RISI’s 2016 PPI Awards finalists announced

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RISI’s 2016 PPI Awards finalists announced

July 18, 2016 - 11:22
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BOSTON, July 18, 2016 (RISI) -RISI, the leading information provider for the global forest products industry, today announced the list of 2016 PPI Awards Finalists. The PPI Awards honors leadership, vision, innovation and strategic accomplishments within the pulp and paper industry. The Awards are the only global honors dedicated to recognizing the achievements of companies, mills and individuals in the pulp and paper sector.

Winners will be announced at the PPI Awards ceremony in Brussels, Belgium at the Radisson Blu Royal Hotel. This year’s judges include: Adam Bushong, Dell; Bob Latham, Delphi Projects; Bodo Kottwitz, BKay Tissue Advice; Donna Harman, AF&PA; Esko Uutela, RISI; Ilkka Hiirsalmi, Rollresearch International Ltd.; John Pollard, Unilever; Jonathan Roberts, Pryor Roberts Communication; Kari Vainio, Kolumbus; Nicholas Mockett, Moorgate Capital; Richard Donovan, Rainforest Alliance; Robert Wilson, AMEC; and Rod Young, RISI.

The 2016 PPI Awards finalists include:

Bio Strategy of the Year Award

* BILT Graphic Paper Products Limited - Bhigwan Unit

* Metsä Group

* Mondi Group

* Resolute Forest Products

* UPM

Bringing Paper to Life – Innovative Printing & Writing Campaign of the Year Award

* Bio PAPPEL – “Made from Yourself” Campaign

* ifoodbag – iFoodbag® Keeps Goods Chilled and Frozen for up to 24 Hours

* Sappi North America – Holiday Kit

* Sappi North America – The Neuroscience of Touch: Haptic Brain, Haptic Brand

* Waste Collection and Recycling Co.

Environmental Leadership Award

* BillerudKorsnäs AB

* Bio PAPPEL

* Graphic Packaging International, Inc.

* Mondi Group

* Sappi North America

* Smurfit Kappa

* WestRock India

Fiber Based Packaging Innovation Award

* Grupo Gondi – 6 Pack Sash

* Mayr-Melnhof Karton Gesellschaft m.b.H – FOODBOARD

* Metsä Board – “Elevated Drink Box”

* Mondi-Industrial Bags - HYBRIDPRO

* Sappi Europe – Algro Guard OHG

* Smurfit Kappa – HotKan

Financial Strategy Award

* Middle East Paper Company

* Metsä Group

* Rengo Co., Ltd.

* Stora Enso

* UPM

Global CEO of the Year Award

* A.S. Mehta, President, JK Paper Limited

* Doyle Simons, President and CEO, Weyerhaeuser

* Kari Jordan, President and CEO, Metsä Group

* Kiyoshi Otsubo, Chairman, President and CEO, Rengo Co., Ltd.

* Luigi Lazzareschi, CEO, Sofidel S.p.A.

* Sami Safran, CEO, Middle East Paper Company

* Walter Schalka, CEO, Suzano

Mill Manager of the Year Award

* Jay Hennessey, Pratt Paper Indiana, Valparaiso

* Jim Roeder, Kimberly-Clark Corporation, Fullerton, CA Mill

* Jonas Eriksson, Södra Cell, Värö Mill

* Klaus Peller, Mondi, Syktyvkar

* Murray Hewitt, Greenpac Mill LLC.

* Pavan Kumar Suri, JK Paper Mills, a unit of JK Paper Limited

Resilience – Managing Risk Award

* BILT Graphic Paper Products Limited - Unit-Ballarpur

* Bio PAPPEL

* Middle East Paper Company

* Mondi Group

* Smurfit Kappa

Tissue - Innovative Product of the Year Award

* Kimberly-Clark Corporation, North America Consumer Tissue – Scott Tube – Free Toilet Paper

* Papelera San Andres de Giles - Felpita Kids

* SATU Laboratory – Gel Wipe

* SCA – Tork EasyCubeTM

* Sofidel S.p.A. – Dissolve Tech

* WEPA Group – WEPA Hybrid Fair Fiber

Water Efficiency Award

* BillerudKorsnäs AB

* BILT Graphic Paper Products Limited - Bhigwan Unit

* JK Paper Mills, a Unit of JK Paper Limited, Rayagada, Odisha, India

* Kimberly-Clark Corporation

* Smurfit Kappa

* WestRock India

About the 2016 PPI Awards (www.ppiawards.com) The 2016 PPI Awards will take place on November 21, 2016 in Brussels, Belgium at the Radisson Blu Royal Hotel. The PPI Awards program honors leadership, vision, innovation and strategic accomplishments within the pulp and paper industry. The Awards are the only global awards dedicated to recognizing the achievements of companies, mills and individuals in the pulp and paper sector. Program and registration information is available at www.ppiawards.com.

About RISI(www.risi.com)

RISI is the leading information provider for the global forest products industry. The company works with clients in the pulp and paper, packaging, wood products, timber, biomass, tissue and nonwovens industries to help them make better decisions.

Headquartered in Boston, MA, RISI operates additional offices throughout North and South America, Europe and Asia.