BRUSSELS, Nov. 29, 2017 (Press Release) -Smurfit Kappa takes top spot in both Bringing Paper to Life & Managing Risk categories
RISI, the leading information provider for the global forest products industry, this evening announced the2017 PPI Award winnersat the awards dinner held during CEPI European Paper Week. The PPI Awards honor leadership, vision, innovation and strategic accomplishments within the pulp and paper industry, and are the only global awards dedicated to recognizing the achievements of companies, mills and individuals in the sector.
The winners were announced at the awards dinner on November 29thin Brussels, Belgium at the Royal Museums of Art and History.
Innovation in CellulosicAward
Processum – Forest Fish
Sponsored byNC Partnering Ltd
Environmental Leadership Award
DS Smith Plc
Water Efficiency Award
Soffass – Sofidel S.p.A.
Sponsored byNALCO Water
Resilience – Managing Risk Award
Smurfit Kappa – Zülpich
Sponsored byFM Global
Pulp and Paper Industry Internet of Things Award
Mill Manager of the Year Award
Pavan Kumar Suri – JK Paper Mills, Rayagada
Tissue – Innovation Award
Cascades Tissue Group – Cascades Fluff & Tuff
Sponsored byiT’s Tissue
Packaging Innovation Award
Graphic Packaging International – FruitPack®
Bringing Paper to Life– Innovating Printing & Writing Campaign of the Year Award
Smurfit Kappa Colombia, Cali Mill – CartoPrint
Sponsored byHP and ColorLok Technology
International CEO of the Year Award
Berry Wiersum – Sappi Europe SA
Sponsored byStepChange Consulting
Entries were evaluated by a panel of judges who independently reviewed the entries according to each category’s award criteria. The judges on this year’s panel were:
- Adam Bushong, Dell
- Bob Latham, Delphi Projects
- Bodo Kottwitz, BKay Tissue Advice
- Donna Harman, AF&PA
- Esko Uutela, RISI
- John Pollard, Unilever
- Kari Vainio, Kolumbus
- Kevin O’Grady, Pinnacle Quality
- Nicholas Mockett, Moorgate Capital
- Robert Wilson, AMEC
- Rod Young, RISI
- Stuart Andrews, CDP Worldwide
For more details on the award ceremony, the judges’ panel, or the list of finalists, please visitwww.ppiawards.com.
About RISI (www.risi.com)
RISIis the leading information provider for the global forest products industry. The company works with clients in thepulp and paper, packaging,wood products,timber, biomass,tissueandnonwovensindustries to help them make better decisions.
Headquartered in Boston, MA,RISI operates additional officesthroughout North and South America, Europe and Asia.