of contracts subject to acceptance by the other parties of supplementary obligations which, by their nature or according to commercial usage, have no connection with the subject of such contracts.