This award which is presented once in 2 years have evoked considerable interest and encouraged healthy competition within the industry. This has helped IPMA take forward its cause of enhancing competitiveness through environment conservation. This year the award is presented to IP-APPM'S Rajahmundry mill for maintaining high standard of environment management. The eminent jury which found IP -APPM stand out amongst other nominations included Dr. R M Mathur, Former Director - CPPRI, Mr. V Raghuraman, Former Adviser - Energy, CII and Mr. Arun G Bijur, Managing Director, SPB Projects & Consultancy Ltd.
Upon receiving the award Mr. Rampraveen Swaminathan, President, International Paper - India and Chairman and Managing Director - IP-APPM said, "It an honor for us to receive the environment award for our efforts to sustain the environment. It endorses the strong environmental and ethical practices that International Paper follows across its global operations. The testimony to this is the fact that out of the 6 times, this is the 3rd time that IP-APPM has received this award from IPMA."
About International Paper APPM Limited
International Paper APPM Limited (IPAPPM), a group company of International Paper in India, is a leading manufacturer of pulp and paper products and caters to both domestic and foreign markets. IPAPPM produces writing, printing and copier papers at its two manufacturing units in Andhra Pradesh, which have a total paper production capacity of 240,000 metric tons per year. The company is becoming a driving force in sustainability in the paper manufacturing arena in the world economy with sales of approximately US $182 million, focused social and community programs including its own pioneering work in raw material generation through social farm forestry and a very strong strategic growth focus. International Paper owns a majority shareholding interest in IPAPPM and the remaining shares are publicly traded on the Bombay Stock Exchange and National Stock Exchange in India.
About International Paper
International Paper is a global leader in packaging and paper with manufacturing operations in North America, Europe, Latin America, Russia, Asia and North Africa. Its businesses include industrial and consumer packaging along with uncoated papers and pulp. Headquartered in Memphis, Tenn., the company employs approximately 58,000 people and is strategically located in more than 24 countries serving customers worldwide. International Paper net sales for 2014 were $24 billion.