European Sustainable Phosphorus Platform

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Since 20 September 2021 self-declared 'non-commercial organisations' are no longer required to provide a lobby budget. See above timeline for this registrant's historical lobby budget.

Lobbying Costs

None declared

Financial year: Jan 2021 - Dec 2021

Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)

1 Fte (2)

Lobbyists with EP accreditation


High-level Commission meetings


Lobbying Costs over the years

  • Info

    European Sustainable Phosphorus Platform   (ESPP)

    EU Transparency Register

    260483415852-40 First registered on 02 Feb 2015

    Goals / Remit

    ESPP’s objectives are to promote, facilitate, contribute to and/or implement phosphorus sustainability in Europe.
    These objectives include in particular, but not exclusively, addressing the following issues:
    - phosphorus as a non-renewable and critical resource for agriculture (food supply) and industry in Europe
    - sustainable phosphate rock supply, mining and processing, including industrial applications
    - phosphorus re-use, recovery and recycling in synergy with other nutrients/minerals and carbon/energy
    - phosphorus use effectiveness and efficiency in agriculture (in crop and animal production) and the in the bio-economy (bio-energies and bio-materials production …)
    - sustainability and safety of the food chain, from farm-to-fork

    Main EU files targeted

    Integrated Nutrient Management Action Plan (INMAP) - Fertilising Products Regulation - Critical Raw Materials - Circular Economy - Standards for secondary raw materials - Agronomic use of recycled nutrients - Nitrates Directive - Industrial Emissions Directive (BAT BREFs) - Biorefineries Animal By-Products Regulations - Algae Initiative - Groundwater Directive - Sewage sludge régulations - Water Framework Directive - (End-of-Waste) - Agriculture, Environment, Health, International policies, Research & Technology policies - Contaminants (inc pharmaceuticals) in sewage sludge biosolids and in manure - processed manure


    Head Office
    67 rue de Trèves
    Bruxelles 1040
    EU Office
    67 rue de Trèves
    Bruxelles 1040


  • People

    Total lobbyists declared


    Employment timeLobbyists

    Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)


    Lobbyists with EP accreditation

    All Lobbyists with EP accreditation over time

    0 accreditations were / are live (in bold) for the selected state of 26 Mar 2023

    Name Start date End Date
    Mr Christopher Thornton 09 Feb 2018 07 Feb 2019
    Mr Christopher Thornton 20 Oct 2016 20 Oct 2017

    Complementary Information

    Contribution of représentatives of Platform member companies and organisations

    Person in charge of EU relations

    Data not provided by Register Secretariat due to GDPR

    Person with legal responsibility

    Data not provided by Register Secretariat due to GDPR

  • Categories


    Non-governmental organisations, platforms and networks and similar

  • Networking


    partnership with Global phosphorus / nutrient networks: UNEP-GPNM (global), SPA (North America)

    Member organisations

    None declared

  • Financial Data

    Interests represented

    Does not represent commercial interests

    Closed financial year

    Jan 2021 - Dec 2021

    Lobbying costs for closed financial year

    Since 20 September 2021 self-declared 'non-commercial organisations' are no longer required to provide a lobby budget. See above timeline for this registrant's historical lobby budget.

    Total organisational budget in closed year


    Major funding types in closed year

    Member's contribution

    Major contributions in closed year

    None declared

    Other financial info

    Income is 100% from membership fees. Around 60% of income is from companies' membership fees, around 20% from research projects' and research institutes' membership fees (some of the research projects receive EU funding), and the remaining approx. 20% is membership fees from cities, regions and national nutrient platforms.

  • EU Structures

    Groups (European Commission)

    Expert Group on the exchange of information on Best Available Techniques related to industrial emissions (IED Article 13 Forum)#E02611# #Member #C#Industry#Commission expert group on Fertilising Products #E01320# #Observer #C#Professionals

    Groups (European Parliament)


    Other activities

    Platform partnership sectors
    Water and waste treatment
    Fertilisers & soil amendments, animal feeds, food & beverage industry
    Chemicals industries
    Technology suppliers, knowledge institutes
    Partner networks: composts, digestates, manure management, R&D networks …
    Nutrient / phosphorus Platforms/networks: Germany, Baltic (BSAG), Netherlands
    Farmers’ organisations, organic farming, environmental and consumer NGOs
    Local / regional authorities

  • Meetings


    1 meetings found. Download meetings

    The list below only covers meetings held since November 2014 with commissioners, their cabinet members or directors-general at the European Commission; other lobby meetings with lower-level staff may have taken place, but the European Commission doesn't publish information about such meetings. All information below comes from European Commission web pages.

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