NAPA CHARTER & OBJECTIVES
NAPA brings together current and potential producers of Alcohol and Bioethanol in the United Kingdom, as well as companies associated with its production, distribution and sale. Alcohol finds its main markets in the supply of bioethanol for fuel, and alcohol for spirit drinks and a growing range of industrial applications. The common interests of producers of Alcohol and Bioethanol, are reflected in a number of NAPA’s key focus areas:-
– Raw Materials.
– Energy Reduction & Efficiencies
– Technical & Technology Developments
– Animal Feed Co-products
– Product Quality & Designation
– Environment & Sustainability
– National & European Directives & Legislation.
NAPA exists to support and represent its members and the UK alcohol production industry. NAPA seeks to provide its members with a platform for sharing knowledge and insight in a fast-changing UK based industry. NAPA embraces the beverage, industrial and biofuels sectors highlighting, discussing and trying to influence areas of common interest.
NAPA members meet on a formal basis three times per year, or more if required, when it provides an insight into evolving industry developments.
In addition, NAPA has an active program of issues and information provision, aimed at improving the knowledge base of its members, identifying market conditions and key issues to the activities of its members. Much of this knowledge and information is passed on electronically, but it is the intention that at each routine meeting, specialist guest speakers are invited to talk on topics allied to NAPA’s specific key focus areas.
Where appropriate, NAPA will support its members in discussions with UK Government departments or other official bodies. In addition, if directed by the Association, NAPA will also take a lead role in discussions with such organisations, if the subject matter is of importance to the Members.
NAPA is a UK body but is linked formally to European alcohol interests, and is an active member of European alcohol industry associations.
The Association is an associate member and represented on the European Renewable Ethanol Association (ePURE), which supports and represents its wider based membership on ethanol issues across the European Union.
In addition, NAPA maintains regular formal and informal contacts with the following trade organisations:
- Wine & Spirits Association (WSTA)
- Scotch Whisky Association (SWA)
- SWA Cereals Committee/CEL
- Agricultural and Horticultural Development Board (AHDB)
- Renewable Energy Association (REA)
- Industrial Ethanol Association (iEthanol)
Contact with UK Government departments is mostly issue driven, but more regular contact is maintained with the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (DEFRA), as our sponsoring Ministry. However, there can be contact with other Departments, in particular:-
- HM Revenue & Customs
- Department of Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS)
- Department for Transport (DfT)
ASSOCIATION AND COMPLIANCE
NAPA ensures compliance with all relevant EU Competition Law, which is regularly updated and reiterated at every meeting.
NAPA operates within the bounds of its previously agreed Memorandum and Articles of Association, which are deemed to be in force unless agreed to be modified or cancelled by the Members.