European forests

Conserving biodiversity through sustainable forestry management

260.000 jobs in Europe

Bringing social and economic added value to rural areas

Use more wood

Reduce CO2 emissions and tackle climate change

Building with wood

A natural, strong, durable and recyclable material


The primary goal of EOS is to further the interests of the European sawmilling sector and to this end, it aims to influence EU policy-making. It is the main body representing and defending the interests of the European sawmill industry towards the European Union.

The mission of the European Organisation of the Sawmill Industry is:

  • To assure synergy between its members;
  • To defend the interests of the sector;
  • To submit positions and resolutions;
  • To monitor information to and from members;
  • To carry out studies (social, economical, and environmental);
  • To coordinate the promotion of the use of wood.

The main objective of EOS is to deal with all the issues concerning
the European timber processing industry, especially to:

  • Represent and defend the common interests of its members before international bodies and, if necessary, in co-operation with its members, before national authorities;
  • Provide a good and permanent relationship between the trade organisations
    which are members;
  • Develop all activities in favour of European produced timber products, in particular
    in the fields of promotion, research, standardisation and trade policy;
  • Analyse the economic, social and technical developments regarding
    the primary timber processing.